4.5
Very Good 89 Reviews
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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 89 Reviews
First Time and felt like home
EddieS_12

First time in East Hampton so we read the reviews and made our choice. The INN is somewhat hard to find even being on the main street, but the entrance is a very narrow driveway so look hard for it. Once on the driveway make yourself park towards the side front, and follow the signs to the reception

We stayed in the back house large suite with nice bed, on the first floor. The pool area for both the front house and back are beautiful. The weather was spectacular so I was able to sit by the pool and do my laptop work. I found it so at peace and just wonderful. The bar is based on the honor system, so you serve yourself a grey goose and tonic and write it down on their pad and they bill you. Mostly everything is on the honor system.

The breakfast was wonderful, and is served in the front house. The owner was having a party for her birthday, which was wonderful and she invited us. What a treat. A little piece of PERU in the Hampton. We really enjoyed ourselves. The location wonderful to walk with a great restaurant 1770 just one block away.

Honestly I have not tried any other place, but i think I will not, this was perfect Place to stay

Gorgeous and gracious
Kellyasimmons

I recently had business events in The Hamptons and was thrilled with the quality of this inn and it’s staff. Beautiful rooms with sumptuous beds and oversized bathtubs. The lounging and dining areas are large but cozy and impeccably decorated and appointed. Huge fireplace, tons of windows and window seats. And lots of other amenities too numerous to list! If you shy away from B&Bs because you like privacy and larger spaces, you should consider staying here. And the breakfasts — sigh. These were some of the best I’ve ever eaten anywhere. Also extremely convenient location — a short walk to shopping and restaurants and all that East Hampton has to offer. Highly highly recommended!

Home from home
GTF-London2510

This wonderfully private and hidden gem offers a fantastic retreat from manhattan’s hustle and bustle ! Elegant surroundings and a tastefully restored historic building coupled with plush gardens and sunny terraces ! A big compliment also to all of the staff who are as welcoming as invisibly efficient !