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 Ithaca's outdoor activities or staying in town for business.
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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, mini refrigerator and high-speed wireless internet. 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 hotel's complimentary Airport and Cornell 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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Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80-pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc.) may be accepted at the hotel’s discretion. Pet rate is $30 per day with a $150 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $150 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.
The location is convenient to downtown Ithaca and the lake. The staff was friendly and the room was clean. It was a no frills stay and simply a place to sleep for the night, nothing more nothing less.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 10-Oct-2018
The Ithaca Best Western has always been a good experience for us. We travel woth our two dogs and appreciate that they are a pet friendly hotel. The overall experience has always been good and they...
St. Michaels, Maryland on 09-Oct-2018
My daughter and I spent the night here on a visit to Cornell University. We thought our room was very drab and dated, and it could have used better lighting, such as a lamp next to the couch. On the...
Good service, clean. Nice location to Cornell and downtown Ithaca. Good breakfast. Rooms clean but bed a little too soft , otherwise fine. Visited daughter in college. Will put in our hotel rotation...
If you are traveling with a pet and or want a hotel with accommodating staff, the Best Western Ithaca is top of the list. the hotel itself is dated, looks a bit like the 1970's. The staff is what...
Outdoor pool seasonal open 10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. daily Memorial Day and Labor Day
24-hour front desk
Local shuttle complimentary shuttle service 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to the airport, train and bus stations, local attractions, Cornell University, Ithaca College, area companies and restaurants, seven days a week
Cold weather hook-ups
Truck/RV parking -bus
Exercise facility, 24 Hour located on the lower level
Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
WI-FI internet access through out hotel
Complimentary USA Today newspaper available at the front desk
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
Public restrooms accessible
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Visual notification devices for telephones
Telephones have volume control
Cable satellite television, flat screen TV with complimentary HBO®
Direct dial telephones -access to many restaurants that deliver to your room
Iron, ironing board
Refrigerator available in every room
Fireplaces in Executive Rooms
Rooms with hot tub and fireplace available
Free local calls unlimited
High-speed Internet access
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 5
Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub