Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
What We Love
- Walk-on access to the lakefront beach
- Sriracha lobster rolls at the Pool Club
- Nautical-chic interiors by California-based designer Stella Abdoulin
- North America’s only ocean-fed, Olympic-size swimming pool
What To Know
- A complimentary shuttle ferries guests to the hotel’s oceanfront sister property, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
- Local fishermen catch the seafood for Showfish, the property’s centerpiece restaurant, daily
- The 232-slip marina is the largest in the Hamptons
- The property took over the site of the former Montauk Yacht Club
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Lakefront beauty that packs all the perks of a resort—a kids’ club, a private beach—into a 107-key property
All eyes were on Gurney’s when the owners announced the launch of a second luxury Montauk resort, a follow-up to their historic —and wildly successful—year-round seaside Shangri-La, practically a Hamptons institution. Set on an equally iconic marina, the refurbished resort’s main event is undoubtedly the 2,000-foot private sand beach. Rooms are elegant homages to the boating scene, awash in neutrals with plenty of glass windows to showcase surrounding water views. Hamptons native Jeremy Blumstein, formerly chef de cuisine at Almond in Bridgehampton, was tapped to lead its hyper-local food and beverage offerings—only seasonal produce (that means no year-round corn or tomatoes) and meats sourced from a 20-mile radius make up the menus at each of the three restaurants here, which include Showfish, Pool Club, and Il Forno—an Italian-style café with artisanal pizzas and salads. The cherry on top (pun fully intended) is the first-ever permanent hotel outpost of NYC-based creamery Van Leeuwen’s, who rolled out dedicated flavors for this airy waterfront retreat.
In the Area
Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina is six miles from the more established Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa, on Long Island’s bucolic South Fork. Even if fishing, one of the region’s highlights, isn’t your thing, this hamlet still offers an engaging to-do list, from visiting a centuries-old lighthouse—now the backdrop to a three-day musical festival every May—on its easternmost point to sun-bathing on Kirk Park Beach, known for an especially gentle surf. For evening fun, embark on one of Gurney’s famed sunset cruises, or head to the nearby Memory Motel (the lodge was made famous by its namesake Rolling Stones song) for live music.
How to Get There
Stayed here for our daughter's wedding and will be returning for sure. Had a recently remodeled room overlooking Lake Montauk. Bed was large and comfortable. Bathroom was immaculate. Staff was outstanding. Recommend that you try it - it may be pricy, but it's worth it.
We stayed one night ove the Columbus Day weekend.. the room was great. The location is nicer and the Marina Awsome. Only Problem was the thAt the restaurant was supposed to be open at 7am and did not and there was nowhere to get coffee!!! Food in the restaurant
Show fish was good as was the service.. our waitress Sofia was Super!! Ambiance is a little dismal
This Gurneys’s did not disappoint - Carly, Hailee, Jeff & Joy William and Robert were all amazing welcoming and made our trip awesome. We recommend this property highly- the private beach and boating is fun too! You may so use the a Gurneys’s Resort amenities with a shuttle to and fro!!
Will be back!