The 90-room Southampton Inn nestled on 5-acres in the heart of Southampton, Long Island, New York provides guests with the perfect location from which to walk and explore the charming village or as a base to drive and explore the rest of the iconic Hamptons. From our luxurious Southampton landmark with its distinctive yellow and blue Tudor style architecture, we explored The Hamptons from Southampton all the way to Montauk, located at the very tip of the island.
Edward and I stayed at the Southampton Inn in mid-September 2013 when the weather was still warm enough for us to stroll and admire the gardens, swim in the outdoor heated swimming pool invitingly lined with chaises, and we could not resist using the Inn's complimentary shuttle service (available during the summer season) to Coopers Beach, rated as the "best beach in America in 2010 by "Dr. Beach." Other outdoor amenities include an outdoor tennis court, shuffleboard court, and lawn games.
Southampton Inn Shuttle to the Beach
Indoor amenities include complimentary WI-FI Wireless Internet, a business center, a games room, and an attractive light-filled Library that is the heart and soul of the Southampton Inn. Comfortable seating areas invite leisurely reading of the newspapers and magazines stacked on the coffee tables or browsing through the large collection of books on the shelves for guests to use during their stay. Potted ferns and other plants add interest to the room, as does the working fireplace.
During the summer season, and for special events, the hotel has excellent dining available at OSO Restaurant, which received a 2010 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for the wine collection.
Our guestroom featured two walls of windows on either side of the bed to take advantage of warm summer cross breezes, a round wood table and two chairs provided a comfortable place to read or work, and a sweet-dreams inducing king Tempur-Pedic® bed dressed with a white duvet, white square pillows, decorative pillows and a bolster, and an attractive taupe, and large lamps on nightstands flanked either side of the bed. If you have never experienced the Tempur-Pedic® bed, be prepared for a wonderful sleeping experience.
Other guestroom details included a flatscreen television positioned on the large chest of drawers, paintings graced the walls, there was a mini-refrigerator discretely hidden inside the large closet, and the bathroom featured a classic black and white tile floor, a white pedestal sink, toilet, a combination tub, hairdryer, full-length mirror on the outside of the door, and Gilchrist & Soames amenities.
Travelers with pets will appreciate the Inn's 14 pet-friendly guestrooms, and guests staying in any season will appreciate the Southampton's proximity to the village where we could walk to shopping, a movie theatre, museums, and restaurants, something especially important in the summer when the traffic is often heavy.
Southampton is less than 2 hours from New York City, 3 hours and 45 minutes from Philadelphia, and 4 hours 30 minutes from Boston, and is easily accessible by car, plane, Long Island Railroad, or the Hamptons Jitney that departs from New York City. Once you arrive, it is easy to be car-free and still fully enjoy the area.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, Long Island, New York 11968
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