. Overall, the value for what we got here was nowhere near the cost, and as there also appeared to be many unhappy wedding guests lingering near reception, I cant say Id recommend this place for an event either. And the room was too far from the wireless signal to get service. We were also excited to discover an iPod dock in the room; unfortunately that didnt work either. On the upside, the salad I ordered was decent. In addition the in-room dining advertised as "all of the mansion offerings and fine wines" is actually just the pub menu. After waiting another 30 minutes, we realized that someone had fixed the problem remotely; too bad nobody thought to call and let us know.apparently there was some kind of "emergency" and they again promised to send someone "right away"... We waited half an hour before I went down to the front desk myself to inquire. After calling the front desk and being put on hold for 20 minutes and then rudely asked if we were "looking in the right place", they told us they would send someone "right away". We finally arrived in the room (so far away it required 3 readings of the provided map) to discover that there were no available movies-on-demand. We waited ~15 minutes to check in; apparently guests of weddings hosted there take priority.Terrible service; not as advertised
We stayed here with the goal of holing up and enjoying a relaxing night of on-demand movies and room service.
.. Would not stay at Glen Cove again if they offered it for free... Request to change room denied... Upon arrival we realize we are underground and see deadcockroaches on the room floor...Nor friendly at all
Welcomed by the unfriendliest receptionist with an ordering tone of voice, giving orders on how to get to the room.
Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stay
Ask for a room closer to the front desk. By the third attempt they just gave me a regular keep to use for the rest of my stay. The only problem was my keycard stopped working after the 2nd time I used it and the walk to the front desk took abour 10 minutes each time.The stay was good
My stay was very good.
. I had to lug it myself to the very back of the hotel, down a windy corridor and staircase. When I checked in, there was no one to help with my luggage. The rooms are nice, but a little outdated. The food is decent. Theres a pub upstairs by the reception that has pool tables, etc.Quaint Hotel in Glen Cove
Its a little outdated, but still fairly nice.
Travelers tip on dining
Very good selection of unusual beers in the Pub. For my next stay, I will be sure to request a room on a higher floor. There was a conference in process while I was at the hotel, which was not a problem except that my room was a handicapped equipped room located on the first floor. I had dinner in the Pub, then retired for the night.A very pleasant experience
I stayed only one night, arriving somewhat late, but was very pleased with my overall experience.
Travelers tip on dining
Lots of local dining but. The rooms were poorly finished and extremely noisy due to cheap doors and narrow hallways. Its as if a motel6 was attached to the back of this beautiful mansion.Historic Mansion in a beautiful setting with a motel6 attached
Beautiful site for a wedding or small convention but the rooms are not equivalent to the mainsite accomodations provided.
I cant wait until the next family event so I can go back to Glenn Cove Masion!. we played pingpng, racket ball and swam every chance we had. The rooms were big, clean and had the most comfortable bed!! We were on the Island for a wedding and staying at Glenn Cove turned our busy weekend into a weekend at a resort.Mini get-away!!
The staff was very nice and helpful.
great if you are a swimmer!.m. Sauna and Pool are open till 10:30 p. Food service is somewhat limited, but there are many restaurants within 5 minutes. It is a nice retreat while working in the area. The gardens and original outdoor pool are still intact.The Best Choice for The Glen Cove and Surrounding Area
Great surroundings on a converted estate.
.Extremely happy, awesome place to stay!!!
The hotel was an awesome place to stay.
. I did not realize how much I would miss a little thing like that, but it made all the difference in the world to me and I will be forever grateful. I contacted them, and after sending a self-addressed stamp return envelope, they returned it to me.Forever Grateful
I forgot my charge for my cellphone, which is considered old and could not purchase a replacement.
. Beautiful grounds. I wish I had gone in the summer time. It didnt cost a lot but the quality of the hotel made me feel like it should have cost a lot more. this is where Ill stay
Was a lot cheaper than any of the other area hotels...If I do go back.
.its kind of tucked away and a little hard to find...
Give yourself plenty of time to find this gem. The beauty of an old mansion and the modern conviniences of a top notch hotel (with some resort amenities thrown in). But even without that, there is the indoor pool, raquetball court, and plenty of other things to do. We were there during December and had the added bonus of snow and Christmas decorations. My husband and I were very comfortable in a more modern room and still enjoyed walking through the conference and common areas, not to mention the beautiful grounds.Beautiful Surprise!
While this is really a hotel attached to a mansion, you dont loose any of the charm or beauty of the mansion by staying in one of the attached rooms.
. We cannot comment on the restaurant as all of our meals, by necessity, were taken elsewhere. We would definitely stay in this hotel again without looking for something else in the area. The only downside of the hotel is that if you get the wrong room, you can walk forever to get to it as the layout of the hotel is very strange. There is always coffee and free newspapers in the lobby. The grounds are lovely and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. We expected motel style rooms.Better than most for the price
The hotel was a surprise in that the rooms were more like a luxury hotel than we expected.
