We stayed here visiting family, one of whom works in the Palaeontology department of the University just over the road.
The hotel is fairly obviously almost brand new. Comfortable well appointed rooms, and despite the fact that we knew there were people in adjacent rooms almost no sound transference between rooms. It is convenient for the University as it's on the edge of the campus itself. It's also a short, ten minute walk across the pleasant campus to get to the Long Island RR station for a train into New York. The hotel is also has a large amount of woodland around shielding the hotel from the main road up the side of the campus.
The main issues were minor.
We were on the Bed and Breakfast deal which gives you a voucher that says that it entitles you to a breakfast "cooked to order". This isn't the case, they credit the voucher against the breakfast buffet, and charge extra for cooked to order items. Not too much of a problem as the buffet was fine, but would be helpful if the vouchers were correctly worded.
We also ran into a couple of parking issues as the hotel also gets used for events, so on one particular day the car park was totally filled with cars from the event attendees leaving nowhere for us as hotel residents to park.
Aside from that it is an excellent hotel in a good location for those visiting Stony Brook University.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook hotel offers stylish accommodations ideally located on the campus of Stony Brook University and just across the street from the Stony Brook University Hospital. Enjoy easy access to the Stony Brook campus, plus nearby shopping, beaches and malls. We are also conveniently located just 12 miles from McArthur Airport and 60 miles from New York City. Explore Long Island from the LIRR Stony Brook Station located on the university campus or take the complimentary hotel shuttle to attractions in the local area. Unwind in a spacious guest room and keep in touch with complimentary internet access. Indulge in a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant, The Garden Grille & Bar, open daily for breakfast and dinner and weekdays for lunch. For the convenience of dining within your room, grab a snack from the hotel's great value, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® or order a meal from room service (evening only). The Pavilion Lounge offers the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day. Stay active with a workout in the complimentary fitness center or enjoy a splash in the pool. The Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook also offers flexible meeting space, ideal for seminars and presentations. ... more less
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