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
We stayed here12/13~15. The ocean view is beautiful, the sunrise is amazing. All staffs are very friendly. The food taste great, high quality. Really enjoy the time here. Will come back for Christmas here.
My husband and I got married at Gurneys just a few weeks ago and we still can’t get over just how beautiful the entire experience was. From the beautiful, jaw dropping backdrops to the unbelievable, attentive and pleasant staff, our day was made magical.
Above all, we had the honor and pleasure of working with Danielle Sherley and Virginia Davis. Together they are a power team, capable of ANYTHING!!
Like all weddings we had a few unexpected hiccups but they did anything and everything to make up for that. Following a few unforeseen events, Danielle stepped in to manage the changes and ensure our day was as perfect as possible. She even left us out of it as much as possible not to further add to the stress. She is amazing and extremely personable and responsive. Over the course of the last year she has been our go to. She is incredibly talented and very accommodating. She is amazing at her job and should you have the chance to have your wedding at Gurneys, you won’t be disappointed!!
And Virginia, aka Ginny, was our coordinator who we were introduced to a week before the wedding. I’m sure other couples who have gotten married at Gurneys can relate, but you feel an instant connection to her the moment she says hello. She’s been with Gurneys for years and is incredible at what she does, with such patience and personality she is Wonder Woman!! She is diligent, detailed and extremely responsive, whatever the request is no matter what time of day and how crazy it may be . She has an incredible way about her that helps to alleviate all the stress you deal with.
Overall, words cannot describe the professionalism, hospitality, and beauty Gurneys has to offer.
We can’t wait to celebrate our anniversary and return next November to relive all the happy memories that were made!
Thank you Gurneys for the wedding of a lifetime!
Luxurious, trendy, quiet yet romantic. My husband and I went for an anniversary and it was spectacular. Restaurant was a little pricey but views make up for it. No other place to stay than Gurneys in MTK!
Desperately needed a getaway from the city. From the start, the team at the Front Desk, JOSHUA(!!), Kyle and the others were as nice and accommodating as possible. The experience was brought to new levels thanks to time at the bar where Matt perfected my gimlets with a smile (without breaking a sweat despite customers buzzing around every seat). Towards the end of the night, Matt's incredibly hospitable and patient demeanor continued while I tried a wine or two to finish off a lovely night. At the fire pit after, other guests echoed the same sentiment (we were discussing how appreciative we were the staff working a holiday), one in particular comment came from a guy who apparently owns restaurants in the city (specifically aware of Matt and how hard working/kind he was). Housekeeping staff were also super sweet and helpful, the team working my floor were lovely...Highly recommend the soul-saving Gurneys especially during the more peaceful off season.
Beautiful venue on the beaches of Montauk. The venue and hotel are gorgeous and the property and rooms have been recently renovated. They have their wedding business very organized thanks to Danielle S., Ginny D., and Michael N. There is not one thing I would change about this venue. If your looking for a rustic chic beach wedding Gurney's is your venue.
It's on the higher end price wise however you can see why when you are there that it's a top venue and the service and venue are 5 stars. Also, the food is really good, not standard wedding food. There was so much amazing food at cocktail hour some people thought it was dinner. food. There was a 3-course dinner and wedding cake after that all included in the price.
We had 150 at our wedding which was the perfect size for us. We did our wedding in the tent, not ballroom which I think is much prettier as the tent has ocean views, hardwood floors and it's a beautiful tent with lights and chandeliers (not your average tent) You can easily fit 300 in the tent.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND GURNEY'S FOR YOUR WEDDING!