Best Western University Inn - Ithaca

1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, United States, 14850-2808  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western University Inn - Ithaca

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

The 3-star Best Western University Inn boasts beautiful location not far from State Theatre of Ithaca, Cornell University and The History Center. This comfortable hotel dates from 1987 and was refurbished in 2005.

Best Western University Inn enjoys its location short distance away from ski resorts. The venue is set within 4 km from Ithaca city center.

A cathedral, an university campus and a college are set within walking distance.

Best Western University Inn is within a 10-minute drive to Tompkins County airport.

Rooms

There are 101 guestrooms featuring double room and family room equipped with complimentary wireless internet, a trouser press, a fireplace, television and heating. The modern rooms feature bathrooms with free toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A day at Best Western University Inn begins with a deluxe breakfast. Serving an array of dishes, AGAVA Restaurant and Wings Over Ithaca are just 200 meters away.

Services

The property offers a business centre, a conference room and a copier for business guests staying at Best Western University Inn.

Relax

Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   101.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Fireplace in room

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, United States, 14850-2808

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City Center
  • Ithaca
    3.3 km
Airports
  • Tompkins County (ITH)
    5.9 km
  • Elmira Corning Regional (ELM)
    47.0 km
Restaurants
  • Wings Over Ithaca
    160 m
  • AGAVA Restaurant (cuisine: Southwestern)
    320 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    101

Rooms and availability

Best Western University Inn photos Room
Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
Size: 65 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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QUADRUPLE TWO QUEEN BEDS

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    Best Western University Inn photos Room
    Family Room
    Bed type: Double beds
    Size: 65 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    FAMILY ROOM TWO DOUBLE BEDS

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Best Western University Inn - Ithaca Ithaca location
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      Hotel Address:

      1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, United States, 14850-2808

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Ithaca
        3.3 km
      Airports
      • Tompkins County (ITH)
        5.9 km
      • Elmira Corning Regional (ELM)
        47.0 km
      Restaurants
      • Wings Over Ithaca
        160 m
      • AGAVA Restaurant (cuisine: Southwestern)
        320 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        101

      Best Western University Inn Location

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      Popular areas

      • City Center - 3.3 km

      Sport related

      • State Theatre - 3.0 km

      Stadiums

      • Schoellkopf Field - 2.3 km

      Museums

      • Robert J. Kane Sports Complex - 1.3 km
      • Johnson Art Museum - 2.4 km
      • DE Witt Historical Society - 2.6 km
      • Ithaca Academy of Dance - 3.0 km
      • Sciencenter - 3.7 km
      • Jim Butterfield Stadium - 3.8 km

      Parks

      • Buttermilk Falls State Park - 2.3 km
      • Robert H Treman State Park - 2.3 km

      Halls

      • Savage Hall - 1.7 km
      • Fellowship Hall - 3.3 km
      • Southview Community Ctr - 3.4 km
      • Northside Community Ctr - 3.7 km
      • Ellis Hollow Community Ctr Inc - 3.8 km

      Universities, Institutes

      • Cornell University-Engineer - 1.7 km
      • Cornell Cinema - 1.7 km
      • Empire State College State - 2.8 km
      • Cornell University Golf - 2.9 km

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Sapsucker Woods Bird Sanctuary - 4.1 km

      Public parking

      • Cornell University - 1.7 km
      • Ithaca College - 3.8 km

      College Campuses

      • Cornell University Law School - 2.0 km

      Local attractions

      • Cornell Plantations - 1.5 km
        1 Plantations Rd, Ithaca
      • The History Center - 2.6 km
        401 East State Street, Ithaca
      • Sciencenter - 3.7 km
        601 1st St, Ithaca
      • Johnson Museum of Art - 2.4 km
        114 Central Avenue, Ithaca
      • Ithaca Falls Natural Area - 3.2 km
        399 Lake St, Ithaca

      Restaurants nearby

      • Wings Over Ithaca - 160 m

        Address: 335 Pine Tree Rd.
        Phone: 607-256-9464

        71% likes this, based on 47 reviews

      • Ling Ling Garden - 480 m

        Address: 331 Pine Tree Rd
        Phone: (607) 273-1668

        Cuisine: Chinese

      • AGAVA Restaurant - 320 m

        Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd
        Phone: 607-319-4366

        62% likes this, based on 134 reviews
        Cuisine: Southwestern
        Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 19

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        101
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      Best Western University Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western University Inn

      Average guest rating

      7.2out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 41 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Very nice room for the price.

