Found this hotel on Columbus Day Weekend on busy Long Island after an exhausting search through another hotel staff member who led us to this hotel.
We called the Gateway Inn and spoke to Kevin, who was an absolute angel. Kevin provided us with exact driving directions to the hotel and upgraded us to a beautiful huge room on the first floor. Kevin even assisted us with our luggage out of the car and even brought it up to our room, this is above and beyond amazing service. After a difficult day of travelling, Kevin made us feel welcome and made sure that we were well taken care of. This is what hospitality is all about!
As for the room, it was spotless. Clean, comfortable king size, comfortable sofa, nice desk and huge window that spanned the length of the wall.
The breakfast area was maintained by a very hard working young man who took such attention to his job that it was a delight to see and experience. The area was spotlessly clean and perfectly arranged with the best bagels and bialys that I have ever tasted. There also was an assortment of sweet cakes, juices and coffees that were equally as delicious. All were of a higher caliber than the standard continental fare included in most hotels.
As far as the location, it was great. Situated on Sunrise Highway within easy driving distance to all parts of Long Island and Queens it was ideal. We only spent one night there as we already had reservations elsewhere, but would have liked to have been able to stay another night.
Would we go back to this hotel? YES! Most definitely yes!
Great location, clean rooms, very friendly staff makes this a delightful place to stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Gateway Hotel Merrick