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What We Love

  • Guests receive free gourmet breakfast and parking passes to East Hampton beaches
  • Scoot around town on the hotel's free bikes
  • Modern amenities including flat-screen TVs and WiFi in a 19th-century inn
  • Cozy, intimate vibe with 12 elegant guestrooms done up in a soothing palette of pale blues and greens, with seagrass carpeting and decorative fireplaces

What To Know

  • Between the center of East Hampton Village and Main beach, it’s about a 10-minute walk in either direction
  • The historic building dates back over 200 years, so some guestrooms vary in size
  • Some of East Hampton's best restaurants are only a quick drive away; ask the innkeeper for recommendations
  • The inn is popular with couples; there's a strict maximum occupancy of two people per room, and children 17 and under are not permitted


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
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Romantic East Hampton getaway, with manicured gardens, classic coastal decor and a sun-drenched porch

The Look

A night at The Hedges Inn is a bit like a sleepover in a P.G. Wodehouse novel — just bring your own Jeeves. Built by William Hedges in the 1600s, the building that stands today dates to the 19th-century and is the only original boarding house in East Hampton. Inside, coastal chic decor blends with the inn’s historic charm; think white-washed brick accent walls, beige furnishings and seashell-print throws in coral, lime green and navy blue. Well-manicured gardens and grounds surround the intimate property, and there’s an air of relaxation that belies its proximity to tony East Hampton.

Bed & Bath

Following a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2008, the 12 elegant guestrooms are done up in a soothing palette of pale blues and greens, with seagrass carpeting and decorative fireplaces. Rooms have air conditioning for the hot summer months, plus welcome modern comforts including WiFi and flat-screen TVs. The petite bathrooms are done up with white tiles and marble and come stocked with luxe amenities.


The sun-drenched front porch offers the perfect vantage point from which to watch swans gliding across the village pond, and entry to the expansive, tulip-filled gardens (with two private patios). The serene setting soon makes you forget you’re only a half-mile away from boutique- and restaurant-filled East Hampton, and the innkeeper is always on hand with insider recommendations.

In the Area

Visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in nearby Springs, where artist Jackson Pollock lived and worked, for the chance to see some of Pollock’s works in the house where he lived and the barn studio where he painted them. Or take a short drive from The Hedges Inn to Guild Hall for a year-round slate of plays, concerts, readings, films, special events and art exhibitions. There’s no restaurant onsite, so ask for a recommendation or opt for the Tuscan farmhouse feel and inventive Italian fare at Nick & Toni’s. For a retail fix, stroll down Main Street and shop Ralph Lauren in its natural habitat at the East End Polo flagship. If you’re all prepped out, John Varvatos, Blue & Cream and Elie Tahari are all nearby.

How to Get There

The Hedges Inn
74 James Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States


5.0 Excellent 275 Reviews
Perfection in the Hamptons
Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot say enough about this Inn and the care that they put into the details. From the wonderful breakfasts to the beach bags in your room ready to go to the beach! There is nothing I would change. Jenny Lilja went above and beyond to make everything just right - from the time I made our reservations until the day we checked out! Highly, highly recommend The Hedges Inn!

Perfect stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem! This charming property is the perfect place to stay in the Hamptons. I could have spent all day in the garden hammock or in the rocking chairs on the front porch. It’s a quiet oasis, and immaculately clean. The bed and pillows were perfect. The breakfast here is amazing, and Jenny makes everyone feel at home. I can’t wait to go back.

Wedding Get away
Reviewed 4 months ago

Attending a beautiful wedding staged at the Hedges and also stayed upstairs in the well appointed rooms. Food, service, and ambience +++++. Staff was terrific and made accommodations for the rain so that the event was seamless.

Fabulous Historic Hotel, Close to East Hampton town center- Gorgeous property
Reviewed 8 months ago

This beautifully restored Inn which sits back along the picturesque lake close to the center of top notch East Hampton offers privacy but convenience to the high end shopping and wonderful eateries. The breakfast each morning is fantastic (one morning a delicious Ina Garten quiche was made to order along with a generous array of fresh fruit and bread offerings). Relax at night at the well stocked bar or lounge in the sitting room/parlor complete with computer area or just settle in for quiet reading. The Inn Keepers, in house chef and staff were very warm and welcoming. Excellent self directed temperature control in room and fabulous quality appointed bathroom. We cannot wait to return!

Top drawer
Reviewed 8 months ago

Spent 2 nights here recently.
The Hedges was everything we expected.
Warm welcome by hosts and accommodations and food excellent.
Breakfast was personal and sets you up for the day.
Would love to have stayed longer- the Inn location is 10 minutes from the beach on one side and 10 minutes from the village on the other.
Both Beach andVillage both walkable.
This is a top drawer Inn and highly recommended.