The Best Bed & Breakfasts in Long Island, New York City

The Harbor Rose is one of the best B&Bs on Long Island
The Harbor Rose is one of the best B&Bs on Long Island | Courtesy of The Harbor Rose / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Despite being a matter of minutes from Manhattan, Long Island feels like a different world, and a welcome one at that. When New York City’s hard-working residents need a quick getaway, Long Island’s wine country is a perfect place to uncork and savor while kicking back and relaxing. Looking for your own sedation from the stresses of the city? Cozy up in one of these bed and breakfasts in Long Island.

1. A Butler's Manor

Bed and Breakfast

A Butlers Manor room with vintage furniture including four poster, pattern floor and desk
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What do you get when a West Coast chef teams up with a butler from England? A Butler’s Manor in the Hamptons has unrivaled silver service. This top-rated Long Island boutique hotel invites you to inn-dulge in the East End. Forget lukewarm continental breakfast; A Butler’s Manor loads you up with a two-course meal full of frittatas, French toast, omelets and blintzes. If you’re too full to drive 2.5mi (4km) to the beach, roll over to the private saltwater pool to bask in the sun or take a nap under a 150-year-old sycamore maple tree in the English Garden.

2. The Harbor Rose

Bed and Breakfast

The Harbor Rose terrace with wood decking and deck chairs
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You won’t find a single thorn on the Harbor Rose. Instead, this luxury B&B will spoil you with ionic detox foot baths, an organic breakfast made fresh and the highest-quality purified water you’ve ever tasted. Seek out the sun with a stroll along the water or on the hiking trails just outside your room. As you feel your energy begin to dwindle, return to sprawl on the comfy queen bed in your antique bedroom – it will have you sleeping in no time.

3. Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast lounge area with vintage furniture including chest, blankets and rug
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Fancy a cup of tea in the garden? Perhaps a cocktail by the shore or a hot coffee on the porch? Liquid assets are the name of the game at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, surrounded by the waters of the Long Island Sound and an inlet of Shelter Bay. Guests return for the breakfasts alone, served in the 19th-century dining room: stuffed Dutch pancakes or a sausage and apple braid, before lazing on the private North Fork beach. The bedrooms are the stuff of period TV dramas with four-posters, lion-paw armchairs and ornamental fireplaces for colder nights.

4. Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast room with wood floors, art and vintage chairs
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Is that the smell of love in the air or simply the award-winning aromatherapy bath at the spa of the Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast? This romantic historic home is ideal for love birds at every stage of their courtship. Elope and celebrate your honeymoon between the sheets in the Champagne Suite. Enjoy a few minutes of peace in the Merlot Room’s cast-iron soaking tub during your babymoon. Cheers to another lifetime together in the Zinfandel Room during your anniversary or treat your beau to a memorable first vacation together in the Rosé Room. Couples massages or maternity massages, long stemmed glasses of wine or a little sparkling cider, however you and your partner envision a romantic getaway, Arbor View House has a trail of rose petals for you to follow.

5. Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast & Spa

Bed and Breakfast, Spa Hotel

Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast & Spa room with vintage vibe including furniture, rug and wood floors
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Quintessentials’ must-haves for your vacation include a European skincare spa, gourmet farm-to-table brunch and suites with fireplaces, soaking tubs and limousine service. Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast & Spa’s luxury amenities and gold-standard service create the quintessential stay for anyone visiting the North Fork. Soaps, shampoo, snacks, water and even bicycle rentals are included in your stay.

6. East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast room with traditional decor including rugs, art and wood floors
Courtesy of East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast / Expedia

Our perfect long weekend on Long Island includes a 66ft (20m) pool with hot tub, 24-hour butler’s pantry with decadent treats, a gourmet breakfast and private beach access. East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast has all that and more. An on-site art studio lets you discover how masterpieces are created, one stroke at a time. If the muse visits during your stay, take a complimentary bicycle down to Ocean Beach to stroll the boutique shops for art supplies so you can create wonders in your sprawling master spa suite.

7. SEVEN - Shelter Island Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel

Shelter Island Guest House room with pattern pillows, wood bed frame and photography
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Here’s your lucky number for an unforgettable weekend on Long Island. Our top seven moments include catching sun on the terrace, admiring art in the pop-up galleries, a European-style breakfast buffet, heavenly massages, horseback riding through serene trails, pampering in an open-air bath and hanging a do-not-disturb sign on the honeymoon suite. Then again, board games in the shared lounge and thumbing through the library are awesome as well. Even 10 fingers won’t be anywhere near enough to count the best things about this little idyll.

8. Mill House Inn

Bed and Breakfast

Mill House Inn outdoor pool with trees and plants
Courtesy of Mill House Inn / Expedia

Personal assistants will move heaven and earth – not to mention your laptop and luggage – to ensure you’re content from the off. Rooms are the antithesis of cookie-cutter, with fancy lamps, ceiling fans and wrought-iron bedsteads. And the breakfasts are to salivate over, from pancakes to the breakfast sandwich, full of applewood smoked bacon, jack cheese, heirloom tomato and eggs. All that plus help in getting reservations to the hottest restaurants that insisted they were booked solid, we bet the Kardashians couldn’t keep up.

9. The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Luxury

The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn room with traditional decor and carpets, leather headboard
Courtesy of The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn / Expedia

Offering a roof over the heads of out-of-towners since before the Declaration of Independence was drafted, the 1770 House Restaurant & Inn is awash with colonial charm. Exposed ceiling beams, steep wooden staircase, and other elements of the building’s original 1663 incarnation impress you at every turn. Even though you’ll be taken in by all the historic architecture, your taste buds will be wowed by contemporary American fare. Order the spicy Montauk fluke Tartare and Rohan duck breast with apricot chutney at the 1770 House Restaurant.

10. Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse

Hotel

Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse wooden floored room with sofa, blankets and vintage furniture
Courtesy of Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse / Expedia
What pairs well with a Long Island red? A Long Island white, or at least one goes well right after the other. Uncork both at the winery while you’re staying at Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse. Its 22 acres (9ha) dispatch passionate oenophiles straight to heaven while even the most unromantic of travellers can’t help but blush at the beautifully restored historic farmhouse. Only four guest rooms are available on Shinn Estate, offering a lucky few the chance to savor fine wine grown only steps away from the tasting room.

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