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Whitman Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Huntington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This hotel was suitable for a couple nights stay, if you are not going to spend most of your vacation in hotel. It was a little bit worn out but clean. The breakfast was better than we expected.
We didn´t spend time at the neighbourhood, so cannot tell any tips or give a reviews of it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sirkka K
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I arrived and was greeted by a friendly hostess. My room was quaint and clean. No frills, but a nice TV, adequate bathroom, comfortable bed, quiet atmosphere, and most important to me, I felt very safe as a woman traveling alone for a weekend. The housekeepers were extremely nice and accomodating, as was the staff that I met in the office. The breakfast offered many choices, and was really nice also. I was in town to attend activities in the Huntington and hunt. Bay Area, and it was a straight shot via NY Avenue to town and all activities. Perfect choice for me.

Room Tip: The more quiet rooms are at the back of the hotel, away from Jericho Tnpk.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Roberta W
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had my parents and Grandmother visiting last minute and just about every other hotel was booked. I wasn't excited about the thought of staying at a motel but my experience at Whitman Motor Lodge was fantastic. Upon arrival we were greeted by a delightful and spunky woman who actually gave us a choice of which room we wanted for my parents and Grandmother. The rooms we saw were spacious and felt like a cozy home. We chose one with two double beds, stove, fridge and a living area with a pull-out couch. My boyfriend and I stayed in a standard one bed room that was smaller but equally as well kept. If these two rooms were on the cheaper side, I can't image how lovely the pricier rooms are. They also had a continental breakfast and vending machines with sodas and snacks. There's a Seven-Eleven right next door. Huntington Village is a short drive from here where there are numerous wonderful restaurants. The only draw-back that I can image is staying in a room that faces the road. Jericho Turnpike is very busy and I would image those rooms might be a bit noisy. My family and I agreed that we would, without a doubt, stay here again.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room that doesn't face the road.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Amy S
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We needed somewhere to stay while my husband worked at Stony Brook University. This was perfect, because it offered space for my family of 5 including facilities to cook for ourselves. Great for NYC too.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This hotel received top reviews on TripAdvisor so we relied heavily on everyone's reviews and gave it a shot while we were on our 3 weeks tour. After a couple of nights here, we had to change hotels. It wasn't awful, it was just not what we were expecting with all the great reviews.

I guess the ratings and reviews here depend on your perspective of hotel rooms. If you are accustomed to Motel 6, Econo-Lodge, Travel Lodge, and the like, Whitman is the Ritz Carlton for you. If you are accustomed to Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt, then Whitman is a camping trip is the best way to describe it.

Weak internet, had to sit in office area to use internet, very dirty carpet, had to keep shoes on in room, and take them on and off for the bathroom, fly in the room had to use travel magazine to swat it while standing on chair, lack of extra towels at the front desk both nights we asked, mediocre bed and bedding, no refrigerator in room, mediocre breakfast, and dirty corners in room are some of the things we did not like. It just had a desolate and depressing atmosphere, but the employees were NY friendly, except the guy who I called in to confirm my reservation and room type with who hastily exclaimed, "Yea, you are in in a King!" and hung up the phone on me. That may have been the sign from above that this was not the right place for us, and I should have tried to cancel out.

Oh, and how can I forget this: the front desk employees that check you in the lobby sit behind bullet proof glass like a teller in a bank and you talk to them through the hole.

But again, it may be the right place for you depending on your disposition and what you are accustomed to?

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank David D
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Rooms were very clean and well kept. With the window closed noise was at a minimum. The air-conditioning allowed for keeping the window closed. We also asked about the rooms that are in the front where Jericho Tpke is, we were told those room are only used when the other are full. All the rooms are "non-smoking" which was good for us since we are both ex-smokers.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Picked this place on line. We needed a place to stay to visit family in Huntington. This looked good and was near enough and not too expensive. All we needed was a room with two beds. They said they didn't have that available so we would up in a suite for $40 more a day. Then after we moved in turns out they did have that. Staff was pleasant but very vague about everything. The place is a bit dated but was immaculately clean both inside and out. The suite was nice with two large rooms two TV's and a nice bath. Everything was peachy until bedtime. The beds probably dated back to when the place was built. About a three inch mattress all lumpy with a crackely crunchy plastic mattress cover on it. Probably so you could not look for yourself as to how gross it was without the crunchy cover. Both of us were very uncomfortable and got a bad nights sleep. The next morning we got breakfast such as it was. The usual box cereal. instant oatmeal. some toaster waffles and bagels and prepacked muffins. No fruit or juice offered of any kind. I noticed they had juice in a vending machine but I put two dollars in and got nothing. Staff could care less but did return my money. Machine remained broken both days. When we checked out we mentioned the horrible beds and they said oh should have told us we would have moved you to another room. This after telling us they didn't have another room anyway. Again it was a very ho hum attitude. Advice check the beds right away. If they are uncomfortable try another room. It's a shame the beds are so bad because otherwise we really liked this placed and might have have stayed there again. I just can't believe they cn expect anyone to be happy with those old run down beds

Room Tip: don't choose suite 308 with the old lumpy crunchy beds Back rooms more quiet than those facing...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank sandy m
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Additional Information about Whitman Motor Lodge

Address: 295 E Jericho Tpke, Huntington, NY 11746-7309
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Huntington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Huntington
Price Range: $109 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Whitman Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer the Cleanest and Most Comfortable rooms in town. We have 6 Full one bedroom suites and 2 one bedroom apartments, along with our spacious King and Double rooms. We strive to make your stay with us one of the best experiences you ever had in a mid-priced Motel. We are very proud of our 4.5 star rating with TRIP ADVISOR and plan to keep it up !!!! We look forward to seeing you soon ! ... more   less 
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