When you drive up to the Classic Inn you don't get a warm and fuzzy feeling. The building looks seriously out of date. Walking in to the lobby doesn't help with that feeling. It is dark and a little stale smelling. Then you walk up to the counter and press the Bell "for service" and a lady appears from the Bar beyond the office and grabs a ring bound notebook to find your reservation and hands you a keychain with a couple of keys to get into your room. You walk down the hall to your room and although recently painted, the carpet and fixtures tell you that this is a hotel that is well past its time for a updating. The rooms are not a whole lot better, swag lamps, , tube TVs and out of date bedspreads and robins egg blue tub and toilet finish off the experience.
That said, oddly enough if you can get past the slightly stale smell that permeates the hotel, when you look past the age, the rooms are neat and clean, and the stay is quiet and quite enjoyable. Our room had two queen beds and although a little harder than I like, the linens were nice and fresh and the pillows acceptable. The TV although 15 years old or so, still worked well and had about 60 channels of cable TV. The shower was a WaterPic Shower Massage which provided and invigorating shower and there was no shortage of hot water.
The hotel itself has two restaurants and a lounge/bar. One of the restaurants is a Sushi place, oddly enough Melville has two Sushi restaurants, and the other a more traditional hotel diner that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The only meal we ate there was the breakfast and it was the typical fare, eggs, bacon, ham or sausage cooked well and very tasty. Talking to the locals, the restaurant is the go-to place for breakfast in Melville.
All in all a pleasant surprise in a place that is well past it's prime.