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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.|