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Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
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Chester County's Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2005

Adequate hotel, minimal amenities. Coffee pot makes barely 2 cups of coffee. (Coffee provided.) One tiny shampoo was the ONLY bottle of toiletries -- not even conditioner! Breakfast buffet OK, but if you can find a Denny's close by, you'll get much better value. (We didn't look.) There was free high-speed Internet access.

Biggest surprise -- it's not really anywhere near Ithaca! It's waaaaay out in some suburb right next to the airport. We hadn't mapped it (our mistake) because we usually try to stay in Marriotts.

Overall, we'd try to find something closer to the city. This was OK, but we'd certainly look at other options next time. It was no bargain.

Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 23 August 2004

The hotel is relatively new. We stayed in a nice size non-smoking room that was very clean and in fantastic condition. The whole hotel is kept very clean. There is complimentary good coffee and tea in the lobby available 24 hours. There is a small pool and hot tub, and an exercise room. The disadvantage of this hotel if you are a tourist or have kids at the Ithaca or Cornell is that it is located in a business park about 7 miles outside of Ithaca. Another disadvantage is the breakfast buffet which was a little costly but didn’t offer much. We ended up not having breakfast there after looking at what was offered. The problem is that nothing else was close so we ended up driving into Ithaca for breakfast. The staff was very friendly. The lobby has one computer for customers that was free to use located in the lobby. The lobby was attractive. Parking is free.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2004

Visited the Courtyard in July 2004. It turned out to be a good choice. Comfortable room, communications handled well, very helpful attitude from the staff. Breakfast was basic but Ok for a traveler. We would return.

  • Stayed July 2004
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Reviewed 23 April 2004

During the four years of having a student at Cornell, we have stayed at all the area motels/hotels. This is the nicest and cleanest, by far. The onlly thing they lack is a lounge/restaurant. They do serve an acceptable breakfast buffet. The rooms here are nicely furnished. The suite is very nice and roomy!!
Make reservations for special weekends well in advance!

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Huntingdon Valley, PA
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Reviewed 9 April 2004

We just returned from the Courtyard Marriott visiting Ithaca College.
The hotel was nice, however upon arriving we were given a smoking room (even though we requested a non smoking room.) The room didn't smell too bad, however the hallway was another story. The hotel is kind of by itself, not really close to the general area. Also we felt itchy all night, and my husband woke up with a rash on his face in the morning.
If I returned to the area I think I would stay at the Holiday Inn, its seemed to be more convenient to everything. I actually think half of this hotel is smoking.

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Reviewed 11 November 2003

Very nice hotel in the Ithaca area. Really a step above other hotels in the area in terms of newness, cleanliness and overall comfort. No surprises. Good for business. Great workout and pool facilities. Free internet access and computer available in lobby.

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Reviewed 2 November 2003

I am saying a safe bet because when you travel to places like Ithaca which are in the middle of nowhere, it can be tricky finding high standards at a hotel/motel. If you can't afford the Statford, or just want a place with a pool, stay here. The courtyard is situated in a large office park (many canadian geese), and is very convenient to Cornell. The lobby is upscale, with public space. While the rooms are not decorated too well, they have GREAT beds, some of the best I've ever slept in (I wish I had this at home!). The AC/HEAT system is also very efficient. It is almost silent (I usually have problems with hotels that have noisy ac). The pool is kind of small, but nicer than you might expect. The fitness center is HUGE considering the size of the hotel. The little cafe serves a good enough breakfast buffet, with good service. I have stayed at other places (except the Statford) in Ithaca, and this is the only one which is nice enough to get my approval!

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Property: Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University
Address: 29 Thornwood Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-1264 (Formerly Courtyard Ithaca)
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Ithaca
#7 Family Hotel in Ithaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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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