The Inns of Aurora

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Overview of The Inns of Aurora

The Inns of Aurora

4.5 star property
Lakefront hotel with spa, near Cayuga Lake

9.6/10 Exceptional

257 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
391 Main Street, Aurora, NY, 13026
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Cayuga Lake - 1 min walk
  • Cornell University - 37 min drive
  • Ithaca College - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Ithaca, NY (ITH-Tompkins Regional) - 46 min drive
  • Cortland, NY (CTX-Cortland County) - 54 min drive

About this property

The Inns of Aurora

The Inns of Aurora puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cayuga Lake. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy or Ayurvedic treatments, and 1833 Kitchen & Bar, one of 2 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a 24-hour fitness centre and a fitness centre. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (13 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Private dining
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Archery
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Sledging
  • Snowshoeing
  • Beach nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (700 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach towels


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1833
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Full-service spa


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international and long-distance calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Spa at the Inns of Aurora. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy.

The spa is open daily.


1833 Kitchen & Bar – This beachfront fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.
Fargo Bar & Grill – This family restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 37 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Beach access
    • Beach towels
    • Fitness centre access
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Bicycle storage
    • Business centre/computer access
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • In-room bottled water
    • Lending library access
    • Housekeeping
    • Additional inclusions

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Inns of Aurora Hotel
The Inns of Aurora Aurora
The Inns of Aurora Hotel Aurora

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

After a disappointing check-in experience, the overall experience was fine. The property picture prominently displayed on the website as "the inn" is not the inn, but the spa located on a hill, not by the water, as the picture indicates. The Inn is not one building, but several buildings (inns) along the main road, with varying quality of accommodations. None of this is apparent when one goes to book a room. The in-season rates are very high and one expects to get a rewarding experience upon checking in - and can get very disappointed when faced with reality. Also, in the same vein, please do not market as "breakfast included" when only serving, coffee, granola bars and such, with breakfast being a separate item at a restaurant a few minutes walk away. While the setting is nice, having accuracy in marketing materials will help people know what to expect and not be unpleasantly surprised..
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice, quiet getaway
We stayed in the Zabriskie House, and it was really lovely. The Innkeepers are helpful and there when you need them. Our room was beautiful and had a little porch off the side that overlooked Aurora. The spa is unbelievable, and the dining options, though limited, are excellent. We'll be back.
Cheri, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Elena, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quiet and clean
Beautiful grounds and extremely pleasant staff. Enjoyed the complimentary kayak use and evening s’mores.
Jennifer, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

stacy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

MONIA, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A hidden treasure
Aurora is a Beautiful place. The house is in Pristine shape. Extremely clean, high end furniture. The bed and linens are top notch. They have a spa that is out of this world. Just opened this summer.
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

My reservation was misleading . Pay for one and was given another. Really bad and embarrassing for my 20th anniversary.
Marc, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Robert James, 1-night trip
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