What We Love
- The property is in a quiet part of Montauk, but the party scene is less than a five-minute cab ride away
- Free WiFi and Sole bicycles
- Pet-friendly (fees apply)
- Fresh off a 2014 renovation (other updates are ongoing)
What To Know
- A small beach (fronting the Block Island Sound) sits across the street, and the hotel provides towels. You can rent chairs from beach vendors.
- It’s about a 20-minute bike ride or five minute cab to the larger ocean-front beaches
- The hotel doesn’t have a liquor license but you can BYO
- Restaurants and bars in the immediate area stop serving food around 10:30 or 11 pm
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located just off West Lake Drive, the two-story Haven Montauk provides a low-key and wallet-friendly alternative to the pricey, party-centric places that now dominate this stretch of Long Island. New management took over the property in 2013, spiffing up the classic wood-clad exterior and adding an effortless, fuss-free vibe with weathered wood paneling and retro beach photos.
Bed and Bath
Haven Montauk’s 27 guestrooms feel simple and bright, thanks to fresh white paint, new carpeting and plantation-style shutters. Turkish throw rugs add boho pops of fuchsia, teal, orange and purple, while low platform beds are wrapped in crisp 600-thread-count Wamsutta linens. Accommodations feature coastal accents (the Complete History of Surfing sits on some dressers) and also have mod cons such as Keurig coffeemakers, free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms are understated, with shower stalls (a few have tubs), Pharmacopia amenities and Fieldcrest towels.
Grab a bucket of ice at the main office and stash a few beers in it while lounging poolside, or head across the street to the small Block Island Sound beach (free towels are available). In the evening hang out by the firepit (the Haven provides the wood) and toast marshmallows for your s’mores. You can also throw whatever fish you catch on the grill and enjoy it with friends at one of the picnic tables in the outdoor lounge area.
In the Area
Start your morning by borrowing one of the hotel’s free Sole bicycles and pedaling down to El Vaquero Mexican Food for a breakfast burrito (it’s good enough you’ll want to come back for lunch). From there it’s just a block and a half to the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy shore, or you can ride farther east to the Montauk Point Lighthouse (it’s a bit hilly, but the views are worth it). For dinner make your way to Duryea Lobsters (BYOB only) for one of the best rolls in the area, and if you’re looking for a happening scene after your meal, continue down the road to Surf Lodge, where you can listen to live bands, people-watch and dance the night away. Would you rather hit the shops? Gosman’s Dock, right around the corner from the Haven, has a mix of boutiques selling chic beach duds, homegoods and jewelry.
How to Get There
Make sure you get your terms and conditions policy immediately after booking! They E-Mailed me my confirmation/terms and conditions one day before my stay. When booking they give you false cancellation policy information over the phone. They stated if you cancel you lose your deposit which is understandable. However, unforseen weather forced me to cancel the first night of my stay, he informed me that I would have to pay for the entire day, but that’s not what they told me over the phone! After, when looking at the policy that he sent me on Oct 4th which was 1 day before my stay, it stated that I was responsible for the entire day. If you ask me, that’s a scam! Now I have to deal with a time consuming credit card dispute, not fun! Be careful, don’t let them steal your money too!
The location is great, just a short walk to the Marina, and very close to a small beach for paddle boarding etc. The pool and the fire pit are also great, It felt like we had the place to ourselves. Everything was really clean, and decorated really nicely. Staff were helpful and informative. Got a great price for a great weekend!
If you stay here you will NOT be disappointed. I am a hotel manager in a busy luxury midtown NYC hotel, I am not a picky traveler however I know the meaning of service and lack thereof. My mom is 82 (and can be a little picky), she booked the hotel herself and had called the Haven a few times with questions/requests. Yamila and Bridgette were apparently very helpful and patient with my Mom which is a very important first impression when you are trying out a new place. We were greeted warmly and checked into a lovely room with 2 double beds and extremely clean! We slept so well, was needed after a busy week me working/running around with Mom in Manhattan and I definitely needed good rest. "Scooter" the hotel cat visited us each day and was such an extra delight as Mom and I are both cat people. If you're not a cat person, Scooter will sense that and be respectful I'm sure. I miss that little guy! The location was perfect, everything we wanted to do was very close. On our last night we took a few beach chairs and our wine to the local beach which was a 2 minute walk to enjoy an awesome sunset! Nice touches include the fire pit that we enjoyed chatting with other guests and making s'mores. Complimentary bottled water provided and appreciated the fresh coffee in the reception area in the mornings. All staff members were really nice and I enjoyed "talking hotel stuff" with Bridgette especially. We had such a nice experience we were actually sad to leave, but we will be back! Thank you Haven Montauk, you guys ROCK!
Booked a last minute 1 night stay here. Price was lower than other hotels in the area (made me think twice). Asked for a early check in and room was ready at 11 am. Coffee and tea at the front desk. A smile from hostess and to our surprise the room was quaint and clean. They build a fire outside at night (weather permitting) and give you a package in the room with ingredients to make smores. King bed was comfortable, free bikes to ride around, and a short walk to Gosmans. Didn't go in the pool but looked clean. A few miles from the ocean but not far from Montauk fishing boats.Bathroom small but shower products first class. Small fridge in room. Could use facial tissues by bed. Thank you Haven for this hidden gem.
Would definitely stay here again. This is a older motel that has been recently renovated with a modern vibe. The rooms are immaculate, the only issue is in a classic studio the bathroom is quite small. So many nice touches, bottled water and s'mores kit upon arrival, bed is very comfortable. Pool is nice, beach parking permits are available, plus there is a small bay beach right up the street you can walk to.