Top 12 Places To Stay In Ithaca, NY - Updated 2021

where to stay in ithaca ny

Ithaca is located on the gorgeous shores of the sparkling Cayuga Lake and it is well known for its breathtaking gorges and the spectacular collection of more than 100 waterfalls that are within walking distance from downtown. The city is home to a few Indian restaurants that you might enjoy too. Due to the institutions of higher learning in the city, the region attracts all kinds of travelers and not just students who come in to seek knowledge. Whether you are a student, or you are visiting for business or leisure, one thing you will appreciate is finding a place to rest your head after a day of hustling. Ithaca is not short of options of where to stay, and depending on your tastes and preferences, as well as the amount of luxury you would love to indulge in, you will always find a place that will suit your needs. Here are our recommendations for the best places to stay in Ithaca, NY.


1. Hotel Ithaca (from USD 499)

Warmly decorated room in earth tones, cable TV and free internet are some of the goodies that await guests at Hotel Ithaca. Each room has a work desk, as well as helpful amenities such as a hairdryer and a coffee maker for the convenience of the guests. Shared amenities include an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. The famous Cornell University is 4.5km (2.8miles) from the hotel, while Ithaca State Theatre and Ithaca College are 0.26km (0.16miles) and 3km (1.86miles) away respectively. This is always a top choice for those who need convenience in accessing such places.

Hotel Ithaca


Address: 222 South Cayuga Street
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Newspapers

2. The Homewood Suites by Hilton, Ithaca (from USD 369)

Luxury and opulence meet comfort and convenience at The Homewood Suites by Hilton in Ithaca. The facility is an all-suite hotel. Guests to this hotel are treated to free shuttle services to Tompkins County Regional Airport and Cornell University. All guests are also entitled to free Wi-Fi as well as a hot breakfast buffet. All the rooms are modern, each fitted with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a clock radio. The communal facilities include a sports court, an outdoor pool, and a picnic area with barbeque facilities. Ithaca Downtown is 6.4km (3.79miles) away, while the Alan Treman State Marine Park is 10 minutes away from the hotel.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca


Address: 36 Cinema Drive
Accommodates: 7

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

3. Rodeway Inn and Suites Ithaca (from USD 89)

Guests at Rodeway Inn and Suites Ithaca have neat and well-maintained rooms, each having a microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer and ironing facilities. The facility also has a playground, free internet, and barbecue facilities. The inn’s location is convenient for those who may have some business to do in Ithaca College, which is about 6.4km (3.97miles) and Cornell University which is about 15 minutes away by car. Ithaca Falls is about 10 minutes’ drive away while downtown Ithaca is about 15 minutes away by car from the hotel. It is also worth noting that all guests at this inn are served with a continental breakfast.

Rodeway Inn and Suites Ithaca

Address: 654 Elmira Road

Free parking Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines CCTV in common areas Non-smoking throughout Non-smoking rooms Room service Safety deposit box Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

4. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ithaca, NY (from USD 116)

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is just a few minutes’ walks from the famous Buttermilk Falls State Park and Cornell University. The rooms in this Country Inn & Suites are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a microwave, a coffee maker, a mini-refrigerator, and there is also free Wi-Fi for the guests’ entertainment. There are a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor swimming pool for guest relaxation, and there is also a 24-hour business center where guests can do some reading or catch up with their work.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Ithaca, NY

Address: 1100 Danby Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Newspapers Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. La Tourelle Hotel & Spa (from USD 195)

La Tourelle Hotel & Spa, one of the best areas to stay in Ithaca, NY, boasts air-conditioned rooms that feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a coffee machine, private bathrooms, and ironing facilities. There are two on-site restaurants, free parking, and free Wi-Fi access to all guests of the hotel. Ithaca College and Cornell University are 2.3km (1.43miles) and 5km (3.10miles) away from the hotel, and for those who would love to go for evening nature walks, there is a hiking trail that leads to Buttermilk Falls State Park which is about 1.3km (0.81miles) away.

La Tourelle Hotel & Spa

Address: 1150 Danby Rd

Special diet menus (on request) Allergy-free room Concierge service Room service WiFi available in all areas Happy hour Board games/puzzles Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay


6. Historic Italianate house (from USD 256)

The Park Place House is a one bed one bath apartment located right at the heart of Downtown Ithaca. This assures proximity to hotels, restaurants, shops, malls and the learning institutions for which Ithaca is well known. The bedrooms have a queen memory foam bed fitted with quality air mattresses. In addition to the bed, the house has a comfy full-size couch which can be used as an extra bed for one more person. The house also has a fully equipped kitchen with all the appliances, utensils and cookware you may need to prepare a homemade meal for those days that you don’t feel like venturing out.

