The Best Hotels to Book in The Hamptons, New York

Looking for beachside luxury? Look no further than Gurney's – one of many great options in The Hamptons
Looking for beachside luxury? Look no further than Gurney's – one of many great options in The Hamptons | Courtesy of Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa / Expedia.com
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12 January 2022
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Long Island may be just across the East River from Manhattan, but The Hamptons will make you feel a million miles away from the Big Apple. These ritzy seaside communities aren’t reserved only for Jay Gatsby and his guests – you’re also welcome to pamper yourself with a proper getaway on a whim. Say goodbye to the fast-paced lifestyle of the city and hello to the mellow beach havens surrounding the best hotels in The Hamptons – all bookable via Culture Trip.

The Roundtree, for the definitive Hamptons experience

Modern living area at The Roundtree with a gray sofa, wooden flooring and a black spiral staircase
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The Roundtree wants to give you the definitive Hamptons hotel experience from sunup to sundown. Let them show you to a private cottage that’ll act as your peaceful retreat for the weekend. As you unpack, they’ll ready beach essentials including parking passes, cruisers, and beach chairs so that you’re all set to worship the sun. Fortify yourself with evening s’mores to get to happy hour, though those who prefer a more refined treat can easily request caviar and champagne.

Gurney’s, for beachside luxury

Room at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa with wooden flooring, panelled walls, a double bed and doors leading out to a balcony
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When it comes to the best hotel in The Hamptons, Gurney’s is the name that always comes up in conversation. It’s the sole luxury hotel in The Hamptons that’s right on the beach and it should come as no surprise that access to the Beach Club is a given. They’re happy to provide shuttle service to their sister resort, but why not get behind the wheel of a BMW and drive there yourself? Just make sure you’re back in time to snag a coveted seat at The Firepit outdoor lounge.

Daunt’s Albatross, for motel vibes and a saltwater pool

Outdoor swimming pool at Daunt’s Albatross surrounded by sunbeds with blue parasols
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Who needs hotels in the Hamptons when you can have motels in Montauk? Daunt’s Albatross is far from a roadside motel – unless you’re used to highway haunts that happen to be within 100ft (30m) of the ocean. This place also has a saltwater pool, a yoga studio, and complimentary bicycle rentals so you can explore downtown to your desire. Suites are available for apartment-like living, but for the true blue motel vibes, a standard room should suffice.

Topping Rose House, for divine privacy

View of the lawn and outdoor swimming pool at Topping Rose House surrounded by gray tiled flooring and white sunbeds
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A stay in the heart of The Hamptons warrants the lavish amenities at Topping Rose House. How do you take your coffee? On the private rooftop on one of their cottage houses, we hope. Take in the lush landscaping, knowing that there’s a luxury private shuttle waiting to whisk you to the beach on a whim. The cawing of the gulls will have to wait until after a group fitness class (and cool down custom massage, of course). Return from the shore with a glow only rivaled by the flame flickering before your parmesan crusted chicken at Jean-Georges.

The Harborfront Inn, for harbor views

A cosy seating area at The Harborfront Inn with a gray sofa, several armchairs and a textured rug.
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The creatives, the cultured and the quirky will all find a home at The Harborfront Inn. The exceptionally accepting North Fork community will feel like a second home the moment you unpack your bags in a harbor-view terrace suite. Watch the ferries float by without a care in the world from your private 1,000sqft (92sqm) rooftop deck with a cup of coffee in one hand and your other arm wrapped around your sweetie.

Shearwater Inn, for wine socials

Seating area in a room at Shearwater Inn, with a gray sofa, television, fireplace and doors leading out to a balcony
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Dive into the East End of Long Island at the Shearwater Inn. This family-owned B&B is just over a mile from Squires Beach, putting a day beside the Shinnecock Bay always within reach. Right at the Gateway to The Hamptons, all guest rooms have private bathrooms and electric kettles so you can sip tea on your private patio without roaming too far from bed. Should you fancy a wander, the Pine Neck Sanctuary next door is a wonderful place to get lost in thought.

The Preston House & Hotel, for a blend of historic and contemporary

The dining area at Preston House, including wooden tables, gray seating and wood-panelled walls
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The Preston House & Hotel’s original floors, beams, and other sensitively restored elements are only complemented by the modern refinements throughout the space. High-tech amenities such as Tesla charging stations and Bluetooth music stations add a little spark to your stay. You’ll walk the line between classy and contemporary from morning to night as you choose between fine dining or a food truck, and lounging by the off-site outdoor pool or having the knots massaged out of your shoulders as part of in-room spa treatments.

The Inn at East Wind Long Island, for luxurious amenities

Exterior view of the main building of The Inn And Spa At East Wind and its large front lawn
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As long as no one pinches you, you’re free to spend your vacation in a dream-like state at this remarkable hotel in The Hamptons. Close your eyes and let serendipity guide you through the luxurious amenities on-site, from wine pairing at the Zagat-rated Desmond’s restaurant to the 10,000sqft (930sqm) salon and spa that will pamper you like it’s your wedding. Want to really live it large? Book the Ambassador Suite and let the opulence of six-foot soaking tubs and plush terrycloth robes embrace you as part of an unforgettable stay.

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