Located off Route 13, the Homewood Suites Ithaca is a three-star pet-friendly hotel with a business center and meeting space and an indoor pool. Nearby points of interest include Cornell University and Ithaca Mall.
Accommodation options at this Ithaca hotel include studios and one and two bedroom suites, each one offering a full kitchen as well as seating areas, flat-screen TVs with cable, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Guests can enjoy the fitness room and sports court. Additional facilities include 24-hour front desk services, a convenience store, coin laundry, and free on-site parking. A complimentary shuttle service is also available.
The Homewood Suites Ithaca hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast. Guests can also attend four-times weekly free receptions and use the on-site barbecue grills.
The hotel is an eight-minute drive from Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, 20 minutes from the Cayuga Nature Center, 45 minutes from Watkins Glen State Park, and a little over an hour from Syracuse.
Previous guests have found that the accommodation at this hotel in Ithaca is of a consistently good standard. Studios and suites offer clean and comfortable surroundings and guests have found the units to be well appointed. The full kitchens have proved especially popular.
Guests have enjoyed the location of the hotel. It is an obvious choice for anyone visiting a student at one of the nearby educational institutions as well as for those who want to explore the Cayuga Lake area. Guests have also enjoyed the shopping and dining opportunities in downtown Ithaca.
Impressive service and facilities
Feedback for this hotel indicates that guests have been impressed by the standard of service here, frequently mentioning that they found the staff friendly and helpful. Facilities also please guests, with many particularly appreciative of the clean pool.
Rate hikes for graduation week
Although guests often feel they have enjoyed good value for money here, they do note that rates rise significantly over graduation week. It’s not unusual for hotel rates to rise and fall according to supply and demand but frustrating nonetheless.
Occasional maintenance issues
Guests have reported occasional maintenance issues in the rooms. Plus, when these issues were reported to staff, they weren’t always addressed and resolved to the satisfaction of guests.
Mixed opinions about breakfast
Feedback about the quality of breakfast tends to vary a little. Some guests enjoyed this freebie but others found the hot food disappointing and also mention that it pays to arrive at breakfast early. Those arriving later were sometimes left disappointed by what was left.