Whenever we visit Long Island (we used to live there) we try to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Melville. It is well-located just off the Long Island Expressway. Staff is always accommodating, rooms are large, clean and well-kept.
For those times when we've arrived prior to 3 PM check-in, we have called ahead and our room was always ready and waiting. Lobby area is nice and in spring the tulips on the grounds are lovely. Many guests use this hotel while attending events like weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc., in the area.
Beds are quite comfortable and can be "set" for hardness or softness on each side. USA Today is provided for guests. Free internet access is provided too. All in all, no complaints. While pricing considerably and frequently, most times we consider this facility reasonable for what you receive.
Weaknesses: Breakfasts are about $12.00 a person, compared with the excellent buffet breakfasts served Hampton Inns for FREE. HGI would do well to consider offering similar. Second weakness is the bar. Especially during the hours of 3 to 8 or 9 PM, HGI should consider providing a well-trained bartender who is knowledgeable in making drinks and also top notch bar food should be available.
Despite these omissions, though, we'll continue using the HGI in Melville. We'll add too that we have stayed at other HGI's across the country and haven't ever had a problem. Should also add that parking is free and convenient, and the pool and hot tub are fine as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Melville New York hotel is centrally located in the heart of Long Island. Whether you are doing business along the Route 110 corridor or playing a round of golf at Bethpage State Park, home of the 2009 PGA US Open, we are your hotel. Enjoy a day of shopping at the Walt Whitman Shopping Mall or take the kids for the day to Adventureland Amusement Park both minutes from the Hilton Garden Inn Melville New York hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn Melville Hotel Plainview
- Hilton Garden Inn Plainview