Travel & Lodging Information for Ithaca Courses
Statler Hotel & Lodging Details
Check-In & Check-Out
The check-in time at The Statler Hotel is 3:00 PM. You may contact the hotel directly to request an earlier check-in, but meeting your request is subject to room availability. The hotel’s check-out time is 12:00 PM. Due to the high occupancy rate for this hotel (especially during major alumni and student events), it is rare that the Statler can accommodate a later check-out time.
The Statler Hotel offers valet parking for day and overnight guests. The cost for overnight guests is $8/per day. We highly recommend using the hotel’s daily parking service for attendees driving to Cornell. Visitor parking is at a premium on campus, and using this service ensures close daily parking during your stay.
The Statler Hotel offers guests complimentary shuttle service to and from the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. To arrange a shuttle pick-up, contact the Statler Hotel bell desk directly. Simply call the hotel main number at 1-800-541-2501 and say that you’d like to arrange a shuttle pick up or drop off. Once you are on campus, you can change or cancel your shuttle reservation by calling or visiting the Front Desk.
The Statler Shuttle schedule for arrivals is based on your flight arrival time and should be reserved in advance. Departures are scheduled every half hour, and final departure times are based on the latest reservation made that day. The shuttle waits for passengers outside the airport, directly beyond the exit past the baggage claim area. The driver does not generally wait inside the airport for arrivals.
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Check-In & Check-Out
The check-in time at the Hilton is 4:00 PM. You may contact the hotel directly to request an earlier check-in, but meeting your request is subject to room availability. The hotel’s check-out time is 12:00 PM.
The Hilton offers free overnight parking for guests in the parking garage across from the hotel. Valet parking is also available for $15/per day.
The Hilton offers guests complimentary shuttle service to and from the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport and other local destinations (including the Cornell campus). To arrange a shuttle pick-up, contact the hotel directly. The shuttle van can accommodate approximately 6 people with luggage.
Daily breakfast, lunch and breaks are provided for all course attendees. Attendees also participate in an informal social event on the first evening and a more formal group dinner later in the week.
Directions, Transportation, Maps & Parking
Course attendees can travel to the Ithaca campus by airplane, bus, train or car. For most attendees, flying will be the most convenient option. Use the links below to find detailed information about your transportation options.
Air Travel to Cornell University — Information on local and regional airports, airlines, ground transportation options, and driving maps from major international hub airports near New York City and in New Jersey.
Driving Directions to Cornell University — Provides driving directions from all points, as well as door-to-door directions.
Train and Bus Travel to Cornell University — Information on train and bus service to Ithaca, including contact phone numbers for various carriers.
Ithaca campus maps — Download searchable maps, print large or small maps, request to receive a hard copy map by mail, and see visitor parking maps.
A Typical Day
This sample schedule gives you an idea of how you will spend your time when you attend a course at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. However, schedules vary by course and your specific course details can be obtained by checking your course information on the web site, or by contacting a program coordinator by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 1-607-255-5882.
7:15-10:00 AM — Continental breakfast available at ILR Conference Center
8:00 AM-12:00 PM — Morning session (includes mid-morning break)
12:00-1:00 PM — Lunch in ILR Conference Center or Statler Hotel
1:00-5:00 PM — Afternoon session (includes afternoon break)
5:00-6:00 PM — Group work
6:00-9:30 PM — Special event / group dinner / free time
We encourage comfortable business casual dress. The weather in Ithaca can change dramatically from day to day, but meeting rooms during the week are climate controlled. However, individual temperature preferences and tolerances differ. Therefore, we suggest attendees bring a sweater or light jacket to class each day.
See the Current Weather Conditions in Ithaca, NY and temperature averages.
About Cornell University and Ithaca
When you visit Cornell, take time to explore the gorges, lakes, trails, gardens, and museums on Cornell's beautiful 3,000 acre campus, considered the most beautiful campus in the Ivy League. The campus also boasts first-rate athletic facilities, including pools, an 18-hole Trent Jones golf course, the largest indoor climbing wall in North America, tennis, fitness facilities, and jogging trails.
Enjoy evening concerts (classical and pop), excellent summer theatre, exhibits, special lectures, collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Kroch Rare Books Library, the horticultural displays at a dozen different gardens of the Cornell Plantations, birding trails and exhibits at Sapsucker Woods and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
Visit the sites below to explore the Cornell campus and Ithaca in more detail:
Life in Ithaca, NY — Cultural and artistic attractions; lodging, shopping and diverse dining options; nearby attractions; health and fitness
Ithaca is located in central New York State, in an area known as the Finger Lakes Region. To help you prepare for your trip to Ithaca, below are monthly temperature averages and records. Additionally, you can check out our current weather conditions at any time.
Current Weather Conditions in Ithaca, NY — Also see links to other weather information and live views of Cornell.