by Lissa Poirot
This hotel has been in operation since 1874, providing a luxurious getaway on Long Island, just 24 miles from New York City. Featuring 269 rooms and suites that were remodeled during the hotel’s 140th anniversary, guests will find oversized rooms at 390 square feet with two double beds or a king. These standard rooms come with 42-inch flat-screen TVs and French boutique design. Deluxe Suites, 780 square feet in size, provides a living room and a king bedroom. A Grand Suite, 1190 square feet in size, includes a Murphy bed in the parlor, and a living and dining room. A Penthouse Suite is also available. Dining onsite can be enjoyed at the Polo Steakhouse, which serves breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Prix fixe menus are available. A seasonal patio bar serves light bites and drinks in the summer. Wi-Fi is offered complimentary in public spaces, but not in-room. Kids will enjoy the indoor pool, and parents can enjoy the Red Door Spa. The hotel is 12 miles from JFK and 16 miles from LaGuardia airports. A Long Island Railroad stop is located across the street from the hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- Historic property 24 miles from NYC
- Indoor swimming pool
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
Our daughter was married here on Sunday evening, and most of our family and friends chose to stay at the hotel for the weekend. From an immaculate facility, to a cordial staff, all of our expectations were met! My daughter-in-law, adult grandchildren, and I also availed ourselves of the services of the spa, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Clean, vibrant, has a pool and a spa, fine dining. Walking distance to and from the LIRR so an evening in Manhattan is very doable. Within walking distance to great main street for shopping and dining if you choose not to eat onsite. Just lovely overall!