        Needs better lighting in the bathroom for applying makeup!!

      • Family with children
        6.2

        Location

        Old rooms, dark, decor was very dated.

      • Family with children
        6.4

        Good location near the Ithaca schools.

        Construction made it hard to locate and it felt tucked away in a residential area.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Room was more spacious than some I've been in and was amazingly quiet compared to other hotels I've stayed in where I can hear neighbors through the walls and in the halls.

        The heater in the room worked, but was a bit tempermental; the fireplace barely let off a "blue-glow"...not really a fire, which would have been a nice option given the option of the heater which we ran on high until the room was stiffling then shut it off. (Also, quite a stiff breeze of cold air coming in "under" the fireplace even when it was running).

      • Family with children
        8.2

        It was easy to find and convenient to Ithaca College. Pool area was nice and well kept. Staff was very nice.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        All of the staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was included. The fact that you had a shuttle to take us to Sage Chapel was incredible. It allowed us to relax and enjoy my Godson's wedding.

      • Couple
        8.2

        Staff, service. They have a shutter facility to take people anywhere

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Transportation. A local public bus stop was located 500 yds from the hotel and arrived/departed every 15 minutes: an all-day pass was available at low cost from various points in Ithaca. One could book the hotel transit to go/return from campus or any local attraction at minimal cost (tip or no tip). Although the Inn seemed at first to be somewhat isolated the ready transportation gave one considerable freedom to shop, attend meetings, eat at good campus and local restaurants and to return to a restful location. The breakfast was good and plentiful, and the breakfast room frequently and attentively refreshed by a dedicated staff member. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

        The key system was a repeating irritation. I think over several days we had to make 8 return trips to the hotel desk to get the two key cards replaced and operable. I felt uncomfortable about the presence of a large dog in the dining room during breakfast. It did not appear to be a service dog, although it was well-behaved: Dogs are not clean animals and I think the owner should have been advised that the dog should not be near food. I wish all hotels would make a serious effort to be environmentally conscious.

      • Single
        5.8

        Close to the university and convenient access with buses passing through the location.

        Airconditioner (heat/cool dual function) roars up every now and then in a freezing night, even as you turned it off because of its noise. Some of the rooms do not have comforter/duvet, except a thin layer of bedspread. When asked, hotel staff did not provide something warmer, but another layer of heavy but no-warmth bedspread. She was kind and responsive, but obviously had no power beyond certain limit I suppose. Hotel, as I was told, is undergoing renovation, so hopefully there will be improvements on these basics, so the travelers can at least sleep through the night.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        Everyone was nice and the shuttle service was super! Would for sure stay again!

      • Couple
        6.2

        I liked the big room and the ample choice of tv channels. The room was OK. Nothing special, but a good place to get to other venues. There were also a few stores nearby which was very convenient.

        The lighting was a bit off - that's a thing they could address. Maybe just different lightbulbs, some warmer light. And some more light, too.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        It was fine, nothing special, nothing bad, adequate.

      • Family with children
        7.8

        Nice complimentary breakfast - we enjoyed the outdoor pool.

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        They had a service for picking up and dropping off customers which was very good and quick. The driver was always friendly and polite.

        Unfortunately, all the rooms were on the ground floor and the one in which we were staying in had a window which would not close and a noisy fridge.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Pillows

        Air conditioner - old, loud and musty smelling

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Best Western University Inn - Ithaca Ithaca location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, United States, 14850-2808

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Ithaca
        3.3 km
      Airports
      • Tompkins County (ITH)
        5.9 km
      • Elmira Corning Regional (ELM)
        47.0 km
      Restaurants
      • Wings Over Ithaca
        160 m
      • AGAVA Restaurant (cuisine: Southwestern)
        320 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        101