Stay at our Hotel Near Cornell University & Ithaca College



Stay at our Hotel Near Cornell University & Ithaca College

Thousands of students call Ithaca home during the school year. But, when summer rolls around, many Cornell and Ithaca College students move out, and new students arrive for college visits. This brings an influx of parents searching for hotels near Cornell University. La Tourelle is just minutes away from the universities and offers the perfect place to stay in Ithaca. We are excited to announce a special rate just for parents of Ithaca College and Cornell University students! Just mention your affiliation with either university at the time of booking and show your student’s current ID at check-in, and we’ll do the rest! We can’t wait to welcome you to our premier Ithaca hotel this year!

Looking for Hotels Near Cornell University? Stay at La Tourelle!

La Tourelle is family-owned and operated, and we love welcoming parents and students to our beautiful grounds. We offer convenient lodging just minutes away from Ithaca College and Cornell University. We also focus on providing unbeatable hospitality for our guests, whether you want to be pampered at the spa or relax in your room. Learn more about our discounts for college parents here. And if our deal isn’t enough to convince you, read what some of our guests are saying about La Tourelle.


“We were visiting Cornell, and despite the fact it is a touch further (only 2 1/2 -3 miles or so) away than some of the downtown Hotels, we decided to stay at La Tourelle again. We would encourage other Cornellians and Cornell families to do the same.” -Anonymous Guest.

What Can I Expect at La Tourelle?

La Tourelle is more than just a place to stay for the night. We have a wealth of amenities and on-site activities to keep you busy during your college visit. Here are some of the highlights of our luxury hotel near Cornell University and Ithaca College. 


  • La Tourelle is situated on 70 acres of lawns, ponds, gardens, fields, and forests. While you are here, enjoy the beauty of Ithaca on our Buttermilk Trail.

  • We offer several complimentary amenities to enhance your stay with us. Join us for free Nightly Wine Reception and take advantage of our complimentary shuttle, parking, and charging stations. 

  • Keep active with our on-site fitness center equipped with a treadmill, elliptical bike, and stationary bike.

  • The Bistro at La Tourelle serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner daily. Experience a taste of the Finger Lakes with our delicious meals and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Book a revitalizing treatment at our August Moon Spa for the ultimate relaxation. Choose from massages, facials, and body scrubs for your treatment.

We Can’t Wait to Welcome College Visitors to La Tourelle!

Whether you are traveling for a college visit or planning for a move-out day, La Tourelle offers the perfect hotel near Cornell University and Ithaca College. We offer several styles of hotel rooms to host a variety of group sizes. Our Traditional Queen Rooms are affordable and ideal for up to two guests. We recommend our Double King Rooms or one of our luxury suites if you need more space. Don’t forget to bring your student’s ID at check-in to save on your room at La Tourelle!