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
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!
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.
My daughter and I really enjoyed our first stay at the Hedges. The rooms were just as pictured. The shower was divine. Breakfast was wonderful. We ordered the special breakfast of the day and we were not disappointed. We arrived late which was not a problem. Our room was ready with the a/c already on for us. We went down to the honor bar in the lobby where we had a drink and some delicious cookies. It was like staying at someone’s home but with much more freedom!
Visited the Hedges Inn for a long labor day weekend. We typically stay at larger high end hotels for business and pleasure and were not sure what a B&B atmosphere would be and whether it would be too intimate for us or not. The Hedges Inn was perfect! A charming estate in East Hampton run by Jenny and Marcus was perfect on all accounts. Check in was easy and a well appointed room was ready when we arrived. Not a problem for us but if stairs are an issue for you this is a legitimate historic home so no elevators. Daphne at the front was always very helpful and Jenny and Marcus helped us take full advantage of what East Hampton and Amagansett have to offer in terms of restaurants, live music etc. Breakfast really is terrific - I know everyone says that and in reading reviews before we booked I thought how good can eggs be?
Well Jenny's eggs are amazing. The specials each morning are creative and delicious - if you are feeling like something more interesting tons of pastries, fruits etc. Dining room is large with private tables - a charming restaurant feel less that you are sitting down with other strangers for breakfast (again, a misconception by us not having done a B&B before). Also sweet treats out in the afternoons etc...
Overall a delightful experience - we like to go out a bit later and were concerned about arriving back to a B&B whether we would feel privacy etc - not an issue at all. We felt like we had rented a lovely home for the weekend.
Overall would highly recommend - we flew in for our visit and would come back again for sure. For those other reviewers that made a big deal about not being able to cancel due to personal reasons - it is the Hamptons and that is the way it goes. There are limited accommodations across the board so a cancellation policy is standard fare so don't let that sway you from coming just know that if you book it this isn't like the Hilton where there is central booking system and they can rebook. It will be worth it.
Thank you Jenny and Marcus for all you did! We will certainly be back!
Our short stay was relaxing and peaceful. The grounds were pristine, the decor classy, but the atmosphere and staff always made you feel comfortable. The breakfasts was delicious and the other accommadations were useful.