BEST WESTERN University Inn

1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808
Phone: 607/272-6100   |   Fax: 607/272-1518   |   101 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The BEST WESTERN University Inn is located just minutes from Cornell University, Ithaca College, Cayuga Lake and more. It is perfect for visiting nearby campuses, exploring Ithaca's outdoor activities or staying in town for business.

Ithaca is home to many activities, attractions and adventure. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the fishing, swimming, hiking and biking around Cayuga Lake. Food lovers will enjoy Finger Lake wineries and the Ithaca Farmers' Market. And families will be able to enjoy visiting students attending school nearby, exploring Greek Peak Ski Resort & Water Park and spending the day at a NASCAR race. Other attractions just outside the BEST WESTERN University Inn also include Cayuga Lake Cruises, Hillendale Golf Course, Discovery Trail, Downtown Ithaca Commons and more.

Inside this pet-friendly Ithaca hotel, guests will find 101 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms - each complete with cable satellite television with HBO and high-speed Internet access. For guests wanting a little more, some of our rooms come complete with whirlpool tubs. Other BEST WESTERN University Inn amenities include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast each morning, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and on-site fitness center.

Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN University Inn will also appreciate this Ithaca hotel's complimentary airport shuttle, on-site business services, meeting facilities and a close proximity to local businesses and universities, including Cornell University Animal Hospital and Ithaca College Whalen School of Music.

For a memorable vacation in Ithaca, book a stay at the BEST WESTERN University Inn today.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary continental breakfast, our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast includes fresh made waffles, delicious breakfast burrito wraps pastries, donuts, bagels, breads, muffins, Danish, assorted juices, yogurt, fresh fruits.
  • Outdoor pool seasonal open 10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. daily Memorial Day and Labor Day
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Local shuttle complimentary shuttle service 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to the airport, train and bus stations, local attractions, Cornell University, Ithaca College, area companies and restaurants, seven days a week
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Truck/RV parking -bus
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Business center
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour located on the lower level
  • Outdoor parking
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Treadmill
  • Inter corridor
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • High-speed internet access
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper available at the front desk
  • Meeting package available

BEST WESTERN University Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western university inn in Ithaca, New York is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 42.438515  /  Latitude: -76.462175


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Scranton, Take Interstate 81 North to Exit 8, then State Route 79 West, turn right on Pine Tree Road, and then turn right on East Hill Plaza, to the BEST WESTERN University Inn.

From: Syracuse. Take Interstate 81 South to State Route 281 South to State Route 13 South, turn left on Route 366 West, after that turn left on Pine Tree Road, and then turn left on East Hill Plaza, to the BEST WESTERN University Inn.

From: Buffalo. Take Interstate 90 East, then Route 96 South, after that Route 79 East, turn left on Pine Tree Road, and then turn right on East Hill Plaza, to the BEST WESTERN University Inn.

From: New York City. Take Interstate 81 North to State Route 79 to Pine Tree Road to East Hill Plaza or from State Route 96 North to State Route 79 East to Highway 366 East to Pine Tree Road, to the BEST WESTERN University Inn.

BEST WESTERN University Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located northeast of Ithaca, was established in 1948 by Cornell University. Throughout the years, airport renovations included lengthening the asphalt runway and adding a 33,000 square foot terminal building. Encompassing 532 acres of land, the airport provides commercial flights, private aviation services and freight aviation for Central New York.

Those seeking their private pilot's license can do so with Taughannock Aviation, the airport's fixed base operator. From chartered flights, flight training and aircraft maintenance, to hangar rentals and fuel, they provide all the services needed. Commercial passengers can choose from one of the three commercial airlines to fly to Detroit, Newark or Philadelphia. Terminal amenities include free Wi-Fi internet service, dining, shopping and car rentals. Stay close to the airport in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Ithaca.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Six Mile Creek Winery
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cayuga Lake
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Corning Glass Museum
  • 1.00 mile(s) from downtown Ithaca Commons
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Pyramid Mall

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Emerson
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Cortland
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Elmira Airport
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Watkins Glen
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Corning
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Binghamton
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Binghamton Regional Edwin A Link Field Airport
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Syracuse
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Syracuse Airport
  • 120 mile(s) from Scranton
  • 165 mile(s) from Buffalo
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Borg Warner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Wilcox Press and Axiom
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Cornell Technology Park
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Celebrations banquet facilities
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Cornell University
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Ithaca College
  • 11.2 mile(s) from Tompkins C3, Cortland Community College
  • 19.5 mile(s) from SUNY Cortland

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 13.00 mile(s) from Greek Peak Ski area

Nearby Restaurants

BEST WESTERN University Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Ithaca. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

May 2014

May 10 - 19, 2014
Rochester Lilac Festival

Hosted in Rochester's Highland Park, the Lilac Festival features parades, concerts, wine and chocolate tasting, craft beer garden, and other events nestled among 1,200 bushes of lilacs. The sweet aroma of lilacs defines this festival, which lasts all week from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.

June 2014

June 27 - 29, 2014
Jamesville BalloonFest

Syracuse kicks off summer with a feast for the skies. Two dozen special shape and hot air balloons fill the sky while amusement rides, food, beverages, and arts & crafts fill Jamesville Beach Park below. Festival starts at 4 pm on Friday, and 11 am on the week-end.

July 2014

July 26, 2014
Carousel Day

Johnson City throws its big birthday bash with Carousel Day. This annual event features Broome County's largest carousel, arts & crafts, food vendors, children's games, live entertainment, and history displays. Attend at CFJ Park.

July 25 - 28, 2014
Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Cooperstown hosts its most exciting week-end as America's Favorite Pastime welcomes the best of players to its hallowed Hall of Fame. Baseball fans can relive the moments and history at Clark Sports Center.

July 13, 2014
The Boilermaker

Referred to as the nation's best 15K, Utica's The Boilermaker is a challenging, spectator lined course that draws thousands of participants from all over the world. Runners can also choose to experience a 5K race or a 3 mile walk. Race starts at 8 am.

July 2014

July 24 - 27, 2014
Oswego Harborfest

Oswego's Harborfest features live music, entertainment, children's musical, and juried arts & crafts set among a cultural educational theme. This year, the festival remembers the bicentennial of the "Battle of Fort Oswego." Event location and times vary through Oswego's parks and riverfront.

July 18 - 20, 2014
Syracuse Nationals Car Show

More than 80,000 people will drive to the New York State Fairgrounds in July to attend the Syracuse Nationals. Featuring more than 7,500 classic cars in pristine condition, this show also comes with competitions, build-offs, celebrity entertainment, and parties.

July 11 - 14, 2014
Big Rib BBQ & Blues Festival

Rochester's Rib Fest brings together the top Rib Masters of the region for four days of preparing succulent ribs, BBQ chicken, beef brisket, and pulled pork. The chow-down commences at 11:30 am in Rochester's Highland Park Festival Site.

August 2014

August 2 - 3, 2014
22nd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival

The Finger Lakes region brings to light its array of cultivated artisan garlic in this festival of cooking demonstrations, garlic tastings, and top-edge meals. Festival takes place at Fox Run Vineyards.

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