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The Hamptons hotels

When people are in the Hamptons, they're up with the birds and barefoot all day.
– Barbara Costikyan

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Lobby as a ship cabin. Photo courtesy of Ruschmeyer's.

1708 House

  • Southampton, Cozy, $$$$ $$$
  • 126 Main St.
  • Southampton, NY, 11968
  • +1-631-287-1708
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An historic B&B with floral curatins, four-poster beds, wood floors, fireplaces, brick patio, and dining room with Limoges china.

American Hotel

  • Sag Harbor, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • 49 Main St.
  • Sag Harbor, NY , 11963
  • +1-631-725-3535
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An icon of the whaling era in a gorgeous seaside town that feels more New Englandy than the rest of the Hamptons. There are only eight guest rooms, so it's tough to book. A well-regarded restaurant lets you take a peek into the place. Service can be a little snarky.

The Baker House 1650

  • East Hampton, Timeless, $$$$ $$$
  • 181 Main St.
  • East Hampton, NY, 11937
  • +1-631-324-4081
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Within walking distance of East Hampton village. A sunny breakfast room, pool, 200-year-old wisteria pergola. As a major bonus, guests get coveted beach parking passes.

Baron's Cove

  • Sag Harbor, Cozy, $$$$ $$
  • 31 W. Water St.
  • Sag Harbor, NY, 11963
  • +1-844-227-6672

The newly renovated Baron's Cove hotel opened its doors last summer. Pack for prep-tastic happenings: sailing, tennis, G+Ts by the flag pole.

C/O The Maidstone

  • East Hampton, Modern, $$$$ $$$
  • 207 Main St.
  • East Hampton, NY, 11937
  • +1-631-324-5006
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Scandinavian design group C/O add a fresh — and sustainable — layer of personality to the posh hotel, restaurant, and grounds. Widly decorated rooms are bursting with color, fancy bath products, and the occasional claw-footed bath tub in the middle of the room. Foodie-family friendly (dogs, too).

Capri

  • Southampton, Trendy, $$$$ $$$
  • 281 County Rd. 39A
  • Southampton, NY, 11968
  • +1-631-504-6575
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Thirty beachy guest rooms done up by the guys behind W South Beach and Suf Lodge in Montauk, a Nobu restaurant, and a shop curated by Cynthia Rowley. No doubt it's a scene, especially at The Bathing Club, the hotel's pool lounge. Prepare for beaching with cocktails in hand.

The Chequit

  • Shelter Island, Cozy, $$$$ $$
  • 23 Grand Ave.
  • Shelter Island Heights, 11965
  • +1-631-749-10018

The Chequit reopened with a chic new Hamptons-y look. After waking up in one of the thirty-seven airy, whitewashed rooms with nautical blues and little flower arrangements, you can enjoy a rustic summer breakfast on the sweeping front porch.

Gurney's Montauk

  • Montauk, Cozy, $$$$ $$$
  • 290 Old Montauk Hwy.
  • Montauk, 11954
  • +1-631-668-3203

Since new owners took over in 2013, the 90-year-old oceanfront resort has been undergoing a major facelift: 42 newly renovated rooms, a 30,000 square-foot spa and sand-filtered seawater pool, new dining options ( is our favorite), and most recently  opening this year.

Inn at Windmill Lane

  • Amagansett, Timeless, $$$$ $$$
  • 23 Windmill Lane
  • Amagansett, 11930
  • +1-631-267-8500
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Classically modern cottages and suites with ridiculously lavish amenities,: Duxiana beds, private exercise rooms, rain showers, preferred tee times at Montauk Downs Golf Club.

Montauk Yacht Club

  • Montauk, Cozy, $$$$ $$$
  • 32 Star Island Rd.
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-888-692-8668
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Nautical inn (navy and white textiles, working lighthouse) you come to expect in a seaside town but rarely find. Play tennis on courts by the water, then repair at sundown with a cognac and cigar on the docks. A well-curated boutique of sundries and sailing bags make good souvenirs.

Ruschmeyer's

  • Montauk, Trendy, $$$$ $$$
  • 161 Second House Rd.
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-631-668-2877
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A nostalgia-inspired summer camp for design-conscious grown-ups. Nineteen rooms are arranged in a semicircle around an open lawn, picnic tables (with cocktail service), and a Tracy Feith-designed teepee. Chef Savannah Jordan and the East Village bistro Virginia's brings a new menu in 2016. A sandy outdoor happy hour bar or Electric Eel dance club provide pre- and post-dinner fun. 

Shelter Island House

  • Shelter Island, Cozy, $$$$ $$$
  • 11 Stearns Point Rd.
  • Shelter Island Heights, NY, 11965
  • +1-631-749-1633

Previously known as La Maison Blanche, Shelter Island House is a pet-friendly boutique hotel with eight garden-view rooms, complimentary bicycle use, and pétanque court. Shout-out to the in-house bakery, where fresh breads and croissants are made daily.

Solé East

  • Montauk, Modern, $$$$ $$
  • 90 Second House Rd.
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-631-668-2105
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A laid-back beach resort with nicely appointed (though not overly lavish) details like modern decor, free WiFi, heated pool, and beach barbecues. Or consider one of the 26 vintage-style rooms at the more affordable Solé East Beach (107 S. Emerson Ave.; +1-631-668-6700).

Southampton Inn

  • Southampton, Timeless, $$$$ $$$
  • 91 Hill St.
  • Southampton, NY, 11968
  • +1-631-283-6500
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Classic East End resort in walking distance to town. Engage in preppy Southampton pastimes (tennis, swimming, croquet, cocktailing) on five well-manicured acres. On chilly nites, cozy up to the fireplace. 

Sunset Beach

  • Shelter Island, Trendy, $$$$ $$$$
  • 35 Shore Rd.
  • Shelter Island, 11965
  • 631-749-2001
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André Balazs revamps a 1960s motel as a chic summercamp for adults. It's stylish, whimsical, and somewhat secluded (aside from the raucous sunset cocktail hours).

The Surf Lodge

  • Montauk, Trendy, $$$$ $$$
  • 183 Edgemere St.
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-631-483-5037
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Sixties beach bungalow stylings with 21st-century party vibe. The place is packed, from lobby to deck, and even the well-stocked boutique is sometimes overflowing with stylishly saronged ladies. Load os flip-flops, surfboards, Bob Marley soundtracks, and bonfires on the shores of Montauk Lake.

Topping Rose House

  • Bridgehampton, Timeless, $$$$ $$$$
  • 1 Bridgehampton – Sag Harbor Turnpike
  • Bridgehampton, 11932
  • +1-631-537-0870
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The 22-room, 1890's-era inn is celebrated chef Tom Colicchio's first foray as a hotelier, and food is a major part of the experience by Kyle Koenig, a Colicchio protégé. We prefer the charm of the main house rooms to the modern, private cottage rooms, but on the porch or in the garden is where you should spend most of your time.

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