Montauk Yacht Club Resort And Marina
What We Love
- Gorgeous views minus the infamous Hamptons ’tude
- Marina at your doorstep (Charles Lindbergh once parked his seaplane here)
- Free paddleboats and bicycles
- Summer activities include tennis lessons and nightly bonfires
What To Know
- The Club is closed on weekdays in November
- Two heated outdoor pools that are open seasonally
- Pets are not permitted
- Spa MYC is open by appointment only
- A resort fee of $15.95 per day will be collected at checkout on Jetsetter
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Once a private club with an A-list membership that included the Vanderbilts, today the Montauk Yacht Club is a family-friendly beach escape at the tip of Long Island. The resort is still a draw for serious yachters, but it has equal appeal for couples seeking an idyllic stroll along the ocean or an evening on a private porch. Interiors embrace the nautical theme with gusto, favoring a palette of navy blue and white, framed classic yacht photos and sailing-inspired ornaments.
Bed and Bath
Individual villas are located along the wooden boardwalk and have private terraces and balconies with water views, plus a separate pool area. All 107 guestrooms, villas and suites have received recent face-lifts that respect the property’s history and nautical vibe but also incorporate the modern amenities travelers expect. Bathrooms are simply done up with white tiles, baths with over-tub showerheads and the property’s own bath products.
The main focus is, of course, the water and families and friends can partake in surf lessons, stand-up paddleboarding, sunset paddling on Lake Montauk and kayak tours. The oceanside location means that fresh seafood and creative dining are a big part of the allure, and the manor-style restaurant, the Gulf Coast Kitchen, serves comfort food with unique twists. The indoor/outdoor Hurricane Alley, which has a casual, Florida Keys fish shack vibe, is the perfect place to snack on fresh crab cakes benedict.
In the Area
Take advantage of the seaside location and test your wave-riding skills during a two-hour group surf clinic, or try your hand at paddleboarding (on offer Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer). The more adventurous can learn how to kitesurf during a half- or full-day class with an expert instructor. Or opt for some pampering in the hotel’s spa — we love the foot treatment with a raw sugar and tangerine–infused jojoba scrub. And if you’re inspired by all the nautical decor, charter one of three boats (Masterpiece Charters, My Mate or Hattrick) right from the Montauk Yacht Club Marina.
How to Get There
Went to gurney's for dinner enjoyed the water front views the beach and the amazing spectacular view of the resort. The staff was pleasant and the food was very good. The only thing we didn't care for was the darkness in the lobby as we took a walk inside to look at the inside.
Gurney’s Star Island in Montauk formerly the Montauk Yacht Club has some major issues regarding customer service. The room was not ready at check- in time, the front desk staff did not understand basic policies, we were doubled charged for our room after we had paid six months in advance, they refunded the wrong amount after we alerted them. There are major issues they need to work out if they want to be a popular resort and pick up the clientele that stayed there prior to it’s becoming a Gurney’s property. Right now it’s all form and no substance. Certainly not worth the aggravation for the inflated prices they are charging.
Most enjoyable was having access to the beach club, spa and restaurants at Gurneys Scarpetta Beach. Recommend arriving at the beach club before noon particularly on the weekends. This new Gurneys is not the best location as you need to take the shuttle or Uber everywhere. But the resort rooms are lovely. We were right on the little beach with a large private deck area which was lovely to wake up to and pleasant to relax in. We changed from the villa room which is a long walk from the resort past the back end rubbish zone - not recommended. The gym is well equipped and the restaurant was fine for breakfast and lunch. Pool area was very busy over the weekend but lovely during the week. Staff are fantastic, very attentive and friendly.