Just one more word about Jim’s route: when you get off the Throggs Neck Bridge, you can either take the Clearview Expressway (going straight) or the Cross Island Pakway (bearing to the right). With a trailer, you have to take the Clearview as trailers are not allowed on Parkways. They both get you to the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and to the hotel in almost the same amount of time as the Clearview is faster but intersects I-495 a few miles west of the Cross Island. Once on I-495, the traffic east is a little heavy until you cross the Nassau County line at which time it lightens up and takes you to the Glen Cove Road exit where you take aleft to go north.
Hope that helps.