We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hillside Inn

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ithaca
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Hillside Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 68: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Inn's location is convenient, and its staff seem friendly and obliging. However, I was placed in a room that had black mark all over the bed clothes, which I'm now fairly sure were fecal stains from bed bugs.

Helpful?
1 Thank screenname595
Peter S, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this review

All hotels get bed bugs, since visitors bring them. This is the same for the most expensive new and plush establishments and the more run-down seedy ones. We are at neither end of that spectrum, we are a popular older establishment that is well kept up and affordably priced and most convenient to Cornell -- the most convenient in Ithaca.... More 

Oviedo, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Everything is old in this inn. The room that I was in had small beds, small shower, bad smell, no refrigerator. There were no free power plugs. They say that they have free breakfast, but it is just orange juice and hot water.

Helpful?
Thank Exergetic
Peter S, Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this review

True, old established and very popular Inn, closest hotel to Cornell and in fact on the edge of campus, no need for transport. Small refrigerators are available for a room on request, and there is a general kitchenette area with large fridge, microwave and sink. We do give (and lose) power plugs to guests when requested, often running out as... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The room is a bit small and old, but the price is low compared to others nearby. It would be a good option for visit to Cornell University. It is walk-able both to downtown and Cornell University. Free parking.

Helpful?
Thank Xiangjun D
Westport, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I stayed at the Hillside Inn for 3 nights during a Cornell reunion. It was located less than a quarter mile away from my class headquarters on west campus. I couldn't have been happier that I stayed here and not in the dorm or having to drive back and forth to another more expensive accommodation. There was not a single... More 

Helpful?
Thank Travelinghal6
Erie, Colorado
Level Contributor
56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Hillside Inn must have been a house once. Rooms are puzzle-pieced together to make the best use of little bits of space and they aren't fancy but they're very clean and completely comfortable. Everything worked the way it was supposed to and the people working there were friendly and helpful. It's right on the bus line and central to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caroline S
Syracuse, New York
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2016

If you want to be close to Cornell campus without spending a fortune, it doesn't get any better than the Hillside Inn. The rooms aren't large, and it's definitely not luxurious, but the employees are friendly and courteous, everything seems to be in working order, and the location can't be beat! Hands down my favorite place to stay in Ithaca!

Helpful?
Thank emcdpv
Oakton, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stayed here for a campus visit to Cornell and got a room with two beds - for one adult and two teenagers - the girls shared a bed and it was small - but fine. The room was small but cute - had the two beds, a desk, a chair and a little fold out chair that you could... More 

Helpful?
Thank DebB10
14801
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

When in town, this is the first place I look to book. Main reason--location. I have stayed here alone, and with my wife and four kids (two rooms). The Hillside Inn is what it is. It is cheap, and the location cannot be beat. If you have the cash and are looking for some upscale digs--this is not the place... More 

Helpful?
Thank scrotim
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

In summary, you get what you paid for, yes it is really cheap for this area but we did not spend a pleasant journey in this hotel. Our room was small and the sink was next to the bed, the shower really needed to be cleaned or changed, the shower floor was broken. We had problems with the noise as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anaïs M
Peter S, General Manager at Hillside Inn, responded to this review

It's always sad to see that someone had a negative reaction and that the stay did not match their expectations. In fact this reviewer had written a more scathing and generalized review with unfounded conclusions that was removed and now revised (she stayed in July). There are of course two sides to any coin, and just now I have taken... More 

New York
Level Contributor
128 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

It's taken me awhile to sort through my impressions of the Hillside Inn, and it took abnormally long for me to even calculate my rating. I guess I'll just lay it all out and readers can judge for themselves. The PROs: The price is excellent. I was shocked that hotels are still so inexpensive in New York State (under $100/night).... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Traveller2010NYC

8 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ithaca hotels
0.7 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
2.9 km away
Hampton Inn Ithaca
Hampton Inn Ithaca
#4 of 22 in Ithaca
597 reviews
0.7 km away
The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.1 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca
1.1 km away
The Hotel Ithaca
The Hotel Ithaca
#17 of 22 in Ithaca
468 reviews
0.6 km away
Argos Inn
Argos Inn
#10 of 22 in Ithaca
44 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
GreenPartner Learn More
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hillside Inn is located right next to the campus of Cornell University. We offer reasonable rates and provide free parking, free Wi Fi, free local and long distance calls, and complimentary Continental Breakfast.Extended stay rates are available.Rooms have color cable TV, private bath, AC, daily room service.We are in Collegetown and a short walk to numerous restaurants.Our friendly staff are here to make your stay a pleasant one! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillside Inn

Address: 518 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-3815
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range: ₹ 4,035 - ₹ 8,139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Hillside Hotel Ithaca
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hillside Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“AVOID THE HOTEL!!!! unless you like sleeping in a dirty bed full of hair.”
 of 5 bubbles kategM6699ZX, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles CRVanUllen, 20 Nov 2014 | Read review
“back rooms have nice views”
 of 5 bubbles tradcross, 4 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Go to another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles ollie854, 29 Aug 2013 | Read review
“I would never recommend this place to anyone. At any price it is a scary place.”
 of 5 bubbles CindyW531, 23 Feb 2013 | Read review
5 of 5