Best Western University Inn

1020 Ellis Hollow Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 US
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2.5 Star Suburban Hotel
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3.5/5

Based on 615 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Hotel has 101 rooms
  • Check in time: 03:00
  • Check out time: 12:00
  • Group booking rating of 7.5/10
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02/20/2020 - 02/21/2020
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Verified Reviews of Best Western University Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Clean and comfortable, with friendly and helpful service."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
There is nothing exceptionally outstanding about this hotel, but there were no problems either. All of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The free breakfasts are amply supplied and sufficient to meet most anyone's needs.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 21 to Sun Jun 23 2019 at a $206.10 average nightly rate.
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Overall Score4.0/ 5
Clean and everyone we dealt with were very friendly and helpful!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Jun-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 01 to Mon Jun 03 2019 at a $187.88 average nightly rate.
"Nice place to stay."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This is a nice place to stay. The staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely want to stay there in my next trip.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from GB flag
23-Apr-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 19 to Sat Apr 20 2019 at a £144.74 average nightly rate.

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Summary of 907 verified reviews

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Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good business hotel. Great rooms in excellent location."

Location

97/100
133 reviews

"Great location and easy parking." Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping.

Service

89/100
203 reviews

"Friendly and professional service, with great reception but subpar housekeeping." Good shuttle service.

Breakfast

88/100
152 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

WiFi

74/100
9 reviews

"Good internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Room

71/100
248 reviews

"Large, reasonably clean rooms and comfortable beds." Outdated badly kept up rooms with inadequate televisions and air conditioners. Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Shower can be a problem.

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from families.

"Terrific location. Great service."

Location

98/100
24 reviews

"Great location."

Service

89/100
28 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception. Good shuttle service."

Breakfast

85/100
36 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

66/100
31 reviews

"Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds." Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms.

Room

65/100
49 reviews

"Well-sized, typical rooms with mediocre beds." Rooms needing maintenance, with bad bathrooms and A/C.

Amenities

43/100
12 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Vibe

28/100
8 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Friendly service. Good shuttle service."

Location

98/100
6 reviews

"Great location."

Service

92/100
11 reviews

"Friendly service."

Breakfast

88/100
7 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Room

59/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Tasty breakfast. Great location."

Location

98/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Service

91/100
7 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Breakfast

86/100
7 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

71/100
5 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

66/100
9 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good business hotel. Great rooms in excellent location."

Location

97/100
7 reviews

"Great location."

Service

91/100
6 reviews

"Friendly service."

Breakfast

89/100
6 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

74/100
6 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

65/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good business hotel. Great rooms in excellent location."

Location

98/100
120 reviews

"Great location and easy parking." Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping.

Service

89/100
188 reviews

"Friendly, professional service, however housekeeping is less well rated." Good shuttle service.

Breakfast

88/100
138 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

Food

79/100
25 reviews

"Food is great, especially the desserts."

Room

70/100
228 reviews

"Rooms are spacious with standard beds." Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning. Old, poorly maintained rooms. People dislike the TVs, A/C, and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

WiFi

70/100
8 reviews

"Good internet service. Wifi quality could be improved."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from families.

"Terrific location. World class service."

Location

98/100
22 reviews

"Great location."

Service

90/100
25 reviews

"Friendly service. Good shuttle service."

Breakfast

85/100
30 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

65/100
28 reviews

"Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds." Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms.

Room

63/100
43 reviews

"Large, reasonably clean rooms and comfortable beds." Rooms needing maintenance, with bad bathrooms and A/C.

Amenities

43/100
12 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Vibe

28/100
7 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Delicious food. Friendly service."

Location

98/100
6 reviews

"Great location."

Service

91/100
10 reviews

"Friendly service."

Breakfast

88/100
7 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Room

58/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Tasty breakfast. Great room."

