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Argos Inn

Ithaca, NY 14850 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$170 - $270
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The Argos Inn is a beautifully restored, LEED certified (pending) historic mansion in the heart of downtown Ithaca. The recently completed renovation showcases the building’s meticulously restored architectural details. The Inn was finished with a modern twist consisting of heated floors, Nest thermostats, fiber-optic Internet, geothermal heating and air-conditioning and a collection of original 20th century art. The Argos Inn opened its 10 guest rooms in September, 2013. Its original grand hall, parlors and veranda spaces are open to the public as a bar/café or to book for private events. The downtown location of the Argos Inn is ideal for visitors seeking convenient access to Cornell University and Ithaca College. It is just steps from The Commons, Ithaca’s pedestrian shopping and dining thoroughfare. Ithaca is also a launching point for the Finger Lakes Wine Trails and is surrounded by magnificent waterfalls and famous gorges. While staying at the Argos Inn your time away from home will be filled with beauty, whether venturing out the front door into the vibrant Ithaca landscape or relaxing within the walls of your new home away from home.

Rooms & Rates

101 - Grey Peacock (ADA)

On the first floor, tucked in the northeast corner of the Inn and overlooking the courtyard, this tranquil Basic Queen room has a queen sized bed, private bath with heated stone slab floors , a rain-shower, floor to ceiling velvet drapes, WIFI, vintage designed wall paper and a restored turn of the century velvet bergere chair. This room is also wheel chair accessible (ADA compliant)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

102 - Blue Peacock Room

This Basic Queen first floor room has west facing windows, a queen bed, WIFI, a writing desk with two refurbished vintage chairs, a private bath with heated stone slab floors and a rain shower. The vintage wallpaper and modern amenities create a contemporary retreat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

103 - White Peacock Room

On the first floor, this Standard Queen room has a queen sized bed, an enclosed west facing sun room creating the perfect writer’s retreat or sitting room (room for a cot), a private bath with stone slab heated floors, a walk in rain shower, floor to ceiling velvet drapes, and restored turn of the century bergere chairs with custom colorful velvet upholstery.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

201 - Red Queen

On the second floor, in the northeast corner and overlooking the Argos courtyard, this Deluxe Queen room has a queen size bed, a writing desk, WIFI, an antique gentlemen’s cabinet, restored turn of the century furniture, and a private bath with a rain shower and heated stone slab floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

202 - Violet Queen

The peaceful Violet room looks over the Argos courtyard from the northwest corner of the second floor. This Standard Queen room offers a queen bed, a restored Bergere chair, a writing desk, and a private bath with a stone slab heated floor and rain-shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

203 - King Slate

This spacious Deluxe King room features a sky light above a king bed, a modern vanity against a wall revealing 200 hundred year old handmade bricks, a bench designed and built by our in-house craftsman, a private bath with a heated stone slab floor, a rain shower, and WiFi. Step into the closed-in porch room bathed in sun or moonlight with a writing desk, a café corner, a restored bergere two seater chair, and velvet floor to ceiling drapes between the two spaces to add privacy. This room has the option for a cot.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

211 - North King

This regal Deluxe King room faces the setting sun over our little city of Ithaca, with a king bed, a full closet, venetian plaster walls, exposed original brick, a private bath with heated stone slab floors, a rain shower, wi-fi, a writing desk, restored turn of the century chairs with colorful velvet upholstery and an option for a cot.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

212 - South King

This regal Deluxe King room has a king bed, a full closet, venetian plaster walls, exposed original brick, a private bath with heated stone slab floors, a rain shower, wifi, a writing desk, restored turn of the century chairs with colorful velvet upholstery, and an option for a cot.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

213 - Central Queen

On the second floor, this charming southern facing Basic Queen room features a queen bed, plaster walls, a writing desk, Wifi, and a restored turn of the century Bergere chair. The white brick private bath offers a rain shower, heated stone slab floors, and a floor to ceiling glass window with velvet drapes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

214 - Glass Porch

This stunning second floor Deluxe Queen room is the star of the show. Floor to ceiling windows on three sides bathe this crisp white room in golden sunlight. This room features a white caned queen bed, velvet drapes, and room for a cot. Step into the white brick private bath, with a rain shower and heated stone slab floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining3.3

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Great B&B in the heart of Ithaca

4.8 on August 26, 2014

Stayed at Argos Inn after moving my freshman son in at Cornell. What a great place! There was a mix-up with our original reservation as the room wouldn't accommodate 3 people. But Dana was on top of things and moved us to a larger room. Our room (Red Queen) was beautiful. And the shower...Wow! My son said he wanted to move in. The location is also great...just a block from the main restaurant street. Will be staying here again in October for Parents Weekend...

