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

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

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 entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   101.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Fireplace in room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room movies
  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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
Restaurants
  • Wings Over Ithaca
    150 m
  • AGAVA Restaurant (cuisine: Southwestern)
    340 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    101

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double beds or Double bed or King-size bed
Size: 65 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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[NON-REFUNDABLE]-2 Double Bed( Non-Smoking, Third Bed Is A Sofabed, High Speed Internet Access, Mini Fridge, Coffee Maker, Continental Breakfast)

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    King Room
    Bed type: 1 Single bed or King-size bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    [NON-REFUNDABLE]-1 King Bed( Non-Smoking, Whirlpool, High Speed Internet Access, Mini Fridge, Coffee Maker, Continental Breakfast)

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      Twin Room for Single Use
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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      Queen Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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      [NON-REFUNDABLE]-2 Queen Beds( Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Fireplace, Microwave, Refrigerator, Continental Breakfast)

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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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        Triple room with child extra bed

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          Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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          Standard|QUADRUPLE TWO QUEEN BEDS NON SMOKING

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            Family Room
            Bed type: Double beds
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            Standard|FAMILY ROOM TWO DOUBLE BEDS

            Comfort Double Room
            Bed type: Double beds
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            Our non-smoking, mobility accessible rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. We have included two double beds, a roll-in shower, and a continental breakfast with waffles, hot and dry cereal options, yogurt, fresh fruit, juices and delicious coffee for when you wake up in the morning.

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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
              Restaurants
              • Wings Over Ithaca
                150 m
              • AGAVA Restaurant (cuisine: Southwestern)
                340 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of rooms:
                101

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 3.3 km

              Sport related

              Stadiums

              Museums

              • Johnson Art Museum - 2.5 km
              • DE Witt Historical Society - 2.6 km
              • Ithaca Academy of Dance - 3.0 km
              • Sciencenter - 3.7 km

              Parks

              Halls

              • Savage Hall - 1.7 km
              • Fellowship Hall - 3.3 km
              • Southview Community Ctr - 3.4 km
              • Northside Community Ctr - 3.8 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 - 4.2 km

              Public parking

              College Campuses

              Local attractions

              • Cornell Plantations - 1.6 km
                1 Plantations Rd, Ithaca
              • The History Center - 2.6 km
                401 East State Street, Ithaca
              • Sciencenter - 3.8 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 - 150 m

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

                71% likes this, based on 47 reviews

              • Ling Ling Garden - 420 m

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

                Cuisine: Chinese

              • AGAVA Restaurant - 340 m

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

                62% likes this, based on 134 reviews
                Cuisine: Southwestern
                Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 31

              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
              Restaurants
              • Wings Over Ithaca
                150 m
              • AGAVA Restaurant (cuisine: Southwestern)
                340 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of rooms:
                101