We stayed at the Horseheads-Elmira Holiday Inn Express to attend Ithaca's Wizarding weekend. And while it was not our first choice, due only to the distance from the event (about 30 minutes), it was
a great place to lay our heads.
Pros: Great service from a really friendly and responsive staff. And probably the cleanest hotel I've stayed in for the past several years. We arrived late on a Friday and the staff provided us with menus and suggestions for several local restaurants that would deliver to the hotel, and generally did everything they could to make us comfortable and happy.
Cons: The mattress and pillows were a bit past their prime, and the thermostat in the room was an old-school analog so it was tough to get the temperature just right.
Overall, I would stay at this location again. [Less]