The good: rooms were spacious, clean, and nice, staff was friendly and helpful, beds were comfortable, breakfast was tasty. Located just ten minutes from downtown Ithaca with lots of dining options, and Cornell university.
The (temporary) bad: as indicated on their website when I made the reservation, they were in the middle of a MAJOR renovation. I've been to hotels mid-renovation before but never anything like this. The entire lobby was a construction site-ripped up floors, construction dust, bare walls, yellow tape, cones and tools everywhere. There was a little temporary lobby next to what used to be the lobby, and a side door set up for entry. It was impossible to get to the one working elevator, which had ripped up carpets and was covered in construction dust, without walking on uncovered floor and tracking dust on our shoes. On our last day, we were unable to order any breakfast items that weren't on the buffet because the refrigerator went down, which I'm assuming was due to the construction and power issues. The marketplace (a big part of the reason I choose to stay at courtyards) was down sized to a temporary mini marketplace which serves only water, beer and wine.
I would highly recommend this hotel when they're done renovating. Until then, unless you're comfortable in a construction zone, steer clear of the courtyard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the comfort and convenience you want while on the road at Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca Airport/University. Our centrally located hotel in Ithaca, New York is close to top destinations, making us ideal for business and leisure travel. We offer spacious guest rooms and guest suites with free Wi-Fi, ergonomic work stations, flat-panel TVs and plush bedding. Our hotel has the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay, such as a relaxing indoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Dine at The Bistro restaurant here for breakfast, dinner, cocktails and Starbucks coffee. Hold your small events in our meeting room, which is perfectly close to Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH), Cornell and Ithaca Commons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Ithaca Hotel Ithaca
- Courtyard Ithaca
- Ithaca Marriott
- Ithaca Courtyard