If you're looking for a more affordable alternative to the Hamptons, Montauk makes an excellent choice. Blessed with breathtaking scenery, pristine beaches, world-class restaurants, and first-rate attractions, it's the ideal destination for vacationers hoping to enjoy a relaxing, fun-packed beach break. When it comes to accommodation, there's no shortage of great options to consider. Whether you're looking for a quiet boutique or a sprawling resort, you'll have no problem in finding something that suits the brief. To help you narrow down your options, we've rounded up ten of the very best Montauk hotels.
10. Beach Plum Resort
If you want to stay at a hotel that treats its customers like royalty, the Beach Plum Resort is well worth checking out. Each of its classically decorated rooms comes with free WIFI access, tea and coffee making facilities, and flat-screen TVs. The resort-style amenities extend to a heated pool, outdoor showers, sports courts, and direct beach access. Comfortable, quiet, and exceptionally situated, it's an ideal base for enjoying the best of Montauk's attractions.
9. Hartman's Briney Breezes Beach Resort
When it comes to value, service, and amenities, Hartman's Briney Breezes Beach Resort has it covered. Thanks to its gorgeous location overlooking the beach, each of its rooms come with picture-perfect views over the Atlantic Ocean. Each room also features air conditioning, a flatscreen TV with HBO, and a private balcony on which to admire the view. Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, barbeque spots, and even fishing.
8. Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina has a lot to recommend it, not least its stunning location on Star Island in the center of Lake Montauk. Along with its idyllic setting, guests can enjoy an immense number of amenities, including beach cabanas, a heated indoor pool, two heated outdoor pools, saunas, four onsite eateries, multiple sports courts, and a spa and fitness center. If all that wasn't enough, the hotel hosts nightly bonfires with s’mores. Those looking to make the most of the lakeside location can take advantage of the complimentary paddleboards, bicycles, and kayaks. Rooms are spacious and well stocked with coffee makers, mini-fridges, and custom bathrooms and slippers. Although it's not necessarily the cheapest hotel you'll find in Montauk, its exceptional service and unique location more than justify the price.
7. Haven Montauk
With its superb location just 5.9 miles from the gorgeous Gin Beach and 3.4 miles from Theodore Roosevelt County Park, Haven Montauk has a lot to offer for a great price. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, while the amenities extend to include free bikes, free WIFI, a fire pit, a barbeque area, and a seasonal outdoor pool. For guests looking for a quiet, well-appointed hotel that delivers great service at a very reasonable price, it's an excellent option.
6. Montauk Manor
Booking.com ranks Montauk Manor as one of Montauk's best hotels. It's not hard to see why. Boasting glorious grounds and a full complement of amenities and services (including an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and wellness center, and multiple tennis courts), it's got everything you could need for a relaxing, fun stay. The rooms are individually decorated and come complete with air conditioning, cable TV, a seating area, a full kitchen, and private bathrooms.
5. Driftwood Resort on the Ocean
The Driftwood Resort on the Ocean occupies a glorious position within striking distance of the historic Montauk Point Lighthouse. Guest can choose between 52 well-appointed studios and one-bedroom suites each with its own private balcony and ocean views. Those who prefer a greater level of privacy can opt to stay in a private cottage instead. Amenities are bountiful and extend to tennis courts, a swimming pool, a playground, and a very attractive stretch of private beach equipped with beach chairs, umbrellas, and staffed cabanas.
4. The Surf Club Montauk
The Surf Club Montauk boasts 92 one- and two-bedroom duplexes, many of which boast ocean views. It also features a path that leads directly through the dunes to the beach. Other highlights include a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center, tennis courts, and a full calendar of activities that include everything from outdoor movie nights to farm to table dining events. If all that wasn't enough, its location near Montauk Point Light and Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course is hard to fault.
3. The Montauk Beach House
The Montauk Beach House is a gorgeous little boutique hotel located just one block from the beach in downtown Montauk. If you like quiet hotels that cater to a mature clientele, steer clear. With its full calendar of summer events (including music festivals, pool parties, and DJ-hosted pool parties), this is a hotel that caters almost exclusively to the young party crowd. Rooms are stylish and a world away from the boring beige decor of chains: expect handcrafted headboards, velvet drapes, Edison lighting, and vintage decor. A complimentary breakfast is served each day at the hotel’s bar and grill.
2. Kenny's Tipperary Inn
Trip Advisor has ranked Kenny's Tipperary Inn as the #1 Best Value of 51 places to stay in Montauk. But this is a hotel with a lot more to recommend it than tiny prices. The comfortable, recently renovated rooms are well designed and comfortable, featuring all the modern conveniences and comforts you'll need for a relaxing stay. The amenities might not be as extensive as those at some of the area's bigger resorts, but they're more than adequate for most people's needs. If you want to enjoy a memorable stay in Montauk at a hotel that won't blow a hole in your budget, it's a great choice.
1. Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa isn't just a hotel, it's a destination. Named by U.S. News & World Report as the best hotel in Montauk, the resort's customers come from far and wide to experience its exceptional amenities. Its seawater spa (which has the distinction of being the only authentic Thalasso Center in the US) is just the thing for frazzled nerves and aching muscles. With Roman baths, Finnish rock saunas, a fitness center, an indoor/outdoor sand-filtered, ocean-fed, heated seawater pool, and a full complement of customized thalasso therapies, it's the perfect place to rest and rewind. Even if we leave the spa's attractions to one side, Gurney's is still a top hotel. Guests have their pick of five very different but equally special dining and cocktail venues, sports courts, children's activities, conference facilities, and more besides. It even boasts its own stretch of private beach.
Written by Dana Hanson
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