17 Luxury & Boutique Hotels in the Hamptons 

The Hamptons is a beautiful corner of Long Island that all New Yorkers should escape to at least once. Full of white sand beaches, quaint small towns, and some of the most breathtaking New York State parks, this beach town oasis is only 2 to 3 hours away from most parts of New York City. Moreover, some gorgeous boutique hotels in the Hamptons offer luxurious accommodations and exclusive access to beaches and local adventures, making your trip even more magical. 

What to Know Before Traveling to the Hamptons 

  • Don’t Neglect Shoulder Season: One of the best-known times to visit the Hamptons is during the summer, but don’t discount the shoulder seasons of May and September. During this time, the prices are typically lower and the crowds are smaller.
  • Temperature: Remember that the temperate in the Hamptons is usually cooler than NYC, especially in regions like Montauk, which can have their own microclimates.
  • The Towns: There are a bunch of towns in the Hamptons. My favorites are Greenport and Montauk. These hidden gems are full of gorgeous beaches, unique restaurants, and walkable downtowns. The most famous towns are East Hamptom and Southhampton. Shelter Island is also a must visit if you have a car.
  • Popular Beaches: Some of the best beaches in New York State are right in the Hamptons, each with their own attributes. But be sure to check for public beach access, as many Long Island beaches are notoriously privatized. Here are our favorite beaches in Montauk.

Best 17 Luxury Hotels in the Hamptons 

1. Montauk Manor

This historic landmark offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery. The Manor’s elegant architecture and luxurious amenities create an ambiance of sophistication and comfort. Guests can access a wide range of on-site facilities, including a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and a fitness center. With its prime location, guests can easily explore the local area, including the stunning Montauk beaches, charming local boutiques, and fine dining restaurants.

2. The Menhaden Hotel ★

Set in the historic seaport village of Greenport, the Menhaden Hotel is a mix of posh upscale design and a small-town feel. The hotel has a beautiful Greenport Harbor view and 16 boutique-style rooms. There’s a cozy, furnished rooftop terrace bar with fire pits to enjoy harbor views, curated picnics, wine tastings, and a shuttle to the beach. Guests are only a 7-minute walk to the Greenport Station and less than a 5-minute walk from the Marine Foundation and East End Seaport Museum. Greenport Brewing Company, one of our favorite Long Island breweries, is also within walking distance of Menhaden, popular for its farm-to-table culture, outdoor fun, and seasonal brews. 

3. The Shoals Suites & Slips

The Shoals Suite & Spa feels like a sanctuary on the Peconic Bay on the bayside of Southold. Thomas Juul-Hansen designed the stunning property with 20 suites and 20 boat slips allowing guests to access the hotel by land and sea. Guests can choose from a variety of suites with modern/sleek designs. Shoals offers charter boats for ocean expeditions of the area. If you love seafood, you must hit the oyster happy hour at the Shuck Truck. 

4. The Baker House 1650

This is a charming bed-and-breakfast and one of the cutest hotels in the Hamptons, built in an English manor-style home on a secluded property in East Hampton. The rooms are plush and comfortable, with most sporting whirlpool baths and fireplaces for cooler nights. You can choose to stay in the Carriage House or the Baker House, each providing the deluxe amenities expected of boutique hotels in the Hamptons. Onsite, guests have access to the spa and indoor and outdoor pool. The Baker House is only one mile from East Hampton Main Beach and three miles from the Long House Reserve. 

5. The Quogue Club

The Quogue Club is a boutique luxury hotel at the gateway to the Hamptons dating back to 1824. The one and 3-bedroom cottages feature living rooms to make your NYC weekend getaway feel as secluded as possible yet surrounded by activities. Guests can easily access Village Beach and Westhampton train station, only 3 miles away. Lounge seating and a chic bar are available in the seafood restaurant onsite. Other amenities include a library, private beach, kids’ club, gym, bike rentals, and access to world-class shopping near the Quogue Historic District. East Quogue is also a go-to destination for kayaking on Long Island, with Adventure Paddleboards a short drive away. 