. On the other hand, it is the only game in town. grounds and original estate house very nice, but i am sure the service was better in the old days.The best thing is how it looks for outside
hotel is old mansion.
. Its not much more expensive (in some cases less), and its a very impressive place. If you dont want to stay in a hostel or a budget hotel, this is the place to go. It would take about 45 minutes to get into the city by car on the weekend, which is not bad if you plan to see the sites and go to shows.
Travelers tip on saving a few bucks
If you are driving to visit New York, and you dont want to pay Manhattan prices, this is a great alternative. There is a nice patio area for meals, and probably some gardens when its warmer. It looked like the grounds would be incredible to explore in the Summer. Also, I went in November. This place is worth every penny and more. It isnt as magnificent as some of the other palaces and mansions that I have stayed in, but you cant beat the price., it was impressive to walk by. While I didnt make use of the fitness center, pool, etc. I got breakfast delivered both days, and the fruit was fresh. All the fixtures were new, and the light bulbs were even energy savers. The room was large, clean, and comfortable. After staying there for 2 nights, I cant wait to go back.Better than expected
I was nervous about this place after reading some reviews about it.
. The room was clean and pleasant, however. They obviously attempted a half-hearted renovation at one time: the bathrooms were given new granite countertops but they left the old sinks and fixtures; wireless internet service was added to the rooms but wires were left hanging in the closets, etc.it just needs some updating. . .Great location on Long Island!
The hotel has a great location.
. The bed was comfortable, but about all I can say. Service wasnt anything to brag about and rooms were not all that. I had to laugh when my friend was done parking the car as the news hadnt been shared that we were actually not staying in the hotel, but out back beside the hotel. The directions basically were to go out the door, through the mansion hallway, out the exit, turn right on the side walk and make your way to the building behind the mansion that equates to a low end hotel. Then the guy at the front desk handed me a map showing me where my room was. When I arrived, I checked in and didnt receive a king bed as desired. I was excited to think the hotel was a mansion and Id be getting to stay in it similar to a bed and breakfast.Kept in the stables
Not much to say about this place.
. We ate there 3 times over the long weekend.
Travelers tip on dining
Downtown pizza and Italian food joint called La Famialie was outstanding in service, quality of food and price. Breakfast buffet was pricy but very good. Hotel restaurant was closed two nights for private parties, which was inconvenient, and on Sunday, just closed. Some were borderline rude. Some staff members were exceptional. It is quite a walk from the lobby to many rooms. Hotel is sprawled out. I will go back if I stay on Long Island again.Got a great deal
Otherwise I probably would not have stayed there.
Travelers tip on dining
The dining room is not always available for dinner but there are plenty of nearby restaurants. Loved it and would definitely stay there again. are not intrusive considering its a popular place to have these events. The weddings, reunions, etc. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff is very helpful and pleasant, and the breakfast buffet is plentiful. You can relax here if you allow yourself to do so.Bucolic respite!!
Take a stroll around the grounds, sip tea or coffee on the flagstone terrace enjoying the view and listening to the sound of the fountain, or enjoy the pools and recreational area.
Travelers tip on local attractions
Teddy Roosevelts home in nearby Oyster Bay, a charming village, is well worth a visit, as is the Planting Fields Arboretum. Definitely not recommended. Service was poor, the place is rundown, carpets are filthy, and there is no decent place for a casual meal, other than the huge formal dining room, or a drink. This is not it! This huge convention center and wedding mill is a poor choice for a casual informal weekend.Bad choice
We wanted a quiet country place for the weekend.
. Kids loved the pool and racket ball.Pretty estaste
I would go back.
. Since we were leaving we did not bother to ask them again. But no work has been done when we came back, and we did not even received a note or message explaining anything. We had a problem with our bathroom ventilation, and they promised to send someone to fix it. The mansion looked grand and the service people were all dressed up, but they were not very helpful, kind of indifferent actually. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. They also rent rackets so you dont have to bring your own. It also has indoor pool, racquetball courts, fully equipped gym and a ping-pong table. It has a big ranch, with lots of tennis courts.Very nice mansion with lots of amenities, but needs improvement in service
This hotel is a nice retreat from the busy meeting we attended.
. The old carpet, low-ceiling rooms and multiple paint coats along with mediocre room service guaranteed a poor rating for my stay. The grounds are well kept and expansive, but the hotel building is like an old mansion with a high-end motel attached to the back of the building that spreads out in various directions on one floor. I would give this hotel a 2-3 star rating max.Pictures are nicer than reality
This hotel was definitely not star rated correctly.
. They were even cutting the grass near our room and we didnt hear the mower! I would definitely stay here again. The grounds were well maintained. The staff was always smiling and helpful, the rooms clean and comfortable.Beautiful Grounds
We had a wonderful stay at the Glen Cove Mansion.
A bit disappointed by the food, and the "industrialised" approach for a "manor".