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Best Western University Inn

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Property grounds
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
Free daily on-the-go breakfast

Overview of Best Western University Inn

Best Western University Inn

2.5 star property
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
1020 Ellis Hollow Rd, Ithaca, NY, 14850

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe History Center3 min drive
  • Popular LocationCornell University4 min drive
  • Popular LocationHerbert F. Johnson Museum of Art5 min drive
  • AirportIthaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional)12 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Ithaca, Best Western University Inn is connected to a shopping center. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by State Theatre of Ithaca, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cayuga Lake and Buttermilk Falls State Park. Don't miss out on a visit to EcoVillage at Ithaca. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing and ice skating.

What's nearby

  • The History Center - 3 min drive
  • Ithaca Commons - 3 min drive
  • Dewitt Park - 4 min drive
  • Cornell University - 4 min drive
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) - 12 min drive


  • Collegetown Bagels - 3 min drive
  • Burger King - 2 min walk
  • Trillium - 3 min drive
  • Hai Hong Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Coal Yard Cafe - 18 min walk

About this property

Best Western University Inn

Hotel near Cornell University
Located close to Ithaca Commons and State Theatre of Ithaca, Best Western University Inn provides free to-go breakfast, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and a 24-hour gym. In addition to a business center, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • An electric car charging station, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage, meeting rooms, and a vending machine
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 101 rooms feature comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and desk chairs. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and free infant beds



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM at scheduled times and on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily

Things to do

  • 24-hour gym
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • TV in common areas
  • Vineyard
  • Wine tours

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Vineyard


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicles
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Free crib


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Free local calls
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per accommodation, per day (maximum USD 100 per stay)
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room (up to 80 lbs per pet)
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per day (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from September to October
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Best Western University
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Frequently asked questions

Does Best Western University Inn have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–8:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Best Western University Inn?

As of May 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Best Western University Inn on May 31, 2023 start from CA $148.4, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Best Western University Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows pets (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 80 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 30 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Best Western University Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Best Western University Inn?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 5:30 AM.

What time is check-out at Best Western University Inn?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Best Western University Inn provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs 7:30 AM–11:00 PM on request.

Where is Best Western University Inn located?

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cornell University, Ithaca Commons, and State Theatre of Ithaca. Ithaca College and Cayuga Lake are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family, Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It is very close to Cornell university's campus, also there is a walking distance to Pharmacy, bagel store, liquor store and dunkin donuts!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness
Very clean room , nice room , friendly people. If I am not mistaken , I feel I saw a homeless person at the breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The property is dated, They should update the rooms and purchase new mattresses, The one I slept in you could feel the springs. Staff is nice and it is very close to Cornell.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
All of the above
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mirror was broken and taped back together walls were gross. Found a toe nail and hair everywhere.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
first room which was smoke free was smelling, they gave me a different room (thanks). room corridor can be better lighted
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

4/10 Poor


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The room smelled strongly musty and of smoke even though it was labeled as non-smoking. The beds were not comfortable. The bathroom door did not close. Dining area was too small and crowded.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023