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La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa

1150 Danby Rd Route 96B, Ithaca, NY 14850-9406
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 23 hotels in Ithaca
Travellers' Choice
If you're looking for a getaway that offers deluxe accommodations; fabulous food; great wine; a destination spa and adventure experiences all nestled in the gorgeous New York Finger Lakes wine region, you've found it! La Tourelle's 54 deluxe rooms have dreamy pillow-top mattresses to ensure a restful night's sleep. You'll need that sleep if you plan on touring the wine trails; visiting the museums; taking a hike in any of the five state parks, or participating in the numerous adventure excursions available in "gorges" Ithaca. After experiencing all that Finger Lakes wine country has to offer, you'll really appreciate getting pampered at August Moon Spa. We offer all the services you expect from a destination spa, plus we have two Tranquility Rooms where you can relax and enjoy cuisine from our "farm-to-table" menu at The Bistro.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Bruce N wrote a review 20 Sep
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey12 contributions2 helpful votes
A unique hotel almost a country inn but still a hotel. From reserving the room on its website to our checkout the experience was wonderful. We booked a king room with fireplace and tub with jets. The room was immaculate and in good shape and unique with a bookcase filled with books and a small balcony. The balcony overlooked a beautiful valley and could see sunsets. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There's a happy hour with free wine and they make generous pours. The bathroom was large with a double vanity and the washcloths and towels were thick plus bathrobes were provided. We also had breakfast at the Bistro found it to be very plentiful with fruit, small pastry and large omelet. Hotel is highly recommend. Note some cosmetic improvement is needed to the outside of the building but probably do to lack of business and funds during covid. There is also a trail from the hotel to Buttermilk Falls.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cameron Ostmeier, General Manager at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for this kind review of our family business Bruce! We appreciate you taking the time to share you experience and will certainly continue to improve and expand with each new year! We are looking forward to your next opportunity to visit!
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kathys568 wrote a review 19 Sep
Galena, Ohio15 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights this past week after finding other good reviews - we were not disappointed! Although the hotel is a bit dated we found it delightful and it met all our needs. Our room was a great size (booked one with a fireplace as recommended). Hosts were great, including the wine hour in the evening. Just a 8 minute ride into Ithaca. Very quiet, slept great. Beautiful property. Had breakfast at the bistro one morning and it was super fresh and fabulous,
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Date of stay: September 2021
Andy K wrote a review 3 Sep
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We had stayed at La Tourelle while visitng our daughter at Cornell. Very nice boutique hotel, great staff and food. Easy access to downtown, Cornell, and direct hiking from the property into Buttermill Falls State Park. When our daughter decided to get married in Ithaca, she looked around a wedding venues and chose La Tourelle. We are SO happy that she did. The quality of the food, staff, and service was great. The value was amazing, half the cost of other venues. We were able to have or wedding and reception outside on their covered terrace. The venue was beautiful with views of the valley, mountains, forest, and gazebos. Our guests were able to stay onsite so we had everyone together for the entrire weekend. The engagement was a year and a half, then Covid hit and the wedding was deferred another year. So for more than two years we worked with the staff at La Tourelle. They were responsive, flexible, adaptive, and a perfect combination of professional and down to earth. I would suggest that anyone looking to hold an event in Ithace consider La Tourelle!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Cameron Ostmeier, General Manager at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you kindly for sharing your review with us! We truly appreciate all the kind words and we hope to have another opportunity to host in the future!
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jrsmall wrote a review Aug 2021
Cleveland, Ohio168 contributions43 helpful votes
In celebration of our 40th anniversary, I chose La Tourelle for someplace special which was a few hours car ride from our home and knew it was a bit of a splurge for our wallet. Our stay was pleasant, just pleasant. Not over the top and at the end of our three days, felt this establishment was overpriced. But today, most vacation spots are overpriced. King bed was comfortable, bathroom was roomy and clean! Antique double vanity was neat. Nice thick towels. Must ask for housekeeping, “au naturel” grounds (not manicured), breakfast at bistro was slow due to little and/or new help. French toast was delicious!. Bistro could use a little everyday housekeeping. New carpet, Spiders in corners, etc. If you pay for the “sunrise” view room, please know you are overlooking the parking lot! No “view”. AND….do not park in rear lot if you have a truck or larger vehicle. An employee ran into our bumper and cracked, dented the entire corner. Another aggravation we must deal with when we get home! Not happy! We were in Ithaca Sunday thru Wednesday. More than 50% of nicer restaurants are closed on Monday and Tuesday. What was open had 1.5 hour wait. No food is worth that long of a wait. Ended up eating takeout pizza our last night. Last side note to management….for $250.00/night, you could provide soft thicker toilet paper. The hard, rough paper you provide is what you find in gas stations!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cameron Ostmeier, General Manager at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing our family business for your anniversary visit. We appreciate you taking a moment to write this thorough review and we will be reviewing these items with our management team.
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gaylebeth wrote a review Aug 2021
Syosset, New York2 contributions
Spent a long weekend at La Tourelle and enjoyed every moment The rooms are nice (ask for ones with a fireplace they are larger) The general manager Cameron is so helpful he has tons of recommendations for exploring the Finger Lakes by boat (his recommendation was Costa DaVina with Captain Paulo Carmen) to wineries and restaurants Don’t miss happy hour each evening at 5:00 its a great time to meet the other guests and chat! The Bistro serves breakfast and lunch I would recommend trying both the food was fantastic and ask for Hailey she was a great server! Thanks to Courtney and all the woman that were so helpful at the front desk
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Rooms with fireplace are larger
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Response from Cameron Ostmeier, General Manager at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
It was such a treat to get to know all four of you! Thank for your supporting our family business and we look forward your next opportunity to visit!
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US$142 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa
Which popular attractions are close to La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Nearby attractions include Cornell University (6.2 km), Robert Treman State Park (3.7 km), and Cascadilla Gorge Trail (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purity Ice Cream Co, Wegmans, and MIX Kitchen and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro, Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.