Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn & Suites,  Cortland

4.5/5  - based on 192 guest reviews.
3175 Fingerlake East Drive (Off Route 13 South), 13045, Cortland, United States - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Cortland hotels are known for being close to the most in-demand attractions in the area, but this property is a standout with the best in hospitality. Searching for hotels near Cornell University whether for a weekend event or extended stay? The Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn & Suites is a favorite for students, professors, faculty and their loved ones. Whether guests are in town for graduation or another special event, or need to stay for an entire term, nothing beats the convenience of hotels in Cortland. Elegant design and decoration are the first things guests notice upon arrival. The heated indoor pool is ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation year-round. With large guest rooms and fantastic beds, travelers enjoy all the comforts of home along with the luxury of a brand new hotel. Finger Lakes hotels are surrounded by some of the best attractions in New York, but sometimes a getaway is more about staying in. This Cortland hotel combines easy access to top destinations with the luxe décor you deserve. Near Finger Lakes wineries, a tasting vacation brings many to this region. With the Greek Peak Ski Resort nearby, we're also a favorite for winter vacations. Whether it's the Finger Lakes recreation or business travel that has you looking for hotels in Cortland, we'll set the bar high. A university hotel, the property is close to SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College and of course Cornell. However, we also specialize in corporate travel with the Marietta Packaging Company and Pall Corporation close by and Pyrotech headquarters in the neighborhood. ETL, who tests consumer products, brings many workers to the area. Cortland and the surrounding area has gorgeous scenery and some of the best state parks in New York. Buttermilk Falls, Fillmore Glen and Treman are all a brief drive away. Reserve your room at Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn & Suites whether it's orientation, athletic events or business that brings you to town! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn & Suites,Cortland
  • 2
    « That's a NO, NO »

    During the weekend we stayed at this hotel for a night. It was, let's say? acceptable. Unexpected meeting with friends made us decide to stay for an additional night in the area. I went to the reception to ask if we can remain in the same room, to save time and trouble. The clerk was very rude and unwilling to address my plea. First, he told me, we have to leave the room, check out and then he will check if there are availabilities. The hotel was pretty empty, so I insisted and asked him if he can check now so I don't have to wait. His response was that there are other hotels in the area?.and that is exactly what we did.

    « Enjoyed my stay very much »

    Great place to stay. Updated and spacious room, with everything I could need. Very clean and comfortable and quiet. I couldn't get the wi-fi to work. I could have called the desk and got some help, but it wasn't really that important. The desk clerks were professional and friendly. I will definitely stay again when in the area.

    « Nice place to stay when visiting the college »

    This hotel is newly opened. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and spacious. The hotel is very close to SUNY Cortland and the new athletic facilities. The breakfast has a decent selection.

    « Worst stay at a hotel ever! »

    Booked through Expedia and received a room adjacent to the laundry room on the ground floor. Could not sleep all night from rumbling noises. Complained to reception at 12:30 AM about the constant noise and were told there is nothing wrong with the room and there is no noise. The staff's unwillingness to help or accommodate us was astounding and unheard off!

    « Nice hotel good beds »

    We stayed there during our vacation for 3 nights. It is a calm hotel ok breakfast buffet, rating is ok, the beds where very good and the rooms where clean and had a good size. So all in all an excelent hotel. Servic ewas good and helpfull the had a 12meter swimming pool indoor

    « a nice comfortable hotel to explore the area »

    Was a great place to stay to explore the area - including Ithica and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A very nice, new, clean and comfortable hotel with a good breakfast. The only down-side was there was no restaurant within walking distance for dinner and we prefer to walk to dinner. nevertheless, a very comfortable and enjoyable stay and we would stay again.

    « Family Weekend at Cornell »

    Wonderful property, excellent emanates, friendly helpful staff. Clean elegant rooms, nice indoor pool, and good breakfast. We stayed three nights. The 24 hour hot coffee was fresh and delicious too. The staff recommended various other places to see and things to do. Great over-all experience.

    « Good value, comfortable room »

    This hotel had well appointed rooms, clean, and comfortable. The bed was excellent, TV worked fine, adequate lighting, comfortable seating, good internet. A good value. Breakfast was a typical hotel breakfast but good enough. We would stay again.

