Bayside, New York
January 11, 2002
Our stay here was aborted by an unreasonably early return flight to New York at 6 am. Sheraton North’s welcoming Lobby had all the elements to please: gigantic flowers arranged in an oversized vase greet you as the doors open to cede entrance. To the left is the Boogies bar and grill where things would be jumping this evening as they were preparing their own New Year’s Eve Celebration. As we left the hotel to go back to downtown Charleston, the sound of music was pervading the lobby.
We had a very comfortable and spacious room with a king size bed and hardly had time to take advantage of any of the amenities.
Had we had time to unpack our computers, there would have been a dataport to accommodate our needs. In room coffee maker, cable TV, iron and board in the closet, hairdryer, extra blankets and pillows, a large desk, and the bathroom had everything we needed, so there was no point in unpacking our favorite soaps and body washes for a 4:30 am morning start.
There are 8 floors here, and we stayed on the 4th floor. In the vast lobby, they have set up the breakfast area directly in front of registration, and made it look like a sidewalk café. We were really sorry to miss breakfast here, as they were beginning to set tables up as we walked out of the hotel at about 5:00 am. Breakfast service starts at 6:00am.
Chuck was able to get this room for $45, and it’s almost worthwhile to stay here if you can’t get anything downtown if you don’t mind the short drive into Charleston which is less than 10 miles from here; The area around the hotel is barren, except for Picadilly’s and a movie theater, and for the latter, you need wheels to get there. To sweeten the pot, Sheraton has included an indoor/outdoor pool, exercise facilities and a Jacuzzi.
From journal A Holiday In Lowcountry