Montauk belongs to the Hamptons, that enduringly popular destination of Americans both mega-rich and not-so-rich for well over a century. Situated on the eastern end of Long Island, Montauk is a much-adored hamlet within an entire family of beloved vacation towns. State parks abound, as does fishing. You can probably guess that the Atlantic’s waters magnetize people to return here, year after year.
As with many locations in the Hamptons, there’s plenty of lodging and accommodations for travelers. Just note that prices do run somewhat higher compared to other oceanfront locales. But if you can spare the cash, there aren’t many places worthier of your indulgence. Here are several hotels where you can start indulging.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort
From $360/ night
The only year-round resort in Montauk, Gurney’s is not a budget option, but this four-star hotel promises luxury. Its proximity to the beach (a one-minute walk) is but one attractive feature. Another standout amenity is the on-site, full-service spa, which boasts “healing treatments and [an] ocean-fed seawater pool.” Naturally, there’s a sauna to accompany all this tranquility, as well as a fitness center and hot tub. After a day of beauty, whether in the form of beauty treatments or your room’s ocean views, you’ll find plenty of activities within a few miles’ drive, including parks and nature preserves. There are several eateries on site, ideal for refueling after a busy day outdoors.
The Surf Club Resort
From $227/ night
Another visually appealing option, the Surf Club sits on 8.5 acres and grants guests access to 550 feet of private beach. Its apartment-style suites offer abundant room for relaxing, cooking (each comes with a kitchenette) or simply enjoying the in-room balcony (sea, garden and pool views are your options). These spacious accommodations include a pull-out sofa, and most rooms include a large-double bed. As for activities, Hither Woods is a five minute drive away, while on-site courts make tennis another possibility. The Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course is also within a mile.
The Hermitage at Napeague
From $247/ night
As our first two selections demonstrate, luxury, tennis and a private beach seem to be common amongst properties in the Hamptons, and the Hermitage is no exception. Located in Amagansett, it’s only nine miles from East Hampton Village. The apartment-style suites are all unique in their decor, and they come equipped with views of the sea or pool. The Hermitage seems a good place for a romantic getaway; each suite includes a living area where couples can lounge and relax. Fancy a dinner date? Two restaurants, the Clam Bar and the Lobster Roll, are each under a mile away.
Daunts Albatross Motel
From $72/ night
This motel has been highly rated by past customers, but it’s not only past performance that makes this an attractive choice. It’s the most affordable option on our list, with prices averaging considerably lower than the rest. Nor does Daunts skimp on the necessary amenities: the front desk is staffed around the clock, rooms come with a fridge and microwave and there’s even a yoga studio available if you’d like to stretch and flex. Shops and food are within a walkable distance, as is the ocean: Kirk Park Beach takes two minutes to reach on foot.
Sunrise Guest House
From $138/ night
Like Daunts, prices at Sunrise Guest House tend to be a little lower, but don’t mistake this property for bare-bones lodging. This quaint, adorable bed-and-breakfast is close to both Hither Hills State Park and within walking distance of Kirk Park Beach. Certain rooms come with a fireplace or ocean vista, while any guest can enjoy the outside terrace. And yes, a delicious breakfast is included with your reservation. Past guests have called it “amazing” and “fantastic” — a bounty of banana bread, homemade quiche, cereals, fresh fruit and more that you can look forward to when booking.