    « Best Accomodating Hotel for Large School Group »

    From the management to the location and rooms everything was excellent. Coming in with a group of 100 HS students could get hectic but Ravi(the owner of the property) had everything organized and ready to go the minute we walked in to the hotel. We were all checked-in within 15 minutes- which is amazing with HS students! The rooms were all very clean and updated. We were there for a school visit to Cortland which was literally 5 minutes away. I would definitely stay at this hotel again! Ravi is the best!!

    « New and good hotel »

    We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while visting finger lakes and Ithaca. The hotel located 30 minutes drive from Ithaca. The staff was very friendly. The hotel is new, the room was clean and big. Good wi fi, basic and good breakfast. We got a room to the main road, so it was a little bit noisy, but not a big deal. The hotel is very close (3-5 minutes of drive) to wallmart and applebee's. Recommended.

  • 5
    « Very clean, very friendly staff »

    Front Desk clerk was fantastic. Very friendly, very knowledgeable. He offered us freshly made soft cookies that were delicious. He gave us directions and made some nice suggestions of things to see while up there visiting Cortland college. The hotel was very clean, inside and out. Beds comfortable and everything worked beautifully except the blow dryers. They need to be updated as they are not powerful. Breakfast needs to be competive with the Hilton properties. You get a much better breakfast there. They need more of a variety, and fresher items. No fresh fruit available and the pancake maker is not up to par. Very clean hotel, nice area, I would stay there again and recommend to those needing a place to stay in the area. Kudos to the front desk staff. Excellent service.

    « Visiting our son in college. »

    Went to Cortland to visit our son who is attending Ithaca College and saw the rugby game there . The Hotel seems like it is brand new and the Staff was very friendly. We would definitely go back there next time we go to see our son.

    « Friendly staff, Clean, well organized »

    Very nice Hotel staff was friendly, the room was very clean, had all amenities. The bed was comfortable. HBO was included. WIFI worked well. I did not have a chance to use the fitness center. The breakfast was good.

    « review »

    Just a refreshing place to stay, clean and neat. Friendly front desk personnel. I would recommend this hotel if you are in this area. Great location to town and restaurants too. Newer hotel which always is nice to visit as opposed to the older hotels in this area.

    « Always a Pleasure »

    We use this property weekly for travelling staff. Desk staff are always courteous and friendly; manager is very easy to work with. We've had multiple staff stay there from Canada and overseas, as well as vendors. It is nice to call and the person taking the reservation remembers our staff by name and comments that it will be nice to see them again. We will miss Finger Lakes when our project is complete. Thanks for the great service!

    « A Delightful Experience. Happy Memories »

    Eight of us stayed two nights coming from all directions to celebrate a brother's 70th birthday. The staff greeted us warmly, answered all questions and made us feel welcome right away. All of the rooms were clean and so comfortable. Four pillows on each bed, a lounge chair, microwave, fridge, desk, coffee maker, hair dryer, every thing you could want. The mattresses were soft and comfy. The AC was great, and we found our rooms quiet. The pool was clean and delightful. The desk people, especially Nick and Jim were some of the nicest we have met. Nick was more than pleasant, friendly and a little funny, which we just loved. Jim was so helpful and kind in helping us fit tables together for eight at breakfast and making sure everything was kept replenished. He could tell a joke also. The breakfast was amazing, with many choices, eggs done different ways, sausages and potatoes, waffled pancakes you make yourself, with toppings available, and of course all of the usual cereals, coffee, juices, breads, bagels, muffins, danish....and fresh fruit and yogurt. How could you complain? Nick told us about all of the local restaurants and things to do, with his own recommendations as a local. The older gentleman who ran the place was also amazingly friendly and helpful. We had one tiny problem and he fixed it immediately. We had a birthday party in the lobby with lots of laughs and joy. Our new friend, Nick assisted and joined in for our insistence. He helped us also by taking pictures of the eight of us. Thanks Nick. Also, the price was incredibly reasonable, and just enough outside of Ithaca to be a short ride to the waterfalls and Cornell. We would definitely stay there again.

    « Excellent place for all purposes »

    I was staying at the hotel for two nights with friends and we all were very pleased from the hotel. Warm welcome, excellent service and very clear hotel. The breakfast was a good surprise also. I very recommend to stay in this hotel for anyone.

