Ratings based on 129 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
2.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Chucklebutt from New York, NY
Not as bad as the other reviews say.Posted Sep 16, 2013
Pros: Brand new renovated rooms with new furniture, beds and tv. Free full breakfast.
Cons: The public areas and the parking lot.
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca Commons, Taughanock State Park, Treeman Park
If you're looking for a great hotel, go to the Statler, don't come here. But if you're a budget conscious traveler, you could do worse. A lot of the complaints in other reviews are true. The parking lot is a disaster, but I've never picked a hotel based on the parking lot, and the public parts of the hotel have the original, dark, ugly 70s decor. However, the hotel seems to be going through a renovation and the first place they started was the rooms. Our room was beautiful and completely modern. Brand new beds, brand new furniture, brand new flat screen TV, new sheets, new towels. While not new, the bathroom was very clean. If you don't plan to spend a lot of time in the hotel, and only in your room, this place is very comfortable. In addition, the free breakfast was very good. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, yogurt and a do-it-yourself waffle maker.
by A verified traveler
Kind of a weird place. Not your typical hotel.Posted Aug 19, 2013
Pros: Nice breakfast and staff
Cons: Repave parking lot. Try to make the plot on which the hotel is located more aesthetically pleasing.
Location: Ithaca. Great hiking, site-seeing, beautiful country
Room was fine except outlet was broken. Parking lot is full of pot holes. Breakfast was very good. It's in an industrial area, so not a pleasing neighborhood. The entire place should be updated. It's like it's straight out of the 60's.
by linda from buffalo,ny
Tired but adequatePosted Aug 16, 2013
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Replace carpets, window treatments to block light, repave parking lot.
Location: Location felt safe, short drive into town. Buttermilk falls, commons area with funky shops and restaurants, Cornell ornithology lab, etc...
Friendly staff, great breakfast included, but hotel in serious need of sprucing up. Carpet in room looked filthy, no light blocking window treatment, parking lot a moonscape of potholes.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great!Posted Aug 11, 2013
We like this hotel. Epecially the great breakfast. We will take this hotel next time we visit Cornell.
for Business Travelersby Odobenus from NYC
Surprisingly goodPosted Aug 9, 2013
Ugly photo and dismal lot always put me off of staying here. I got a reservation as an Expedia hidden name hotel and found it surprisingly good. The room I was is, a suite on the second floor, was nicer than the rooms at the Econolodge or the Ramada near by. I don't know if the first floor rooms are as nice; the first floor hall had a musty smell.
for Everyoneby dirashe from Ontario, Canada
very good for night stayingPosted Aug 6, 2013
Clean and comfortable room that has everything for sleepovers, with a king bed. Breakfast was better than expected, a buffet with hot meal selection. Location is around 6km from the downtown, close to highway and shopping outlets, very close to Cornell university. Price was very good.
for Everyoneby Bill from Philly
Convenient to many Ithaca attractionsPosted Aug 5, 2013
Pros: Location, nice room, breakfast (which wasn't mentioned anywhere we noticed.)
Cons: Older property under renovation, but our room was just fine, as was the pool and lobby/breakfast area.
We bought lunches at the Ithaca Bakery, a few blocks away. Easy access to Cornell arboretum, sapsucker woods, and a short drive to various gorges. Easy travel to Corning or Watkins Glen as well
by A verified traveler
Convenient to Cornell and Ithaca CollegePosted Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Convenient to colleges; rates were good; mattresses and linens were good.
Cons: Curb appeal!!! Looks like a factory. New parking lot. New rugs and paint in the hallways.
Location: We were touring colleges, so this hotel was very convenient.
We arrived after 11 pm. Parking lot was dark and in terrible condition - needs to be re-paved! Front desk help was friendly and efficient. Hallway rugs are filthy! Room rug was a little better. One of the keys did not work in the door. We were locked out of our room and had to return to the front desk for a new one. Beds were comfortable, but couldn't wait to leave in the morning. Trash in the hallway!
by Traveler from Hooksett, NH
Hotel looked abandoned.Posted Jul 22, 2013
Pros: Staff was pleasant.
Cons: Parking lot, entrance, update rooms, several things needed repair, shower, sink...carpet...
Location: Convenient to visiting several state parks, Buttermilk Falls and downtown Ithaca
When we drove up, you couldn't even tell where the entrance was, no signage. The parking lot was empty, completely empty, we honestly thought it was an abandoned hotel. So many updates this hotel needed it's just too many to list. The staff was pleasant but it couldn't make up for the fact that this hotel was awful.
by A verified traveler
Fine for driving throughPosted Jul 7, 2013
Pros: swimming pool was nice
Cons: It definitely needs remodeling or at least some maintenance work done in the parking lot and the overall structure.
Location: You can't beat downtown Ithaca and Cornell for a beautiful downtown and college campus
The room and swimming pool were fine. The hotel's appearance and parking lot was very shabby and we expected a little more - thinking that faculty and student recruits might lodge there.