Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
What We Love
- The only year-round resort in Montauk
- Five restaurant and bar options, including a branch of Scarpetta
- The thalassotherapy-oriented spa
- Unique sand-filtered, ocean-fed, heated indoor seawater pool
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Some amenities, like the Beach Club, are open seasonally only
- The hotel was completely revamped in 2014
- The resort is more sprawling and less low-key than some other Montauk stays
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on an atmospheric bluff above a 1,000-foot private beach, Gurney’s epitomizes the spirit of endless summer all year. And now — thanks to a major face-lift in 2014 — this grand dame is classier than ever. Expect a spanking new lobby, updated guestrooms and public spaces, and five stylin’ dining options, including such beloved imports as Scarpetta Beach and the Regent Cocktail Club. The guestrooms, suites and cottages have a feel that’s both residential and beachy-breezy, with a light palette, plush textiles and ocean views, as well as all the latest conveniences, like iPod radios and flat-screen TVs showing current movies. The hotel’s showpiece is its famous seawater spa, which features Roman baths, a Finnish rock sauna and an indoor sand-filtered, ocean-fed, heated seawater pool, the only one of its kind in North America. Take in the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean views from the relaxation area before experiencing the thalasso spa (it was the first in the U.S., founded by Nick Monte 30 years ago), which offers unique marine-oriented treatments. Enhance your chill even further by snagging one of the yellow and white striped beach chairs at the Beach Club and whiling the day away in style. The Beach Club’s bar and grill also hosts a barbecue every Saturday during the summer.
In the Area
Montauk may be a beacon for New York’s fashion set these days, but the town’s surfers and fishermen are still the heart and soul of the place. Join the former by taking a surf lesson, renting a standup paddleboard, or taking part in a surf camp with Montauk Board Riders, a posse of enthusiastic wave riders, surf instructors and even a photographer to immortalize your session. For a taste of old-school Montauk, get some grub at The Dock, a fixture on the harbor since the 1970s that serves nostalgic dishes like clams casino and chowder. Prefer to see the other, hipper side of the coin? Head to the Surf Lodge, a beautiful-people magnet with a fun restaurant helmed by Australian Chris Rendell. Wind down at Ditch Plains, the famous surf beach, with its eclectic crowd and picturesque 1796 lighthouse.
How to Get There
5 star prices but not a 5 star resort as shown by the rust in various places throughout the resort.-see photos. However the views are wonderful and the customer service pretty good . We had an issue but the manager Josh did accommodate us very well.
The staff was so pleasant, kind, and helpful! The spa is amazing! The rooms are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. I live on Long Island, but I felt like I was at a tropical resort! I can't wait to go back next summer! Josh Strom, the front desk manager went above and beyond for us!
Gurneys is hands down the best wedding venue/ experience on Long Island and quite possibly in New York. My husband and I knew we wanted a weekend getaway for our wedding this Spring and knew Gurneys was just the place. From our first meeting with Danielle Somoza until we departed after the wedding we had nothing but amazing things to say about Danielle and the rest of the Gurneys staff. Durning the planning process Danielle was patient, helpful and always available. She went above and beyond to make sure that we felt comfortable with every decision we made. During the 3 day celebration Danielle was a friendly face, a helping hand and constantly making sure everything was running smoothly! She is truly an asset to the Gurneys team! Another wonderful asset to the Gurneys staff is Virginia Davis. Ginny was not only there to help coordinate the day, make sure everything ran smoothly and wonderfully but be by my side the whole day to calm my nerves, make sure we ate/ drank and truly enjoyed ourselves. She was beyond wonderful, a fairy godmother even. In the 4 weeks since our wedding we have gotten countless letters, texts, phone calls and messages thanking US for hosting such a wonderful wedding but I think Gurneys, namely Danielle and Virginia deserve the credit. They helped create a wedding weekend that no one will forget! Gurneys is truly a step above, their service, amenities, food etc makes it the perfect place for your wedding or just a weekend getaway! Thank you Danielle, Ginny and the rest of the Gurneys staff for making our wedding such a dream!