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 full 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.
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I'm always greeted with a smile and very happy to get clean rooms whenever I stay here. Nicely located near choices for food and getting to Cornell. The breakfast is enjoyable. I've never had a bad...
Johnson City, New York on 30-Dec-2019
I stayed at the Best Western for a week while I was attending classes at Cornell. A huge perk is they provided a free shuttle to and from campus which was very helpful. It’s also close to Dunkin...
Seattle, Washington on 22-Dec-2019
I like the location. if you are there to visit Cornell University, it is a right place to stay. it only take 5 minutes to drive to the school. service was good, staff were very friendly and helpful...
Toronto, Canada on 02-Dec-2019
amazing in this day no access cards required to get in. lots of improvements being made to the rooms. easy access to additional food and shopping in the strip mall next door. The staff listened...
Valley Stream, New York on 25-Nov-2019
My wife and I stayed at the Best Western University Inn during Veteran's Day weekend. We were in Ithaca for small ruminat conference at Cornell. I have never been treated so well by a Best Western...
Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
100% smoke-free hotel
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
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
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
1.00 mile(s) from Six Mile Creek Winery
3.00 mile(s) from Cayuga Lake
30.00 mile(s) from Corning Glass Museum
0.20 mile(s) from Agava, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
1.40 mile(s) from Collegetown Bagel, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
1.60 mile(s) from Six Mile Creek Vineyard, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
1.70 mile(s) from Subway®, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
2.00 mile(s) from Ithaca Commons, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 30-plus restaurants
3.50 mile(s) from Burger King®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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
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
13.00 mile(s) from Greek Peak Ski area
1.00 mile(s) from downtown Ithaca Commons
5.00 mile(s) from Pyramid Mall
4.00 mile(s) from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
22.00 mile(s) from Elmira Airport
45.00 mile(s) from Greater Binghamton Airport, 75 miles from Syracuse Airport