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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca

359 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-5103
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 24 in Ithaca
Fairfield Inn & Suites Ithaca is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Ithaca, offering a quiet environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Sciencenter Sagan Planet Walk (1.5 mi) and Downtown Ithaca (1.5 mi), guests of Fairfield Inn & Suites Ithaca can easily experience some of Ithaca's most well known attractions. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. Fairfield Inn & Suites Ithaca features a 24 hour front desk, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Fairfield Inn & Suites Ithaca, free parking is available. Ithaca has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like The Boatyard Grill, Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, and Royal Court Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes. Ithaca is also known for some great science museums, including Sciencenter and Museum of the Earth, which are not too far from Fairfield Inn & Suites Ithaca. Enjoy your stay in Ithaca!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 54 out of 100
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Jonathan S wrote a review Apr 2022
Fairfield, Connecticut26 contributions15 helpful votes
Couldn’t have been worse from start to finish. We were there visiting my daughter at College. We simply wanted a good night sleep. 11:30PM a huge bus of kids rolls in and takes over the hotel. Loud noise and people bouncing off the walls all night. Had to call security. The same group was up early making tons of noise. Also has a cleaning lady try to bust into our room at 830AM while my wife was sleeping. If you are an adult- stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Patti Demont, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. I sincerely apologize that the group in house disturbed you during your stay. This group is at the hotel only once a year. I hope that you will give us another try to show you a true Fairfield experience.
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nptp84 wrote a review Oct 2021
Ocean City, New Jersey214 contributions99 helpful votes
We were planning to visit Ithaca and the Finger Lakes NY area and booked the Fairfield Inn and Suites to use as a base for the area. We loved the location as it was convenient to all the major roadways as well as family restaurants. However, we were disappointed in the hotel. There were dark stains on the rug in our room and black mold in the shower in a few areas. This property needs a serious overhaul. Needless to say, we checked out of this hotel early. Besides being a Marriott Bonvoy member, I am also a travel consultant with over 26 years experience who often recommends Marriott hotels to my clients. This is one Marriott hotel I will not recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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emgsoccer wrote a review Oct 2021
Media, Pennsylvania77 contributions14 helpful votes
There were good and bad in our stay. Good: Nice staff, clean room, and quiet. We stayed toward the back so there was no noise from the road. Everything is only a 9 minute drive away. Bad: Slow internet, small tv, no hot breakfast items except coffee. Plus they don't pick up trash outside, so it just piles up and the trash cans are overflowing.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Choose back of the hotel where it is nice and quiet, plus parking is quick to get to.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Patti Demont, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca
Responded 29 Oct 2021
Thank you for taking time to complete your survey. Please know that we take your comments seriously. We are looking to bring back hot breakfast soon. The televisions are due to be replaced during our upcoming renovation with bigger screens. I will address the overflowing outside trash cans immediately. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again.
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PaulT1965 wrote a review Oct 2021
Cold Spring, New York292 contributions134 helpful votes
Granted this review is impacted by the fact it is based on a hotel stay during the pandemic in August 2030. Nevertheless, after making some allowances the hotel fell short. Check in was fine and we got a room upgrade and early checkin. The room appeared clean but then a pair of shades left on the floor, presumably by previous occupant, raised questions. Breakfast was a huge disappointment. A grab and go bag of bottled water (which we don’t use), apple and high sugar mini muffin was all that was offer. It’s not hard to also, safely and easily, offer items like cereal and oatmeal. And then we asked whether our room or hotel had a corkscrew to open a bottle and were advised they were all stolen and we could buy one free m local liquor store. What a cheek! We’ll be staying AirBnB from now if possible. Hotels and airlines will go extinct at this rate.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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GeoMark2015 wrote a review Oct 2021
USA11 contributions3 helpful votes
Marriott's CEO has repeatedly emphasized that they serve the owners and not their guests and our recent experience certainly displays this attitude. Deteriorating conditions and service at Marriotts in general are exemplified by the Fairfield Inn in Ithaca but shared across many Marriott brands. No hot water this morning (making empty soap and shower gel dispensers irrelevant) and internet too slow and erratic to work, stream video or even access e-mail makes this Fairfield one to avoid. The problems are systemic and not something that are oversights or due to covid staff shortages.
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Date of stay: October 2021
travpr0 wrote a review Sep 2021
Princeton, New Jersey29 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights, and the place looked like it could use a good refresh. We were assigned a room that was adjacent to the elevator, entered the room to find the main entry/hall light was not working. WI-FI signal was very weak in the room, such that the only way to get a signal was to sit near the main door. Carpets could use a good cleaning - large black stain in front of the bed. Definitely not up to the Marriott standards.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Erik E wrote a review Sep 2021
Marlboro, New Jersey6 contributions5 helpful votes
Very disappointed. Waited ten minutes so the janitor could find someone to check us in. I’m a Platinum Elite Marriott member and no offer of upgrade or even free water bottle. Soup in the bathroom literally one inch x 1/2 inch. Never seen that before. Room was small but clean. TV was 27”. Very small by today’s standards. Shower had pump for shampoo/conditioner. I would not recommend this hotel..
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
eatergourmet wrote a review Aug 2021
Reston, Virginia84 contributions39 helpful votes
We have stayed in a few Fairfield Inns across the country in the last couple of months. This one was the most disappointing. The hotel is run down. Carpeting in the common areas (including elevators) was dirty and worn. Our room carpeting needs a good shampooing and cleaning. The shower caulking is discolored and gross looking. The refrigerator had food from the previous occupant that had not been cleaned out. Amenities, like shampoo and conditioner, are cheap and smell bad. Towels are very threadbare. The free breakfast was okay but I was shocked to find pitchers of milk that everyone has to touch. What happened to their much - publicized “COVID precautions “? I will say that the staff we encountered was lovely and helpful. However, this Fairfield Inn is not one I would want to stay in again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Travelbug8508 wrote a review Jul 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina19 contributions25 helpful votes
This is why I stay at Hiltons. I don’t know when the last time management or anyone has walked through and looked at these rooms but they are in poor shape. There’s mold in the bathrooms, wallpaper peeling, and a terrible smell in the room I just couldn’t identify. I know with Covid things are limited but the complementary breakfast was just cereal. They could’ve done more.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
lynn wrote a review Jun 2021
Summerfield, Florida10 contributions
A good location to investigate the Finger Lakes. We visited many locations and lakes from this point. Easy to get to the WGI race way to many wineries. Always very welcoming. Still doing grab and go for Breakfast. They have figured it out. New York has a high vaccination rate and masks were not required- but the staff wore mask for the comfort of the clients. Good follow up on requests. We felt safe to walk every AM.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking was good- construction in town. Be aware. Sidewalk to walk each am- easy to get to...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca
Which popular attractions are close to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Nearby attractions include Buttermilk Falls State Park (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Mexico, Texas Roadhouse, and Five Guys.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Ithaca accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.