My daughter goes to college on Long Island and at last minute we had to extend our stay. My normal place was not available so I needed to find another place to stay for the 3 extra nights. This was my first night in this hotel. The lobby and staff that greeted me were very nice. The gentleman who checked us in was very nice and gave us a room in the back that was close to the door so my daughter and I wouldn't have to take our suitcases far.
Our first impression of the room was that it was very nicely done and beds were comfortable. Bathroom upon first look was nice.
My issues though that do not make this my first choice:
When in the shower the ceiling is very very low which made me notice my second possible issue
On the shower ceiling were black marks, now I do not definitely what this was - could have been scuff marks but when I see black marks in a bathroom I also think of mold so I would think a hotel would make sure this issue was taken care of even if just scuff marks
The area is kind of out of the way, I didn't see any nearby places to eat. Have to go out of the way for that.
Biggest deal breaker for me was the heat. The nights were still cool and the second night I turned on the heat. It is so loud that I could not sleep. Had to turn it off in the middle of the night and was cold by morning. I didn't ask to change rooms because we only had one night before we went home. Our last night I turned it off before going to bed so I could get a good night's sleep but was cold so still didn't sleep as well as I had hoped.
All in all it has the possibility of being a very nice hotel but with the issue of the fan for the heat / ac running so terribly loud, that is a deal breaker for me. I know I unfortunately will not be staying here in the future when I bring my daughter back to school.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn - Plainview is centrally located on Long Island and is approximately a 30 minute drive to New York City. We are on the north side of exit 46 off the Long Island Expressway (I-495). The hotel offers suites with jacuzzi tubs fully renovated rooms and coming soon (Feb 2012) we will have a new lobby, fitness center and business center. We are proud to announce the opening of Bistro 46 Restaurant and Lounge open for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring our breakfast buffet, new wine list and all new menu items. Our hotel will have fully renovated function and meeting space (By Feb 2012) as well as the ability to hold functions outdoors during the warmer weather months. The hotel has an outdoor pool, complimentary internet and plenty of free parking. ... more less
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