Stony Brook NY Hotel Testimonials

“Every time we stay at this particular Holiday Inn Express we have a very good experience. But this time it got better. When we arrived for an overnight, we were given the wrong room. Within a half hour this was corrected while we stayed in the first room waiting for the other to be cleaned and prepared. We were given complimentary vouchers amounting to $10.00 for snacks or an in room movie rental to compensate us. We opted for the movie, which was $19.95. The next morning at checkout I submitted the vouchers to credit our movie rental. Vishnu, the hotel clerk, credited us the movie for free on our bill and suggested we use the vouchers for snacks for the ride to our next destination, all for the inconvenience of the room mistake. That's a total $30.00 credit. These people know how to do business and keep the customers happy. We will stay there again. Thanks Vishnu and Thank You Holiday Inn Express for having a great and caring employee.“

-- Stayed 2015, traveled as a couple

““Great, local hotel”
Very nice, clean hotel with an excellent breakfast buffet. Rooms were clean and well done. Lobby is beautiful, with big screen TVs. Close to Port Jefferson, where we were doing the Victorian Christmas weekend. Staff was very accommodating and friendly.“

-- Stayed 2015

“I am gratefully thankful for Manager Deneann Lane for her support, professionalism, and because of DENEANN, I have been able to stay at her hotel on & off for months, finally acquire a job & a place to live, after being unemployed & homeless, and continue to stay at this hotel with such comfort and high standards of not only professionalism but awesome customer service and personally touching my needs at the highest quality of excellence.Her staff always greets me with a smile and is to be commended as well. THANKS STONYBROOK HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS!
“From the picturesque pond out front to the courteous staff you can't find a better property on Long Island. The General Manager is lovely and available to answer every request with kindness. Her staff is caring and competent, delivering superior service with a smile. The property was immaculate and very well cared for. We met several back office staff who wowed us with great personalities and a sincere interest in our level of satisfaction concerning our stay. Very impressive! The breakfast was amazing and well done. Who ever owns this hotel is quite the fortunate one!!! Charlie who heads operations is clearly a superstar at maintaining a fine property as this one! We felt like we were truly cared for and will definitely return whenever we come to the Long Island area for sure!!! It's a perfect property to make your home away from home!!“

-- Stayed July 2014, traveled for leisure

“the location is great. Business takes me to the area frequently. Always a great experience. The hotel is always clean. The breakfast room is comfortable, clean with a variety of food items to choose from. The staff is always helpful, pleasant, and courteous.. The exterior of the building is always clean, maintained and lovely. The lobby is attractive and pleasant to the eye. All in all a great place to stay.“

-- Stayed June 2014, traveled for business

“This is a superb hotel! The staff is top notch, caring and compassionate. I cannot praise it enough. I have recommended it to friends and will continue to do so. I stayed there because my husband was seriously ill at Stony Brook Hospital. The staff bent over backwards to help me. My stay was comfortable, pleasant and I recommend it to all -- clean, quiet, lovely, just perfect.
Thank you to all.“

-- Stayed June 2014, traveled solo

“Started staying at this hotel last July when we went for orientation at a local college. Hotel was close to the university and the rate is reasonable. Over the course of the year we stayed approx. 10 nights. The room is always clean, beds and pillow's comfortable, and the staff friendly and accommodating. After traveling 4 hours in a snow storm, all I wanted was a comfy room and hot coco ,half an hour after my arrival the front desk called my room to make sure I found the hot coco .On another occasion my son was ill and I was unable to take him home as we live out of state and I took him off campus and we stayed at the hotel to nurse him back to health. I asked for a room near laundry with two beds and a sofa because we would be confined to our room for a few days. As always they met all my needs. Whenever I stay I notice they are always working updating, painting or making repairs. For the next three years I will consider this hotel my home away from home when visiting my son.“

-- Stayed May 2014, traveled with family

“my daughter and I traveled to attend a bridal shower and decided to spend the night-room was very clean and comfortable. glad we decided to stay! staff was so friendly and accomodating-look forward to staying here again“

-- Stayed May 2014, traveled for family

“I stay in this Holiday Inn often, and as always, I am quite comfortable. The rooms are always clean and well maintained. Staff is friendly and always helpful.
I will continue to stay at this property when I am in the area.“

-- Stayed May 2014, traveled for business/family visit

“I travel for work nearly every week and I have to say this is one of the best hotels I've stayed at. The staff is fantastic and friendly. The hotel itself is well thought out, from the built in cell phone chargers to the beautiful entry way and bar area. The owner frequents the hotel and puts a lot of effort into making this hotel the best it an be. I would absolutely recommend this hotel and will stay here again. Also, it is very near to many restaurants and shopping areas.“

-- Stayed February 2014

“I love staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook anytime I am traveling for business. The place is clean, the staff is friendly and they are close to everything that I need. The shuttle picks up and drops off where you need to for free and it's close enough to certain place if you feel like walking and not taking the shuttle. The front desk staff are always kind and smiling and even if you have issues they make sure to correct it as soon as they can. They give out great locations to visit and see and know the area so well. The breakfast is hot and delicious in the morning and I've never had an issue while staying here. Can't forget about the smart mart that is stocked with food 24/7 (and good food) if you don't feel like leaving the premises for food. One cool thing is that on certain nights they set a bar up and you can get drinks there and sit I recommend this place to anyone traveling to the Stony Brook area.“

