I only gave this hotel an average because in many ways it is. The room I had was nice sized and clean and pleasant. It had a fake fireplace that you could turn on and off with a timer switch next to the bed. There actually was more room than I would have expected and it was really quite clean.
The bed was not particularly comfortable. It wasn't bad enough for me to not sleep well but it certainly was not one of those that you drop into after a long and tiring day and say ahh. The bathroom is adequate in most respects although pretty minimal. What I will tell you is that I bought my own toilet paper. The stuff they had was so thin and rough I refused to use it. I didn't know anyone made such thin one-ply TP but as far as I am concerned it was worse than what I experienced in a cheap hotel in Izmir Turkey in 1972.
I asked for a couple things from the front desk that should have been handled by housekeeping but neither was. It wasn't the end of the world, and I actually got two decent nights' sleep without spending much money. Just don't go to this hotel expecting more than the 2-2.5 star rating most places give it. Limit your expectations and you will be perfectly satisfied.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located only 1/2 mile from Cornell University and 12 minutes from Ithaca College, the hotel is located in the East Hill Plaza, location of 5 eateries, 24 hour grocery store and pharmacy. Hotel is approximately 1 mile from downtown Ithaca. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western University Hotel Ithaca
- Best Western Ithaca
- Ithaca Best Western