Lay Your Head at the Best of the Best Hamptons Hotels

Check in at the Dan's Best of the Best Hamptons hotels.
Check in at the Dan's Best of the Best Hamptons hotels. Photo credit: kyrien/iStock/Thinkstock

Planning a visit to the South Fork? Maybe you’re interested in visiting the unique towns and villages of the Hamptons or strolling the beaches? Why not make your stay even more comfortable at one of the East End’s finest hotels as voted by Dan’s Papers readers? While enjoying the local culture and food, visitors can find spaces to relax at Dan’s Best of the Best hotels.

Award winning Hamptons hotel, The Montauk Yacht Club (32 Star Island Road, Montauk; 631-668-3100), is a fantastic waterfront getaway with no shortage of amenities. Overlooking either Lake Montauk or the courtyard, the 103 guest rooms, suites and villas feature contemporary nautical-inspired décor, while private balconies or terraces enhance the view. Among the hotel and resort’s many activities, guests can swim in the indoor and outdoor pools, visit the private lake beach, charter a boat from the marina or go on a fishing excursion. There’s even a replica of the Montauk Lighthouse on the grounds!

Surrounded by several acres of manicured lawn and gardens in the heart of Southampton Village, the Southampton Inn (91 Hill Street, Southampton; 631-283-6500) blends casual Hamptons style with European comfort. Their 90 guest rooms offer Tempur-Pedic beds, mini refrigerators and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy the seasonal farm-to-table dining experience at Café OSO and then spend time by a crackling fire in the library, swimming in the outdoor heated pool or playing on the all-weather tennis courts. The Southampton Inn is within walking distance of Southampton Village restaurants, boutiques and galleries, and it’s just 1-mile from Cooper’s Beach.

Everyone is talking about Gurney’s Montauk (290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk; 631-668-2345) on The End these days. Many of the rooms in this expansive, beachside resort offer private verandas with ocean views, and all accommodate guests with one or more flat-screen TVs, iPod radios and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can make the most of their time by kicking back on the beach, relaxing and refreshing at the Seawater Spa or attending one of Gurney’s many events.

Based in Sag Harbor since 1846, The American Hotel (49 Main Street, Sag Harbor; 631-725-3535) is as historic as the former whaling port it calls home. This famous brick building with a front porch on Main Street has 8 distinctly different and beautifully appointed double rooms. Guests can experience Sag Harbor and dine at the hotel’s restaurant—one of the finest in the Hamptons, complete with an 85-page wine list.

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