6. Journey East Hampton

Set between the villages of Amagansett and East Hampton, Journey East Hampton is a 22-room newly renovated hotel that offers affordable luxury for Hampton travelers. The rooms are relaxed and sleek, with suites that feature living rooms, garden views, private cottages, and private patios. Guests are only two miles from the East Hampton railway, three miles from the East Hampton Main Beach, and less than five miles from the Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge. While the accommodations are pretty enjoyable, some guests have reported unfriendly staff and poor insulation in the hotel, where you can hear other guests easily. 

7. The Pridwin

The Pridwin is settled on Shelter Island by Crescent Beach on 10 acres of property. The country-style rooms and cottages offer kitchens/kitchenettes, fireplaces, and private decks with some have fantastic ocean views. The hotels proximity to the water allows guests access to paddle boards, kayaks, and rowboats. For a relaxing stay, there’s a full-service spa, sundeck, outdoor pool, and a private beach to relax. They also offer a tennis court, the Nook for playing games connecting with groups, and kid-friendly activities. Shelter Island is one of our favorite hidden gems and one of many small towns on Long Island worth exploring. 

8. Rose Hill Vineyards & Inn ★

This beautiful family-owned bed-and-breakfast and winery in North Folk is located in an 1880s farmhouse with gorgeous views. Rose Hill Vineyards & Inn only has four rooms making it one of the best hotels in the Hamptons for guests to avoid crowds. Because Rose Hill is a popular stop on most Long Island wine trails, guests have access to complimentary socials, wine tastings, and tons of seasonal events. The inn is a quick drive from Mattituck Airport for those flying in, and it’s only two miles from Bailie Beach Park. Note: Rose Hill is only for guests 14 years and older. 

9. Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

This is the only resort in the Hamptons on the beach! Gurney’s Montauk Resort offers several 1-2 bedroom suites with private verandas, freestanding cottages with sunken living rooms, terraces, and fireplaces. Beach access is the biggest amenity of the resort, where you can easily walk to beachfront restaurants, bars, and a community firepit for hotel guests. Prices here can be a little expensive, contributing to the lower views. For travelers looking to be near Long Island hiking trails, Gurneys is only a three-minute driver from Hither Hills State Park Preserve and Montauk Point State Park

10. Shou Sugi Ban House

You have three places to stay at the Shou Sugi Ban: Shou Sugi Ban House, Shou Sugi Ban Inn, or a private rental of The Residence or The Guest House adjacent to the main property. Each option has it’s own unique room decor, beautiful gardens, classes & meditations guests can book, and signature breakfast menus. The grounds and accommodations are inspired by Japanese principles, the spirit of exploration and openness, and fitness and wellness. The spa here is very popular, too.

11. Canoe Place Inn & Cottages

Canoe Place Inn & Cottages is a beautifully restored hotel offering twenty guest rooms and five private cottages with secluded outdoor dining areas. Suites here are upscale, with a ton of character and luxurious decor. Guests can participate in various activities, from golfing, shopping, fishing, and a series of talks and concerts onsite. The property has a relaxing spa, coffee shop, and bar/lounge. Free breakfast is included, but there is a two-night minimum stay to be aware of. 

12. The Montauk Beach House

The Montauk Beach House is popular for guests who want a short walk to the beach, located only two minutes from Kirk Park Beach. Rooms here are eclectically designed, with high ceilings, vintage furnishings, and some with private balconies and claw foot tubs. Onsite is a restaurant with a terrace, cafe, and bar. Other favorites are the outdoor pool and poolside lounge with a fire pit. Close by is also the Montauk Point Lighthouse and Montauk Manor, both popular stops for Montauk day trips, so they may get a little crowded during peak season.  

13. Topping Rose House

Housed in an 1842 Greek Revival mansion, the Topping Rose House is a chic accommodation with modern rooms and decor. The light in this hotel is spectacular, with floor-to-ceiling windows and suites with private living rooms and rooftop terraces. Onsite is a wonderful spa, and high-end restaurant with a terrace and outdoor pool. Ocean Road Beach is only three miles away from the hotel, and breakfast is included with your stay. 

