The Hedges Inn
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
Hedges Inn is beautifully decorated, has gorgeous landscaping and is very clean and polished. The breakfast was very good and they can accommodate almost every request. Also the location is very convenient.
We were a little disappointed that the owner and staff didn’t have more charm. After staying for two days and not meeting Jenny, I had to find her in the kitchen and she was not overly warm when I complimented her on the inn. The staff, while very polite, were not overly chatty or personable.
Overall it is a nice place to stay, but not the typical B&B experience.
Talk about charming ! This is it !
So many wonderful places to sit and enjoy coffee, wine and just take in the beautiful scenery. Just a few minutes from the white sandy beach....grab a coffee from the dinning room and walk or drive to the beach.
The inn keeper Jenny and all her stuff were on it at all times . The breakfast was to die for with something different every morning. They even went out of their way to wash my outfit that I spilled a cup of coffee on ...laundered and in my room by noon !
Highly recommend a stay here for a romantic charming get away! Thank you Jenny and staff !
We stayed for 4 nights and it was a great base to explore all of the Hamptons and Montauk. The team are very helpful and we had everything we needed from the beach chairs to the bicycles. You can walk to the dinner if you want on Main Street which was also a great option. We would definitely stay again.