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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
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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Best Western Ithaca

13/12/2017 Jay C, Brookline, New Hampshire

The hotel is good, clean, and resonable value. Nothing fancy. reasonable rates for the area. Allows pets. Very close to Cornell University. Very easy to get to with a grocery store close, a mexican r... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Jay, Thank you for your great review! We are glad you were able to take advantage of the many businesses in the East Hill Plaza. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards, Jim McMann

Such a pleasant surprise!

03/12/2017 DrWalkabout, Adelaide, Australia

After staying in a few luxury hotels during my business trip, I wasn't sure what to expect in a small country town. It was such a pleasant surprise discovering this small hotel. The thing I loved was ... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dr. Walkabout, What a great review! We so pleased that you were found us a pleasant surprise during your trip. Yes, the WiFi is complemented by many of our guests. Thanks also on the staff and the coffee! We hope to see you again in the future! Best, Jim McMann

Outstanding customer service

28/11/2017 Margaret E, Holliston, Massachusetts

Employees could not have been more helpful or caring. Travelling with two family members in their 90s with walkers led to some unique challenges. Best Western staff could not have been more accommod... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Margaret, We are pleased with your comments on the hotel and staff. We look forward to seeing and your family again when you return to the Ithaca area. Kind regards, Jim McMann

Great hotel for users of CHESS

18/11/2017 980seana, Charlottesville, United States

The Best Western University Inn, at East Hill Mall, has good beds, quiet rooms, high speed internet, good breakfast, and a good value for visitors to the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Thanks for your great review of our hotel. We are pleased to host so many CHESS users throughout the year. We look forward to hosting you and your associates in the future. Kind regards, Jim

Should have been warned

15/11/2017 carmelleo2017, Niagara Falls, United States

Room 121 next to the housekeeping closet and the loudest room in the hotel. I had an injured puppy with me and he barked all night at the people talking/gathered in the hallway. I was also worried tha... more

Owner Response
BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. -Best Western Hotels & Resorts