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Long Island, New York
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big comfortable room. Very clean. We got one of the big rooms. We even had a couple of nice chairs/couch and small coffee table. Beds were very comfortable. Heater worked well. They had coffee and cookies at the front office. Manager very helpful and polite.

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flyingdog, Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We liked the pretty setting and quiet outdoor space. Our room was well kept, spacious, and perfect for settling down after touring the town, colleges, and gorges. Friendly service, too! Not too far from Buttermilk Falls and Ithaca Commons.

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Thank falconwings5
flyingdog, Owner at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review!! More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Just outside of town but close to everything, a clean comfortable room and a super friendly owner. At the end of the building was a nice lawn area, with lawn chairs and a fire place to relax. Don't tell the owner but she should raise her prices. Great value!

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Port Jefferson Station
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

While living in Ithaca, I often drove past the Grayhaven on my way to work and elsewhere. It always seemed like a good place to stay and I promised myself to book there sometime if I had an excuse and the price was reasonable. Fast forward about a year later, we're not living in Ithaca anymore, and coming back to... More 

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flyingdog, Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. December thru March is our off season, and we do have much lower rates then. Hope you get a chance to come again during the green season! More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Motel living, if you're not used to it, can be weird. Many, if not most, are in a continuous state of do it yourself repair, are owned by a mom and pop couple and not a franchise, and offer a very affordable price. The Gray Haven is no exception. Situated on the outskirts of Ithaca, this motel offers different options... More 

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flyingdog, General Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

We added business class wifi, when tested, it supplied a powerful connection to all rooms.We now have many portals to satisfy even tech savy guests. Thanks for the review. More 

Catskill Region, New York
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54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This motel is very nice, comfortable and clean. We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage. It was so well kept. Close to the gorges, wineries, and all the attractions Ithica has to offer. I would recommend this place for families or couples.

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flyingdog, General Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the very nice review! More 

Parkton, Maryland
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Listen, this lodging has both very LARGE motel rooms AND quaint cottages. The motel is older, and does in some respect shows it age (it needs a fresh coat of paint in my opinion) however for a reasonable out of the way place - away from the clatter of Ithaca College and Cornell University this really is a good moderately... More 

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flyingdog, General Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! More 

coudy
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. It's a nice little motel. We enjoyed our stay. It was very close to both parks featuring waterfalls as well as a short drive into town. We did not notice the road noise as others had stated. There was also a market stand right up the road.

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flyingdog, General Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Connecticut
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We spent 3 nights at Grayhaven motel (Aug 2-5 2015). The location, south of Ithaca, is convenient to both Buttermilk Falls and Treman State Parks and by taking 13A cutoff, Taughannock Falls can be reached avoiding most of Ithaca proper. Our room was in the "Treman Lodge" which is back from Rt 13, but traffic can still be heard, most... More 

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flyingdog, General Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

Wifi has been upgraded to business class provided by Time Warner Cable. We added two powerful antennae. No one has reported having spotty wifi since the upgrade in the fall of 2015. Thank you for your review, glad that you were a satisfied guest. More 

Yonkers, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We went for one night to this motel. Although the motel looks really attractive from the outside, the experience was horrible! The owner seems to hate kids and doesn't hide it!! Very unpleasant individual. The rooms were smelly and clearly overpriced for the quality one receives. A place to avoid!

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flyingdog, Manager at Grayhaven Motel, responded to this review

We have a kids play area with swings and an area for playing outdoor games such as wiffle ball, and frisbee. Some accommodations have kitchens adjacent. Families can have a wonderful time both at Grayhaven and in the Ithaca surrounding area. We also have a fenced area for your family's dog to get a little exercise and relieve itself. People... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small older quaint motel, non chain, woman owned. Trying to modernize by bringing wifi to every guest room. A hidden gem in the Ithaca area. None smoking in all guest rooms since 1998. We allow dogs in most rooms. Only open April thru December. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grayhaven Motel

Address: 657 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-8745
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Ithaca
Price Range: $107 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Grayhaven Hotel Ithaca
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“All rooms are soundproofed and spacious”
 of 5 bubbles pack10c, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Drive through the parking lot before picking a room or cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles 276vp, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Just avoid the place all together!”
 of 5 bubbles annetteb469, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
“ask to not be next door to anybody. the walls are paper-thin.”
 of 5 bubbles kategM6699ZX, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Read the rooms description carefully on the web site because they are pretty accurate. For example, if wifi is important for you, the rooms near the front desk are better (very good wifi reception in fact)”
 of 5 bubbles Traveling-Phoebe, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
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