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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 490 traveller reviews
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Great place to stay no matter you reason for being in town.

26/06/2017 Larry R, Potsdam

I found this hotel very clean and comfortable. The staff was helpful. It is within walking distance of light shopping and dinner options. The pool looked very inviting but sadly, no bathing suit in... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Larry, I'm really glad you enjoyed our hotel! The East Hill does have a number of great eateries, plus a 24 hour grocery store. Our pool is usually open from Memorial Day to Labor weekend. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Jim McMann

Great night's sleep

25/06/2017 Marijo R,

This Best Western Hotel stands out. It is quiet, and the beds are extremely comfortable. The hotel is conveniently located. The breakfast was good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They w... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Margo, Thank you for that great review! We are glad that we "stood out" for you when staying in Ithaca. Our long term visitors love the minifridges. especially with the 24 grocery store in our plaza. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Jim McMann

No thanks

25/06/2017 stevewA1124LL, Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

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Just average

22/06/2017 such_a_travel_junkie, Targoviste, Romania

It definitely needs to be upgraded because it looks quite old, but for a budget hotel it's pretty good. It's very quiet and close to Cornell and a bunch of places where you can eat. I guess it is okay... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
We are disappointed that you felt the hotel. Please be assured that we have made several improvements in the last few months, including new bedding, upgrades to breakfast, and faster internet speed. We hope that you will give us another try in the future. Best, Jim McMann

Good Service - In need of upgrade

21/06/2017 Ruthie T, Dryden

Pros: QUIET rooms. Comfortable beds. Dog-friendly. Super nice housekeeping staff. Location is good if you need to go to Cornell. Cons: Fitness center can easily be improved by adding a FAN, adding s... more

Owner Response
Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University Inn, responded to this review
Dear Ruthie, How disappointing to read your review of your guestroom and the attitude you received from the front desk, especially with the number of positive reviews on the hotel and staff. We have tent cards in all rooms that have the 10% off listed at Agava and have been there for at least for the last six months, plus a sign in the lobby. We hope we can get another chance to host you in the future. Sincerely, Jim McMann