Service

91/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Breakfast

86/100
6 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Room

64/100
7 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good business hotel. Great rooms in excellent location."
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Customer Reviews of Best Western University Inn

Tripadvisor Traveler Rating:
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Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Excellent
184
Very Good
195
Average
139
Poor
63
Terrible
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Recent Reviews:
vivm734
New York City, New York
Trip type:
Couples
Room 107 is like staying in a beautiful ski chalet!
Feb 11, 2020
Lovely room with high ceiling and sweet sitting area. Beds were comfy and plenty of room to spread out. Nicely decorated and clean! Only complaint was the door leading from... more »
gams1000
new england
Older motel-type structure; friendly staff tries to do their best
Jan 26, 2020
Was here to watch an athletics event with others who chose this particular lodging for the inexpensive price + quick drive to Cornell campus and/or downtown Ithaca. Would have rated... more »
doncampbell1965
Johnson City, New York
Trip type:
Business
Friendly staff. Clean rooms
Dec 30, 2019
I'm always greeted with a smile and very happy to get clean rooms whenever I stay here. Nicely located near choices for food and getting to Cornell. The breakfast is... more »
lclare1
Seattle, Washington
Trip type:
Couples
Close to Cornell University
Dec 22, 2019
I stayed at the Best Western for a week while I was attending classes at Cornell. A huge perk is they provided a free shuttle to and from campus which... more »
kingkangsun
Toronto, Canada
Trip type:
Family
nice place
Dec 2, 2019
I like the location. if you are there to visit Cornell University, it is a right place to stay. it only take 5 minutes to drive to the school. service... more »
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Property Description

The BEST WESTERN University Inn is located just minutes from Cornell University, Ithaca College, Cayuga Lake and more. It is perfect for visiting nearby campuses, exploring Ithaca's outdoor activities or staying in town for business.Ithaca is home to many activities, attractions and adventure. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the fishing, swimming, hiking and biking around Cayuga Lake. Food lovers will enjoy Finger Lake wineries and the Ithaca Farmers' Market. Families will be able to enjoy visiting students attending school nearby, exploring Greek Peak Ski Resort & Water Park and spending the day at a NASCAR race. Other attractions just outside the BEST WESTERN University Inn also include Cayuga Lake Cruises, Hillendale Golf Course, Discovery Trail, Downtown Ithaca Commons and more.Inside this pet-friendly Ithaca hotel, guests will find 101 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms - each complete with cable satellite television with HBO® and high-speed Internet access. For guests wanting a little more, some of our rooms come complete with whirlpool tubs. Other BEST WESTERN University Inn amenities include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast each morning, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and on-site fitness center. Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN University Inn will also appreciate this Ithaca hotel's complimentary airport shuttle, on-site business services and a close proximity to local businesses and universities, including Cornell University Animal Hospital and Ithaca College Whalen School of Music.For a memorable vacation in Ithaca, book a stay at the BEST WESTERN University Inn today. Enjoy your stay!

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cable TV service
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free local calls
  • Free toiletries
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

Airport & Shuttle Information

10 minutes to Tompkins County Regional Airport/complimentary shuttle 7am-11pm

Local Shuttle Info: 7am-11pm daily to Cornell University and Tompkins Regional Airport. Downtown Ithaca Commons on demand.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary full hot breakfast, featuring sausage/eggs, make-your-own waffles, hot/cold cereals, pastries, fresh fruit, juices, c/t/d.

About Best Western International

  • 4000+ independently owned hotels located in over 100 countries
  • Best Western Rewards is a free program where members can earn 10 points for every dollar spent or airline/partner rewards for each night stay. With no blackout dates and points that never expire, whats not love?
  • 3 hotel types: Best Western, Best Western Plus, and Best Western Premiere
  • Best Western offers exceptional value with great amenities including free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and lond distance access. Convenient computer room in the lobby area perfect for copy and fax services, and even printing out boarding passes, maps, etc.
  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk. Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available. Free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Best Western Premiere gives guests the highest quality amenties, furnishings, and decor with personalized guest services. All rooms have a safe, mini-fridge, free high-speed internet access, free local and long distance calls, and an LCD or Plasma TV with HD channels. On-site dining, fitness room, business center, snack shop, and meeting rooms

The Best Western International highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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