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Accommodations in Ithaca fall into two categories – B&Bs, for which you’ll pay between $165 and $325 per night, and traditional hotels, which range from the familiar chains both high and low end, to some more unique options.

In our efforts to supply value that a reader can’t get simply by using Yelp or Trip Advisor, we decided to do a meta-comparison of all of Ithaca’s major hotels worth mentioning (we didn’t bother with anything obviously low-rated), and rank them in several parameters important to us (“pet friendly”, for instance). The “distance from downtown” metric is a little arbitrary, since Ithaca has three gravitational centers – downtown and the two college campuses – everything is reasonably close-by everything else, and some of the more “far-flung” hotels boast spectacular views (like the one above).

Hotel Name Address Type Yelp Rating Sample Rate Range Distance to Downtown Pet Friendly? Comments
1. La Tourelle 1150 Danby Rd Ithaca, NY 14850 Hotel with B&B-like style 4.5 stars in 18 reviews $154 for Room with one queen bed to $279 for Paris, Fireplace Exec. Suite 3.4 miles, 10 minutes Yes, but only in Certain Rooms Reviews overwhelmingly positive.
2. William Henry Miller Inn 303 N Aurora St Ithaca, NY 14850 B&B 5 stars in 3 reviews. 5 stars in 126 reviews on Trip Advisor $165-$250 depending on room type and peak/off peak rates 0 yes, in the Garner Suite
3. Private Hotel and Pure Food at Casper’s Farm 1040 Comfort Rd Spencer, NY 14883 B&B No Yelp rating, top rated in Trip Advisor $200 – $300, depending on room. 9.4 miles, 21 minutes not specified, which usually means “no” Owned by a restauranteur, eye-catching design. No Yelp reviews.
4. Statler Hotel 130 Statler Dr Ithaca, NY 14853 Hotel 4 stars in 12 reviews on Yelp, 4.5 on Trip Advisor $335 – $685, depending on room 1.6 miles, 7 minutes (Cornell campus) no Trip Advisor loves this one. Yelp is more mixed, pointing to drabness, lackadaisical service, and high pricetag
5. Inn On Columbia 228 Columbia St Ithaca, NY 14850 B&B 4 stars in 13 reviews on Yelp, 4 stars on Trip Advisor $125 – $225 for same-day deals. Other rates not published. 0.8 miles, 6 minutes yes Popular for its last-minute booking policy. Reviews overwhelmingly positive. Negative focus on multiple houses, street noise.
6. Hampton Inn 337 Elmira Rd Ithaca, NY 14850 Hotel 4.5 stars in 5 reviews on Yelp, 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor $143.65 – $249, depending on demand. 1.8 miles, 8 minutes yes According to Expedia This seems to be the budget hack – brand new and reasonable. Books up fast though.
7. Hilton Garden Inn 130 E Seneca St Ithaca, NY 14850 Hotel 4 stars in 11 reviews $189 for king room 0 no Popular for its location, generally seen to be in line with average service for the Hilton chain.


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