Travel & Lodging

Ithaca, New York is a small town in Upstate New York, and is the home of Cornell University and Ithaca College. Besides being known for the two colleges here, the area is also well known for its many waterfalls, gorges, and wineries.

Below you will find basic information about getting to Ithaca as well as a short list of area hotels. For a more extensive list of accommodations and area attractions, please go to the Visit Ithaca website.

Getting Here

For GPS purposes, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source can be found at:

161 Synchrotron Drive

Ithaca, NY 14853

GPS Coordinates: 

N 42° 26.654'
W 076° 28.228'

Airport

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is the closest airport to Cornell University. It's about a 15 minute drive between the airport and CHESS. Rental cars are available on site at the airport.

Hotels

There are many hotels in the Ithaca area. Below are a few hotels with discounted rates for CHESS Users. 

Best Western University Inn

Located just minutes from Wilson Lab and Cornell Campus, Best Western University Inn offers:

  • Free shuttle to and from Cornell campus and the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
  • Microwaves and refrigerators in rooms
  • Exercise room
  • Deluxe continental breakfast with hot and cold items
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in all rooms

Best Western University Inn is located in East Hill Plaza, Ithaca NY. to make a reservation, call (607) 272-6100 and ask for the CHESS rate, which is a negotiated rate.

Quality Inn

Located 5 miles from Cornell Campus, Quality Inn offers:

  • Free shuttle to and from Cornell University and the Ithaca Tomkins Regional Airport between 8am - 9pm
  • Fitness Center
  • Guest rooms with refrigerators
  • Deluxe continental breakfast with hot and cold items
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in all rooms

Quality Inn is located at 356 Elmira Rd (Rt 13), Ithaca NY. To make a reservation, call (607) 272-0100 and ask for the CHESS rate, which is a negotiated rate.

Country Inn & Suites

Located 4 miles from Cornell Campus, Country Inn offers:

  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Free high-speed internet access
  • Business center open 24-hours/day
  • Complimentary shuttle
  • Fitness center, open 24-hours/day
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool tub
  • Pet-friendly rooms

Country Inn is located at 1100 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY. To make a reservation, call (607) 256-1100 and ask for the CHESS rate, which is a negotiated rate.