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 86 Reviews
The Best Hamptons Experience
Reviewed 3 months ago

Amazing Room with really cool design. Breakfast was one of the best I've ever had as well.

The property is beautiful and you'll always find a quiet place to relax in the grounds.

They have a spa and I would recommend booking a treatment ahead of your visit as they can get fully booked ahead of time.

Wonderful place
Reviewed 3 months ago

First visit to the Hamptons, was lucky enough to end up here, and how perfect it all was. The hotel is beautiful with indescribable character and comfort, the owner and her staff are a complete delight, and that's without even mentioning the breakfasts and the garden! So good I had to come back a second time :)

THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN THE HAMPTONS
Reviewed 4 months ago

If heaven were a place on Earth, I'd like to think it would look a little like the garden patio and pool at 1650 Baker house and Spa in East Hampton
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by the lovely staff . Sipping a glass of chilled wine in the sunshine as the birds tweet sweetly from the lush greenery surrounding ,this little piece of paradise.
At the centre of town stands this stunning luxurious boutique hotel . Great location and Walking distance to most shops, restaurants and entertaining. The rooms are spacious , warm and cozy. The 17th architecture along with the modern amenities , made our stay very special.
I strongly recommend this hotel and can’t wait to go back. I had stayed in several hotels in the Hamptons and nothing compares to 1650 Baker House , I finally found the perfect place!!!

Beautiful stay in The Baker House 1650 !!!
Reviewed 4 months ago

My wife , daughter and myself stayed in the Baker House 1650, early August 2018 for 4 days. The room, we had was The Polo room, in the carriage house , close to the main house.
The room was very nice, clean and with a nice bathroom. 5 star comfort!
The people/staff were very friendly and helpful. Every morning we had a beautiful breakfast in the garden.The Baker House 1650 has also 2 swimming pools which are nice and clean. We had 4 beautiful days in The Hamptons in the Baker House 1650 ! Thanks again to all the staff!!! Fam de Graaf from The Netherlands

Holiday July2018
Reviewed 5 months ago

We spent in this hotel for 6 days with our 15years old son. I loved that place from the first moment on and wish to come back asap. I travel a lot around the world, but I have never seen before such a charming and authentic place. The garden is very natural, not perfect in the cutting of each flower, it's just natural and well maintained. I loved especially the morning hours when the fresh smell surrounded the tables. Coffe machine always available, which is great for all guest from Europe who suffer from jetlag...( smile). There is a bar open for 24/7 where you can take a drink as you wish for yourself. The note for payment you simply make on the paper there. The kitchen, the bar, and the dining room are open and you feel at home. The entire house incl rooms are in the nice and cozy English country style with a lot of real antiquities. When we arrived I found a bag full of books for free to read..What a great idea! There is no gym at the hotel but you can use for free the Hamptons Gym for free! Beach and city very close, you can walk everywhere.
I could also join a fantastic pilates class under a 400 years old tree surrounded of flowers..Just amazing!
The breakfast is very delicious and every day there is a homemade fresh cake! A lot of fruits and healthy smoothies. This place has a great atmosphere because of its owner, an impressive personality of a power woman! If you are lucky, you will meet her for a pilates class....or just having a breakfast together in the garden.
I could write so much more, but you would know too much. Travel there, enjoy and experience by your self. The Baker House and the Hamptons with all around. You will be loving this place. Baumondi