Inn at Great Neck Valentine’s Day Love Poetry Contest Winners 2015

Congratulations to our Valentine’s Day Love Poetry Contest Winners!!

1st Place

Mark G. 

Skies dark and cold with winter rain

But I saw sunshine just the same

I woke to call and speak with you

It transformed skies from black to blue

I heard your voice say loud and clear

You want me with you, ever near

And since I crave your love, my dear

From darkness you made light appear

With you as my true Valentine

Whatever weather comes is fine

As long as you are by my side

Then joy and sunlight Cannot Hide


2nd Place

Christina H.

Today the world is painted in shades of red.

Love seems to be in eyes of all who pass by.

An abundance of all things red and pink  are sold at every corner.

I don’t need all these pretty red things to know what is in our hearts.

I see you in shades of red, I feel it when you laugh.

I see you in shades of red, I feel it when you kiss me as I sleep.

I see you in shades of red, I feel it in my heart.

I see you as you see me, equal to the taste of every chocolate heart and the beauty of every rose.

Today the world is painted in shades of red…

The shades we see in each other every day.

Valentine’s Day Love Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Valentine’s Day Love Poetry Contest Winners.

1st Place

Morning Toast by Margaret K. 

Beauty beholds

A cup of tea

Brewing gently for you and me


Croissants with butter

Spread in thick strokes

The whites of two poached eggs

Surrounding warm and yellow yolks


Scents of brew and warm cream

Fill our cups

With a foamy sheen

A fresh paper lays a fold

Birds a chirp in the cold

Wet dew

In the light of dawn

Bed sheets rustle and I hear a yawn


Arise, my love, for your breakfast for eggs two

Come kiss me for the day is new


We embrace in bare feet on the kitchen floor

You take a sip of tea

And tell me we need more…



Two is not enough for the both of us”

I say this is your gift in this light so blue

Because I am grateful to wake next to you


Everyday is special

Every night like the first time

I saw you

And my heart nearly died


I knew we were soul mates

We both felt it deep in our blood and bones

This morning toast is the least

I can do

Before I marry you.


2nd Place 

Always in My Heart by Kristin V.

In a few days, my love, we’ll be apart
But my thoughts of you will never leave my heart
I pray for your safety and success to be plenty
In seeking green pastures for our future family
Good luck in the far land, please do not be lonely

When tough times come, just remember me
Faithfully waiting for you, in all honesty
Picture my smile and my positive vibes
We can stand anything, love, we will survive

I am looking forward to seeing you again soon
To shower you with kisses on our wedding and honeymoon
And we will fulfill our promise to each other
Eventually, you and me – happy forever together

3rd Place 

Symphony by Dee P.

Slowly my fingers

touch and find yours

Two hands entwine

No words, just gentle

tips caressing

Palm to palm

comforting warmth

Your larger hand

encircles mine

I feel your energy

radiating symphonies

To the audience

of my eagerly awaiting hands

Valentine’s Day Love Poetry Contest Long Island & New York City

The Inn at Great Neck is hosting its First Annual Long Island/New York City Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest during the month of January 2014. Submissions may be sent to, with the subject line stating “Valentine’s Day Poem” no later than January 31, 2014.

The Inn at Great Neck is offering a total of seven – (7) Valentine’s Day and Weekend hotel packages and dining specials in their Brasserie Americana Restaurant, Bar and Lounge.

The following rules apply:

1) Poems must be about the love of couples.

2) They may not exceed 250 words. Poems may only contain words (no pictures or works of art).

3) They must not contain vulgar or sexually explicit language.

4) They must be original written works.

5) It may be written by an individual or a couple.

6) Writer(s) must provide first and last name(s) with full contact information to the Inn at Great Neck.

7) Writer(s) must be from Long Island or New York City.

8) Writer(s) must be 21 years of age or older.

9) The managers of the Inn at Great Neck will  pick the top three winners in order (1st, 2nd and 3rd). The winners will be picked based upon the quality of the writing and the topic, which is about the love of couples.

10) The winners will have their poems posted on the Inn at Great Neck’s website/blog throughout the month of February 2014.

11) Only the first name(s) and last initial(s) will be posted on the Inn’s website.

12) Prizes will consist of 2014 Valentine’s Day Specials and Packages (no cash value/non-transferable).

13) All results and prizes will be considered final.

14) Prizes being offered include the following hotel packages:

  • 1st: Endless Love Plus Package
  • 2nd: Endless Love Package
  • 3rd: Wine and Dine Plus Package

15) Winners may choose a package that falls below the package they have won or pay the difference in order to upgrade their package.

16) Writer(s) guarantee that all of the poems/poetry submitted are original works and are not providing the Inn with any works that may be viewed or considered plagiarism. Writer(s) take full responsibility for the poems/poetry they supply.



Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 on Long Island

The new Brasserie Americana Restaurant, Bar and Lounge is ringing in the New Year with a classic elegance. You’re invited to take part in a fabulous five course menu with unlimited house wine, a Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, decor, noise makers, plus the viewing of the Times Square ball drop at Midnight located in the bar and lounge.

Executive Chef Robert Stancati has created an exclusive menu for guests to enjoy while reflecting on 2013 and bringing new hopes and wishes to 2014. “The event we have planned is geared towards couples and small groups looking to enjoy a relatively quiet evening without sacrificing great food and service,” said Chef Stancati.