Beautiful Inn

4.0 on August 18, 2014

We loved the location of this property, walking distance to the downtown and the Cornell Campus. Rooms were quite comfortable and well appointed (we had the "red room" for two nights) Loved the historical feel of the place, so much nicer than a hotel room. Breakfast was just ok. Would like more yogurt choices or some fresh fruit. The bar was hopping both nights (weekend) but we couldn't hear anything from our room. And it does close down at midnight. Mixed drinks were extremely well done, with the exception of the "margarita" wasn't at all a traditional margarita. Beware, it had a weird "smokey" taste to it. They tried too hard with that one. Some things are better left simple.

Nice stay in Argos

3.2 on August 18, 2014

Friendly service and clean and cosy room. Breakfast however was unsatisfactory.

The red queen room

4.8 on August 11, 2014

We stayed in the Red Queen room for two nights last week. It was a simple, elegant, very romantic room. The shower with the stone floor and the rain shower head was big and cool. The location is very convenient to walking into a nice, interesting, and varied downtown for meals. On the second night, after a day of touring the area, we came back to a Jazz trio playing in the bar for a crowd with a nice vibe. We hit the bar a couple of times and found the bartenders helpful, skilled, and knowledgeable. Breakfast was simple and delicious. Granola, yogurt, fruit, coffee, juice. Every interaction with the staff was very friendly and cheerful. We will come back again and happily recommend the Argos Inn very highly.

Good bed, lacking breakfast

4.0 on July 29, 2014

My stay at the Argos was, on the whole, lovely. The room is fabulous and the bathroom is especially nice. The only thing that wasn't up to snuff was the breakfast. Apparently, on the weekend, they bring in a whole host of pastries, which I was able to enjoy on my first breakfast there on a Monday. The rest of week, however, the breakfast options were VERY limited--basically only granola and yogurt (albeit very nice granola and yogurt). This breakdown of breakfast--a bountiful array of pastries on weekends and next-to-nothing during the week--prioritizes the weekend visitor over and above a weekday traveler. That said, everything else was very lovely and the staff was very attentive, but some more attention to breakfasts for those staying during the week would be nice.

Stylish unique Inn!

4.6 on May 05, 2014

Lovely room, great bar in Lobby, quiet, clean. I refreshing change from hotels!

Ithaca gets boutique Hotel

4.4 on April 20, 2014

Rooms are great with perfect decor. Beautiful bathrooms too. Wish the air conditioners were more quiet.

Lovely Place to Stay Near Cornell Campus

4.0 on April 16, 2014

Beautifully decorated room with quality fixtures and furnishings. LOVED the heated bathroom floors and rainfall shower head. No TV in room - pros and cons to that. Sunny breakfast room - continental. The bar is spectacular with a terrific and unique drink menu. It draws a crowd though, and some of the noise makes its way up to the rooms. It was not a problem for us, but some might not be happy with that. Also some street noise, but again, it wasn't a bother to us. No sink in our bathroom - it was out in the bedroom area. We adjusted. Pro - lots of countertop/vanity space. Overall - beautiful renovation job and great attention to detail. We will be back given the opportunity.

Wonderful 5 year anniversary stay!

4.6 on April 05, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for our 5 year anniversary and had a wonderful time. You instantly feel relaxed and at home. The Inn is impeccably decorated and exceptionally clean and well kept. The bar in the front was a fun way to end the night after dinner. We were able to walk to and from out hotel for dinner and shopping. We cannot wait to find a reason to come back to Ithaca for another stay!

Heaven in Ithaca

5 on December 23, 2013

A stay at the Argos Inn leaves you feeling like you slept on a cloud. The beds are so comfortable with fine linens and fluffy bedding. The bar and lobby are full of character and remind me of a Hemingway haunt in Havana but new and frsh. It's the perfect mix of modern clean lines, sun and old early 1900's splendor. I love this place and hope to come back again and again (also the location can't be beat-walk everywhere if you are able to pull yourself away).

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Location Type

Cornell University, Ithaca College, Waterfalls & Gorges, City, Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gorges, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Heated bathroom floors, Rain shower

Room amenities

Air conditioning, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Single Night stays require full payment at the time of booking. Multi Night stays require a deposit of 50% of total charges at time of booking
  • Cancellations: Room reservations canceled more than two weeks in advance of arrival will receive the full deposit to be refunded without penalty. A cancellation between 2 weeks and 72 hours prior to arrival will result in a loss of deposit. A reservation canceled less than 72 hours in advance of arrival will result in the full room rate to be charged to the credit card on file.



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Travel, Historic Renovation, Photography, Green Energy, Interior & Exterior Design, Architecture

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8am - 10am
  • Serving Location: Main Porch, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-Free, Vegan

Details Diamond Collection

408 East State Street , Ithaca, NY 14850 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase