We look forward to your arrival. Our top priority has always been, and will continue to be, the safety and well-being of our staff members and guests. Enhanced practices are in place to ensure that your experience is friendly and safe. If traveling from out of state please review the New York Travel Policy and
Traveler Health Form: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.

Cornell University requires that all overnight guests over the age of 12 present proof of vaccination for COVID-19,
or results of a negative COVID-19 test in the past 3 days, upon check-in. 

Proof of vaccination accepted includes your physical vaccination card, photo of your vaccination card, Excelsior Pass, the Key to NYC Pass,
or an equivalent government-provided digital record. 

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test may be provided in lieu of vaccination information, by sharing the results of a FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR,
rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the visit.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to provide the most comfortable and safe experience for both our guests and our teams.
Click here for additional information on the Cornell visitor policy.
We look forward to seeing you soon. 



General Health & Safety

Masks and Face Coverings: Masks are required in The Statler Hotel and in all Cornell University campus buildings and facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Statler Hotel Staff Members: Staff members complete Cornell University's daily health screening prior to arriving to work to confirm they are not experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. All unvaccinated staff members participate in Cornell's surveillance testing program. Staff members are required to wear protective face masks at all times. Appropriate PPE will be worn by all staff members based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence to state and local regulations and guidance. Every staff member has been trained on enhanced hygiene and safety protocols, as well as how to respond and report presumed cases of COVID-19.

CDC Approved Cleaning: The hotel's schedule of cleaning and sanitizing has been enhanced; this includes all public areas including doorknobs, handles & railings, elevators and other common touch points. All cleaning products have been approved by the CDC. Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the hotel in public areas. This includes the Registration Desk in the main lobby and entrances to all meeting rooms and restaurants. 

Your Arrival

If traveling from out of state please review the New York travel policy and Traveler Health Form found here

  • Guests, and staff members, are expected to wear masks or face coverings while in public areas of the hotel. Please familiarize yourself with Cornell University face covering policy.  
  • Upon check-in guests over the age of 12 must present proof of faccination for COVID-19 or results of a negative COVID-19 test in the past 3 days.
  • Guests are encouraged to self-park.
  • The airport shuttle to/from the Ithaca airport is in operation and is thoroughly cleaned before and after each use. Staff members and guests must wear masks during the shuttle service.
  • Safety plexiglass has been installed at the Front Desk.
  • Bell staff will assist guests with bell carts and be disinfected after each use.
  • You may opt out of Housekeeping service upon check-in.
  • Wellness kits are offered upon check-in, which include face masks, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer.

Your Room

  • Every guest room is expertly cleaned and sanitized, over and above our AAA award-winning standards.
  • Stayover housekeeping service is being provided. You may opt-out at anytime during your stay.
  • Turn-down service is currently unavailable.
  • Extra pillows and blankets stored in the guestroom closets have been removed and are available upon guest request.
  • Air purifiers are available upon request.

Meetings & Events

Your Catering and Conference Planning Manager will assist you with all the requirements and keep you up to date as New York State Guidance and requirements change. The below list are highlights of the New York State event guidance and how we will keep you and your guests safe. Please fill out a Request For Proposal to discuss your event further with our Sales and Catering team or call 607-254-2678.

  • Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting procedures and protective measures are modeled after CDC and EPA guidelines.
  • Guest sanitation stations are provided at one (1) station per meeting room and pre-function area.

Dining at The Statler Hotel

In All Food and Beverage Outlets:

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting meets CDC and EPA guidelines.
  • Safety Plexiglass barriers are in place at cashier and host stations.
  • Condiments are available in single use containers.
  • Face masks or face coverings are required for all individuals in all outlets, unless seated to eat or drink.

Taverna Banfi


The Regent lounge


Terrace Restaurant


Macs Café

  • Macs Cafe remains closed. Please stay tuned for Fall 2021 hours of operation.


Are staff and guests required to wear masks?

Masks are required in The Statler Hotel and in all Cornell University campus buildings and facilities regardless of vaccination status.

What enhanced cleaning measures are in place?

The Statler Hotel's cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection procedures and protective measures meet CDC and EPA guidelines. Staff members will increase the frequency of cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces and areas with EPA recommended cleansers capable of combating COVID-19. Additional staff members will be added in high-traffic areas, which include restrooms, lobbies and other public areas. 

Where is the best place to park?

Guests are encouraged to self-park. Please come to the front circle of the hotel to unload. The bellman will assign you a parking space and you will be able to then go park your car in The Statler Hotel parking lot, which is next to Barton Hall. Your guestroom key will allow you to come and go from the lot. Parking is $15 per day.

Valet is available for those needing the accommodation. 

Does the hotel offer in-room dining?

Yes, The Statler Hotel offers in-room dining. The menu can be found on the guestroom TV. If you prefer your order in a to-go container and delivered contactless outside your door please let the server know upon ordering.

Are we able to make coffee in our guestrooms?

Yes, the Keurig one-cup coffee maker is available in your guestroom. 

Is your fitness center open?

Yes, our fitness center is open and the frequency and scope of cleaning and sanitizing practices has been increased. Some equipment may be unavailable in order to adhere to the current physical distancing guidelines.

Can I see your full detailed version of our full scope for "Statler Safe & Clean"?

Yes, please contact the Statler Hotel sales department at [email protected] and they will be happy to email you our safe & clean document.