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01-15-2008, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dok101 View Post
Only hotel/motel relatively close to the Coliseum would be the Bethpage motel. It is on Hempstead TPKE roughly 5 miles east of the Coliseum. It ain't the Ritz but it is cheaper than the Marriott. Good luck.
Originally Posted by Killer Carlson View Post
There's also a Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Old Country Road and Merrick Ave in Westbury. It is close to the Coliseum and is probably cheaper than the Marriott. I've never stayed there but have stayed at a few other HGI's and they are generally nice enough. Equivalent to a Courtyard by Marriott. It is about a 5 min ride to the Coliseum...if that.
Thanks for the help guys. I'm planning on a trip to see the Pens on the 24th there at the Isle and then seeing them play the Devils in NJ on the 25th. If I stay closer to NJ (was looking at getting to either Jersey city or Secaucus late the 23rd) is it a relatively easy drive to the arena? Mapquest says about an hour, but is it an easy trip or should I just try to stay close and then go towards NJ on the 25th.

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