    « Nice facility, bad management »

    This is the MOST EXPENSIVE hotel in the area and not worth the price in my opinion. I stay in Cortland 5-6 times a year to visit family but this is the first time I've stayed at the BW because it is 30-40% more than the equivalent local hotels but due to location I gave it a try. The rooms are nice and are clean, there is a mini-golf/fun center right next door, but the breakfast was similar to most ... powdered scrambled eggs, frozen homefries, cereal, etc. We were unfortunate enough to have 2 fire alarms and had to leave the building twice in the middle of the night due to someone smoking in the hallway. Once I understand, but twice means that they didn't take necessary steps to correct the situation. The next morning the staff didn't seem to care, apologize or offer any compensation. So my suggestion is to go the the Hampton Inn or Country Inn and Suites, both are similar quality and less $.

    « Fire Alarms »

    We stayed for 4 nights for a long week and overall the hotel was nice looking, with pretty clean rooms. But, our first night the fire alarm went off twice at approximately 3:15 AM and again at 4 AM. The front desk worker told us that someone was smoking weed in their room. I understand that the first time wasn't their fault but they clearly didn't deal with the issue appropriately for the alarm to go off again 45 minutes later. The front desk worker was also extremely unhelpful when we first arrived. We said we were from out of town and asked for a few suggestions for things to do in the area, to which he replied "there's nothing here. No one lives here. There's nothing to do." He had nothing else to contribute to the conversation. Probably wouldn't stay here again.

    « nice, clean convienent »

    Stayed here a Wednesday and Thursday night to go to the NY State fair. Went to college here so I kind of know the area. The hotel is clean, staff is very friendly. There is complimentary breakfast in the am, and a newspaper. The location is convenient, a little over 30 minutes to Syracuse where the state fair is. There are so many stores in the area, mini golf places, restaurants etc. The only thing that kept it from 5 stars is the air conditioning unit was a little noisy. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 3
    « Great fitness room and staff »

    Great Rates staff and fitness room. The rooms on the first floor where vast. Breakfast was great and entry way was beautiful. For me personally the building felt a bit creepy. But I would stay there again, because the mattress was the best Id slept on all week.

    « Best Play to Stay near Cornell »

    We discovered this hotel when we took our son to tour Cornell, the owners are wonderful, the hotel immaculate and staff very friendly. We have already booked our future stays. Great school shopping in the area to get all their Dorm needs.

    « Good value in a new hotel »

    Hotel is strategically midway between Utica and Ithica. Price substantially lower than Ithica hotels. Rooms in this 2 years old hotel are large and well equipped. Particularly liked the large stall shower. Staff were first class. Hotel has no bar or restaurant and local options are very limited.. Ithica, of course has plenty of excellent restaurants but is a 20/30 minute drive.

    « Loved This Place »

    The owners are great people! Best hotel we've stayed at in the last few years. Recommend you drive about three miles away to Fat Jacks BBQ, great food. Cornell University is about a 15 minute drive. Easy drive there.

    « Good choice »

    Friendly staff, I checked in late in the evening. Stayed for one week. Very clean and new facility with comfortable bed. Nice free breakfast and coffee available 24 hours. Very nice place for the price.

    « New facility great for larger families and close to Ithaca »

    We stayed here with our family of 5 for a weekend of sightseeing in Ithaca. Lovely area and staff was very attentive and helpful. We usually stay at the Marriott but it was booked so we tried this facility. Would definitely return. About a 25 minute ride to Ithaca but worth the additional travel.

    « High School Class reunion »

    Enjoyed our stay while attending my class reunion. Hotel decor was inviting. Staff was friendly and helpful. Comfortable clean room. Will stay again when in the area. Location of hotel is just south of Cortland.

    « Clean, new, and friendly staff »

    The room was clean and the hotel is newer. The free breakfast had everything we wanted, and plenty of seating. The indoor pool area was clean and the pool was larg by indoor standards. We would definitely stay there again.

    « Syracuse Graduation Stay »

    The hotel accommodations were very nice. It was a great place to stay with modern amenities. I was interested in a suite hotel for my family while attending my daughter's graduation. It was difficult to locate an affordable place to sleep 3 adults close to Syracuse. The only down side of my stay was that it took about 30 minutes to commute to and from Syracuse each day, but it was worth it to save money.

