by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The picturesque Finger Lakes offer a beautiful setting for the Fairfield Inn & Suites Ithaca. With 80 guestrooms ranging in size from a standard single-king that sleeps two to suites that can sleep up to five, the hotel works well for families. Enjoy flat-screen TV’s, microwaves and mini refrigerators in every room, plus complimentary Wi-Fi and onsite laundry facilities. The hotel offers a free breakfast for those looking to fuel up before heading out and after a day of doing outdoor activities in the area, like hiking the trails or sailing the lakes, cool off at the indoor pool. Although there is no onsite restaurant for lunch or dinner, the hotel is within two miles of about 25 family-friendly eateries. Also check out Cornell University and Ithaca College when visiting for an educational experience that teens will love.
Our Editor Loves
- Free breakfast
- Refrigerators and microwaves in every room
- Good location for hiking in the Finger Lakes
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Front desk staff provided the best welcome and check-in I've had. Room was pleasant, bed very comfortable, nice shower. Good WiFi signal. Conveniently place outlets. Breakfast was pretty standard. Don't bother purchasing soft drinks at the hotel...too expensive. Right across the street is a gasoline station where prices are at least half the cost. There are several restaurants within easy walking distance.
We stayed one night when in town for an athletic event. Hotel is conveniently located and well positioned amid familiar restaurants and shops.
We arrived at 1am and Devin at the front desk was friendly (but not overly so - who wants to chat at 1am?) and efficient.
The room was clean and most importantly quiet, despite facing the main road (Room 205). There were also 3 coach buses in the parking lot when we arrived, but, again, extremely quiet overnight.
The room had everything we needed and what you'd expect (mini-fridge, coffee maker, iron, etc.). I would recommend asking for extra pillows as the ones provided were small and squarish.
Also a plus - LOTS of lighting in the room (I hate poorly lit hotel rooms). Would definitely stay again when in Ithaca.