The Quogue Club at Hallock House
What We Love
- Breakfast is included with overnight stays (continental during the week, full entrées on weekends)
- The club provides hotel guests permits to the residents-only Quogue Beach
- The Hamptons Jitney stop is right across the street
- Free WiFi and bikes available for guests
- The club offers hotel guests access to a nearby tennis court facility and a private golf course
- The club is a real gathering spot for locals; sit at the bar to chat them up and learn about the town
What To Know
- Quogue is a small village with a handful of boutique shops, but Southampton and the other major Hamptons towns are within easy reach
- Weekend babysitting services are available in the downstairs kids area, which features bean bag chairs, board games and a foosball table
- The larger private cottage can be split into three separate rooms
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- Free WiFi
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Reopened in May 2014, this 175-year-old Quogue hotel is now a private club with 10 rooms and two separate cottages (one can even be split into three separate rooms). The club spared no effort in restoring the historic provenance of the home during its multi-year rehab — the handrails on the front porch were designed based on originals discovered during renovations — but don’t expect a stuffy, stuck-in-time vibe. Chartreuse patterned damask wallpaper, an eclectic book collection (Ernest Hemingway, Mary Karr and Dean Koontz all line the lobby shelves) and artwork from local photographers give the property an inviting yet sophisticated vibe.
Bed and Bath
A palette of chartreuse, navy, taupe and pale blue ties together the 14 individually decorated rooms, designed by Alexa Hampton. Expect whimsically patterned tapestry headboards, four-poster beds and plenty of sunlight in each of the units, which are stocked with flat-screen TVs, Molton Brown bath products and 500-thread-count Supima cotton sheets. The rooms in the main building overlook the patio and share access to a second-story balcony; the two private cottages, set back from the main property, have living rooms and pullout sofas, perfect for families and larger groups.
A library, living room and multipurpose room — used for visiting speakers, musicians and special events — give the property a homey feel. Join club members for morning yoga, Pilates or barre classes in the downstairs studio, sign up for a massage (the club will bring in a local masseuse), or settle in fireside on the living room couch with a glass of red wine. Executive chef Matt Birnstill incorporates seasonal produce and seafood into the menu as much as possible (you can bring in your own catch and have it grilled up), and you won’t have to worry about clamoring for peak season reservations; only club members and hotel guests may dine at the restaurant.
In the Area
Borrow one of the hotel bikes and ride a mile and a half to Quogue Beach; the club supplies guests with permits for the residents-only stretch of sand. Quogue is perfectly situated for making a trip to the North Fork’s wineries, pumpkin patches and apple orchards, while nearby Southampton supplies sceney nightlife. Runners can jog to the Quogue Wildlife Preserve for a few miles around the lake; they might spy mallards, hawks and foxes in the wild, as well as a rescued bald eagle and a barred owl in captivity.
How to Get There
This hotel is beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful, generous with their time - they could not have been nicer! The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. We also ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The food is outstanding. This hotel is a treat!
From the staff to the well appointed rooms, to the food...it was fantastic! It had a warm, welcoming and most gracious feeling to it, like being welcomed into a dear friend's home. The food was fabulous, too! We loved it!!
Great Personal service in a wonderful ambiance do make you feel realy happy.
The hotel is far smaller than icons like shutters on the Beach or Chathams Bar inn, but can definetly can compete with them on overall experience.