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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 543 traveller reviews
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Nice place and we'll located

23/05/2018 Josee L, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

We went for a wedding. Nice hotel and accommodation, breakfast had lots to offer. Room was clean and spacious. Would recommend it and would go back. Staff very nice and they also provided a shutt... more


A great night in Ithaca, NY

18/05/2018 loken423,

Good pricing, clean rooms, excellent breakfast choices, attentive staff. Would definitely use this motel again when in the area. Has a nice small pool area as well. Shuttle service is great, very c... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear loken423, What a great review! The pool will be open Memorial Day weekend. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future. Best, Jim McMann

On par with the brand

12/05/2018 Lilytiel, Old Town, Maine

When we travel, we like to stay at Best Westerns because we know we'll get a solid place to stay for a fair price. We had no complaints about the cleanliness of the room or the efficiency of the staf... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Lilytiel, We appreciate your comments on the Best Western University Inn and glad that you appreciate our brand. Please let us know when you will be returning to Ithaca in the future. Kind regards, Jim McMann

Good Hotel for a visit to Cornell

10/05/2018 CAK45, Los Angeles California

My wife and I went to Cornell and returned for a visit. The Best Western University Is about a mile from campus with a shuttle bus and plenty of parking. We stayed three nights in a room with two que... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback on your recent. stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. When you ready to return to Ithaca, please ask about our shuttle. We can take you to the Commons with many different rates. Kind regards, Jim

Just average

08/05/2018 kmac629, Vestal, New York

This hotel could use an upgrade. Wallpaper peeling in the bathroom, a few loose tiles in the bathroom, spots on the ceiling looked like the roof had leaked, a few dark spots on the mattress cover ben... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear kmac629, Apparently we can up very short in your expectations during your stay. We printed your comments for our maintenance person who is accessing each room in our hotel. There is no excuse for the food left in the fridge. Yes, we are pet friendly, but housekeeping should have done a better job cleaning the room. We hope we have the opportunity to host you in the future. Sincerely, Jim McMann