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Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

We booked on the same day and got the last minute rate. The owners were super friendly, the room was perfect and the breakfast was amazing! Spend 100 dollars for a mediocre night at the super 8 or spend 125 for a piece of heaven at the Inn on Columbia. Highly recommended.

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Sedona, Arizona
Reviewed 14 December 2012

We have stayed at the Inn several times in different locations. It has always been clean,comfortable and private. It is in a active student and family neighborhood close to the downtown restaurant scene. Some really delightful restaurants are just a few blocks away. The buildings that make up the Inn are innovative and have all the comforts llike fireplaces and...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 6 December 2012

I stayed here one night for a short trip to Cornell. The hosts were very welcoming and knowledgable about the area. The room we stayed in was very clean and the chef prepared breakfast that was included was delicious.

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United States
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We stayed at the carriage house. We arrived at night and our taxi driver didn't know where it was. Since you can't see the address from the street, that involved slogging through a lot of mud and wet leaves until we found the place at the end of a long, slippery, wet and leaf-covered driveway. The house is cute and...

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Kenn Y, Owner at Inn on Columbia, responded to this review

We are sorry that you think that you reviewed our Carriage House because you were not a guest there. That is clear from the description of the building. Please remove this review.

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I stayed at the Hillview House this past weekend with a group of friends.The house was great -- very comfortable. Nice to have room to spread out, and this house was perfect for that. Our check-in at the main inn was pleasant -- Kenn and Madeline were both welcoming and helpful. The house itself was immaculate. Plenty of towels, blankets...

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Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 7 November 2012

I have traveled to Ithaca for business several times over the past couple years. I had hoped to stay at a local B&B vs. a hotel, but it's difficult to find any at the same price point as a Best Western or Holiday Inn. Inn on Columbia has consistently been the answer and I always try them first whenever our...

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Kenn Y, Owner at Inn on Columbia, responded to this review

Thanks for your thoughtful and well written review. Do do acknowledge that traffic on Aurora St can be busy at times. We have a new building on quieter Columbia St that I know you will appreciate. The Villa does have use of six parking space right next door. The motion sensor lighting is really simple to operate- switch to "off...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Lovely Gazebo stay at last minute back in June! Ken and Madeline are wonderful with helpful information and helped us for breakfast when we left early! The architecture of the house is amazing. The breakfast was a creamy scrambled egg with cheese and quiche like. It is a bit far to walk into the main part of town 15-20min walk...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Our stay in the gazebo was perfect. A private quiet retreat in the midst of a long road trip. The king bed with fireplace and spacious bath area made for the perfect nest. We truly felt right at home. Ken and Madeline have succeeded at creating a truly unique Inn experience.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We found this place while searching the web for a B&B in Ithaca. It consists of multiple buildings. What we look for in a B&B or inn is something more home-like than a hotel that is comfortable and quiet and that serves a breakfast to a group of guests who get to meet vs. sitting by themselves in some restaurant...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We arrived in town rather late without a place to stay. This place had the perfect accommodation for us - a two bedroom apartment in a house nearby but separate from the main house. We had two bedrooms, one bathroom and a living room. I liked the living room best. It was a nice size with galley kitchen (fridge and...

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Kenn Y, Owner at Inn on Columbia, responded to this review

So as I understand it everything was great except the size of the rooms in our most economical accommodation and you didn't like the view from the bedroom. Seems like minor issues for such a harsh overview.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Inn on Columbia

Address: 228 Columbia St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5734
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range: RM510 - RM1,219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Dog friendly, semi-modern looking rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles shawnd352, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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“The green room has a large private deck.”
 of 5 bubbles swearengen, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Hillview Holiday House. It was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles clarevoyant11, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you reserve rooms here, do not accept substitutes based on good faith assurances. And do not reserve the Hillview Holiday House.”
 of 5 bubbles Repsey, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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