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Rockville Centre Inn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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“Average motel”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

The rooms were a good size and clean. The bed was comfortable,the shower had good pressure and it was nice to get shampoo and separate conditioner. The hair drier was OK and one of the bolted to the wall types.

The lobby is small and the whole building is an older remodeled concrete tower with no personality. The breakfast was served in the basement and was adequate, nothing special. Juice (not freshly squeezed) yogurt, muffins bread etc.

The shuttle service to the airport was on time and friendly but the NY driving was sometimes hectic with lots of lane changes. I advise you to wear your seat belt!

There were a few mom and papa restaurants around as well as a Target within walking distance.

Room Tip: Not over looking the main road.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

I have stayed in this hotel several times. You can't beat the price for the area. First of all the front desk is so friendly and helpful. They go above and beyond. The rooms are always clean. The beds are adequate. The pillows however are AWFUL!!! If it weren't for the pillows I would give this hotel 5 stars. They are like sleeping on bricks wrapped in pillowcases, at least in the rooms on the PH floor, I can't speak for the others. It is great that they have a fridge and a microwave in all the rooms. The water pressure in the showers leaves much to be desired, but at least its strong enough to rinse my long hair. The only other complaint, is that they claim to have wifi, but it never works. The signal isn't strong enough to work in most of the rooms. They do not have a fitness center, which is a huge problem for me, but they do provide free passes to the Bally's across the street. However walking there includes playing frogger, and also if the weather is bad a cold shower!!! The equipment there is in need of upgrades too. I wish the hotel would just get a couple of treadmills.

The location is great, its in walking distance to Rockville Center, and the amazing Joey's Pizza. Their free breakfast is adequate. Amazingly delicious bagels, and cinnamon buns. Eggs and bacon some days, and eggs with cheese and sausage other days. Their coffee however is a sin against java. It is disgusting.

Room Tip: Avoid the PH floor, the pillows there are awful.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

I needed a hotel last minute on a Wednesday night and oddly everything was book. We slowly drove west from West Islip before we finally found availability in this place. I thought pricing was decent considering most neighboring hotels were charging at least $30 more a night. The service was nice. Staff was beyond friendly. My only 3 critiques. 1) the bathroom needed a new shower curtain. It was clean, just found a hole. 2) the heat had stopped working in the middle of the night but we didn't notice til we were up and getting dressed that morning. It was warm under the covers. 3) the eateries are a little bit away but doesn't factor in how I view a hotel. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. 2 thumbs up from me! :-)

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Stayed here in 1994 -as good then as it is now! Excellent breakfast and very clean

  • Stayed October 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

Positives: There was a microwave and mini-fridge in the room. Complimentary breakfast had delicious bagels plus pre-made egg rounds, sausage patties, cinnamon rolls, cereal, juice, mini-muffins, and biscuits.

Negatives: A 15-20 minute walk from nearest restaurants/bars/shops. Rusts stains around bathroom toilet fixture. Weak water pressure. Small lobby, no room service. No fitness center or pool. Tried to call front desk and phone didn't work. No onsite food or restaurant. Only 2 pillows on the bed and they werent' that great. They use those old style comforters that you don't even want to touch, and yet they wrap the pillows in them? The way the comforter is made, it is uncomfortable to sleep with.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 January 2011

We have stayed at this hotel several times because we have family in the area that have limited space. Although we never really spend much time at the hotel itself it is always nice and clean. It is definitely more for business but it doesn't really matter. It's great that they make the Ballys gym across the street available to hotel guests. The breakfast is good. I have made use of the laundry facility before, which was good as well. I also used the computer in the lobby to print out something. I thought it was nice to have that available also. Overall a nice hotel, serves its purpose.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 27 August 2010

Unfortunately, I have to stay at the Rockville Centre Inn for work, so I get to experience this place regularly. If you like creepy old buildings that feel like a retirement home and have sour employees, this place will be right up your alley. As much as I wanted to give it 1-star, I just couldn't. It wouldn't be fair. The hotel IS safe and provides a warm room with a roof over your head. It's just on the lower end of the spectrum of hotels. Pulling up to this archaic building sets the tone for the whole stay. The lobby is dated and tiny. The employees seem like they would rather be working at the gas station across the street. And it just exudes an aura of depression. The rooms continue the dated feel with old style furnishings and old amenities. The carpets are so dirty that my white socks turn black walking from the bed to the bathroom. I have to put those socks in a laundry bag to take home. And very oddly, they wrap the pillows inside the comforter on the bed. As anyone who knows anything about hotels will tell you, you never even want to touch the comforter, let alone put your head on a pillow that was wrapped in one. Everything in the room just feels like it requires a disinfecting wipe down before use. There is no fitness center here or proper restaurant. This place is as basic as they come. The location of the hotel is fine. It is in a residential part of Rockville Centre, and an easy walk to the main downtown area. On a positive note, I always sleep well here. It is very quiet and easy to get a great rest. And the room has plastic drinking cups in wrap. As tacky as it looks, it's much more sanitary to drink out of wrapped up plastic cups than the glasses that most hotels have on the bathroom counter. There really must be better hotels in the area, though.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Rockville Centre Inn
Address: 415 Ocean Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (Formerly Sunrise Executive Hotel)
Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Rockville Centre
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Rockville Centre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Rockville Centre Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rockville Centre Inn is located on Long Island's south shore. The hotel was completely renovated and refurbished in 2006 to meet the needs of today's most demanding leisure and business travelers. Each of our luxurious hotel rooms have a spacious work desk, complimentary high speed internet access, a 27" flat panel Sony television, in room coffee makers, an iron and ironing board, a microwave, a refrigerator, and complimentary transportation to John F. Kennedy Airport. ... more   less 
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