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Best Western University Inn

1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808

+1 607 272 6100

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based on 592 reviews

About Best Western University Inn, Ithaca

Value for money

Best Western University Inn Ithaca is situated in Ithaca and is close to Cornell University. It is also a short car trip from Ithaca College and Cornell Botanic Gardens. Best Western University Inn Ithaca provides a variety of first-class facilities, from a lush outdoor swimming pool to a fully-equipped gym. For a fast and effortless arrival and departure experience, guests can take advantage of the express check-in facility. Best Western University Inn has 101 peaceful rooms that are equipped with a range of essential amenities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. Hot drinks can be brewed with the provided coffee and tea supplies. The hotel is less than a 15-minute drive from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Inc and Animusic are easily reached by car.

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Property safety measures

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • No smoking


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Private bathroom


  • Breakfast included
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Drying rack for clothing


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Golf

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Pool towels
  • Pool


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Best Western University Inn

Attractions in Ithaca, New York curated by momondo

Best Western University Inn location: 1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808


Cornell University1.5 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Agava0.2 mi
Vietnam Restaurant1.2 mi
The Terrace -The Statler Hotel- Cornell University1.2 mi
Asian Noodle House1.2 mi

Best Western University Inn Reviews

GoodBased on 592 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • The free breakfast is top notch! (in 74 reviews)
  • "Friendly staff, clean spacious room." (in 62 reviews)
  • "Clean, friendly staff, convenient location." (in 37 reviews)
Cons -
  • The hotel's corridors smelled very strongly of marijuana. (in 18 reviews)
  • "Internet was very poor, beds were ancient, hallways and outside looked very unkept." (in 10 reviews)
  • I told the lady at the front desk. (in 6 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Best Western University Inn is typically below the average price of 2 star hotels in Ithaca. On average, you can expect to pay $157 per night in Ithaca. Best Western University Inn typically costs $90 per night, which is $67 cheaper than the Ithaca average.

  • Drive distance from Ithaca Tompkins County to Best Western University Inn and vice versa is 3.8 mi and the overall drive time is about 11min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • With parking available at Best Western University Inn, you could always rent a car for as low as $47/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Ithaca. Getting from Ithaca Tompkins County to your hotel can be difficult without a rental car. Luckily, Best Western University Inn offers an airport shuttle service for its customers. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Best Western University Inn. The nearest airport to the hotel is Ithaca Tompkins County.

  • Customers of Best Western University Inn are welcome to bring their dogs with them during their stay.

  • If you are staying at Best Western University Inn, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Yes. Many momondo users traveling to Ithaca specifically look for hotels with a pool. Best Western University Inn may have rules and guidelines for using the pool, so be sure to ask the front desk about things like pool hours.

  • 1.8 mi separate the front steps of Best Western University Inn and the city center of Ithaca where you can keep busy with restaurants, shopping and of course State Theatre, a very popular landmark in Ithaca.

  • The best contact number for Best Western University Inn is +1 607 272 6100.

  • Yes, Best Western University Inn has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Best Western University Inn has a fitness center available for guests who would like to use it throughout their stay.

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