    « Finger Lakes East Inn & Suites »

    I booked 2 rooms for my sister and myself. Wintering in Florida, my sister has had a lot of hotel stays. Her reaction when entering her room at the Finger Lakes Inn was "Wow". We all had very good service from very friendly staff.

  • 4
    « Nice place »

    The good: Pretty new, very clean, nicely decorated, large rooms with comfy beds. Nice rural location. Friendly staff. Nick checked us in and he was great. The not-so-good: About bit pricier than I thought it would be. The doors slam!! All in all we liked it and will return.

    « Really great place to stay!! »

    I remember going to this place as if it were yesterday. As soon as I walked into Best Western, there were beautiful chandeliers and a tiny waterfall. There are chairs for you to sit and wait in the lobby. It wasn't a long wait at all and the employees are very nice and friendly. When I got upstairs everything was very clean and beautiful and I couldn't believe how great and comfy everything was. The next morning I went downstairs around 8am for a swim before breakfast (which I wasn't aware breakfast was there )and it was complementary. After swimming and eating breakfast I went to the gym for a little bit then what we did for the next thing was(my family and I) went to the amazing water park located about 5-10 from Best western. It was all truly fun and I love how close everything is to Best Western. Everything was convenient, and this made my summer. Also this place is not over priced at all unlike other places. I really recommend you to go to this place. You will love it!!

    « Hidden gem in the Ithaca, NY area »

    A new, very clean mid-range hotel in Cortland, NY, but surprisingly close to greater Ithaca activities. We have made this our default hotel when we visit Ithaca and cannot stay with family. Extremely quiet inside and out.

    « perfect place to stay for suny cortland visit »

    Hotel is very close to suny Cortland. Hotel is clean, staff is friendly, breakfast is great. this is my 2nd time to stay at this hotel and I have already booked two additional stays. Great place to stay, I recommend it very highly.

    « pleasant »

    stayed overnight for daughters orientation at SUNY Cortland - hotel is clean, new and staff was very pleasant. Breakfast was great! lobby is welcoming and comfortable. For purposes of our visit it was the perfect stay - we stayed at another local place the last time we visited the college and will not return there! We will be Best Westerners when visiting Cortland!!

    « Great place! »

    Had a very pleasant stay.. decent breakfast and caring staff.. hotel is still like new.. we stayed there when it first opened a couple years back and stayed again... well maintained. Good for a weekend getaway or if you want to experience the finger lakes area...

    « brand new hotel - conveniently located - spacious rooms »

    This new hotel is located in a countryside setting and has all the conveniences one would hope for. Restaurants nearby offered a variety of cuisines and were located within just a few minutes of the hotel.

    « Gem in Cortland »

    This new hotel is quite the gem in Cortland, N.Y. Apparently not quite discovered yet, it offers just about everything you could possibly want. Not only does it offer wonderful amenities (including very comfortable beds), the place itself is new, clean and comfortable. The lobby is beautiful, inviting and exudes a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The employees working the front desk were extremely polite and helpful with any detail necessary to make your stay a good one. I am fussy about hotels, I must admit. This is why I want to praise this one as the gem that it is. I have been recommending this hotel to all my friends who entered the Empire State Games with me this year. Excellent hotel!

    « Clean and Relaxing Hotel »

    Wasn't expecting much but this hotel was perfect for our stay. It was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Staff was very kind and responsive. They have a pool and small gym but we did not use either. I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in or near Cortland. They also have a mini golf place right next door.

    « Great hotel fairly close to Cornell »

    This hotel is not too far from Cornell and is very clean and comfortable. I had to pay in advance because we came for the Cornell graduation. The bathroom was clean but could use some updating with regard to the shower/ too short of a shower curtain made it difficult to avoid water overflow onto the floor. The elevator is very slow but besides that it is a great place to stay!

  • 5
    « HIgh expectations »

    My recent stay was the up most great experience in a while. The comfort and quality of the room was comfortable. The hotel was kept well and clean. The staff accommodated us with every beck and call. The hour of breakfast was on target and delicious as well. Plenty of parking and spacious room and bathroom.

