"A terrible experience. Some hotel employees wore masks, but others didn't. When we got to our room, we noticed white paint all over the floor. The floors hadn't been mopped, the TV was on, and there was dirt in the corners of the bathroom. The wardrobe handles were on the inside, and we were never told that there was a coffee maker and hangers inside. The bathroom sink was clogged. Housekeeping woke me up vacuuming at 6:30 AM. No breakfast because of Covid. I was uncomfortable just going to my car because of the unsavory people hanging out in the parking lot. Don't stay here.2020-07-06"
"The hotel staff was hospitable. We didn't have any problems and would definitely stay here again.2019-04-09"
"Clean hotel with courteous personnel.2018-02-21"
"Excellent hotel room, kind employees, and wonderful breakfast. Stay here.2017-05-30"
"We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the motel was since the rates were so low. The room was clean and spacious, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was large and clean. Friendly, hospitable staff. Don't hesitate to stay here; it's worth every penny.2018-07-08"
"Great place to stay. The room was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, the hotel shuttle didn't start until 6 AM, and that's when I had to catch my flight. Don't stay here if you need a shuttle to the airport early in the morning.2017-06-30"
"I have an allergy to cats, and had a reaction after being put in a pet-friendly room. I was moved to another room that was fine. The hotel clerk was extremely pleasant, but the morning clerk wasn't so friendly.2016-11-14"
"Perfect hotel for our visit to Cornell University. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly. Stay here.2016-04-17"
"Convenient to colleges, malls, grocery stores, and restaurants. We love this hotel and always make a point to stay when we're in town. The room was spacious and clean, with comfortable beds and pillows. Clean bathroom. Friendly service. We were satisfied with breakfast. There's no reason you wouldn't want to stay here.2015-05-30"
"The hotel was clean and comfortable, and the room was large. No fridge, though. Excellent personnel.2016-06-23"
"Convenient location in the center of downtown, but close to Cornell and Ithaca College. The hotel was comfortable, and the staff was friendly and attentive. Great place to stay.2015-09-15"
"Located in the heart of downtown; easy walk to many attractions. Great value. The room was nice, and the hotel clerk was friendly and helpful. We were even able to check in early. The restaurant food was good.2015-05-04"
"The room was nice and quiet. The check-in clerk was a charmer. I liked the pool. You can park on either side of the hotel in back, so park closer to your room.2015-05-01"
"The hotel was clean and quiet. Great beds. Unfortunately, it was extremely overpriced during college graduation season.2016-05-24"
"Convenient to Cornell University and restaurants. My room was clean, and had quality furnishings and mattress. The employees were polite, and I felt welcomed every time I entered the hotel. Nice complimentary breakfast, and ample parking. I plan to stay here again.2015-04-20"
"Centrally located. Great hotel with friendly, helpful staff. The room was clean and quiet, and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was available in the on-site restaurant, but it wasn't free. Had free parking in a garage across the street.2015-12-07"
"The hotel was modern and comfortable. Well-kept lobby and helpful staff.2015-10-05"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.