My wife and I stayed here for her 30-year high school reunion. Upon entering our room, I immediately thought that I had been transplanted to the Skokie Holiday Inn, where I had stayed just one month prior (read my review). I am NOW firmly convinced that most Holiday Inn properties have seen their better days. While the lobbies at both properties were very nice, and both staffs were very pleasant and accomodating, the rooms just don't cut it anymore! The furniture was very 1970's (perhaps specially placed to welcome the high school reunion attendees!), and my wife refused to walk barefoot on the room carpeting; it just felt "wet and dirty". The hotel corridors REEK of cigarette smoke.
The in-house restaurant only offers a $13 buffet at breakfast, rather than being able to order off the menu, so you're better off driving for 10 or 15 minutes in to Plainview or Hicksville, to eat at one of the many, delicious Greek diners in the area. The hotel does, however, have a lively night club, that jumps well in to the wee hours of the morning. The club has a very large and imposing bouncer, who turned out to be a most pleasant fellow!
While the planned pre-banquet gathering in a hospitality room never materialized, the culminating reunion banquet, also held at the hotel, was quite nice, with very good service and ample, tasty food.
Holiday Inn employees try hard, they really do, to please their guests. Unfortunately, the properties themselves "groan" with age!
- 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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- Also Known As:
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