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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 Ithacas 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 hotels 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!

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1020 Ellis Hollow Road
New York
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
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15:00:00 | 12:00:00
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1020 Ellis Hollow Road
New York
United States

What's nearby?


  • 3.00 mile(s) from Emerson

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Cortland

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Elmira Airport

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Watkins Glen

  • 30.00 mile(s) from Corning

  • 45.00 mile(s) from Binghamton

  • 45.00 mile(s) from Binghamton Regional Edwin A Link Field Airport

  • 50.00 mile(s) from Syracuse

  • 75.00 mile(s) from Syracuse Airport

  • 120 mile(s) from Scranton

  • 165 mile(s) from Buffalo

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Borg Warner

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Wilcox Press and Axiom

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Cornell Technology Park

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Celebrations banquet facilities

  • 1.50 mile(s) from Cornell University

  • 3.50 mile(s) from Ithaca College

  • 11.2 mile(s) from Tompkins C3, Cortland Community College

  • 19.5 mile(s) from SUNY Cortland

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The Team Makes the Difference

09.01.2017 Dan O, Columbus, United States

I like the location, and have always had a nice room at this hotel, but for me the difference is the Team of people that work here....they offer a degree of personal attention that you rarely see at a... more


What happened?

21.12.2016 Retiredcrab, Ithaca, New York, United States

The last time I stayed here the room was super clean. This time it was awful & the mirrors and furniture looked like it had not been cleaned in years. Bathroom sink drain had bad odor and needed to be... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Retiredcrab, I am sorry to hear about your last stay with us. We are very surprised as our Executive Housekeeper inspects the rooms daily. I have printed your comments and will forward to that department. Please don't hesitate to e-mail me at jmcmann@twintierhospitality.com if you have further comments. Sincerely, Jim McMann

Yuck, this is a bad choice

07.12.2016 Robert D, Pennsylvania, United States

The convenience of location and shuttle to the university is a plus, but my gosh the rooms are poor,l ess than clean, and noisy. We barely were able to sleep during the night due to a cadre of drunk,... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Robert , I am disappointed to see your review of our hotel. We are checking into our front desk on the noise complaints you experienced. I am also surprised to see your comments on the breakfast as we have gotten many positive comments on the variety of items we present for our customers. We hope you will give another chance should you return to the Ithaca area. Please don't hesitate to contact me at jmcmann@twintierhospitality.com if you have further concerns. Sincerely, Jim McMann

Danger alert

21.11.2016 CNYTravelView, New York

Most of my reviews on this site are positive. This one can't be, as this hotel does something that could cause guests' deaths. First, Good About This Hotel: It's close to Cornell U, in a quiet plaza ... more


Feels like a two star hotel, value drops because of that

04.11.2016 Justin O, Kingston, United States

This hotel feels like a two star hotel. The room was clean enough, but we did find some hairs on the sheets, and the bottom sheets were not fitted and pulled up in the middle of the night to reveal th... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Justin, We are disappointed that your stay was not a success. I have printed your comments for our maintenance and housekeeping department. I am surprised about the that you were not happy with the breakfast as we have gotten many positive reviews about what we have to offer. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Jim McMann