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
- 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
My husband and I booked an ocean front suite for a friend’s wedding. Such a great weekend.
- Super helpful and friendly staff (brought us cards for an after party)
- Access to spa area
- Beautiful view of the ocean
- Comfortable bed with good sheets
- Quality on-site eating options
- Age diversity of crowd (racial diversity...not so much)
- Facades of buildings are different, so even though the resort is big it doesn’t feel fake and cheesy
- Free transport to town
- Spa is pretty busy; be ready for bachelorette parties
- Kids and families are cute, but definitely detract from a party vibe if that’s what you are looking for.
- It’s pricey, but you know that going into it
My wedding at Gurney’s was actually a dream come true! Paul and I had our wedding reception at Gurney’s on Sat, April 21, 2018 and it was perfect! I had to pinch myself a few times during the weekend and I cannot recommend this venue enough – it’s beyond beautiful and they do everything just right.
From start to finish, Michael Nenner, Frantz and the entire team of conference and banquet managers were incredible. Danielle was super sweet and kept us organized with all the details prior to the wedding day. Kyle greeted our family and friends at the front desk with a huge smile and was extremely accommodating. Ginny was the MVP of the whole weekend. She’s the bridal and catering manager that handles everything for the bride day of, but she did so much more than her job description. She went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly, so that I could enjoy my day. I don’t know what I would have done without her! She started with me and the bridesmaids at 7am and ended long after 10pm by hanging my veil on the headboard and placing flower petals in the shape of a heart on our bed. To future brides out there - a knowledgeable and experienced staff is an extremely valuable aspect of picking a venue that you might not realize at the time. Everything was executed perfectly and my parents, sister, husband, etc. were able to enjoy the weekend instead of stressing about anything going wrong!
Our family and friends loved the wedding, but I think they loved spending the weekend at Gurney’s even more! Even in April there is so much to do, they walked on the beach, they went to the spa, and even just enjoyed spending time outside on the gorgeous decks – either outside their rooms or by the fire pit. And they all commented on how the service was impeccable. Huge thanks to Gurney’s for hosting my dream wedding in Montauk!
Spent a lovely day at the resort, Great Service by the Restaurant staff. EdMark is a great Bartender.
Serena was an awesome Server. Great drinks and food. PLUS PLUS
Now this is a whole lot of different story.
Over priced to say the least. I went in for my Pedicure and I can honestly say I could personally do better than what was offered.
Please save your money and go to a local spa. Not to mention they ask for a 20% tip.
Very unprofessional. Front staff at the Spa was not friendly
We went there for a family wedding. A spring wedding that was set to be outside with the views of the bay and shores. Well a tremendous fog rolled in. The staff a Gurney’s didn’t miss a beat.
The indoor version was beautiful. Not a detail was missed. It was as if the happy couple requested an inside event.
It was beautiful. Everything was delicious. The bartenders were outstanding. The main room was a tent. Again, one would think this “tent” was a ballroom made to appear as a tent.
The weather had zero effect on this special day. My second Gurney’s (I have stayed in Newport) and I am so impressed by everything at these properties.
It’s hard to fathom that such a place with pristine coastline and effortless elegance exists only 100 or so miles from the hustle, bustle energy and dirtiness of New York. In fact, the contrast couldn’t be more obvious. You can quite understand why New Yorkers escape the city to make a beeline for the beauty that is Montauk. Gurney’s although luxurious remains unpretentious and utterly approachable. Our room was vast with an uninterrupted sea view. Initially we found that on the outter wings of the hotel our room was a little detached from the main property - but all in all it was perfect. It felt like a bit of a retreat complete with its own fridge and cooker hob if required. The bed was sumptuous with the comfiest mattress and nicest linen we’ve slept in. Testimony to this fact was two consecutive great nights sleep while fighting the foe of jet lag. The staff are superb and service is on point - there when you need it though not in your face. One of those places you leave while simultaneously plotting your return.