My family and I needed a place to stay for my grandmother's funeral in November. Many hotels east on Long Island were filled up because of Hurriance Sandy, so we had to travel 20 minutes or so west to get to this hotel.
In all honesty, we were just looking for a place to lay our heads, but I feel compelled to share just a few remarks about this Marriott. It was about $250 a night to stay here so I was expecting better. It is big, but very old looking (even from the outside). We got to the hotel late at night and parked in the only spot left in the parking lot. We made our way to the back door in the rain and five or so gentleman were standing on the walkway to the door smoking. With our 4 month old in tow in her carseat I nicely had to ask them to move so that she wasn't engulfed in cigarette smoke.
The five men saw that we had a lot of stuff that we were carrying and they said.."no worries, the back door has been broken for a day or two." There was basically no security at this back corner door - anyone could walk right in. As soon as we did walk in the smell of chlroine was overpowering. I have no idea where the pool was, but that smell knocked me over as soon as we walked in the door. Exhausted from the wake, we made our way to our room. Although the door said no smoking, there was an unmistakable musty smoke smell. I can't decide if someone smoked here recently, or the hotel is that old and needs updating so badly, that this smell is permanent in the room from the 70s/80s/90s. If we weren't so tired, I would have asked for a different room.
It was a place to sleep for a couple of hours, but smelly, old and gross. The only redeeming quality was the friendliness of the staff behind the front desk. They need more parking spots as well! There must have been a conference the next morning, because we literally had five cars following us to our car searching in vain for a spot.
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