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Best Western University Inn

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*1/2 mile from Cornell University *12 minutes from Ithaca College * East Hill Plaza, location of 5 eateries, 24 hour grocery store and pharmacy. * One mile from downtown *Cargill 14 minutes *Borg Warner 12 minutes *Cayuga Lake 1 mile *Cayuga Lake Wineries 12 minutes *Taughannock State Park 16 minutes
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Tompkins County Airport6 km
Elmira Regional Airport47 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here is beyond friendly and accommodating! Complimentary breakfast is well presented. Fitness center is nothing fancy but will get the job done. Beds are very comfortable. Complimentary van shuttle is great for airport travel. The only reason I did not give a 5...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank j_mccabeiv
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a great review. We surely appreciate the feedback and were glad you enjoyed your stay. We will be making some cosmetic changes in the next 6 months and hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

My son who is a sophomore at Cornell hurt his knee and I drove down to Ithaca in a hurry to help with doctor appointment and MRI. I am grateful for a fantastic stay at Best Western. Great in every way, very close to Cornell,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank MarkFromBuffalo
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 19 September 2018

HI, Mark, We really appreciate the great feedback from your stay, although wish it had been under better circumstances. I'm gad you enjoyed the breakfast, as well. We hope to see you again when you are visiting Ithaca.

Reviewed 8 November 2018

PRO'S The Room, the Lobby (with wonderful Fall décor + fireplace), the Breakfast Fantastic! Pool really warm /cozy (fantastic when rainy/cold). Fitness Room: acceptable. Staff member JIM was OUTSTANDING + PROFESSIONAL PACKING & RETURNING our Laptop. We are so grateful! CONS: OWNERS (husband/wife) should NOT...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank midlhitter
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 9 November 2018

I don't believe this was for our hotel. Please contact the general manager tterry@twintierhospitality.com to clarify. This is the Best Western University Innl.

Reviewed 5 November 2018

If you have a student at Cornell, this is the best hotel for Move-In Weekend, Parent’s Weekend, etc. The property is very near campus, parking is easy, the staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious, and a nice breakfast is included in the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Jacquie N
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 6 November 2018

Wow! What a great review and we agree. Many Cornell Parents have remarked how quiet our location is but only 5 minutes to campus. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Have been coming here for years! The staff is great, the rooms have been updated and were comfortable and clean. It’s in a great location and they served salad at their breakfast along with the usual fare, which for me was a rare treat! I...More

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Getaway18390604194
Response from Best47958, Director of Sales at Best Western University InnResponded 1 November 2018

We are so glad to host you all these years. We have more plans to update in the coming months. We also glad you enjoyed the salad and has been popular. Please visit us again!

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Angelica D
14 November 2018|
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Response from Best47958 | Property representative |
Although we are adjacent to Cornell, we are still 1/2 mile from campus in a residential area, not close to any dorms. Please let us know if you have questions. You can also contact Jim McMann, director of sales at... More
Susan R
7 April 2017|
Response from Best47958 | Property representative |
Yes and it open 24 hours. The workout room is on the lower level of the hotel in the main building.
Donna C
13 March 2017|
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Response from Best47958 | Property representative |
We do have free shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as to Cornell and Collegetown. The shuttle runs from 7am-11pm daily.
Room Tips
"Any rm. Just don't have need for Excel or staff help in Biz Ctr.. Owners are rude, unhelpful."
7 Nov 2018
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"I think they would all be equally good."
30 Sep 2018
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"We enjoyed our room near the breakfast area, was great for grabbing an extra cup of coffee!"
22 Aug 2018
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"Room 215 was nice with good access to the free parking. Grocery store 2 minutes walk."
9 Oct 2017
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US$117 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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