Three Village Inn
What We Love
- Within walking distance of the harbor, a Colonial-style village and a nature preserve
- Sunset harbor views from the cottages
- Dinner at the on-site Mirabelle Restaurant (try the croque madame)
- Excellent Scotch selection at the Tavern bar
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What To Know
- Mirabelle restaurant is open for dinner Tuesdays through Sundays
- Located an hour and a half from Manhattan, via the Stony Brook stop along the Long Island Rail Road
- Better for those looking for a quiet stay
- WiFi is spotty
- There’s no pool or spa (though there is a spa in town)
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, you’ll be in the historical district and convenient to Avalon Park and Preserve and Stony Brook University. This hotel is within close proximity of Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages and Harmony Vineyards.
Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a Select Comfort bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Treat yourself with body treatments and facials. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is included.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge.
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We had a cottage as we were there for a wedding, unfortunately it was not at all like the pictures, it was extremely worn and dated. The shower curtain was pretty disgusting and for some odd reason they put a coffee making machine right next to the toilet. We got one pillow each to sleep on and it wasn't even a full sized pillow, the box spring on the bed was broken whenever you turned in the bed it creaked loudly. The room was not inexpensive 1 night was almost $300 including taxes and fees it was probably worth half the price at best. Breakfast was ok, not much choice, we too were left a bill for a tip, kind of odd as it was a serve yourself buffet.
We stayed one night in one of the cottages. Our room, although spacious and clean, had none of the charm of the main building. The breakfast included in the price of the room was served in a dining area just off the main lobby. The atmosphere was nice, but the breakfast buffet was disappointing. Some 'hot' food was cold; additional items brought out untll after several couples had already finished their meals and left. As we were getting ready to leave the table, we received a 'bill' for a tip.
Well... The Wife and I booked a Charter on Stony Brook Charters. Asked for a 4:30am Wake Up Call. Was not needed 2:30am Was woken up by people screaming and cursing Cabin Below. Next Day was a middle aged woman vomiting in the flowers walking up the stairs. NEXT same Day.. NEXT ISSUE WAS. a Wasp Nest on the Balcony I almost hit. Now the Okay News.. Restaurant Staff was amazing and I was Comped Brunch Food was WONDERFUL... Now for the room. No Fridge.. No Microwave.. also the walkway on my Balcony had a old table and items that should have been stored in a Shed.
My daughter’s wedding was at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook New York in June 2018. We live in Iowa and booked the Inn thirteen months earlier and making the arrangements via e-mail and on the phone was easy. We did go in for the tasting and wedding details in at our convenience and they were extremely accommodating. My daughter and several guests have food allergies and they were very accommodating. Dam, Stephanie, Evelyn and Ryan are thoroughly professional and seasoned. The contingency plan for rain was a comfort but we did not need it; the outside ceremony was beautiful and flowed. The cocktail hour and reception was extremely well executed and delicious, including the allergy accommodations. The Bridal Suite was very convenient. And many of our guests stayed at the Inn and that was lovely. I recommend the Three Village Inn whole heartedly.
I stayed in one of the cottages called "Roe" #17. As mentioned by one of the previous reviewers, I too found strong mold presence in my room. In his reply to that reviewer, the manager stated that they checked for mold and found none but there was plenty of moldy air blowing into the room via the AC vent/duct. As it was hot and humid, AC was necessary. But even with the AC turned off, there was enough mold to make breathing difficult (and I do not have any respiratory problems). The AC vent on the ceiling was visibly filthy, covered with brown and black spots. I suspect there is plenty of mold in the air duct as well. I curtailed my stay because I could not stand to spend another night there.
Another reviewer also mentioned poor soundproofing. This was an issue for me as well. Each cottage is divided into two guest rooms, separated only by a thin wall. I heard other guests' conversations as though they were taking place right in my room. There is little privacy to be had if both rooms in the cottages are occupied. Staff with leaf blowers started their work bright and early at 8AM. I don't know if this is done on a regular basis but the blowers can also be heard very loudly from inside the cottage.
A long piece of metal fell off from the rail of the sliding doors in the bathroom. This is dangerous and should be repaired.
There was a coffee maker but no fridge. It would have been nice to have small refrigerators or mini-bars in the rooms as the hotel does not provide room service or have vending machines on the premises. I bought drinks and snacks at a nearby gas station but could not keep them cold.
Breakfast - there were sausages, bacon, french toast, small muffins and croissants, juice, and cereal - none of which I had. I wish there were fresh fruit and plain yogurt.
Hotel restaurant - Mirabelle Tavern - most items on the menu were pricey and what I had were a hit or miss. Caesar salad was good with fresh egg and anchovies but the burrata was inedible - it was well past its prime with the exterior of the cheese dry and rubbery and laden with low-quality balsamico.
On the plus side: Harbor views were nice. Bedding was fine and the walls seemed to have been painted fairly recently. Wifi worked well in the room. Staff was reasonably friendly. In some ways the cottages have the potential to be charming due to its surroundings.
I would have put up with occasional noise issues from staff and other guests or the lack of a refrigerator, but the poor air quality from the mold is a total deal breaker for me. At the very least, management should undertake deep cleaning of the air ducts and vents to ensure safe air quality in guest rooms.