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Review of Whitman Motor Lodge

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Whitman Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Huntington
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Tripadvisor Let Us Down on this One...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

This hotel received top reviews on TripAdvisor so we relied heavily on everyone's reviews and gave it a shot while we were on our 3 weeks tour. After a couple of nights here, we had to change hotels. It wasn't awful, it was just not what we were expecting with all the great reviews.

I guess the ratings and reviews here depend on your perspective of hotel rooms. If you are accustomed to Motel 6, Econo-Lodge, Travel Lodge, and the like, Whitman is the Ritz Carlton for you. If you are accustomed to Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt, then Whitman is a camping trip is the best way to describe it.

Weak internet, had to sit in office area to use internet, very dirty carpet, had to keep shoes on in room, and take them on and off for the bathroom, fly in the room had to use travel magazine to swat it while standing on chair, lack of extra towels at the front desk both nights we asked, mediocre bed and bedding, no refrigerator in room, mediocre breakfast, and dirty corners in room are some of the things we did not like. It just had a desolate and depressing atmosphere, but the employees were NY friendly, except the guy who I called in to confirm my reservation and room type with who hastily exclaimed, "Yea, you are in in a King!" and hung up the phone on me. That may have been the sign from above that this was not the right place for us, and I should have tried to cancel out.

Oh, and how can I forget this: the front desk employees that check you in the lobby sit behind bullet proof glass like a teller in a bank and you talk to them through the hole.

But again, it may be the right place for you depending on your disposition and what you are accustomed to?

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank David D
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Oneonta, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Rooms were very clean and well kept. With the window closed noise was at a minimum. The air-conditioning allowed for keeping the window closed. We also asked about the rooms that are in the front where Jericho Tpke is, we were told those room are only used when the other are full. All the rooms are "non-smoking" which was good for us since we are both ex-smokers.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ArtPG55
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Picked this place on line. We needed a place to stay to visit family in Huntington. This looked good and was near enough and not too expensive. All we needed was a room with two beds. They said they didn't have that available so we would up in a suite for $40 more a day. Then after we moved in turns out they did have that. Staff was pleasant but very vague about everything. The place is a bit dated but was immaculately clean both inside and out. The suite was nice with two large rooms two TV's and a nice bath. Everything was peachy until bedtime. The beds probably dated back to when the place was built. About a three inch mattress all lumpy with a crackely crunchy plastic mattress cover on it. Probably so you could not look for yourself as to how gross it was without the crunchy cover. Both of us were very uncomfortable and got a bad nights sleep. The next morning we got breakfast such as it was. The usual box cereal. instant oatmeal. some toaster waffles and bagels and prepacked muffins. No fruit or juice offered of any kind. I noticed they had juice in a vending machine but I put two dollars in and got nothing. Staff could care less but did return my money. Machine remained broken both days. When we checked out we mentioned the horrible beds and they said oh should have told us we would have moved you to another room. This after telling us they didn't have another room anyway. Again it was a very ho hum attitude. Advice check the beds right away. If they are uncomfortable try another room. It's a shame the beds are so bad because otherwise we really liked this placed and might have have stayed there again. I just can't believe they cn expect anyone to be happy with those old run down beds

Room Tip: don't choose suite 308 with the old lumpy crunchy beds Back rooms more quiet than those facing...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sandy m
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Lindenhurst, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I really thought it was a clean comfortable stay. My only issue was I would get a room on the inside not on the main road. The cars are loud at night on Jericho Turnpike!! Other than that it was so nice. The furniture was nice the beds were made up very inviting. I had my 9 yr old son with me I felt safe and comfy being a Mom alone with a young child. It is safe to say I wouldn't think twice about staying again. The staff was really nice and accomadating. I forgot my cell phone charger and went back to get it. The man immediately got the room key and let me back in the room after I had checked out. Very nice people. The continental breakfast wasn't much by the time we went down at 9:45am there wasn't really anything left. But that's ok it was no big deal. Thanks again for a great stay!!

Room Tip: There was no restaurant. Like I said before I would not get a room on the outside of the hotel. De...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Teresa M
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Whitman Motor Lodge while visiting family this past weekend. We were greeted by friendly courteous staff and our room was very clean and roomy. Everyone went out of their way to make sure our stay was a pleasant one. Our stay exceeded our expectations and we will stay there on our return in a few months.
Thank you!
Stephanie S. Cincinnati, OH

Room Tip: The 300 series of rooms are very roomy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Stephanie S
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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Staying at the Whitman Motor Lodge is like staying with family. Andy and Donald know how to run a business and make you feel right at home. Have stayed here twice in the past five years and loved it each time. The location is great, the people working here are great and I highly recommend it whether you're on business or pleasure. I came all the way from West Palm Beach, Florida and had another memorable stay at the lodge.

Room Tip: Try room 205 - right next to the dining room. Easy walk to the front desk.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank marilyn s
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Waterbury, Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

The one bedroom suites are our favorite. We have stayed many times and enjoyed it each time. The staff is friendly and committed to providing great service. It is always clean and well maintained. Nice continental breakfasts and plenty of beverages always available. The Lodge is conveniently located on Jericho Turnpike which makes it easy to find many restaurants, shops and attractions of the area. The prices are reasonable as well. A great experience time after time which always brings us back or ready to recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Dina Y
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Additional Information about Whitman Motor Lodge

Property: Whitman Motor Lodge
Address: 295 E Jericho Tpke, Huntington, NY 11746-7309
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Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Huntington
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Huntington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Whitman Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer the Cleanest and Most Comfortable rooms in town. We have 6 Full one bedroom suites and 2 one bedroom apartments, along with our spacious King and Double rooms. We strive to make your stay with us one of the best experiences you ever had in a mid-priced Motel. We are very proud of our 4.5 star rating with TRIP ADVISOR and plan to keep it up !!!! We look forward to seeing you soon ! ... more   less 
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