    « Hotel deserves a WOW... »

    On our last day coming back from Florida, needed a nice place to stay quiet preferably in the mountains. Boy did we hit the jackpot, new hotel in a very quiet part of Cortland. Beautiful rooms, great beds and very quiet surroundings. Woke up rested with a great sunrise in the mountains great breakfast, friendly staff. This hotel deserves all the success it is surely going to get


    Stayed here for my daughter's wedding. Modern facilities, friendly staff. Good execise facilities and indoor pool. Enjoyed partying with family & friends in Lobby area. Beds were very comfortable, shower was great, kitchen facilities in were were very helpful and useful.

    « Shhhhhhh »

    All room doors are lacking soft closing mechanisms. EVERY TIME someone went in or out of their rooms, your were jolted by slamming doors. This along with a passionate couple fighting in the hallway for what seemed like hours, you could surmise the Hotel's soundproofing might leave something to be desired. The first room we checked into was partially cleaned; the bed wasn't made. I called the front desk and the phone rang for 15 minutes. I had to walk down stairs, ring the desk bell and wait another 5 minutes for someone to show up. They did promptly move us to another room that was clean, up dated and very comfortable. The staff offered no express check out. During check out, the gentleman working the front desk refused to speak to me, (I'm a woman) or look me in the eye, but proceeded to speak to my partner (he's a man), even after he realized the room was booked in my name, under my credit card. I suspect that might have been a cultural thing on his part. Never the less, it was a bit insulting. he quality for the price just wasn't there. BTW:we had a discounted price due to a group rate! This wasn't our worst hotel experience, but it certainly wasn't in our top 10. The area is not that populated and lacked attractions, so you'll not be too hard pressed for a choice of accommodation options.

    « Great Place to stay before you race in the freezing Rain! »

    Cortland is an OK college town, but this hotel is a gem. Went there for a bicycle race as part of a team. Great staff, very comfortable bed, nice rooms. Would go back. It is perfect for groups. The owner took the time to check on our level of satisfaction during our checkout Breakfast could be better.

    « Cody is the man! »

    My co-worker and I were on our way to Tully from Ithaca to another best western about 45 mins away. We decided to stop at the best western plus instead. Cody was able to call and ensure that we received the best rate in the area for our extended stay. Hands down he saved us money and time. The room is very nice and clean. Everything is brand new. Thank you again Cody!!!

    « off the beaten track worth the drive »

    Excellent motel...clean, friendly, attractive rooms, great pool and fitness centre,good breakfast, very friendly staff...not far from Cornel gave us time to visit the art museum there and walk around. The Motel is in a country setting with farms and is quiet.

    « Clean/Great staff »

    The hotel was very clean, the staff was very helpful, breakfast was plentiful and the beds and rooms were very nice! The internet worked well, able to stream video. There were a ton of cable channels for entertainment. The showers were nice and they provide shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps, mouthwash and soap.

    « Business trip with family on board »

    This was a business trip that the whole family came on. We couldn't have been happier. The room at the hotel fit our family of five quite well. We enjoyed the clean, comfortable room and the kids loved the pool. The staff was incredibly friendly during our stay. The continental breakfast was fantastic!

    « Quiet retreat »

    A little far from I-81, which annoyed me initially until I got there. Frankly, a little far is not bad when you consider the peace and quiet gained. And the surroundings are much more bucolic. So this turned out to be a great idea, particularly since the countryside from I-81 to the hotel is very pleasant. And, of course, as one would expect from BW+, the hotel is clean, staff is friendly and efficient, breakfast is great.

  • 5
    « Dont look further! If you are going to Cortland, NY this is the place to stay! »

    This hotel was as nice as the people that run it. The front desk staff is so professional, welcoming and caring that it did not feel like a hotel! The cleanest rooms in Cortland! What a great cleaning staff - everything was spotless! Thank you Jim, Ravi and Jason for making our stay a pleasant one! Plenty of parking. Quiet hotel rooms. Nice pool. I have stayed at many of the local hotels over the past 6 years and this one by far was the cleanest, nicest, and most efficient! With a caring staff and clean rooms -- you cant go wrong.

    « great hotel for visit to suny cortland »

    First time staying at hotel booked 2 night stay for a visit to suny Cortland. I was very surprised at the Hotel staff, they were very accommodating and helpful. Hotel was very clean, along with my room. bed was very comfortable. I already re-booked hotel for a stay this coming summer.

    « Fantastic Experience »

    The hotel was beautifully designed and immaculate. Ravi was friendly,courteous and extremely helpful. The breakfast was very good. Bed was comfortable. Room nicely designed and well thought out. I will stay here every time I visit my son in college at Cortland.