The Inn’s new Restaurant can host up to approximately 60 guests. There is one seating being made available for the special menu on New Year’s Eve, which is at 8:30 pm and the Restaurant will provide its guests their services until 1:00 am. Those attending the event are required to make reservations in advance, as their is limited seating and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The price per person is $69.00 plus tax and gratuity (8.625% tax & 19% gratuity). Guests attending the dinner event will receive free valet parking; however, there is also street parking available and plenty of municipal parking in the area. 

The Hotel is offering a special overnight New Year’s Eve package as well, which includes the five course dinner for two, free valet parking, Champagne upon arrival, a two buffet breakfast buffet vouchers for New Year’s Day.

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Home for the Holidays – Stash Promotion

One Thousand Points Reward 

Stashie is a little penguin that is the official mascot of Stash Hotel Rewards. He often wanders off and leaves the reception desk area of the Inn at Great Neck, especially during the holiday season. Quite often he can be found in rooms or suites throughout the Hotel. Although he can be naughty, we would love for our guests to help bring him back to his home, which is located at he Hotel’s reception desk. Upon his safe return, one will receive 1000 Stash points (spot rewards) from the Guest Service Agent(s).

If you are are already a Stash Hotel Rewards member, it’s as easy as 1,2,3… If not, no worries. Signing you up is fast and free!







Visit Bell Blvd in Bayside Thursdays this Summer

Looking for some fun things to do while visiting the Long Island and Great Neck area? While staying at the Inn at Great Neck, be sure to visit your favorite salons, shops, restaurants and bars in nearby Bayside for weekly specials to kick off your summer weekends. For a complete list of participating businesses, please visit

For additional information please e-mail




New Romantic Long Island Hotel Package: Suite Serendipity

The Inn at Great Neck has created a new romantic hotel package that is sure to be a “pleasant surprise” to many couples. The luxury Long Island hotel’s new package is their Suite Serendipity Package. The package includes either Deluxe Room or Superior Suite accommodations, a dozen red roses,Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, a three course Serenity Dinner, and breakfast for two. Prices may vary based upon the time of year one makes their reservations and of course room and suite availability.

For additional information on the Inn’s new Suite Serendipity Package, please call their in-house reservation department Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm.

You may e-mail a request for additional information to

The New York Times Guest Amenity

Guests of the Hotel may now enjoy complimentary electronic access to The New York Times throughout their stay. All one needs is a device with a browser and the simple instruction card that is given to all guests upon check-in with their key card. As long as one is within the Hotel’s WiFi IP range they will be able to enjoy the new complimentary service. Currently the Inn at Great Neck and their sister property the Viana Hotel and Spa are the only two hotels on Long Island offering this service.

Easter Sunday Brunch on Long Island

Allow the Inn at Great Neck to be your host for Easter Sunday Brunch on March 31st 2013. The Hotel will be serving an extensive hot and cold buffet menu from Noon to 4:00 PM. The price per person is $34.95 (plus tax and gratuity) and half price for children under the age of 12.

The Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet includes an Omelette Station, French Toast, Assorted Breads, Rolls, Jams, Croissants and Muffins, Soup, Salads, Five Entrees, Roast Leg of Lamb, Ham Roast and Flank Steak Carving Station, a variety of hot side dishes and an extensive Dessert Table. Beverages will include a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary. A variety of fresh juices will be served along with freshly brewed coffee, decaf and assorted teas.

Contact the Inn at Great Neck today to celebrate your Easter Sunday on Long Island.

We look forward to exceeding your expectations…


Hotel Phone: 516-773-2000

Restaurant Phone: 516-773-2017   

The Inn at Great Neck Prepares for the MLB’s All Star Game and the NFL’s 2014 Super Bowl with Exclusive Hotel Packages

MLB’s 2013 All Star Game & the NFL’s 2014 Super Bowl in New York – Hotel Packages

The Inn at Great Neck is gearing up for two special events coming to the New York metropolitan area. For starters New York and more specifically Citi Field (home of the NY Mets) will be host to the Major League Baseball’s 2013 All Star Game and the various events that take place before and after the game itself. The MLB All Star Events are scheduled to take place July 12th through July 17th 2013. The Hotel has created special packages for baseball fans from all over the world to take advantage of during that time, as the Inn at Great Neck is in close proximity to Citi Field via the Long Island Rail Road. Package rates starting at $330.00 per night are available that include two round trip peak train tickets to Citi Field from the Great Neck Train Station, which is less than two blocks from the Hotel. The package rates will also include two breakfast vouchers for guests to partake in the Inn’s extensive hot and cold breakfast buffet. Package rates will include the aforementioned on a nightly basis for up to two guests per room or suite. Guests may also reserve rooms during that time period that do not include the package with rates starting at $295.00. 

Now for the football fans of the world; New York and the Inn at Great Neck are also gearing up for the NFL’s 2014 Super Bowl, which will be played at MetLife Stadium (home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets) on Sunday, February 2nd 2014. This unprecedented event is gaining a lot of media attention and New York and New Jersey are going to do all they can to make sure this event is nothing less than spectacular. The Inn at Great Neck will also be offering package rates starting at $330.00 per night with two round trip train tickets from Great Neck Train Station to New York’s Pennsylvania (Penn) Station and breakfast vouchers. Package rates will be available Saturday, February 1st 2014 and Sunday, February 2nd 2014. Non package rates will also start at $295.00 during that time. 

For those interested in making reservations with the Inn at Great Neck, they are asked to contact the Inn’s in-house reservation manager, Briana direct at 516-498-3002. Briana may also be contacted via e-mail at The Hotel’s corporate sales team will be offering groups discounts for those that reserve a minimum of ten – (10) rooms per night during the event dates. For the corporate sales department one is asked to call 516-498-3006 or e-mail the Hotel at