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
We had the privilege of staying at the Hedges again this year over July 4th weekend (and a bit beyond) and it was perfect! There is so much beautiful light streaming in the downstairs public rooms you can see why many famous artists flock to East Hampton to work! There are many comfortable spots to read or lounge inside, and the outdoor terrace under the awning was our favorite place to read the paper in the mornings. The gleaming wood floors and crisp table linens at breakfast speak of a spotless and well cared for inn.
Breakfasts are nothing short of spectacular! The daily spread of food is very generous and the creative, made to order hot dishes are not to be missed. I especially loved the egg soufflé infused with orange flavor, and the Herbed Baked Eggs.
The service at breakfast was also great. Kurt, our server, gave us just the attention we want; he quietly went about seeing to it we had everything we needed and was always in sight to bring us the next course or whatever we wanted.
We had a highly coveted beach pass to park at the most exclusive beaches, and used it often as the weather was great, and some days we biked to Main Beach, which is nearby.
Make no mistake about it - this casually elegant ambience is no accident. Jenny, the Executive Chef and Innkeeper, grew up here and understands how to make sure you experience the hospitality and magic that is East Hampton. She works tirelessly to ensure her guests are comfortable and have a memorable stay- and she makes it all seem effortless. Looking forward to our next visit!
Can’t wait to come back. Fantastic B&B (Inn) with great breakfasts (including specials of the day and buffet), beautiful garden and porch with rocking chairs, traditional style fully modern, honour bar, loads of comfortable lounge space to sit and relax in, equally handy for Main Beach (Inn bikes available) and for the restaurants and shops of East Hampton. The perfect way to do East Hampton without spending $ on a big rental. Whole family loved it.
We stayed for 2 nights in July and the property is just beautiful - our room was small but beyond that it was perfect.
The room was high quality, the breakfast was first class, the after hours honor bar was an unusual touch if you fancied a late after dinner drink.
A few minutes walk from the Centre of East Hampton and well located to explore the Hamptons area.
Perfect spot and we will come back again.