    « Best Western Finger Lakes Cortland NY »

    Very nice motel; conveniently located in Finger Lakes region of New York Room was nice, bed was comfortable. Had nice amenities. The complimentary breakfast was decent, with significant variety of good quality food. No problems such as noise etc


    The staff ( Jim ) greeted us upon arrival and remembered us from prior trip. The hotel is brand new and the rooms were great. The mattress was brand new and so comfy. Located close to SUNY Cortland which made it a plus. Walmart located also close by.

    « Clean, friendly, reasonable price. »

    First time I've stayed at a Best Western in 10 years and I was pleasantly surprised. Much nicer than I remember. This is a new property and the staff was very helpful. Paid $109 a night which is about average for this area. Overall I was very happy with everything.

    « Went above and beyond to accommodate us in our time of grief »

    We lost our Dad on Dec. 28th who was residing in PA. Funeral arrangement had been made in our hometown so the family had to travel as a group to attend and take care of funeral and wake. These folks went above and beyond the norm to take care of us. We were very well treated, the rooms were comfortable and clean and reasonably priced. We used the lobby like our home away from home and enjoyed breakfasts. Thank you for your caring attitudes.

    « Best Western Cortland NY »

    Excellent hotel. Extremely friendly, courteous and professional staff who are genuinely glad to welcome guests. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. We would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area.

    « Alls Good In Finger Lakes »

    Excellent place to stay. It's a great location and it's in a beautiful area of New York State. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. The complimentary breakfast is lacking in quality, but there's a diner down the road.

    « Can't wait to go back!!!!! »

    From the moment I stepped into the hotel , I felt at home. My family and I stayed at the hotel for my daughter's graduates recognition ceremony from Tc3 and we had an awesome time. The staff, the lobby, our room & the breakfast exceeded our expectations!!!!! Looking forward to returning in May for the official graduation ceremony. The only negative thing that I would have to say is upon checking out we were informed that in order to reserve the hotel in May 2016 we would have to reserve for 3 nights. We would only need the hotel for 1 night in May. Can Management please explain that.

  • 5
    « Great & Clean »

    This is a great place to stay in Cortland. Reasonably priced. Free breakfast. Beautiful lobby. Personable & Caring staff Especially Jim. We stay here when we visit our son who is in Cortland to watch his games. You wont be disappointed.

    « New Hotel, Great Experience »

    Stayed here with a sports team in the largest suite available (sleeps 6). Staff was friendly and professional, they even put breakfast out half an hour early for us because we had to leave. Breakfast included standard continental options plus scrambled eggs, sausage, and breakfast potatoes. Nice business area with good WiFi signal to do homework in. Would stay again.

    « Ok »

    Nice, clean, new every thing. friendly staff very accommodating breakfast only average . convent to Dryden and Ithaca . Watch out for third party sites from switching locations when making reservations . Would stay again , but use best western site

    « Disappointed in Westchester »

    Hotel was clean and staff was very friendly. Room clean and comfortable. Free continental breakfast was a joke. Hotel was out of food by 8:30am. Many people saw trays empty and left and went out to breakfast....

    « Second time a charm »

    Went to Ithaca for a game but could not find anything close by so I remembered about this hotel. Can't say enough on how friendly the staff has been and how clean the lobby and rooms were. I didn't have the breakfast but it looked much better than most chain hotels but we were in a rush. The only issue is that friends wanted to book at this hotel and stay with us but they were quoted $100 more than my one week old rsvp. So this created a meeting issue for all of us. My friends explained the circumstances but they got you by the you know what. Not happy about that fact but it was a good place to stay. It's about 30 minutes to Ithaca and Cornell and 15 to Cortland.

    « Very pleased. »

    I have stayed at this Best Western several times. It is very clean and comfortable and the staff is always courteous and helpful. The hotel is close to the State University and I would recommend it to any parent visiting their student.

    « clean and new »

    This is a repeat stay for us at the Cortland Finger Lakes Best Western. We chose it again because the location is ideal at the southern end of Cortland for proximity to Ithaca and Virgil. The hotel and rooms are in pristine condition.

