About the Comfort Inn Medford
Medford is a suburban hamlet that is roughly in the center of Suffolk County, Long Island. Equidistant from Times Square to the west and Montauk on the island's East End, the easily accessible Comfort Inn sits right next to the Long Island Expressway and just a half-mile from the Long Island Rail Road. The city is certainly an option for a day trip or two, but only if guests exhaust the plentiful shopping, dining, sightseeing and relaxation options on the island.
The hotel offers guests a free hot breakfast every day, free Wi-Fi (throughout the hotel) as well as access to a fully equipped exercise room. Business travelers can take advantage of printing and faxing facilities in the business room and the hotel’s meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 150 people for conferences. All comfortable and spacious guest rooms have Nintendo game systems and flat-screen TVs with cable and movies. Refrigerators and microwaves are available in some rooms. Some suites are equipped with hot tubs.
Stony Brook University (one of the main campuses of the state university system with an increasingly prominent national profile as both a research institution and sports power) and Port Jefferson (a quaint village with charming shops and harborside eateries) are just a few miles to the north on Long Island Sound, while the south shore contains some of the most desirable beaches on the East Coast.
Going back to the Gilded Age, the Hamptons have been where New York's rich and famous – and anyone else who uses "summer" as a verb – go to escape the city bustle and luxuriate in the East End's bucolic surroundings and world-class beaches. A little over 20 miles from the hotel, Westhampton Beach is a tree-lined community with some of the best restaurants on the island, including Starr Boggs, Rene's Casa Basso and Tierra Mar; trendy shops such as Double Rainbow and O'Suzanna; the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, a renovated former movie theater that has attracted high-profile performers like Wynton Marsalis, Bill Cosby, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Wayne Shorter and Gary Clark Jr. in recent seasons; and gorgeous white-sand beaches like Lashley Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Amagansett, Bridgehampton and Montauk lie further to the east.
In between outings for sun, surf and sand, you'll discover many other activities that appeal to all ages: If the kids can't get enough water from the beaches, there's Splish Splash, which the Travel Channel named the third best water park in the country, about 15 miles away. For years the North Fork's temperate climate, which has been compared to that of Bordeaux, has produced world-class wines, and a visit to the wineries is a rewarding trip for oenophiles. Long Island Wine Tours is just five miles from the hotel, and offers packages that can last from six to eight hours and visit three wineries with tastings of numerous wines, of course. If you're more into beer, the Blue Point Brewing Company has been making its increasingly popular craft brews for the past decade. Thursdays through Saturdays, you can tour their brewery in nearby Patchogue.
Just five miles from the hotel, Patchogue Bay is the closest place to the hotel where you can park and catch a ferry to Fire Island, a singular place with a variety of wildlife, including deer, wandering freely among the small communities that make up the island. There are a variety of well-known and much-patronized restaurants, shops and bars in the many small communities that make up the island, as well as wide stretches of pristine beaches, most of which are free of charge.
Travelers interested in visiting some of the finest beaches on the East Coast and Fire Island will find this moderately priced and easily accessible hotel near the LIE and the LIRR an excellent alternative to pricier lodging on the East End. Families will appreciate not just the myriad pristine white-sand beaches, but other attractions like nearby Splish Splash water park.
Comfort Inn Medford Location Information:
2695 Route 112
Medford, NY 11763
The hotel serves a complimentary hot breakfast every morning.
A Quiznos and a Starbucks share the same parking lot with the hotel. Right across the street in the small shopping center are the Tuscana pizza parlor and New Yee Wo Chinese restaurant. Other restaurants and eateries nearby include J&R's Steak House, Tony's Pizza, Subway, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday and T.G.I. Friday's.