Garden City Hotel
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A Getaway in the Heart of Long Island Jun 15, 2011
This was a great hotel located in the heart of Long Island.. It is usually packed because it is centrally located to a lot of catering halls and most people stay here when they are in town for family events. It has a huge parking lot so I would recommend that you bring a car, as you will be in Long Island, and there is not much you can get to without a car. They do however have a shuttle service that runs to and from the mall at no cost, but the shuttle rides are few and far between.
It has a beautiful entrance and a nice lobby, there is a restaurant inside which seems to have great food, i have never personally tried it, but it was jam packed, so i am assuming it was great.. The front desk was overwhelmed, not just this time, but everytime i have been there.. There is not much staff to accomodate the guests, and since this hotel is close to the airport, many airlines keep the flight crew here, which means that when the crew arrives or leaves, there is quite a bit of chaos in the lobby.
The rooms are quite spacious, but a bit outdated, they don't seem to have been renovated in a few years.. the bed as well is not great.. medium firm, but a nice place to rest nonetheless. The bathroom was clean but again not renovated, and there was really no view.
They do have packages available where a guest can stay in one room overnight, have breakfast the following morning, have a bottle of champagne delivered to their room and have a dinner for two in the restaurant downstairs, it runs for about $350.. maybe worth checking out if you need a getaway from your home that is not too far away.
Bottom line, i would stay here for the convenience factor as it is close to everything in Long Island, other than that it has nothing unique to offer..
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Garden City Hotel Overview
The hotel is located in the heart of the historic village of Garden City, within walking distance from restaurants and shopping. The Long Island railway station is just steps away from the hotel and is convenient for a quick trip into New York City. This Long Island hotel is only 40 km from New York City, with convenient access to all major highways and La Guardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.
This inviting Garden City hotel has been a favourite of the rich and famous, including the Vanderbilts, Astors, Kennedys and Clintons. From the post-Civil War beginnings to the roaring 20th century, the dawn of suburbia to the new millennium, the hotel has provided the highest quality services and accommodation. The guests can escape the pressures of everyday life in a peaceful setting. The hotel features luxurious accommodation and world-class amenities for both business and leisure travellers. Comprising a total of 272 guest rooms, the air-conditioned property welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. Facilities on offer to guests include a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a cloakroom, lift access and a hairdressing salon. Guests may dine in the cafe or restaurant and sip their favourite drinks in the bar and pub. Business guests are sure to appreciate the conference facilities. Furthermore, Internet access, 24-hour room service (for a fee), a laundry service, a car park and a bicycle hire are provided onsite.
Reflecting a sophisticated, classical atmosphere, the spacious guest rooms function as cosy and comfortable retreats. They offer comfortable double or king-size mattresses for a restful night's sleep with nightly turndown service and cotton-rich terry velour bathrobes, a minibar for a fee and a 37-inch flat screen TV with satellite/cable channels. The en suite bathrooms are fitted with a shower, bath and hairdryer. All rooms also offer a direct dial telephone, a radio, Internet access, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and a terrace. The air conditioning and heating are individually regulated.
The hotel offers an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, sun deck and bicycles. Sun loungers are laid out for guests' use. Massages are available at the hotel.
A continental breakfast is served each morning, whilst lunch and dinner are offered from set menus and a la carte.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
Garden City Hotel Amenities