First of all, the village of Port Jefferson is beautiful, and the people are extremely friendly! Danford's Inn (now called a Hotel) is the closest place you can stay that is near the marina. If you don't have a car, this is the only place you can check in to because the other B&B's are quite far from the shops and sites.
So let's talk about the hotel itself... first of all, check-in is at 4pm (not the usual 2pm at other hotels), and check-out is still at 11. The front-desk staff are not as warm and inviting as one should expect from paying so much for a hotel room.
The rooms are clean and well laid-out - that I can say, but the website boasted of offering a "beautiful view of historic Port Jefferson," which we did not get. Instead, we got the view of a dumpster through one window, and a nest of pigeons on a rooftop through another.
The website also promised a king-sized bed, but was instead a queen. Their vending machine was out of service, and their "artisanal" bottled water in the room is a whopping $6.
Wave is the name of their restaurant, but make waves, it does not. The lady who greets you at the entryway of the bar (which you have to pass through to get to the dining area) doesn't even have a clue as to how much their buffets are. I know she works at the bar and not at the restaurant, but come on! Their breakfast buffet was mediocre, and the only redeeming quality was the lady who served us (at least SHE knew what she was doing!)
I'd only go back there if they cut their price point by at least half. Otherwise, I'd rather walk 2 miles on an incline to get to the closest B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by spectacular views of Long Island Sound and nestled in the heart of historic Port Jefferson Village, Danfords Hotel & Marina offers the finest accommodations with contemporary comfort and style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Danfords Hotel And Marina
- Danfords Hotel Port Jefferson
- Danfords Port Jefferson