Ithaca Hotels | BEST WESTERN University Inn | Cornell University Hotels


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1020 Ellis Hollow Road
Ithaca, New York 14850-2808
United States


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Hotel Overview

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!

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum.
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Sleep Quality

Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

“Stayed over for a wedding”
By Steven S
Endicott, United States on 16-Oct-17

We were attending a wedding at Celebrations near Ithaca and this was the hotel recommended by the wedding part. The rooms were clean and comfortable. They offered a complimentary shuttle to and...

“Not Happy”
By Christie P
Hammondsport, New York on 16-Oct-17

Stayed at this Best Western for my daughters wedding. Staff and complimentary breakfast were the bright spots. For the price of the rooms cleanliness took a back seat for sure. Beds were clean and...

“Wonderful place & staff!”
By deziral2017
on 16-Oct-17

Everyone is so helpful here! The room was much bigger than I expected it to be. Parking, loading/unloading was a breeze. unfortunately,i locked my kids and myself out of our room but the staff got...

“A trip to Ithaca and Best Western”
By Malcolm K
betterton, United States on 13-Oct-17

Nice staff, convenient to the Cornell Vet College. Overall hotel does need an upgrade, it looks like a 1980's motel. Dog friendly. Breakfast is fine. Rooms are in need of updated...

“Highlights of university inn”
By allenkittyzoo
Elba, New York on 09-Oct-17

We just returned from a 4 night stay here and we found it to mostly be a very nice place to stay. We were going to Cornell University each day and it was only 2 miles aw from where we needed to be...


Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast includes, Fresh made waffles, Delicious sausage, Scrambled eggs, Pastries, Donuts, Bagels, Breads, Muffins, Danish, Assorted juices, Yogurt, Fresh Fruits.
  • Outdoor pool seasonal open 10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. daily Memorial Day and Labor Day
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 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
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Business center
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour located on the lower level
  • Outdoor parking
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 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:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual notification devices for telephones
  • Telephones have volume control
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  • Cable satellite television, flat screen TV with complimentary HBO®
  • Direct dial telephones -access to many restaurants that deliver to your room
  • Dataports
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Refrigerator available in every room
  • Desk/work area
  • Air-conditioning
  • 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
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
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