Last weekend, Won’t Run and I decided on a July 4th “staycation” right on Long Island. We stayed one night at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Islandia, NY (near Hauppauge, NY) and two nights at the new Hyatt Place Long Island in Riverhead, NY.
We began the trip on July 3rd. Unfortunately, we hit the road a little to late and got stuck in massive holiday traffic. What should have been a one hour trip took three. We arrived at the Hyatt Regency at around 7pm. This is not my first visit to this property. It reminds me of the hotel in the Shining – no, it’s not creepy, but it is set back and it’s view is striking.
I believe the hotel has been redecorated since my last visit. We were greeted at the desk by Michael, who was extremely cordial and proud of the hotel. We were upgraded to a lovely suite (sorry but the photo of the living room came out dark). The room was nicely decorated, and the vases were either made by Jonathan Adler, or similar.
As we arrived late, we decided to eat at the hotel restaurant. The food was delicious. I began with a Manhattan (of course). For main course, Won’t Run had the Turkey Burger and I had the grilled chicken sandwich with tzaziki sauce.
Dinner was very good, but breakfast was phenomenal. As a Diamond Gold Passport, breakfast is included in my stay. The buffet looked great, but both Won’t Run and I stopped at the Lobster Benedict on the menu. I loved it! I will be dreaming of it until I return again!
Later that morning, I peeked into one of the ballrooms and I saw it was set up for an Indian Wedding. It was gorgeous!!
I recommend the hotel because it is so close to Manhattan yet feels like you’ve gone away. As a category 2, on points and cash, it is only 4000 points and $55. It is so well worth it.