Ratings based on 177 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.0 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
2.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
Posted Sep 10, 2014
Cons: Either lower the price or renew.
Too expensive. Needs urgent renewal. At this price level one should expect better accommodations, an A/C that actually works. Better pillows, etc. Seems they haven't invested in the rooms for over 30 years. Location is good. Staff is courteous.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Pittsburgh
Decent hotel, but rooms could have cleaner.Posted Aug 25, 2014
Nice, eventless stay. Indifferent staff who performed their basic jobs.
by A verified traveler from Connecticut
Needs updatingPosted Aug 15, 2014
Pros: Staff is generally very nice and helpful. Conveniently located.
I have stayed at the Beacon before. I think it's not as good as it used to be. The air conditioning system is noisy. I could hear a lot of noise from the room next door. The lay-out of my particular room was quite cramped. Not all of the lights worked.
by A verified traveler from michigan
Green pool waterPosted Aug 8, 2014
The pool was merky green and there was not a hot tub or kids pool as advertised. The bathroom had Spiderwebs around the baseboard and the countertop. I emailed, as directed by memo on tabletop, the general manager and never received an answer. Ice maker didn't work.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
IthacaPosted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: close to Cornell and shopping, restaurants
Cons: requires updating
Our stay was pleasant. The room was clean and quiet and centrally located to shopping centre, highway and restaurants. It could do with updating but the cost reflected the style of hotel.
by A verified traveler from Orlando, FL
Hotel is run-down and should not have star ratingPosted Jun 30, 2014
Cons: to the owner: sell or renovate
Location: There is nothing to do near by. But if you have meetings at Cornell, its manageable.
It was the only hotel with rooms available in Ithaca. To charge $175 a night for a run-down hotel that visibly did not undergo renovations the past 30 years is outrageous.
by R from Ontario, Canada
Will not go againPosted Jun 30, 2014
Facility is old, phone was broken, called for service and nothing was fixed. Internet was terribly slow.
by A verified traveler
Posted Jun 27, 2014
just needed for college drop off. too expensive for the room we had.
for Personal Eventby Pete from Maryland
stay if you mustPosted May 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
We stayed for Ithaca College Graduation because the place that we usually stay right across the street from IC had jacked up its rates to something like criminal. Anyway this place was not cheap either but was much cheaper than the alternative. This place is very old and getting shabby. The most noteworthy comment is that although they said that coffee would be ready in the restaurant at 0630, we entered and then just sat for 15 minutes. There was no food or service. We ended up leaving and going to across the street for great coffee and bagels. I would recommend never using their restaurant!
for Personal Eventby Sandy from Rockland county
Not up to par with other hotelsPosted May 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
Staff was friendly, but rooms seemed musty.