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“Very friendly service, great small hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa

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La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very friendly service, great small hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I recently attended a meeting in Ithaca and stayed over in La Tourelle. Loved the place! Very comfie, with a very helpful and friendly staff. Good wifi, rooms have tv, books, and a beautiful view . Quite countryside location just up the hill from downtown Ithaca, very close to Ithaca College. The staff serves a wine tasting each night in the lobby, free of charge, of local wines. Very much appreciated after a long drive.
La Tourelle has a small restaraunt in the facility open for breakfast and lunch only. There is a steak house restaurant next door, but very pricey.
I would definately stay at La Tourelle again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank WJBDLB
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amherst, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is our go to place when we need to visit Ithaca College. The location is so convenient. At times it is hard to get rooms (parent's weekend) and the price it higher than most hotels in the area but for the location, parking, and room size it is worth it. There is a fridge in every room that is very convenient.

The decor is rather eclectic. It is grandma's living room meets red lobster meets safari. That just adds to the charm.

The staff is awesome. They are very friendly and helpful!

I probably don't want to say anything too outstanding or else I wouldn't be able to get a room the next time I need one.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trala719
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Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Service is both efficient and friendly. The location is near town in a quite serene area. Both restaurants are amazing. Their Bistro Cafe serves an affordable breakfast that is made with fresh, local and organic dairy and produce. (See review of the John Thomas Steakhouse under seperate cover) Easily one of the best hotels in the area, which is why the long list of celebrity guests.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jckent1223
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Rochester, New York
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

My wife booked us into La Tourelle for get away after I returned from a long business trip. This place really impressed me. It was quiet, comfortable and the food was great. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was that some of the maint on outside features really needs to be looked at, it is such a minor thing though.

The spa service was top rate. We look forward to returning.
Thank you

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Phil S
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Kingston, New York
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a fast overnight visit while visiting our daughter at Ithaca College. Wished we could've stayed longer. This is an establishment that truly understands making guests feel special. The check-in was swift. The room was clean, airy and welcoming. The wine options during manager hour were bountiful and tasty. But my favorite part was a reproduced portion of a book about local people! No chain-hotel mentality here. So pleasant to venture into this 'local lore.' And the following day was really a treat, as the author, who happens to be the owner's dad, cordially held the door open for us, chatted about things and even gave me a copy of the book! Talk about authentic experiences ... The read made my hours-long ride home less daunting, and certainly left me looking forward to my return trip(s) to this wonderful establishment.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Theresa12401
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Philadelphia
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We booked into a King room on the second floor with a balcony and a fireplace. Room was very nice and had nice personal touches, such as a note about stocking books in the room for late night reading. Bed was very comfortable with nice linens. View from the balcony was nice, but the balcony could use a small table to hold our fresh morning coffee. Front desk was very helpful/knowledgeable and the free wine tasting was an added treat. Made use of the trails behind the resort that connected to Buttermilk Falls trail for an early morning hike. Ate breakfast at the resort as well, which was good.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank canadarocks64
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We enjoyed our getaway to beautiful Ithaca! The people at La Tourelle couldn't have been nicer - so friendly and helpful. It is hands down the best hotel in Ithaca! Our room was clean and comfortable with a pretty view overlooking the pond and gazebo. The books provided in the rooms and lobby are a homey and welcome touch. The hotel is perfectly situated. It backs up to Buttermilk Falls State Park. We hiked from the hotel. Downtown is a quick drive. Happy hour was so fun. We met great people and the owners too! Breakfast and lunch at the Bistro were delicious. Dinner at John Thomas was the best steak we've had in years. Our massages at the August Moon Spa were a treat too!We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank drawingdebbie
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Property: La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Address: 1150 Danby Rd, Route 96B, Ithaca, NY 14850-9406
Phone Number:
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ithaca
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ithaca
#6 Family Hotel in Ithaca
#8 Business Hotel in Ithaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for a getaway that offers deluxe accommodations; fabulous food; great wine; a destination spa and adventure experiences all nestled in the gorgeous New York Finger Lakes wine region, you've found it! La Tourelle's 54 deluxe rooms have dreamy pillow-top mattresses to ensure a restful night's sleep. You'll need that sleep if you plan on touring the wine trails; visiting the museums; taking a hike in any of five state parks, or participating in the numerous adventure excursions available in "gorges" Ithaca. After experiencing all that Finger Lakes wine country has to offer, you'll really appreciate getting pampered at August Moon Spa. We offer all the services you expect from a destination spa, plus we have two Tranquility Rooms where you can relax and enjoy cuisine from our "farm-to-table" menu at The Bistro. ... more   less 
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La Tourelle Resort And Spa

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