Ithaca Hotels and B&B's
If you're after character and country charm, a wide range of bed and breakfasts and guesthouses can be found in Ithaca. Otherwise, accommodation is fairly basic, with several chain motels located on the town's main highways alongside big-box stores. One unique option in town is the upmarket Statler Hotel, located on Cornell University's campus and staffed by students at Cornell's acclaimed School of Hotel Administration.
Check both the Ithaca College and Cornell calendars of events before planning your trip, because accommodation around town often sells out years in advance for big weekends such as graduations and homecomings.
Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Address: 130 Statler Drive
Word of Mouth: "Knowing that this hotel was connected with the world-leading hospitality management program at Cornell, I raised my expectations before arrival. The hotel did not disappoint. The staff provided excellent service and the room and facilities were also excellent. I had a wonderful view of the campus and rolling hills from my room." -- Love2Explr
La Tourelle Resort & Spa
Address: 1150 Danby Road
Word of Mouth: "I have stayed in many resorts near and far (domestic and abroad) and La Tourelle is a gem right in our own backyard! The tranquility at the resort, quality of food and service was top notch. The bed! The dual shower head! The spa! The food! AMAZING!!!!!" -- amani1
Hampton Inn Ithaca
Address: 337 Elmira Road
Word of Mouth: "Always a pleasure to stay here. We come to Ithaca several times a year and and stay here every visit. The desk staff are always helpful. Coffee/tea and cookies available in the evenings, the breakfast is always good and the lady who works the breakfast is a sweetheart." -- Tracey C
Address: 657 Elmira Road
Word of Mouth: "Yes, it's older and somewhat rustic, but I'm glad we found this place. Our room was large and convenient, and the location is great -- close to Buttermilk Falls State Park and Ithaca, both of which we visited from here. It bills itself as dog-friendly, which it certainly is, with a play area with signs saying 'pets only allowed on play equipment.' But we didn't have a pet with us. We were drawn by two things: the very reasonable room rates and that fact that each room in our building has a bird feeder right outside the window. We spent an hour or so looking for birds around the grounds in the morning and found many." -- Wally E
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William Henry Miller Inn
Address: 303 North Aurora Street
Word of Mouth: "This beautiful house is perfectly located for an inn, just two blocks from a slew of good restaurants covering the full spectrum of culinary options and price ranges. The Inn's staff is spectacular, attentive but not nosy. The breakfast choices differ each day with both a sweet and a savory choice. Fresh fruit abounds. Each evening the dinning room is stocked with several wonderful homemade dessert choices. The building itself is large and beautiful, the entire first floor, aside from the kitchen, is public space available 24 hours a day. There is a wide front porch with tables available for guest use as well." -- ChelvisGeo on TripAdvisor
Rogues' Harbor Inn
Address: 2079 East Shore Drive, Lansing
Word of Mouth: "Our family stayed for a full weekend at Rogues Harbor, booked in three rooms. The experience was fantastic. Rooms were spacious and clean, the breakfasts were great, and the restaurant downstairs was delicious (especially the beer!). Highly recommended." -- BedandBreakfast.com contributor
Private Hotel and Pure Food at Casper's Farm
Address: 1040 Comfort Road, Spencer
Word of Mouth: "We stayed on this unique property, full of unique history in our beautiful Zebra room. Every artifact, every photo in any space on the property had a story and the details on this farm is beyond anything we have ever experienced in our travels. It was so peaceful, and we left feeling rejuvenated. The farm is both unique and incredibly tranquil, and we will recommend this experience to everyone we know!" -- 334TravellersfromTO on TripAdvisor
City Lights Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1319 Mecklenburg Road
Word of Mouth: "City Lights is only 2 miles from Ithaca City Centre, but is located in a quiet part of town. Its spacious suite, clean facilities, delicious breakfast, quiet location, plus good and personal relationship is what you can never get from [a] chain hotel." -- BedandBreakfast.com contributor
Juniper Hill Bed and Breakfast
Address: 16 Elm Street, Trumansburg
Word of Mouth: "Oh my, we loved this place. Lovely house and grounds. The decor is amazing. The house is filled with antiques, curios and paintings (many for sale). Reminiscent of luxurious Masterpiece Theatre country houses." -- alwaysplanahead on TripAdvisor
For more Ithaca B&B's, visit BedandBreakfast.com.