14. Baron’s Cove

Baron’s Cove is an upscale waterfront resort right near the beach in Sag Harbor. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms and suites just steps from the pool. There’s a ton to do here, including golfing onsite, boating, an outdoor pool, a tennis court, and a complimentary shuttle to the finest surrounding beaches in the Hamptons. The hotel’s location puts travelers just a short walk from the historic village, and it’s a great base for exploring the Peconic Bay and the rest of the Hamptons. 

15. Mill House Inn

Mill House Inn is a charming dog & child-friendly bed-and-breakfast set right in the heart of historic East Hampton.  Each room is furnished with warm antiques and a different theme, making you feel at home during your stay. Want someone else to plan your vacation this year? Mill House is one of the only luxury resorts in the Hamptons that provides a team of personal assistants to make your stay comfortable. It’s important to note that the inn only serves breakfast. But that’s OK. The area has many restaurants ranging from The Palm (fancy steak house) to Hampton Chutney Co (cute Indian restaurant).

16. The Ocean Inn Resort

Ocean Inn Resort is located across the street from one of the best beaches in Montauk and sports breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The inn provides quick access to a variety of things to do in Montauk, such as the Montauk Downs State Park, Hither Woods Preserve, and the Montauk Point Lighthouse. Guests are only steps away from the beach and a short walk from the town center with shops and restaurants. There’s a heated outdoor saltwater pool, and the hotel provides umbrellas and chairs for the beach. 

17. Chic East Hampton

For a private stay in the Hamptons, renting a summer home like the Chic East Hampton is great option. This vacation home is set on a full acre in the Northwest Harbor and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Guests are close to East Hampton, Amagansett, and Sag Harbor and only 10 minutes from beach access. The property has A/C, is dog-friendly, and has an outdoor pool and lounge area for private relaxation. 

18. Classic Hamptons Shingled

This getaway is perfect for groups and families, offering 4 bedrooms and 3 baths to sleep eight. This Classic Hamptons Shingled rental features a beautiful outdoor pool and lounge area. Popular amenities include the newly renovated kitchen, lush lawn, fenced-in backyard, and fully finished lower recreation room. Guests are set back onto a quiet side street close to Sag Harbor and East Hampton. Nearby are the Round Swamp Farm market stand and Springs General Store. 

19. A Room at the Beach

A Room at the Beach is a hip boutique hotel with a tranquil, modern vibe. They offer ten trendy rooms with minibars, Nespresso machines, and suites equipped with soaking tubs, private gardens, and even heated floors. A tree-filled garden sprawls across the property, setting a majestic backdrop for the sauna and outdoor pool. This is a perfect location if you want to be steps away from the hamlet of Bridgehampton and close to some of the best beaches in the area. 

Getting to the Hamptons: Transportation Tips 

The Hamptons are one of the easiest weekend trips from NYC. There are multiple options for getting there, depending on where you leave from and where you’re going. Most take about 2-3 hours: 

  • Car: The fastest route from most parts of NYC is typically I-495 E. Roads are least congested during the early mornings and early evenings. 
  • Train: The LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) schedules trips to multiple points in the Hamptons. In the summer, the LIRR only announces assigned tracks 10 minutes prior to departure. If you’re looking to leave from Penn Station, be aware that it can be very hectic.
  • Bus: The most common bus ride to the Hamptons is the Jitney, offering three routes: Montauk Lines, Westhampton Line, and North Fork Line. It’s a pretty sought ride taking about 2 hours. The Hampton Ambassador is a bit fancier, with free wifi, snacks, movies, and drinks. 
  • Sea Plane: A seaplane is one of the quickest ways to get to the Hamptons from NYC. You can book several charter flights through (Tailwind Air, Blade, etc.), and flights go to Montauk, Sag Harbor, East Hampton, and Shelter Island. Prices can be very expensive, around $500 to $1500.  
  • Helicopter: You could get to the Hamptons from NYC in just over 20 minutes with a helicopter! Prices range from $500 to $3,800, and most rides depart from heliports in NYC. 

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