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Best Western University Inn

AAA - 2 Diamond

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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
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 607/272-6100
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 583 traveller reviews
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Nice stay!

02/03/2019 KristenMike, Buffalo, NY

We had a fantastic stay at this hotel recently and wouldn’t hesitate to come back! Our room was in the 400 building and had a warm and inviting gas fireplace and hearth, super tall ceiling, mini fridg... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for the great feedback! We are glad you were able to enjoy all we have to offer. Bob is a great asset and tour guide for Ithaca. We hope to see you again in the future.

Great Stay

15/01/2019 Marianne C, Richford, New York, United States

Very enjoyable stay, loved our room. It was too warm sometimes, didn't need to use the fireplace, even the hallways seemed a little too warm. Bathroom could be cleaner, found hair on floor and in tu... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
We do appreciate your comments! I have forwarded your comments about the bathroom to our housekeeping department. We hope to see you again.

Best Western University Inn, Ithaca, NEW YORK

13/01/2019 Sightsee29476186134, Albany, New York

Extremely friendly staff, impeccably clean room, definitely will stay there again if my pets need to see a specialist at Cornell. The location was perfect. Places for a quick bite all close by. Grocer... more


You pay for the location, not for the room

01/01/2019 CarolL3186,

This is a case where you're paying for the location, not the room. I had booked the room through a site that gave the listing as a 700sq ft room... so I was surprised when I got there and had a smalli... more


Great Find

31/12/2018 sfrancisk00, Ontario, Canada

Found this gem when coming into Ithaca for a concert. Very friendly and accommodating checkin staff. Room decor was dated but very spacious, clean and comfortable. We had a slanted tall ceiling and a ... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your great review! I am glad you enjoyed all we had to offer and delighted that you like the room. Should be attending a concert in the future, please ask the front desk for the shuttle to take you to the Commons. We hope to see you again in the future. Best, Jim