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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 Ithaca's 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 schools 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 as well as 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!

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
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.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 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 mile(s) from Cornell Animal Hospital
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Ithaca Commons
  • 5 mile(s) from Cayuga Medical Center
  • 3 mile(s) from Convenient Care Center
  • 1.2 mile(s) from Gannett Health
  • 1.5 mile(s) from Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Six Mile Creek Winery
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cayuga Lake


  • 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
  • 43 mile(s) from Wells College

Nearby Cities

  • 61 mile(s) from Syracuse
  • 61 mile(s) from Syracuse Airport
  • 15 mile(s) from Cortland
  • 26 mile(s) from Watkins Glen
  • 37 mile(s) from Elmira
  • 39 mile(s) from Binghamton
  • 45 mile(s) from Corning
  • 95 mile(s) from Rochester
  • 120 mile(s) from Scranton
  • 165 mile(s) from Buffalo
  • 168 mile(s) from Niagara Falls
  • 162 mile(s) from Albany
  • 231 mile(s) from New York City


  • 13.00 mile(s) from Greek Peak Ski area
  • 1 mile(s) from Johnson Art Museum
  • 10 mile(s) from Connecticut Hill
  • 1.6 mile(s) from SceinceCenter
  • 6 mile(s) from Museum of the Earth
  • 1.7 mile(s) from Stewart Park
  • 1.4 mile(s) from Cass Park
  • 1.9 mile(s) from Buttermilk Falls
  • 15 mile(s) from Taughannock Falls


  • 1.00 mile(s) from downtown Ithaca Commons
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Pyramid Mall


  • 4.0 mile(s) from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Elmira Airport
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Greater Binghamton Airport