    « Best Western Plus; Diamond in the Ruff »

    Excellent room; great décor; nice and filling breakfast. Wish I could've stayed longer. Close proximity to everything. Doug's Fish Fry best fish I've had in a long time. The king bed was extremely comfortable. And the sofa bed was a great touch. Only issue was with the plugs in the room. Had to plug the coffee maker up to the lamp. But that was minute in the grand scheme of things. Didn't know that Best Western could hold up to the standard. I might just stay there again even though my alum is 30 minutes north of there!!!

    « If you like NOISE, you will love this hotel »

    As I am writing this review, I am listening to what sounds like a stampede of elephants above my head. From the moment we arrived here, we can hear everything from the room above us. If this doesn't bother you, it won't be a problem. But it drives me nuts. I don't know if there is a gymnastics team up there, or just normal people walking across their room. But there are soundproofing technologies that have been used for years in higher class hotels that eliminate this type of impact noise. Not here. The sound is transferred down to our room and it is LOUD and ANNOYING. Also, can someone please design and door latching system that doesn't cause all the doors in the hall to slam shut when they close? This hotel is obviously built so cheaply that there is no soundproofing between rooms whatsoever. I personally would never stay here again under any circumstances. And if sleeping is important to you, I would not recommend it either. If you have to stay here, get a room on the top floor to avoid the elephant stampede.

    « Very nice hotel »

    We stayed here on our drive from Toronto to New Jersey. Very clean and easy check in. Free breakfast in the morning was very good. Walmart is nearby if you need to buy any forgotten supplies. Sort of difficult to find so make sure you have an updated GPS. Highly recommend this hotel

  • 5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    This new hotel is nice looking, very clean, with spacious rooms and very close to SUNY Cortland. The staff is extremely helpful. Also, you are close to Cornell and Syracuse Universities, Ithaca College as well as shopping and restaurants. I've stayed at this hotel twice in the last two months and will be staying here again.

    « Not the Best »

    When we finally found this hotel, they did not acknowledge our diamond member status. The room was new and the bathroom was big with good water pressure. The beds were comfy and everything was clean. The wifi in our room did not come in and the desk was wobbly. The outlets by the desk are blocked. There is no hot tub, but the pool was clean. The location is not close to food or attractions. Breakfast was good and the seating area was large. The elevators are slow but everything was clean.Our biggest complaint is the location.

    « Worst Best Western ever stay at! Sept 17-20th 2015 »

    My husband and I are platinum rewards members with Best Western and have stayed at hotels across the country. This is the worst Best Western we have ever stayed at. We made a 3 night reservation to do some hiking in the area and when we arrived we were told there was only a reservation for 1 night. After doing some checking we were told that yes we did have 3 nights reserved. Apparently there were 2 separate reservations. We were then asked by the manager if we would like to stay in the same room for all 3 nights(???). (There were literally 4 cars in the parking lot, not like the hotel had all 84 rooms booked) The manager said he would see if he could arrange that for us. This set the tone for the whole trip. The second day our keys would not work and when we questioned we were told we had no reservation. They again looked and found them but on the 3rd day our keys were disabled yet again. As for breakfast it was AWFUL! Eggs, sausage and hash browns held in warming trays that were cold. We had to use the microwave to heat them up. Not sure how safe it is to let things get cold. Very understaffed.

    « Nice hotel ~ lousy breakfast »

    Hotel is new, nice and clean. Free breakfast was awful. Hotel is close to Cortland and Ithaca. Better price than hotels in Ithaca if you are visiting Cornell. But the free breakfast is awful. Bins are empty and food unappealing. Seems like they may be severely understaffed. Other Best Western plus hotels we have stayed at have provided a great, tasty free breakfast and free water bottles in the room (which by the way would cost the hotel about 10 cents per bottle). Overall you will enjoy your room and the hotel. But you may want to go to the local diner for breakfast.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Interstate 81 Exit 12. Go straight to the light and make a left on Route 281. Continue on Route 13 South. The Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn & Suites is next to Shipwreck Miniature Golf. The entrance is on Finger Lakes East Drive. ·From: Interstate 81 Exit 10. Take Route 11 North to 13 South. Continue past the Shipwreck Miniature Golf. The Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn & Suites is next. The entrance is on Finger Lakes East Drive. ·From: Ithaca. Take Route 13 North. Go past Dryden about seven miles. The Best Western Plus Finger Lakes Inn & Suites is on left at Finger Lakes East Drive.