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"Perfectly fine cheap hotel. not as fine on the crazy college weekends or other events when the price doubles. " More

By drrocketsurgery, from Vienna, VA on Wed 21 Aug 2013

Hotel Description

Hotel near Cornell University in Ithaca

Close to airport

You'll find Cornell University and Cayuga Lake within 3 miles (5 km) of this Ithaca hotel. Triphammer Marketplace and Shops at Ithaca Mall are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a 24-hour fitness center on site, and laundry facilities and concierge services are also offered.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

Boasting spring water baths, the 72 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs. Free wired Internet, refrigerators, and microwaves are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$76* Per night/room Mar 17 - Mar 18

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Senior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Econo Lodge ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5

Hotel not worth the price

Hard to find- we didn't realize it was in a shopping plaza. The pillows were so uncomfortable- very hard! The bath towels were very small- the size was more for children. The hotel was not worth the price of $139- very expensive for the type of hotel it is. The breakfast was okay; nothing special- mostly processed food. A few fresh fruits : apples and oranges, and yogurt. Scrambled eggs were really watery- my husband and I skimmed some off of the top of the pan where they weren't as watery. If I am ever in the area again I plan to choose a different hotel.

Posted by , from Sterling, MA on Apr 11, 2016

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3 out of 5
Perfectly fine cheap hotel. not as fine on the crazy college weekends or other events when the price doubles.

Posted by , from Vienna, VA on Aug 21, 2013

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3 out of 5


This hotel was completely satisfactory and fairly priced. The staff was pleasant. It is a property which shows its age. The walks are crumbling in places and it really needs a cosmetic touch up. however, the service and level of comfort were quite satisfactory.

Posted by , from Millersburg, OH on Jul 29, 2013

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2 out of 5

Basic accommodations for a short stay

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
The room was clean and adequate. We were not spending a great deal of time in Ithaca on this trip and only needed a comfortable place to sleep. When staying longer I would look for more amenities. THe price was right, and the breakfast included in room rate met our needs. The staff were prompt and friendly.

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012

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1 out of 5

THis hotel needs rennovation

Very run down and out of date - only stayed there because entire town was booked for Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Posted by , from DC region on Jul 21, 2012

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1 out of 5

This Hotel Was Old and Dirty

If you want a clean comfortable hotel, don't stay here. Old dirty carpets were smelly. Run down rooms and lobby. Phone did not work in the room. We have stayed in other Econolodges that were nice. This just wasn't one of them. We will NEVER stay at this one again.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good value for money

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We had a handicapped-access room--wide doors, grab rails, etc. Reasonable size, clean, well-equipped. Quiet, despite being next to busy Route 13. Free breakfast with juice, cereals, toast, pastries, fruit. The building is hard to see/find from Triphammer Rd or from Rte 13 leaving Ithaca. It's between a mall parking lot and the highway, a couple of hundred yards from Triphammer Rd.

Posted by , from suburban Philadelphia on Aug 2, 2011

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4 out of 5

Professional, friendly staff. Nice clean room.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
The people at the front desk were courteous, friendly, and efficient. The room was clean and comfortable.

Posted by , from Merrick, NY on Apr 13, 2011

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1 out of 5

Cheap for a reason

Cons: filthy
i just needed a place to sleep and a quick shower......that is all I got. Parking was a nightmare, place was dirty-really dirty, felt unsafe due to some of the 'characters' hanging around outside. Not ever staying here again.

Posted by , from new york on Apr 12, 2011

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2 out of 5

Not bad for the price, I guess..

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet, inexpensive, grocery store in same parking lot
The staff was very friendly and the room itself was fairly clean, although it had a strange mildew smell. There was a stale, half-eaten bagel in the stairwell for the entire length of our visit. That led us to believe that cleaning did not take place everyday. The bed was also very uncomfortable. If you're looking for a cheap place to crash for a night, this place will do.

Posted by , from Massachusetts on Feb 7, 2011

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served daily. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free at scheduled times. A 24-hour fitness center, a library, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly Econo Lodge. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the indoor pool and health club at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Ithaca hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) (5.9 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Econo Lodge offers 72 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Beds feature down comforters. 37-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, spring water baths, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Spring water bath
  • In-room dining
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests arriving late must contact the hotel in advance to make check-in arrangements. Contact information is provided in the booking confirmation email.

Airport transportation is offered at scheduled times during limited hours. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Econo Lodge Hotel Ithaca
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  • Econo Lodge Hotel
  • Econo Lodge Ithaca
  • Econo Lodge Hotel Ithaca

You should know

  • Econo Lodge offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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