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Rockville Centre Inn
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“Stay across the street”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

I've stayed in many hotels and you'd like to at least have a decent room and a pleasant staff, if not both-- this place had neither. The hotel has all the charm of an 1960's soviet bloc office building with an indifferent staff. Apparently they have a contract to put up airline crews and it shows-they don't have to care since many rooms are already booked. I can't speak for the others who have reviewed it but my family's experience was enough for me to walk across the street and book rooms at the Holiday Inn Express.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

After a 3 week vacation and long flight from Paris, we arrived at Rockville Centre Inn. A friend recommended we stay there. It was clean, quiet, and the service was perfect. They shuttle you to restaurants,shops,train and airport! What a fantastic service! The breakfast bar was good also. Forget the expensive hotels in New York. Save yourself money and stay here, then take the train to the city. It was well worth it. Oh, the beds were very comfortable too!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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