Staff were super friendly
I attended a conference at Stony Brook University and did not find space at the campus hotel, so I ended up booking a room at the Holtsville Residence Inn. The room was enormous and immaculate, there was good variety at breakfast, and there were a couple of restaurants within walking distance. Most importantly, staff were spectacular: everybody I talked to was professional, helpful and extremely friendly! The price was excellent value for money.
My only wish was that they would increase the 5-mile radius of their shuttle service to include one stop at Stony Brook University, say in front of the campus hotel, where one can take a bus to other points on campus. I ended up taking a taxi to/from campus and this got pretty expensive, as each one-way trip costed approximately $25.
Would definitely go back (with a rented car)!