Last-Minute Long Island Getaways

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Summer is almost over and if you haven’t taken a vacation yet, fear not. If you don’t have time for a week away, how about a local getaway? These Long Island hotels can serve as your home away from home, allowing you to pamper yourself and discover what Long Island has to offer in terms of a staycation. Book your stay now and enjoy your much deserved rest and relaxation this summer.

The Roslyn Hotel

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1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576 • 516-625-2700 • www.theroslynhotel.com

This historic boutique hotel charms visitors with 77-rooms in the heart of the Gold Coast. The hotel frequently has business travelers stay for an extended period of time, as well as visitors from the East End and city who travel to Roslyn to enjoy shopping at the nearby Miracle Mile. The hotel’s location is surely an asset, as it’s just a few miles away from the Americana Manhasset, Harbor Links Golf Course, Clark Botanic Gardens, Nassau County Museum of Art and Gerry Park.

Visitors to The Roslyn Hotel can get a taste for global cuisine, with area restaurants featuring food from all over the world. Whether they opt for Mexican at Besito, Mediterranean at Kyma, Greek at Limani, seafood at The Jolly Fisherman or a steak at Bryant & Cooper Steak House, there’s no lack of options to satisfy any appetite.

Hotel Indigo East End

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1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631-369-2200

Beach, wineries, shopping, seafood, repeat. Staying out east for the summer is a Long Islander’s (and Manhattanite’s) delight. Avoid the busyness of the Hamptons and check into Hotel Indigo East End, a contemporary retreat complete with a pool. The 100-room, pet friendly hotel features a spa and close proximity to local vineyards, restaurants, shopping and breweries.

Dine at Bistro 72, Hotel Indigo’s restaurant, and enjoy all that the East End has to offer.

Oheka Castle

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135 W Gate Dr., Huntington, NY 11743 • 631-659-1400 • www.oheka.com

Live like a royal for the night at Oheka Castle. Roam the gardens, enjoy a fancy breakfast and read in the library at leisure. Take a tour of the mansion and learn about the history of Otto Herman Kahn’s gorgeous château. Rooms start at $395 and up, but be on the lookout for packages and specials.

Viana Hotel & Spa

3998 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590 • 516-338-7777 • www.vianahotelandspa.com

The Viana Hotel & Spa feels like a tropical retreat in the heart of Long Island. The luxury boutique hotel is energy efficient, green built and based in Feng Shui, which lends a sense of peace and harmony to visitors. Stay overnight for a mini-getaway or simply drop the spa by for a massages, facial, body treatments, botanically-based skin care and more. 

Glen Cove Mansion

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200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542 • 516-671-6400 • www.glencovemansion.com

This Georgian-style mansion offers stunning views of the Long Island Sound and its 55 sprawling acres of landscaped grounds. The estate hearkens back to Long Island’s Gilded Age. It is a great choice for a romantic rendezvous, with flowers, prosseco and chocolate-covered strawberries delivered to your room.

There is much dining nearby, such as La Bussola, Sweet Mandarin Asian Bistro, Heirloom Tavern and The View Grill. For a longer listing of options in Glen Cove, see Plenty Of Choices To Please The Palate.

—Additional information by Betsy Abraham and Kimberly Dijkstra

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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