Unlike the "other" Hampton hamlets, Montauk's hotel options are by no means scarce. And this Columbus Day weekend might be your last chance this year to check out and check into some of the options that, in addition to lovely accommodations, titillate with great views, delicious dining, and, in few cases, world-class spa facilities. Here are seven of the best hotels in Montauk for your next trip out East.
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Enjoy spectacular beach views from your own balcony at this surf-chic resort, where the rooms range from studios to two-bedroom suites. There are 88 individually decorated rooms at this Montauk property and all rooms have air-conditioning, a full kitchen, living area, and balcony offering the sights and sounds of the ocean. The hotel has a heated pool, tennis court, and a sauna.
727 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, 631.668.2894, beachcomber-montauk.com
Hero Beach Club
Once a 1950s motel, this beachfront oasis is known for its clean, modern aesthetic, plus a heated outdoor pool and an expansive lawn for lounging. The hotel’s robust list of activations includes many wellness-oriented classes and events and the short walk to the beach makes it a real gem.
626 Montauk Highway, Montauk, 631.668.9825, herobeachclub.com
With an emphasis on wellness and grounded, barefoot luxury, this coastal retreat takes cues from the surrounding natural landscape in its raw architectural design and muted color palette.
21 Oceanview Terrace, Montauk, 631.668.2050, marrammontauk.com
The old-school seaside motel draws a lively crowd to its charming pool and sundeck each season, as well as regular lifestyle and fitness pop-ups. The iconic seaside property features 25 rooms, an ocean view pool, direct beach access across the street, an outdoor ocean-view sun deck and patio, bikes, mobile check-in, and mobile-based housekeeping concierge service.
769 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, 631.668.2525, breakersmtk.com
An iconic destination (and the only year-round resort in the Hamptons), Gurney’s offers pristine luxury on one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. The 146-room stands out among Hamptons hotels as one of the largest resorts in the area, and it also has the best beachfront location. The free spa facilities (including an indoor pool and Roman bath) are also a highlight. The rooms are contemporary and attractive, and many have stunning ocean views from private verandas. The elegant fine-dining restaurant is another can’t miss experience.
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, 631.668.2345, gurneysmontauk.com
A five-minute walk from Montauk’s village, this American Tudor-style hotel in Montauk is a summer hot spot that maintains an essence of “cool” without pretension. The 67 rooms and suites have a surf-chic vibe and appeal to the Manhattan set with amenities such as pillow-top beds, free Wi-Fi, and Aveda products. Though not directly on the beach, the hotel has beautiful grassy grounds that include daybeds, hammocks, fire pits, and an organic restaurant and bar. The outdoor pool -- with live music on weekends -- is popular, and the party scene has been known to carry on until the wee hours of the morning.
90 Second House Road, Montauk, 631.668.2105, soleeast.com
The majestic Tudor Revival building perched on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Gardiner’s Bay offers condo-style units, indoor and outdoor pools, a day spa, and more. An on-site Italian restaurant serves all meals, though with close proximity to the village’s center you might consider enjoying the bounty of local gastronomy.
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, 631.668.4400, montaukmanor.com
Photography by: Gurney's Resorts, Hero Beach Club, Read McKendree, Sole East