No choice of other hotels in the area as it was a busy weekend for students visiting colleges. The other hotels in the area didn't appear much better from the outside. This was within our budget and close to the colleges. It was okay. Rooms were clean and staff was pleasant and helpful. The T.V. only had about four channels and the water in the shower was barely warm. The outside looked fairly nice except they had two pedestals , one at each doorway, to put cigarettes out in and they clearly had not been emptied in quite a long time. Even as a long time smoker, this was quite unpleasant and smelly. I like that the cigarette disposals were available when I went outside for an occasional cigarette, however, the fact that they were not emptied in a while and the fact that they were swimming in rain water from earlier in the day, was off putting even to me. Next time I go to Ithaca, I may have to stay there again if there are no other hotels within my budget. Do I think it was worth the money? No! I think they have a lot of nerve charging those rates for that kind of hotel, but like all the other parents visiting colleges that particular weekend, we didn't have much choice.