Best Western University Inn

1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-2808
Phone: +1 607-272-6100   |   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. 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, mini refrigerator and high-speed wireless internet. 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 and Cornell shuttle, on-site business services 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. Enjoy your stay!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast includes, Fresh made waffles, Delicious sausage, Scrambled eggs, 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
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 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
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • WI-FI internet access through out hotel
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper available at the front desk

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Fun & Entertainment Packages

Wine and Dine Package 1 Night

Stay with us at the Best Western® University Inn and enjoy our Wine and Dine in the Finger Lakes package! Come to Ithaca and enjoy all of the wonderful wineries on Cayuga Lake. Package includes overnight accommodations, complimentary full breakfast, bottle of Finger Lakes wine, and gift certificate to Agava Restaurant located conveniently in the East Hill Plaza. Located in the East Hill, the hotel is adjacent to Cornell University.

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Best Western University Inn

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

Cornell University

NY Attractions

Cornell University

Established in 1865, Cornell University is a private, Ivy League school located in the central New York city of Ithaca.

Cornell’s large, 4,800-acre campus features a host of must-see, historic sites, including the Arts Quad, McGraw Tower, Sage Chapel, and more – many named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Cornell enrolls roughly 20,000, students spread across the Ithaca, New York City, and Qatar campuses.

Athletics at Cornell at represented by Cornell Big Red – donning carnelian and white and competing with 36 Division I teams in numerous conferences – including the ECAC Hockey League.

Elmira College

Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private university located in Elmira, New York – just south of the Finger Lakes region. Apart from EC’s 35 major areas of study, they also offer extensive Mark Twain studies – as the writer perfected two of his famous novels while in his on-campus study.

The Elmira College Soaring Eagles compete in several different conferences in sports like baseball, basketball, cross-country, and much more. EC sports are members of the NCAA, New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Hillendale Golf Course

When you're planning your next visit to New York, make sure to include some time spent in the central region – don't forget your golf clubs! The Hillendale Golf Course is a premier golf destination in the region, and a terrific way to spend an afternoon in Ithaca. You can make the short drive in from nearby Cortland.

Designed by Mary Novickas and Darlene Sommer, the Hillendale Golf Course opened in 1938. It plays to a par of 70 across 18 holes and 6,004 yards from the back tees. Rolling fairways, firm greens, and plenty of sand traps are landmark features at Hillendale. It's open to the public.

Ithaca College

Established in 1892, Ithaca College is a private institution making its home in the central New York city of Ithaca. Enrolling roughly 6,700 students, Ithaca College offers over 100 degree programs spread across five schools, including the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Apart from diverse academics, Ithaca also houses a deep athletics programs – comprised of over 15 teams competing in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 conference, as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Noteworthy facilities include Glazer Arena, Higgins Stadium, and Butterfield Stadium.

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

Established in 1948 by Cornell University, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is located northeast of Ithaca. Encompassing 532 acres and featuring a 33,000-square-foot terminal building, 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. Commercial passengers can choose from one of the three commercial airlines to fly to Detroit, Newark, or Philadelphia. Terminal amenities include free Wi-Fi, dining, shopping and car rentals.

Museum of the Earth

Located in central New York, the Museum of the Earth is exactly what it sounds like – this museum is dedicated to the discovery and exhibition of Earth’s natural wonders.

Found in the city of Ithaca, the museum features more than simply exhibits, though. Visit the museum and walk-through the discovery center, and watch discovery at work. 

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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 13.00 mile(s) from Greek Peak Ski area

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