The Park Place House - Your Home Away from Home
Ithaca, New York, United States
259 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet & light-filled apartment beautiful style
i found myself admiring everything from the art to the sink fixtures to the beautiful shower tiles
we cooked most nights and the kitchen is pleasantly functional
beautiful bright apartment with very thoughtful touches
very clean modern stylish apartment
comfortable clean and stylish house
nicely decorated and super clean
clean stylish and easy check in
everything was clean check-in was uncomplicated and communication was easy
beautiful space with wonderful hosts
friendly and responsive hosts
the hosts are very nice and welcoming they responded to all our need in time with great hospitality
zach and johanna are excellent hosts and provide a delightful experience
easy check-in and responsive hosts
great location/neighborhood within walking distance to many nearby restaurants and downtown
the location is ideal a few blocks away from the main attractions of town
nice location beautiful home
great space and great location
the park place house is ideally located for exploring ithaca
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7. Stylish apartment in downtown Ithaca (from USD 75)

The stylish apartment is located on the second floor of a historic home in downtown Ithaca. It is in close proximity to Cayuga Lake, the farmer’s market, shops, malls, and restaurants amongst other entertainment joints. The bedroom has a full-size bed, fitted with a pillow top mattress. The living room has a full-size futon for additional guests. The kitchen is brightly colored and it is well equipped with the necessary appliances such as a coffee maker, pots, pans, fridge, gas stove, etc. For guests’ entertainment, there is a 100mbps high-speed internet, 39-inch TV with Roku and Blu-ray DVD. With such, it is a perfect home away from home when you are in downtown Ithaca.

Stylish Apartment in Downtown Ithaca
Ithaca, New York, United States
100 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
now an accurate and honest review on the apartment
the kitchen was very well equipped and had good quality copper-bottomed pots and pans
the apartment was mid-century modern very cute
the interior is very nice decorated good kitchen with fridge and eating room / living room
we (family of 4) had a short but enjoyable stay of one night at the apartment
clean comfortable and stylish
super clean house quiet safe neighborhood
it was spacious clean and comfortable
i was very comfortable in the space and it was very clean
spacious stylish sparkling clean quick and easy booking and check-in process
the hosts were quickly responsive to my questions and we enjoyed our stay here
great host always attentive to our needs
extremely responsive hosts
the hosts were very helpful with check-in
helpful local tips and suggestions
great location close to everything
great location and easy check in
wonderful location near downtown ithaca
great location close enough to walk to dinner at the commons
in a quiet neighborhood location that is ideal for easy walking to nearby restaurants and "downtown
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8. Bright and spacious downtown apartment (from USD 80)

Here is another great accommodation option for those who would prefer staying in downtown Ithaca. This spacious apartment is conveniently located in downtown Ithaca and it is guaranteed quick and easy access to amenities such as shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment joints. The apartment is in a historic home, well maintained and it comes with all the amenities you may need for a comfortable stay. These include a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom fitted with tub/show combo, 37-inch television with Roku and Blu-ray DVD and Wi-Fi internet connection with speeds of up to 100mbps.

Bright and Spacious Apartment in Downtown Ithaca
Ithaca, New York, United States
130 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large comfy couch in the living room was perfect to relax on after a long day
i slept on the futon - sofa which proved very comfortable
good location easy walk to eateries strong wifi kitchen has everything
it's a true one-bedroom with separate rooms for the bedroom living room kitchen and bathroom
a very nice apartment and met all our needs thanks
clean and very quiet apartment
very clean and spacious
apartment was clean and comfortable
it was clean too
it was very clean
david was wonderfully helpful
the hosts were really responsive to all our questions and requests
david is a very pleasant easy to contact and helpful host
david was very responsive with answers to questions and very accommodating when a last minute change was needed
raza was very accommodating and responsive
the location was very ideal and convenient for shopping and visiting cornell
great location we had a fun visit
great place very close to a good bakery for breakfast
great place in an excellent location in downtown ithaca
great location i would definitely stay here again
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9. Bright, comfy studio rental (from USD 95)

The studio may be decently sized, but it is extremely comfortable and in a very convenient location. It is four blocks away from Ithaca Commons, one block away from the two city parks, four blocks away from Cascadilla Gorge Trail and in proximity to shops, restaurants, entertainment joints, and other major city attractions. Parking is available for just one car, although arrangements can be made by the host for guests with more than one car.

