by Amanda Geronikos
Planning a trip to the Finger Lakes? Consider a stay at the affordable Holiday Inn Express Cortland, an ideal option for families. The value-packed hotel features an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi and perhaps best of all, free breakfast to help you and the kids fuel up for busy days at nearby attractions. Things to explore include Greek Peak ski area and the CNY Living History Center.
Pets are welcome in select accommodations, all of which come with one king or two queen beds. Flat-screen TVs and kitchenettes with mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers are also available to guests. Traveling with a baby or need an extra bed? Request a crib or cot. Kids ages 19 and under stay free with a paying adult. Check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out at 11 a.m. daily. Parking is free.
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- Free Wi-Fi
- Free breakfast
- Kids 19 and under stay free
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
I have stayed in many Holiday Inn Express hotels and am always satisfied-not too expensive, basic, standard, good.
But this one in Cortland appears to skimp a bit. The water in the bathroom sink gets warm but not hot. The water in the shower gets hot but not enough. The shower stream is like that of a sink or tub - very old shower head and because of this it flodds the floor. You can tell this is a long standing problem because the caulking is off on the wall where the water flows out. Even the trash cans seem a little smaller as are the shampoo and conditioner. There is no long bureau to place all of your stuff, there was no luggage rack and there is a card table size table in the corner with a chair, three bath towels not four, etc. For a couple traveling it felt skimpy. But to be positive the staff greeted us warmly were polite the bed was comfortable and it was quiet. Not a bad place but could use some enhancements.
Day before decided to go to the annual Pumpkin Fest in Cortland, NY. Needed a place to stay so this was a last minute find. It was very nice, received a friendly welcome and was convenient to the festival. Shout out to Sharon who worked the breakfast area and was super friendly. She made everyone feel right at home!