4.5
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What We Love

  • Walking distance to all the shops, bars and restaurants in East Hampton
  • An acre of manicured gardens and three pools
  • Signature Elizabethan–style building and Art and Crafts–era interiors
  • Breakfast under an arch of bright wisteria in warmer months
  • Low-lit, open-plan spa with two treatment beds and an endless pool
  • Passes to local beaches in the summer

What To Know

  • Children under 10 are not permitted
  • Set right on Route 27; rooms at the front of the building get some road noise
  • Queen Rooms have charming, period bathrooms; King Rooms are larger and quieter
  • Staff leaves at 11 p.m.; the back door has a code for entrance after hours
  • The outdoor pools are closed from October through April

Amenities

  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

The Elizabethan-style building at 181 Main Street, East Hampton, is one of the longest-occupied homes in the U.S., and opened as an inn in 2005. Opposite East Hampton Green, with a Moroccan-inspired spa, fireside chaise longues and dreamy Arts and Crafts–style bedooms, it’s a perennially popular weekend spot for couples and older families.

The building dates back to 1648, but adopted its current English manor veneer in the early 1900s. In the entrance hall, wood-paneled walls, mismatched sofas and chairs, vintage ceramic tiles, and a roaring fire set a welcoming tone that continues into the formal living room, with its grand piano and perfectly puffed armchairs. {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3211/prop-29917-1351181845-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The huge, individually designed bedrooms all have real fireplaces and garden or green views.”}A spread of up-to-date fashion and finance magazines (the staff knows its guests well) and tourist pamphlets are about the only hints that this isn’t your private Hamptons pad. Even the bar operates on the honor system, and guests are given a door code for entry after hours.

Upstairs (reached via a Colonial Revival staircase that would make Elizabeth Bennet swoon), the guestrooms overlook the road and East Hampton Green or the idyllic one-acre split-level gardens. Each room is individually designed, but the period accents are present throughout, from dark oak-paneled walls and upholstered sleigh beds to heavy floral drapes and, best of all, real working fireplaces. The bathrooms in King Rooms at the back of the house have modern Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers, while those in Queen Rooms are smaller but have gorgeous clawfoot bathtubs and period sinks. All are stocked with lovely L’Occitane products and soft, embroidered robes.

There’s no restaurant, but breakfast (fruit, granola, yogurt, tasty huevos rancheros and more) is served in the low-ceilinged dining room overlooking the gardens, and sweet and savory snacks are left out for guests every afternoon. All the café and restaurant options in East Hampton are a short walk away, and the staff can recommend foodie destinations within driving distance.

But guests at Baker House 1650 rarely stray far. The downstairs open-plan spa has just two beds and a small pool, so couples book the entire space for a day of pampering in private. And in the winter, rooms are stocked with bundles of logs so you can start a roaring fire, soak in the Jacuzzi or claw-foot tubs, or nab a stack of magazines and get back into bed.

How to Get There

Baker House 1650
East Hampton
East Hampton, NY 00000 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 81 Reviews
Perfect escape to the Hamptons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Baker House is the perfect place to stay in East Hampton. It is super close (walking distance) to the main village and the great restaurants there and a 10 min ride to Bay Kitchen / Three Mile Harbor where you can see the most amazing sunsets. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, we loved the feeling of being at home while still being attended to very thoughtfully. If you love small, luxury places with a lot of history and character, then you will love Baker House. The owners have an amazing eye for design and there are books everywhere! They even provide a bag of NY Times bestsellers in your room when you check in. The little touches are amazing and I also can’t say enough about the breakfast. We had a fantastic time and only wish we could’ve stayed longer. Loved our trip even though we didn’t have the best weather because of how relaxed this place made us feel!

Amazing. A local jewel in the hamptons
Reviewed 2 months ago

My wife, my newborn daughter and I stayed for 3 days at this exclusive B&B this place is amazing. The level of service of the staff is the best I have ever seen. They accommodated a play pen for our young one Victoria and also a high chair for breakfast. The breakfast is by far the best in all of the Hamptons and the spa is top notch.

The rooms are high end cozy and honestly probably were designed by a professional interior designer. The type of guests at the Baker House are super cool you will feel right at home.

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner at an event they had and she is the most amazing person super delightful.

If you are going to the Hamptons you MUST stay at the Baker House.

Gorgeous property let down by casual staff.
Reviewed 8 months ago

The Baker House is a stunning Lutyen's style house superbly situated in the heart of East Hampton. Lovely gardens and an annexe with it's own pool, secluded and divine in summer. Everything beautifully maintained and excellent breakfast included in the (high) price. So far so good, BUT reception staff, are not welcoming . We had a friend to tea. The evening receptionist did not offer to make it but expected us to and pointed to polystyrene cups. Grumpy when I asked for proper cups and saucers. Baker House is more expensive than the Carlyle Hotel New York. The owners live in New York and have no presence. No one even refers to them by name although they have a suite in the annexe. We saw them with friends by the pool in the summer, but they didn't introduce themselves although we were return guests. Due to a family crisis we were forced to cancel our August reservation out of the cancellation period but six weeks in advance. They refused to refund the money although I know the popular room was re-let (mid August) for at least 2 of our 3 nights. We stayed again in early November. No compensation. Disgraceful. Probably our last visit. Such a shame.

Luxurious details make all the difference
Reviewed 9 months ago

I was awed by the lush grounds, stunning architecture, 3 pools, incredible spa and smiles from staff that were so welcoming. Although my stay was for pleasure, I would totally see this inn as fantastic for a corporate retreat.

Third visit and will return again!
Reviewed 10 months ago

I highly recommend The Baker House. We have stayed there three times in the last eight years or so (vacationing in the Hamptons from Virginia) and we consider it a very special place. The Baker House is very clean, very well appointed and the staff is attentive without being intrusive. We love everything-the house, the rooms, the grounds, the late afternoon appetizer, the wine and liquor bar. Breakfasts have always been delicious with healthy choices as well as traditional. There's usually a berry or peach cobbler or a homemade bread and fresh fruit to enjoy while breakfast is being prepared. The beach passes and chairs, the proximity to shopping and restaurants just a few blocks away...I can't say enough and we always hate to leave!