Hotel insiders pick the best room in the house.
Topping Rose House is the Hamptons’ first full-service luxury hotel, featuring 22 elegantly appointed guest rooms in the house, studio and cottages. Joseph Montag, Topping Rose’s general manager, picks Room 17, the Cottage Suite, as his favorite. Created by Champalimaud Design, the space features a dining room table for four and sliding glass doors that let in an incredible cross breeze from the ocean a mile down the road. This suite offers a roof deck overlooking the pool and garden that’s perfect for sunbathing, and welcomes guests with a bottle of Champagne, a small relaxation space and a sun umbrella. 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 631-537-0870, toppingrosehouse.com
Baron’s Cove features 67 charming village- and harbor-facing rooms and suites outfitted in plush bedding and all the luxurious bells and whistles. Its family-friendly amenities include the harborside heated saltwater pool, tennis court, fitness studio and spa services. The hotel’s designer, Colleen Bashaw, favors Room 205, which boasts stunning views of the boats, the harbor and the pool. Bashaw loves the guest rooms with balconies, because even with doors open, there is total privacy. More to love: The vaulted ceiling with the automatic shades highlights harbor views from the loft bedroom. 31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, 844-227-6672, baronscove.com
This seaside hideaway nestled on the sands of Shelter Island is home to 20 guest rooms for the perfect intimate escape. All feature a similar design, one that marries utilitarian needs with youthful whimsy. But Room 20 is owner André Balazs’ favorite. It’s the most secluded and the closest to the great pond on the property. This proximity allows for thorough enjoyment of what really matters at Sunset Beach: the water, sunbathing and “toes-in-sand” dining accommodations. 33 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-2001, sunsetbeachli.com
The hotel’s look is an updated, original take on traditional Americana and Hamptons aesthetics, reflected in the shared spaces—the sun room, bar and lounge—throughout. The hotel has 19 individually designed rooms intended to make guests feel like they’re staying at a good friend’s home. General manager Ben Levine is smitten with the Carl von Linné Cottage, a true botanist’s dream. The freestanding cottage, with sitting areas surrounded by plants both indoors and out, even has a hidden private garden. The bungalow features a wood-burning fireplace, private bluestone patio out back and private parking out front. 207 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-5006, themaidstone.com
Designed by owner Antonella Bertello and Elizabeth Walsh, one of Ireland’s most talented interior designers and one of Bertello’s best friends, The Baker House 1650 is chock-full of fantastical revelations. Though Bertello struggles to pick her preferred suite, she ultimately settles on the Luxury Loft Suite, a celebrity favorite. Here, patrons enjoy many of the original carriage house details like hatch doors facing the pool, two wood-burning fireplaces, a private outdoor terrace for sunning and relaxing and a great spacious bath. 181 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-4081, bakerhouse1650.com
Photography by: BEDROOM PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNSET BEACH; BATH PHOTO COURTESY OF TOPPING ROSE HOUSE; POOL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BAKER HOUSE 1650; FACADE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MAIDSTONE; SUNSET PHOTO COURTESY OF BARON’S COVE