The 1770 House
What We Love
- Less than a five-minute walk into downtown East Hampton
- Intimacy: The inn has six rooms and a private, two-bedroom Carriage House
- The property is flanked by manicured gardens and a gurgling fountain, and offers meals alfresco in the summer months
- Fresh seafood at the stellar in-house restaurant
- Personalized service; staff often greets repeat guests by name
- The inn provides guests with pamphlets for East Hampton walking tours
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- You'll need to arrive by 11PM for check-in
- The quiet, romantic atmosphere makes this inn a great retreat for couples
- Cozy rooms have been recently refurbished, and feature flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms with Molton Brown amenities scented orange and Indian cress
- You must walk through the ground-floor restaurant to get to two of the guestrooms
- Room service is available during dinner hours; guestrooms are stocked with Dean & DeLuca snacks
- Free WiFi
Built in 1663 as a private home for William Fithian, one of East Hampton’s original settlers, The 1770 House has become a stalwart sleep. And it has lost little of that colonial charm. A crackling fire greets guests in the library, which features a warm oriental rug, original wood-beam ceiling, fresh flowers and eclectic trinkets hand-picked from the owners, Bonnie and Ben.
Bed and Bath
Welcoming and historical it is, but the rooms abound in modern, sleek amenities: Flat-screen HD televisions, silky white Frette linens, goose down comforters and marble bathrooms with rainfall showers and Molton Brown bath products. Gleaming dark wood beams, gas fireplaces and sumptuous finishes define the six bedrooms in the main house, which was redesigned by renowned local architect Frank Greenwald. Expect cozy spaces with muted jewel-toned, floral wallpaper, thick multihued curtains and classic, plush period furnishings. The bright and airy two-bedroom, two-story Carriage House is well worth the splurge for families and has a beachy aesthetic, with tan walls, whitewashed ceilings and dark hardwood floors.
The inn boasts a prime Main Street spot, not far from some of the East Coast’s best beaches. Chef Michael Rozzi helms the ground-floor dining room (a favorite of local culinary doyenne Ina Garten), which has been lauded time and time again for its inventive new American fare (try the natural Pennsylvania chicken with fricassee of artichoke, pancetta, fresh garbanzos and mushrooms), impressive wine list and romantic outdoor garden seating (in summertime). Breakfast is a cut above your standard continental spread, offering dishes such as smoked salmon frittata with cream cheese, chives and green salad, and poached eggs over English muffin, Canadian bacon and hollandaise. But the real local secret is the lower level Tavern — which serves a juicy burger and has a convivial speakeasy-like coziness, with a small bar, stained glass accents and an original beehive fireplace.
In the Area
The Monogram Shop is the quintessential (albeit teensy) one-stop shop for all things beautifully monogrammed, initialed or etched. From cashmere baby crewnecks to personalized plastic tumblers, this store proves that custom never goes out of style. The unofficial tunic provider of the Hamptons and beyond, designer Roberta Freymann’s East Hampton shop is a happy mix of her beloved bright Indian block prints, jewelry, and gorgeous bedding. The charming Fresno restaurant is tucked off the beaten path, with a romantic patio and creative cuisine that’s not to be missed. A must-see for any self-respecting art lover, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is where some of Jackson Pollock’s most famous works were produced.
How to Get There
We came for a few days for my husband to convalesce from a surgical procedure. The location was perfect and the property was well run by kind and knowledgeable staff. Although the room was a little smaller than I would have liked, it served us well. The restaurant was delicious and the small little tavern downstairs was just so cute.
I have honestly never stayed at an "Inn" before and it was a wonderful experience. The Inn is located within walking distance of the town AND the beaches. The staff was very welcoming and Randye the Innkeeper is a wealth of information and personality. She quite honestly adds to the experience and makes a mean cappacinno in the morning. Breakfast is included! If you need anything, she is your gal.
My only issue might have been that there was huge lag in receiving some items I had requested before we were going out, and they didn't arrive even within a half an hour of the request.
The terrace/garden is a beautiful spot for dinner or a drink. Highly recommend if you are a fan of a wonderful cozy experience.
We visited for an anniversary celebration. It was our first time staying. We were warmly greet by Margaret. She was very kind and helpful. Our room #2 was lovely. Immaculate. It did face the Main Street but it did not bother us. I loved the pillows! Crazy sounding but very high quality as were the linens. Easy stroll into town to shop etc...I would highly recommend a stay here.
Looking forward to returning
Our stay at the 1770 House was over the top!!
We had never been to the Hamptons before, so we really did not know what to expect. Our stay was from Friday, March 30 and departed on April 3. We were greeted by Randye Lordon; Innkeeper for the 1770 House, who made sure all of our needs were met. She also was such a pleasure to spend time with, all of our touring questions were thoroughly answered, and she made sure we were always headed in the right direction. The 1770 House Resturant was exquisite. Chef Michael Rizzo’s creations were outstanding, the staff was extremely professional and there was not one thing we were in need of. The wine pairing suggestions were perfect with each of our meals.
Our room was perfect. We recommend this Inn in East Hampton and can’t wait to return.
Enjoyed a very casual meal at the tavern portion of the 1770 House....atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxed but had the flexibility to still enjoy an upscale meal or more casual eats.....ended up doing a little of both. Had the foie gras appetizer - well prepared and tasty albeit a fairly small portion. Had the meatloaf as the main course - very tasty and comforting as well as a good sized portion. Service was attentive and friendly. A nice place to go to satisfy a variety of tastes and moods.