Argos Inn

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

About

The Argos Inn is a beautifully restored, LEED certified historic mansion in the heart of downtown Ithaca.

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.4
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.2

Graduation Week

4.6 on June 15, 2016

What a charming retreat just a half-mile from downtown. We were there during Graduation week, at a time when the staff was stretched to its limit - but they were so pleasant and hardworking throughout. The rooms were charming and comfortable. We would certainly recommend this to others looking for a relaxing experience while staying in Ithaca.


Very pleasant stay

5 on February 16, 2015

We spent our anniversary night at Argos. The room was lovely, comfortable, and the service pleasant. The little details of the room; the heated bathroom floors, rooms temperatur control, the lighting made us feel more comfortable. The bar was fantastic. The breakfast was a nice touch. Argos is in walking distance to great places to eat and drink. I would absolutely stay again.


no kitchen but great bar

3.2 on January 06, 2015

The room was nice, especially the heated floor in the bathroom. The breakfast was a mediocre yogurt and granola, but the beautiful bar and evening music the night we were there made up for that. Great location.


Elegant & Classic

3.4 on January 05, 2015

This property is beautifully decorated and has an ideal location in Downtown Ithaca. There is a funky/hip bar in the lounge, but no food service. Our room, which was called the Glass Room, was gorgeous - all shades of white with a very upscale, California vibe. It was impeccably clean and the bed was like sleeping in a cloud. However, this room has all glass walls and an east facing location, so it was very bright in the morning. Not ideal for those who like to sleep in! I would rate this property a solid 10.


Nice bed, not so nice breakfast

3.4 on January 04, 2015

The atmosphere and décor of the Argos is lovely. The rooms were comfortable with old world charm combined with high tech amenities. However, the breakfast was disappointing. Breakfast was supposed to begin at 8, which is a little late to begin with, and then it consisted of tea, coffee, small yogurt containers, and some fruit. They told us there would be at least baked goods, but by 8:20, none had arrived. It was a disappointing end to the stay.


Great stay

4.4 on January 01, 2015

What a nice new option in Ithaca! The renovations and work that went into the building are beautiful. The room was a little on the small side for 2 people and could use more room to store toiletries but otherwise great. The heated floors in the bathroom were a treat in December, and the shower is fantastic! Evening parking can be a challenge because Bar Argos is VERY popular but loved having a cool, cozy bar just down the hall from our room. Would definitely recommend!


beautiful rooms

4.8 on December 25, 2014

Beautiful B&B, gorgeous rooms. Walls are a little thin but it's a memorable place. Owner is very friendly.


So happy we found Argos

4.6 on December 16, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Argos for an overnight. It was absolutely lovely. The building is simply beautiful with so many details that show the passion and thought that went into opening the place. We stayed in the white peacock room and loved it! The bar is an experience in itself making really good drinks. We have already recommended Argos to several people. We plan to go back! Thank you for helping make our overnight special.


Wonderful accomodations!

4.4 on December 02, 2014

If you find yourself traveling to Ithaca for any reason the Argos is a wonderful spot. The accommodations were great, comfortable mattress, beautifully decorated, friendly staff, great bar & the bonus of being walking distance to the State Theatre. We parked our car and wondered town for lunch at Moosewood's, shopped at a few really lovely stores that specialized in LOCAL crafts. I will definitely be back, thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Treat yourself and make sure you have a cocktail at the bar. Drinks were delicious and the bartender made us feel welcomed!


Sunday concert stay

2.6 on December 01, 2014

It was lovely! The only downfall and the one reason I splurged to stay, was for the BAR!, Unfortunately, they are closed on sundays and that was really disappointing. all in all it was a nice stay, wish we took advantage of the breakfast in the am, but we kinda forgot until it was too late.


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Rooms & Rates

101 - Grey Peacock (ADA)

On the first floor of the northwest wing and overlooking the courtyard, this tranquil room has a queen bed, private bath with 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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $230

102 - Blue Peacock Room

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

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $230

103 - White Peacock Room

On the first floor, this light and airy 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, 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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255

201 - Red Queen

On the second floor, in the northeast corner and overlooking the Argos courtyard, this room offers a queen bed, a newly added daybed with a standard twin mattress, a writing desk, WIFI, restored turn of the century furniture, and a private bath with a rain shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $280

202 - Violet Queen

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

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $235

203 - King Slate

This spacious 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 an option for a cot or air mattress.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $310

211 - North King

This elegant room is one of the original bedrooms in the majestic brick part of the inn. Like the other rooms in this section it has a classic beautiful feel consisting of refinished plaster/beeswax walls, 10’ high ceilings, large original windows, recreated historic trim and an old (dormant) brick fireplace in the west wall. There are two 19th century Louis XV chairs newly upholstered with colorful distressed velvet and a custom made King sized, Queen Anne style bed frame. The bathroom contains a classic style rain-shower and tumbled marble tile walls.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $295

212 - South King

This elegant room is one of the original bedrooms in the majestic brick part of the inn. Like the other rooms in this section it has a classic beautiful feel consisting of refinished plaster/beeswax walls, 10’ high ceilings, large original windows, recreated historic trim and an old (dormant) brick fireplace in the west wall. There are two 19th century Louis XV chairs newly upholstered with colorful distressed velvet and a custom made King sized, Queen Anne style bed frame. The bathroom contains a classic style rain-shower and tumbled marble tile walls.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $295

213 - Central Queen

This cozy southern facing room is in the majestic brick part of the inn. Like the other rooms in this section, it has a classic beautiful feel consisting of refinished plaster/beeswax walls, 10’ high ceilings, a large original window, and recreated historic trim. There is a french style chair, newly upholstered with elegant fabrics, and a custom made Queen sized, Queen Anne style bed frame. The bathroom contains a classic style rain-shower and tumbled marble tile walls. A Nest thermostat controls the geothermal heating and air conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $230

214 - Glass Porch

This second floor room showcases floor to ceiling windows on three sides and a modern minimalist design. The crisp white simplicity of the room is complimented by the soft luxuriousness of long velvet drapes and faux furs that complete the french provincial caned queen bed. Other french style sitting furniture adorns the bedroom. The private bath offers a classic style rain-shower and tumbled marble tile walls. A Nest thermostat controls the geothermal heating and air conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $280

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

The Argos Inn located in downtown Ithaca, just steps away from the Ithaca Commons and a variety of area shops and restaurants.

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, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wheelchair access , Heated bathroom floors. Rain Shower. Nest Thermostats. Geothermal Heating & Cooling. Original pieces by local and famous artists including Miro, Dr Seuss, Salvador Dali

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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: A reservation canceled less than 48 hours prior to check-in time will result in a loss of the deposit (equivalent to the first night of the stay).
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Avi Smith

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

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

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Please notify front desk before arrival of vegan/vegetarian or gluten free dietary restrictions.


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Deals


Special Package

15% Off For Last Minute Bookings

Book within 24 hours of arrival and get a 15% discount on your room rate.

Graduation Special

20% discount for Sunday through Thursday bookings, regardless of length of stay.

Jump Into Summer

15% discount for Sunday through Thursday bookings, regardless of length of stay.

Independence Day

20% off entire stay, week of Independence Day.

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