The Inn on Columbia provides a somewhat affordable option to the ridiculously priced hotels in the downtown Ithaca area. Our room was in an old house a couple blocks away from the main Inn on Columbia building. The house included a sitting room and kitchen on the main level available for use by the guests. The continental breakfast available in the kitchen consisted of granola, instant oatmeal, yogurt, an excellent selection of fresh fruit, orange juice, making for coffee and tea, instant hot chocolate, muffins, and scones. I did not find the muffins to be worth the calories so passed on them after the first day and did not try the rock-like scones.
The bedroom was roomy and comfortable. The room and bathroom were clean except the bathroom grout needed more scrubbing or redoing. Our room was quiet for sleeping until the 7am traffic started. Our 2nd floor bedroom was 18 steps up from the main level, no elevator. The step tread depth was shorter than my foot making it somewhat difficult to carry up a suitcase. Keep that in mind when traveling with a lot of luggage or a heavy suitcase. Off road parking is provided but is tight. I am glad we had a small car. The 10 minute downhill walk to downtown Ithaca was on sidewalks.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking