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658 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-8745
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Economy Inn Ithaca is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Ithaca, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator.

In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit.

While staying at Economy Inn Ithaca, visitors can check out Namgyal Monastery (2.3 mi) and Gourdlandia (2.3 mi), some of Ithaca's top attractions.

Ithaca has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar, Royal Court Restaurant, and Red and White Cafe, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Robert Treman State Park (0.5 mi), Ithaca Beer Co. (0.5 mi), and Sweedler and Thayer Preserves (0.9 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Economy Inn Ithaca.

Enjoy your stay in Ithaca!

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Victoria wrote a review Oct 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Economy Inn is an unapologetic budget property, and I'm extremely satisfied with my stay. I paid less than half the going rate at the budget chains (Hampton Inn, Super 8), and the room was dated but clean (with daily room cleanings that are no longer offered at the chains!), and included a microwave and small fridge with freezer. The shower fixture and TV were modern, as was the AC/heater (which was admittedly, as some reviewers have noted, not intuitive to operate). The single-bed room was large enough to spread out in (I used half the room as without space), with a functional workspace. I did not ask about the WiFi; my data service inside the room was suboptimal but good enough for a few hours a day of Zoom meetings. The presence of lots of outlets was a nice surprise. Overall I am very happy with my experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
John wrote a review Sep 2021
New York198 contributions87 helpful votes
Good if you are young and want to save money, but remember you get for what you pay. The position is very close to the main waterfalls, like I say you can use it just to sleep and shower nothing als..
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Jay S wrote a review Nov 2019
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States19 contributions7 helpful votes
Unexpectedly needed a room here on a busy weekend. Booked it's late afternoon and arrived in the evening The room here did just fine. Late arrival can be an issue since the office is not attended overnight
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
MB J wrote a review Jul 2019
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania10 contributions4 helpful votes
We were attending a family gathering nearby and needed a spot to sleep. We didn't require any special amenities, were delighted to find coffee and fruit available the next morning. Lots of parking space and easy access to grocery, big box stores, restaurants.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Peter H wrote a review Jul 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania30 contributions5 helpful votes
We came in with relatively low expectations given the lower end rate and initial appearance of the motel. We were pleasantly surprised to find a very clean room and comfortable bed awaited us. The owner/manager was friendly and I would highly recommend this option if you are looking for an inexpensive option and don’t plan to spend much time in your room.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
Richard R wrote a review Jul 2019
Collingswood, New Jersey351 contributions215 helpful votes
My brother and I stayed here for one night in June 2019. We are senior citizens and tourists. This was the cheapest room we could find near Ithaca, where hotel prices seem unnaturally high. We searched for a room on the internet, the day before arriving, so there was little advance planning. We paid about $107 including tax. The room was okay, the beds were okay, and the room contained microwave and refrigerator. The bathroom was super-small and cramped. The free breakfast was so minimal that it was humorous: one choice of cereal, a bananna, and your choice of 4 or 5 mini muffins or donuts, and regular coffee. Nothing else! No egg, no meat, no toast, no butter, no jelly, no juice, no decaf. It was by far the most minimal free breakfast I have ever encountered in all my travels. But admittedly, it was adequate to get started on the day, even if the food on display was conserved and carefully doled-out by the proprietor, right down to the last ounce of milk. The motel is an old-style motor court, very close to the 2-lane highway, so there is road noise if you don't use air conditioning in the room. This motel is adjacent to two other motels. 5-minute drive to Ithaca. This motel did the job. It worked for us.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled
sdm863 wrote a review Oct 2018
Ithaca, New York2 contributions
The absolute worst experience in the world. Smells like urinal tabs. Stains on everything...afraid to know what they’re from. Ware two pairs of socks in the shower...filthy with mold on shower curtain. Only reason we stayed is all other hotels were booked for alumni weekend...this one is only half full...hmmm. I’d give negative stars if it was an option.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled
Maxine A wrote a review Nov 2016
Great Neck, New York5 contributions
For $140.00 a nite was very disappointed, No wifi in the room, sheets were dirty, blankets smelled, and noise from the road! The bed was against the wall w/ window so to get out of bed we had to climb over the other person??? Should I go on? Never again
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled
Cecebeboy wrote a review Aug 2016
Magnetawan, Canada12 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel was clean and ready,fridge was on for my cold beer.AC worked great as a very hot humid weekend.Found out Micro wave not working.Owner brought a new one right away.About 25 min to Watkins glen and for a Race weekend prices are fair
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Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled
Caroline V wrote a review Sep 2015
Sao Paulo, SP39 contributions15 helpful votes
I don't have any complain about this motel, just the wi-fi, that was really bed at room. It's simple, but it worth the price. Rooms are pretty close to the road, so it can be little bit noisy if you have difficult to sleep. For me, it was fine. They offer you coffee, bananas and donuts at breakfast. The best thing is that the Buttermilk Waterfalls are less than 1km away.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Economy Inn Ithaca
Which popular attractions are close to Economy Inn Ithaca?
Nearby attractions include Robert Treman State Park (0.9 km), Cornell University (7.4 km), and Cascadilla Gorge Trail (5.4 km).
What food & drink options are available at Economy Inn Ithaca?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Economy Inn Ithaca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purity Ice Cream Co, MIX Kitchen and Bar, and Wegmans.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Economy Inn Ithaca?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Arabic.