Bright, cozy studio with great downtown location
Ithaca, New York, United States
131 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
his heater provided great white noise while we slept and the bed was extremely comfortable
jordan’s place was perfect for us as it was directly across the street from our son’s apartment
jordans studio is a beauty it's minimal light and cozy
another is like staying with friends - providing a lived-in comfortable human space
clean comfortable place with a great coffee machine
real clean fluid experience
jordan's place is clean and cozy
clean comfortable and extremely accommodating
jordan’s place is clean modern and private
jordan’s apartment is clean bright and tastefully decorated
jordan is a great host
jordan was a very nice host
jordan and his family were kind and gracious hosts
jordan was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed
loved it jordan was an amazing host also :)
the location is great
nice cozy apartment close to downtown
location was also perfect
great location everything you need
the location is awesome too very close to the downtown
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10. Spacious apartment overlooking Cascadilla Gorge (from USD 158)

This Ithaca home rental is best suited for six guests and comes with two bedrooms and two full baths. One of the best things about this place is that you get to wake up to the idyllic view of the Cascadilla Gorge. You’ll get the convenience of amenities such as the well-equipped kitchen, the bathtub, and an office corner

If you’re in the city for business at Cornell University, this rental is only a short walk away! Downtown Commons, where you’ll find the best restaurants, community theaters, and cafes, is also minutes away from here.

Beautiful 2 Bed Apartment Overlooking Cascadilla Falls
15 reviews  
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment very spacious w great wifi and tvs
property was clean and homey
nice accommodations and very clean
it was a very clean well kept property with great location to ithaca commons home of moosewood restaurant
property managers were very helpful when we were asking about the area
sarah the innkeeper was very helpful and accessible
this was a great location
it’s located within walking distance to many restaurants and sites and we had comfortable accommodations
the tvs are amazing the location was perfect
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11. Stylish home near the campuses

Accommodating six guests, this three-bedroom home is newly restored and features an elegant dining room, a modern and well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a chic bathroom with a bathtub. If you’re in the city for an event at either Cornell University and other Ithaca campuses, this place in the South Hill neighborhood is suitable for you. This well-appointed home is close to the famous Ithaca Commons where you’ll find the best restaurants, cafes, public art displays, and community events.

Great Home Away From Home
28 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Only 1 of 3 bedrooms was air conditioned
We had a wonderful time relaxing on the porch and lounging in the open kitchen/living room
On the plus side kitchen and bathroom is updated and plenty of shared space downstairs
it would be nice to have AC's in the other two bedrooms in addition to the master
beds comfortable and plenty of towels and kitchen utensils
The interior was quite clean and had everything we needed
The house was lovely and had everything we needed
The house was very clean with great televisions & a remodeled kitchen
The beds were very comfy and everything was high end and very nice
and we were not bothered by traffic noise
The owner was very nice and helpful
What a great city for family with kids of all ages
our host was very knowledgable and was willing to help us with anything we needed I would highly recommended staying here
to downtown Owner was responsive
However the interior of the home was nicely designed throughout the entire house
It is very close easy walk to food and entertainment
The house is located on a corner lot of 2 busy streets - we had cars trucks and buses passing by all day and NIGHT
It's on a corner with a bus stop and
thoughtfully outfitted comfy furniture and beds and a great location within 10 minute walking distance to all of downtown ithaca's restaurants
4-way stop of two busy streets Lots of braking and accelerating plus big diesel buses
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12. Attractive East Hill apartment (from USD 104)

Just as the name suggests, this is an attractive apartment where you will find all the comfort and convenience to sleep like a baby in Ithaca. The accommodation options provided by this apartment come with free wifi, air-conditioned rooms, free bikes for morning or evening rides, and very beautiful gardens for morning or evening relaxation. The apartment features one-bedroom units, each fitted with a mini-kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and a bath. Amenities around include Robert J Kane Sports Complex which is 5km (3.12miles) away, while Ithaca College is about 8km (5 miles) away.

Attractive East Hill Apartment

Address: 1263 Ellis Hollow Road

Comfort and convenience when visiting Ithaca

Don’t let anything compromise your stay when visiting Ithaca. Depending on your reason for visiting, use our recommendations above on where to stay in Ithaca, New York, for a comfortable and convenient stay.

Frequently asked questions about places to stay in Ithaca, NY

1. Which places to stay in Ithaca offer great views?

Take in the rich and stunning Ithaca landscapes and views when you book this spacious apartment overlooking Cascadilla Gorge, La Tourelle Hotel & Spa, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson.

2. Which places to stay in Ithaca are good for families?

Rodeway Inn and Suites Ithaca, The Homewood Suites by Hilton, this historic Italianate house, and this stylish apartment in downtown are the best places to stay in Ithaca if you’re traveling with your family.

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