** I was going to give this hotel 5 stars until one evening when I returned to my room and found an 'undesirable' object had been left there. No more has to be said on a family website, however I would urge anyone that stays here to be careful about the security of their room and its contents! I was upgraded to a suite on the top floor and the management apologised to me.
After this incident I think my rating is very fair and hopefully the hotel management do something to rectify the source of the problem I experienced **
The room I stayed in was large and well appointed, the bed was comfortable and came with a 32 inch TV, fridge and microwave oven. Overall the hotel is well kept and staff are helpful and friendly. Breakfast is resonable and above my expectations for a HI Express. The free WiFi is reliable and fast. There is a free shuttle bus available and we used it to go to and from the local train station which is useful for trips into NYC. Lots of shops and resturants nearby with a few within walking distance. Overall very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook-Long Island offers 143 newly renovated guest rooms: standard kings, queens, two room suites, spa rooms, and handicap accessible rooms. The Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook - Long Island hotel is a designated non-smoking property. All rooms feature: flat screen plasma cable TVs w/HBO, CNN, ESPN, free local calls, high-speed wireless Internet access, iPod docking stations and pay-per-view movies. Additional in-room amenities are: microwave/refrigerator unit, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, & a coffee maker in every room. Our hotel meeting rooms can accommodate 100 people theater style, up to 80 banquet style and we offer use of our audio/visual equipment. All guests enjoy complimentary hot Continental buffet breakfast, 20X40 indoor heated pool and use of our fully equipped fitness center. Roll away beds are available at no additional charge. Children stay free and the hotel has a playground, and there are plenty of local attractions geared toward children. Our amenities include a putting green, horseshoe courts, and athletic fields with basketball, tennis, softball and picnic area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook Hotel Stony Brook
- Holiday Inn Stony Brook
- Stony Brook Holiday Inn