Where are the Hamptons and why should you stay there?
Famed for celebrity homes (Robert Downey, Jr. Robert De Niro, Beyoncé and Jay Z), idyllic rural beach life, ritzy parties, and glossy TV shows like Revenge and Succession, the Hamptons are known the world over. But where are the Hamptons, actually? And is it worth a visit?
In a word, yes. There’s a reason New York City’s wealthiest inhabitants buy up property on eastern Long Island’s South Fork in one of its renowned seaside communities. It’s beautiful up there. All year round. In fact, each season is so spectacular once you’ve experienced one you’ll likely be back for more.
Just a short drive from New York both Southampton and East Hampton are two of the most popular destinations, and are regularly ranked the best towns in the Hamptons, along with Montauk, a striking hamlet of East Hampton. Each has its own unique character and offers some excellent eateries and places to shop, stroll, and relax.
Coopers Beach is easily accessible from Southampton and is arguably the best beach in the Hamptons, and The Wölffer Estate Vinyard, between Southampton and East Hampton, is an exquisite and popular place to go wine tasting.
Montauk lighthouse which is situated in Montauk Point State Park is another must-see, and you can stop for an unforgettable lunch or dinner at La Fin, a first-class French farm-to-table kitchen, bar, and lounge which partners with local farms and vinyards. The food is stunning as is the view of Montauk Harbor.
Now you’re no longer asking where the Hamptons are, and you’re well and truly sold on visiting, you’ll need somewhere suitably stylish to stay. The Hamptons, you won’t be surprised to read, have some of the most unique and charming hotels you’ll find anywhere in the world, each offering something slightly different but no less special.
To give you more of an idea of what’s available and to help you find your dream Hamptons vacation destination we’ve listed some of the best hotels in the Hamptons below.
We’ve included hotels in the Hamptons which have outstanding amenities, offer the best and most luxurious rooms and accommodation, and we’ve made sure to include hotels that succeed in capturing the unique feel of the Hamptons, because it really is a place like no other.
Where are the Hamptons? On the northeast shores of America just over an hour away from New York City. And now your travel list.
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A luxury experience in the heart of the Hamptons.
Topping Rose House
Topping Rose House is a renovated 19th century mansion and estate where traditional architecture, contemporary design and modern comforts come together in perfect harmony.
Celebrating the spirit of this legendary part of Long Island
With spacious rooms and suites, a restaurant by Jean-Georges, pool, Spa, and luxury cars to shuttle you around town and to the area’s magnificent beaches Topping Rose House is an excellent choice for where to stay in the Hamptons.
Located on the second and third floors, House Guest Rooms and One-Bedroom Suites showcase original design elements of this historic House, with plenty of natural light and views ranging from the pool and orchard, to the historic Barn, or the Bridgehampton Historical Society.
Nestled between the Orchard and Topping Rose Farm, Cottage Guest Rooms and ultra-luxe Suites feature a private patio or rooftop accessed by an elegant sliding glass door. Enjoy coffee and the morning paper outside while taking in views of the beautifully landscaped grounds.
With easy access to the spa services on the first floor, Studio accommodations are perfect for relaxing weekend getaways. All feature floor-to-ceiling windows and second-floor views of the pool, orchard and house.
Topping Rose House looks spectacular all year round but following a fresh snowfall the building and grounds look particularly magical.
Where are the Hamptons? Here.
An area celebrated for its pristine beaches, sprawling farms, local vineyards and historic estates.
Shou Sugi Ban House
Shou Sugi Ban House sits on three acres in the pastoral hamlet of Water Mill, adjacent to the Parrish Art Museum, and is just three miles from the ocean.
A place where sea meets sky, and earth embraces ether
Spanning over five acres in Water Mill, Shou Sugi Ban House is a private sanctuary and gated compound surrounded by evergreen trees and lush grasses. The portfolio includes a thirteen-room destination retreat and luxury spa, an intimate bed and breakfast for overnight stays, and two standalone luxury residences for short-term rentals.
All properties are connected and accessible by a private stone pathway, offering a balance of seclusion and connection amongst guests.
Featuring organic amenities, holistic living, yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition, advanced skin care, therapeutic massage and bodywork, hydrotherapy, and a world class culinary program, Shou Sugi Ban House offers fully integrated experiences that support every step of your journey.
Luxury Hamptons hotel right on the beach.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa has 158 rooms, suites, and beachfront cottages, each with panoramic ocean views and access to The Beach Club.
Panoramic ocean views
Providing guests with direct access to a 2,000-foot long private sand beach, Gurney’s features 158 rooms, suites, and beachfront cottages, all delivering dramatic ocean views.
Gurney’s Montauk has a wide variety of seaside eateries –everything from ingredient-driven menus featuring healthy bites to locally-sourced dishes and seasonal classics.
The Beach Club at Gurney’s spans a 2,000-foot long private beach, and supplies all the comforts necessary for a leisurely day in the sun. Hundreds of beach chairs and umbrellas line the sand, for basking and relaxing.
The Regent Cocktail Club offers a stylish bar and lounge experience with sweeping ocean views. This relaxed space also connects to The Regent Firepit, which is surrounded by couches and features its own outdoor bar. The Regent Cocktail Club and Firepit are bookable for private events.
Another hotel that should be high up your list of where to stay in the Hamptons.
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