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
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!
My husband and I got married in Montauk last December. We spent a lot of time visiting and researching venues in the area and Gurneys was the last destination on our list. To say we saved the best for the last is an understatement! Gurneys blows all other hotels and resorts out of the water and is simply in a class of its own. We knew as soon as we walked through the doors that we had found our dream wedding venue. The team at Gurneys went the extra mile to make our big day so special down to the smallest detail. Danielle Somoza was so patient with us during the countless emails, phone calls and meetings. She was so helpful in customizing our wedding to reflect our own personalities. On our actual Wedding day, Virginia Davis was by my side attending to me the entire day. She truly was a beacon of strength throughout the day and I can say with 100% confidence that our wedding would not have been as successful without her. She is the true embodiment of a fairy godmother! Since our wedding we have been back to Gurneys and were once again blown away by the outstanding customer service. We will always consider Gurneys as our little oasis on the beach and we cannot wait to spend many weekend getaways with them in the future.
We booked on a last minute trip for the weekend to Montauk. We reserved the deluxe ocean view room - which was pictured with a balcony online - From our pic attached. It was a direct view of the valet entrance and parking lot, and overlooking that, we can see the ocean. I ensured to ask reservation agent prior that we would have our own balcony, and the agent confirmed to me twice yes. It turned out to be just 2 chairs facing essentially the walk way to everyone’s room. Not private nor would I consider it in the true sense of what “balcony is” - false advertising.
The staff I must say was all attentive, every call to front desk was met with prompt service. The rooms were clean, smaller then pictured with low ceiling. At least it created cozy vibe. Bathroom was small. We could not exist the shower unless we closed the door. As it was July 4th weekend the hotel was overwhelmed, and understandably so - however WiFi didn’t work (cell phone network is weak in the area -almost zero network) We were asked to call 888 number ourselves to solve the issue which we found odd. We would suggest the hotel create passwords codes for their room paying guests instead open to public. We wanted to reserve a seat for the beach club for the next day. We were given the run around to different departments and personals. Each person told us that someone else handles this. Finally at late night the service desk was able to let us know room guests have chairs reserved for them. For a moment it was frustrating that no one knew anything - however everyone was empty but helpful. We had our pup with us, the hotel is overall dog friendly. Our room wasn’t ready till exactly at 4pm, we were asked to checked out at 12:30pm and no later. For the $1700 paid for the night.. we can’t say it was the best experience. As we have stayed at the Gurneys on Rode Island, the experience was better.
My wife and I visited for our 10 year anniversary and were really excited to see the Hamptons. We flew private and had to land at East Hampton airport. I asked on 3 different occasions to confirm that Gurney’s Mauntak would have a car service to pick us up. I spoke to three different people call confirming and when we landed there was no car service. Our service and the food at Tillies was absolutely horrible. The spa is the most antiquated , old, and just not up to par on a hotel which I spent $800/night. The couples massage room was not made for couples and we could hear our therapists having a hard time navigating around each other. The hot tub in the men’s area was not working and they didn’t know when it would be fixed. I would not recommend this hotel unless you want a good evening at a fire pit or the beach club. Staying and the accommodations and the customer service is absolutely horrible. Sorry to say.