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 Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Horseback riding

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Overview

Best Western University Inn is a 3-star hotel offering a tasteful accommodation not far from Cornell University and Ithaca College. Founded in 1987, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2005.

Best Western University Inn enjoys its location short distance away from ski resorts. You can find Robert J. Kane Sports Complex, Johnson Museum of Art and Cornell Plantations only 1350 meters from the property.

The hotel is situated near schools, the university campus and colleges.

Tompkins County airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Best Western University Inn.

Rooms

All rooms in Best Western University Inn are fitted with free Wi-Fi, a work desk, IDD telephone, TV and climate control. Some rooms come with a view of Cayuga Lake. Guests can also use a microwave, a fridge and coffee/tea makers available in each room.

Eat & Drink

Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the non-smoking dining room.

Services

The hotel offers car rentals to all guests.

Relax

Best Western University Inn also features a Canadian tub and a hot tub as well as a gym and fitness center. Hiking, lawn tennis and horse riding are provided 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

  • Free 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • 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
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • Fireplace in room

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

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

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Ithaca
    3.3km
Airports
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

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Bed type: Double beds or 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
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      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
        3.3km
      Airports
      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

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      Popular areas

      • City Center - 3.3km

      Sport related

      Stadiums

      Museums

      • Johnson Art Museum - 2.4km
      • DE Witt Historical Society - 2.6km
      • Ithaca Academy of Dance - 3.0km
      • Sciencenter - 3.7km

      Parks

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

      Halls

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

      Universities, Institutes

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Sapsucker Woods Bird Sanctuary - 4.1km

      College Campuses

      Local Attractions

      • Cornell Plantations - 1.5km
        1 Plantations Rd, Ithaca
      • The History Center - 2.6km
        401 East State Street, Ithaca
      • Sciencenter - 3.7km
        601 1st St, Ithaca
      • Johnson Museum of Art - 2.4km
        114 Central Avenue, Ithaca
      • Ithaca Falls Natural Area - 3.2km
        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: CAD 6 - CAD 32

      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

      Individual 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
        3.3km
      Airports
      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