East Hampton Point
What We Love
- Private vibe from the seven rooms in the main inn to 13 cottages spread over five acres of gardens
- Panoramic views of Three Mile Harbor
- A 15-minute drive from the restaurants and shops of East Hampton town (shuttles are available)
What To Know
- The restaurant closed for the season on Labor Day and will re-open Memorial Day 2016
- Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, a $25 resort fee per night will be collect at checkout on Jetsetter
- The hotel can provide parking passes for the public beaches; private beaches can be accessed by the hotel’s shuttle
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On five acres along Three Mile Harbor in Springs, East Hampton Point sits amid an English garden with sailboats swaying in the distance. The country estate vibe gives way to a more lively scene at the property’s 58-slip marina, which attracts a steady crowd of locals, sailors and those vacationing at the resort or elsewhere in the Hamptons. It’s not uncommon to see fellow guests lingering on the dock as a crew disembarks just steps away.
Bed & Bath
The property’s shingled two-story Palmer House contains seven rooms and suites, each with its own entrance. The interiors are appropriately serene, with dark wood and muted blue, yellow and beige accents. All of the rooms are individually designed and the suites have wet bars, private terraces and sitting rooms. For more privacy, Cottage One is removed from the main house in the manicured gardens and has a Queen bedroom and separate sitting area, plus a wet bar and views of the tennis courts.
Expansive grounds are unusual for hotels in this area, and East Hampton Point puts them to good use. There’s a swimming pool and a hard tennis court (plus a playground for little ones). On a nice day it’s a pleasure to simply walk around, thanks to slate paths flanked by elm trees that wind around the property. If you do leave the resort, there are dozens of vineyards within driving distance that offer year-round wine tastings, and the hotel gives out parking passes for many of the soft sand beaches nearby. The namesake contemporary American restaurant closes its nautical-themed dining room on Labor Day, but staff are on hand to make reservations at local restaurants throughout the rest of the year.
In the Area
Visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center to see Jackson Pollock’s paintings displayed in the house and barn studio where he lived and worked. For more culture, Guild Hall keeps East Hampton’s artistic heritage alive with a year-round slate of plays, concerts, readings, films, special events and art exhibitions. Or live like a true East Hamptonite and hit the shops along Main Street, including the the Ralph Lauren East End Polo flagship, John Varvatos, Blue & Cream and Elie Tahari.
How to Get There
Have stayed here several times over the past 10 years. I think this last stay was our 4th or 5th. Definitely would recommend the Palmer House accommodations over the cottages. Since the restaurant is no longer part of the hotel (Moby’s has leased the space), there was no complimentary breakfast in the restaurant as in years past (Moby’s was not open for breakfast, even if one wanted to pay for it). We were told complimentary tea and coffee were offered at the ship’s store in the marina. We never bothered, and just went into East Hampton each morning. Although, just an FYI- it is not walking distance.
Well appointed hotel accommodations for the Hamptons, are a rarity. In this regard, East Hampton Point does stand out. But, not so much with the level of service. Yes, daily housekeeping is provided. Parking passes to Atlantic beach in Amagansett, beach chairs and umbrellas are also available, which was helpful. Think they offer a shuttle service into town, if needed as well. But, still would describe this hotel as more of a property with nice rooms, a tennis court, and a pool. Amanda and Samantha at the front desk are lovely. Although, no one is at the reception area beyond 9-5, or 6pm on the weekends. In other words, the main office hours, are very much that, office hours. The security presence is not compelling whatsoever. There is a phone number in the case of emergencies after hours. Otherwise, higher management was not much of a daily presence on site, if at all during our stay.
This is not a 5 star or even a 4 star hotel in the typical sense. Based on the 5 star cost for a stay here, the level of service and amenities do not seem commensurate with the pricing whatsoever. I would suggest looking into Topping Rose in Bridgehampton or Barons Cove in Sag Harbor instead. Still very expensive. But, you will get more value for your money with regard to amenities and services. Just my opinion.
We came with our son the day after Christmas and fell in love with the Point Hotel.
The picture above was actually our exact room, with small living room, bedroom with bathroom downstairs, and a huge Master Suite with bathroom upstairs. It was perfect and we were able to imagine how awesome this would be in the summer! Fair rates and good service!
Even in the misty weather, my wedding at EHP was so beautiful and perfect. EHP is a place that has been close to my heart for a while now and I couldn't be happier to have hosted my wedding here. The staff was great & accommodating, the food was plentiful & delicious and of course, you can't ask for a better setting. My friends and family took over the hotel and we had a blast on the grounds! Definitely recommend EHP for weddings!!!!