-- Stayed January 2014

“This hotel has friendly staff, and the best hotel rooms out of any express I've ever stayed at. Make sure you book a 2 room suite. I always so and the express space is great! I stay here about once or twice a month for work.“

-- Stayed January 2014

“I have stayed at this property numerous times. Each time I stay I have a great stay. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and immediately feel welcome. The hotel management is constantly updating the property. It is one of the most updated and up-scale Holiday Inn Express properties I have ever stayed at. The breakfast is delicious each morning. They offer great services for the guests including a business center where I am able to print boarding passes, an indoor heated pool which is never too busy, and a shuttle to and from Islip airport and other locations just to name a few. I have recommended this property to many people and will continue to do so. This is the only place I think to stay when I am headed to the stony brook area.“

-- Stayed December 2013

“Once again I would like to thank you for not only supporting our program, but welcoming our students as one of the team and getting them involved right out of the starting gate! Raymond raved about his first day at his internship and the excitement of the event he was part of. I was not surprised, having worked with you for so many years now, but the perspective of a new student intern helps me to revisit your commitment all over again.

As you know, supporting the efforts of our students through our Cooperative Education and Internship program is also support of the college and the community we work in. This community service enriches the college experience and has helped many of our students define their career direction while developing personally and professionally. At the same time our students and faculty learn more about your industry and can speak positively about your organization. We also hope you consider our students to be potential future employees.“

-- Debra Klein

“Holiday Inn Express is clean and reasonably priced. Because there are so few places to lodge in the area, it is advisable to book your stay well in advance.
The free breakfast is quite good, and the service staff is efficient, helpful, and extremely friendly. I will return to H. I. Express the next time I travel to L. I.'s North shore.“

-- Stayed October 2013

“I have to say this Holiday Inn Express was a great find! As a former resident of the area, I do not generally stay in a hotel, however it was the easier choice for my most recent visit. This is not a new hotel- but you certainly would not get that impression when you walk inside! It is beautiful, updated, CLEAN, spacious and quiet! The grounds are much larger than most- with a sand volleyball court, horseshoe courts, benches, outdoor seating-and breakfast in a spacious dining room-- and plenty of parking (even some larger spaces around back to extra long vehicles.

We were greeted immediately and all aspects of the hotel were explained to us.
When we arrived to our room I could not believe the size! We had received a complimentary upgrade ( I always join every hotel chain loyalty program for perks! ) - We had a two room suite!“

-- Stayed June 2013

“We arrived here exhausted and road weary after a day of travelling in 90 degree weather in a car with no A/C. I called about an hour ahead of getting there and asked if they could please make sure the A/C in the room was on. They said they would be more than happy to and we arrived to an immaculately clean room that was so wonderfully cold with fresh crisp clean sheets, fluffy pillows and spotless towels. What a welcome relief! A couple of forgotten toiletries were quickly produced by the front desk, a good breakfast the next morning, and we were on our way again. Great and friendly service from the staff, clean hotel, good breakfast, great deal. :)“

-- Stayed June 2013, traveled with family

“I went to Stony Brook on a stressful note because my son, who studies at Stony Brook University, was scheduled for surgery after Thanksgiving.However,the cooperation, friendliness,and professionalism of all the staff of the Holiday Inn at stony brook definitely took away a lot of the pressure of the situation.Also, the whole set up of the room and the services offered by the hotel gave me a cosy and a home-like impression.The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from Target,Chillies,Best Buy,and a gas station. Its's, also, within a 10-15 minutes drive from the Smithhaven Mall,Walmart, and car rental places.Overall,I can't find enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation to all the staff of the Holiday Inn Express, Stony Brook who changed my visit from a stressful experience to a relaxing one.They made my trip I know that I have a place to stay for my next visits to my son. Thank you.“

-- Stayed November 2012, traveled with family

“Just a quick thanks! For the past 6 years I have counted on HIE's efficient and amicable staff (especially Lenore! and Denean), and the clean and comfortable accommodations. Whether for an overnight guest, or 50+ guests over many nights, everything has always run smoothly--never a complaint from my visitors, and never a complaint from me! I appreciate the convenience and cost saving effectiveness of your free shuttle service to the University, Stony Brook train station, and Islip MacArthur Airport. Your amenities, location, and pricing, (and Sales Manager) are why I always recommend HIE to my colleagues. For local accommodations, my preference is HIE!“

-- Nancy R.

“We reserved a large block of rooms for our daughter's wedding at the Old Field Club. Thanks to Maryanne Hess for working so well with us. She kept adding rooms to our block, as needed and communicated regularly with us during the months of planning. Once we checked in, she was congenial, professional and very helpful.The atmosphere was relaxed and the rooms were comfortable. Our out of town guests were all quite satisfied. The hotel has been updated, although the gym could use more equipment. The complementary breakfast was also a plus!“

-- Stayed 2015, traveled with family

Monday February 20, 2017