The hotel is located in an industrial type of area, but it's great! It is quiet and nicely out of the way ensuring that you get a huge car park. Please note that if the front side is full, drive around the back! It is usually empty.
I found the location pretty easily with a sat-nav, and within 5 minutes you will know your way around the area with a car. You can not really get lost. There are loads of malls around, so if you want to do some shopping, stay here!
The title says that this hotel is so close to perfection, yet it failed in only a few areas. One of them, which was kind of annoying but what can they do, is that there was some construction going on outside our room on a site just next door. There were also trucks parked outside the rooms on some nights and they would start up nice and early of course, just to make sure you knew they were leaving. Another annoying noise, and I see the previous reviewer makes note that they were there for a swim meet... yes.. we know.. we were there at the same time. Kids... do you know how thin the ceilings are when the people upstairs have kids running around? Pretty thin... Or perhaps when kids are running up and down the hallway screaming.... I sound like a miser now, but for some people from different time zones, it's not what you want to hear when you finally get a chance to sleep.
Breakfast was also interesting with the amount of parents and kids in pajamas...
The air conditioning in the room was also noisy and was used to heat the room because of the cold, but it would kick in every now and then and scare you for a laugh.
I thought the rooms were huge and pretty good. The bed was huuuuuge and very comfortable. The shower was also very nice with a sliding door. You could easily shower with 2 if you liked and the shower was floor level, so there was no stepping in or out needed.. no slip, no sue?
The breakfast got a bit repetitive after a few days, one day is some sort of egg apparently.. but its like this foamy round thing, and a sort of hamburger sausage. Other days there was some sort of sliced sausage... so it kind of rotated.
There is coffee and tea available 24hrs a day and cookies available from reception from Otis Spunkmeyer. Quite nice actually!!
There is a swimming pool and gym of sorts at the hotel. I used the gym and it was pretty basic. No free weights or anything, just a sort of weights machine, bike and treadmill or 2.
The wifi is included the stay, but the code changes occasionally, so for long stays this will get annoying. It is pretty fast too, so that is a bonus.
The staff are very friendly and I really liked the new-ness of the hotel. I will definitely stay here again in the future!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hampton Inn Garden City is the perfect location for travelers looking to experience the best of Long Island and Manhattan. Guests can enjoy a range of local attractions from shopping at Roosevelt Field Mall to a round of golf at Eisenhower Park or a romantic dinner in downtown Garden City. Travelers looking for a weekend escape can enjoy a day on the ocean at Captree State Park or relax on the shores of Jones Beach. Check out a concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum or swimming meet at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.Guests looking to head into the city are walking distance to the Long Island Rail Road which allows easy access to the city via Penn Station. Our hotel is close to Hofstra, Adelphi and other local colleges and universities making us the perfect hotel for graduation weekends or big games. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Garden City Hotel Garden City
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