The 11 Best Hotels in the Hamptons
From chic cottages to old-school suites
There’s nothing like scrambling to book a room at a Hamptons hotel only to arrive and realize you shelled out $500 for a suite with thin walls and music blasting all night long. Let us save you the aggravation and insomnia. Here, the 11 best hotels in the Hamptons.
This serene, lush and peaceful 37-room hotel features breakfast in bed every morning (oh, hi, pastries and homemade granola). When you return from the beach, kick back on the gorgeous porch with a glass of wine--you’ve earned it.
23 Grand Ave., Shelter Island Heights; 631-749-0018 or thechequit.com
The Surf Lodge
Outdoor beach parties, live music and an always-packed restaurant at Surf Lodge have helpedtransform once-empty Montauk into a popular vacation destination. But if you’re not a party person, don’t worry--you can always turn in early and take a peaceful morning yoga class.
183 Edgemere St., Montauk; 631-483-5037 or thesurflodge.com
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
This oceanfront gem has killer views, tons of amenities (a seawater swimming pool! a private beach! a spa!) and amazing dining and cocktailing options. The sprawling property is equal parts luxurious and laid-back, so you’ll get the best of both worlds.
290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345 or gurneysmontauk.com
OK, you won’t find any swanky amenities at this rustic hotel, but with its tasty food, fire pits, picnic tables and hammocks, it’s basically a super fun summer camp for adults.
161 Second House Road, Montauk; 631-668-2877 or chelseahotels.com
The Crow’s Nest
Brought to us by Sean MacPherson of the Jane Hotel and the Bowery Hotel, the Crow’s Nest is a charming beachy getaway. If you’re looking for a laid-back, shabby-chic vibe, you’ll totally find it here.
4 Old West Lake Dr., Montauk; 631-668-2077 or crowsnestmtk.com
Skip Solé East Beach and opt for the Solé East Resort instead. Both properties are located in Montauk, but the latter boasts a relaxing hammock-filled outdoor space, an outdoor pool and the delicious Backyard Restaurant. (Bonus: They’ll also pick you up from the train or Jitney station for free.)
90 Second House Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2105 or soleeast.com
C/O The Maidstone
Clean and reliable, this is your best bet for a low-key, relaxed bed-and-breakfast. A ten-minute walk from East Hampton’s town center and a short walk from the beach, it’s also a great place for car-less city dwellers to stay.
207 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-5006 or themaidstone.com
Topping Rose House
Open year-round, this swanky hotel has a signature restaurant run by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who creates dishes with produce grown on the property’s one-acre farm. The rooms--while undeniably pricy--are more spacious than those at most Hamptons boutiques. Ahh, the fabulous life.
1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0870 or toppingrosehouse.com
The Montauk Beach House
The vibe is upbeat and young at this beachy boutique hotel, where there’s no shortage of things to do. For starters, hang out by the outdoor pool, which features private cabana beds, a sundeck, fire pits and a poolside restaurant with all-day food and cocktail service. Nothing says summer like watermelon wedges on a 90-degree day.
55 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk; 631-668-2112 or thembh.com
The American Hotel
Looking for something more old-school and classic? This 200-year-old historic hotel in Sag Harbor doesn’t offer the latest in amenities (or space), but with only eight rooms, you’ll get personalized service. Every room is appointed with original turn-of-the-century furniture and artwork (so basically, it’s the only place in the Hamptons where “old” means “good”). Oh, and the restaurant has an 85-page wine list.
49 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-3535 or theamericanhot
Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina
This stately property offers a central location without the loud noise levels you’ll find at neighboring hotels. The spa and indoor and outdoor pools aren’t too shabby, either. Just try to feel stressed while taking in this view. We dare you.
32 Star Island Rd., Montauk; 631-668-3100 or montaukyachtclub.com