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
I wrote the title of this post after numerous messages trying to get some clothes items back that were lost when our room flooded, among other nightmares. Things happen but the way this was handled - ignored I should say - is inexcusable. I could not even get anyone to respond to try and remedy. The resort is an older property that’s had a recent redo. It’s ok but def not 500$ a night. Find somewhere else to stay or you’ll be disappointed.
I am shocked at some of the reviews but not gonna go there don’t know those folks personally 🤷♂️ I am in the service business and know what is involved to take care of your customers and this is exactly where they nailed it. Wife surprised me to bring in my 50th b-day. Came by boat the Dock staff Lead by “Guy” were all hands on deck! Very helpful and I tell you.. we struggle at some other marinas as the help can be to say the least um nope not going there. Lol. Walk into the lobby to check in smells like heaven with there own scent and front desk all very nice and accommodating. Managed to scoot over to the bar lead by Jeff, Nick, Diego and Anoush. All so friendly and on their game. If you like being taken care of like we do then game on. The restaurant Showfish was amazing food out of bounds Nicholas GM was so friendly stopping by occasionally to see how we were doing. The waitress’s so nice Mia, Andrea and of course can’t forget waiter Eugene singing along for my bday celebration. The dacor is very cool and hip....can’t believe they actually pulled off the renovation. Hats off... Cheers... Johnny & Syl
This sprawling waterfront property is -- or, rather, was -- an elegant Montauk classic, with a nautical, yacht-clubby feel, capped off with an iconic white lighthouse. Now, however, after a series of exceedingly strange design choices, it alternates between looking completely empty (large public spaces with nothing more than a blue pleather couch and 2 end chairs crammed at one end) and grossly overcrowded (think restaurant spaces with barely enough space between tables for servers to get by, let alone guests). A rundown of the worst offenses:
1.The main entrance has been replaced with what can only be described as an IHOP façade. Not only is this glass A-frame-style entrance unattractive and completely out of character with the low-slung, shingle-style buildings comprising the rest of the property, but due to its height it actually competes with the lighthouse instead of complementing it.
2. The enormous capiz-shell chandelier in the main bar area was a gorgeous showstopper. It’s now been replaced with a too-tiny-for-the-space chandelier consisting of every clear glass light fixture your great-grandmother ever owned. I won’t lie – the removal of the stunning capiz-shell fixture really broke my heart.
3. The new indoor restaurant / outdoor restaurant / outdoor bar area has been "reconfigured" in such a way that what was, say, 10,000 square feet now feels like maybe 3,000. The indoor restaurant is chock-a-block with gigantic furniture that’s too big for the room. At the outdoor restaurant, they’ve managed to replace dozens of casual dining tables with merely a handful that are squeezed into a space too small by half. (I’m not claustrophobic, but I’d still skip lunch here since I don’t enjoy sitting on my neighbor’s lap.) It’s also open-air now, so forget lunch on a drizzly day – a strange design choice given that Montauk has plenty of them. And the outdoor bar area is so tightly packed with furniture – pushed right up against that painfully claustrophobic-looking restaurant – that I literally had to squeeze myself up against a couple of strangers just to get by (and the bar was maybe half-full). Oh, and the bar stools don’t have backs, just a tiny “lip” instead. Then again, when frose is now a whopping $17 per glass, you probably won’t be sticking around for a second round.
4. The sharp-looking navy and white sofas that populated the outdoor public areas are gone. In their place is, well, a bunch of empty space. There are, however, fire pits surrounded by 6 or 8 Adirondack chairs, so you can sit uncomfortably (both literally and figuratively) with a bunch of strangers while surrounded by…an otherwise-empty patio.
5.The restaurants, bar, restrooms, and reception area are now connected via a series of narrow, dimly-lit hallways (one of which is practically inside the restaurant kitchen). And the tiny reception area is bound to disappoint anyone who thought that spending $900 a night for a room would at least ensure a classy, elegantly-appointed welcome area.
6. All of this was bad enough, but the strangest part of the “new” Gurney’s has got to what I will generously call the Hammock Garden. By which I dozens of lounge chairs (the same ones as around the pool) all lined up in two rows to face not the water, or even the pool, but…two hammocks. I don’t know about you, but relaxing in a hammock kind of loses its appeal when a dozen pairs of eyes are trained on you.
We live nearby and have spent summer weekends at the yacht club for years, enjoying many meals, bottles of wine, and cocktails at the yacht club (and of course referring overflow guests here). On this visit, however, we took a look around, declined a $22 cocktail and a hard wooden Adirondack chair, and moved along, trying to hold back tears that such a gorgeous property has been turned into an empty-and-crowded-at-the-same-time eyesore. We did hear from a bartender that the “renovation” cost $13M and that another $13M would be spent next year. Here’s hoping that the second $13M is used to rectify this disaster of a redesign and bring the yacht club back to its former glory.
Came here with my family over Memorial Day weekend and had the best time. The rooms are brand new and clean. The staff was very attentive and made us feel welcome. The kids loves playing on the beach and watching all the beautiful boats. The restaurants are worth the visit alone. Pizza was just like Italy - thin with high ingredients. Showfish was one of the best meals we had in montauk - the tuna steak, curry sunchokes, and scallops crudo were particular standouts!
I made a mistake by booking a room here at this place. Don't get fooled by the photo-shopped images posted on their website and excellent reviews posted by the management's friends.They had the worst hospitality I have ever encountered.
1. Their check-out/check-in timings are 11AM and 4pm respectively which means that they have 5 hours to clean the room. In spite of that, OUR ROOM WAS FULL OF ANTS!!!. I have added a photo of side table (having ants) and a video of bathroom (with ants) for your reference.
2. Lets talk about cleanliness now. The whole resort is dirty, full of sand and stones everywhere. We didn't feel like sitting outside since all the couches were filled with sand. The room's carpet had a drop of sticky toothpaste lying. There was smell of dampness in the room. The room's balcony had a view to their laundromat (look at the attached video)
3. We had a LIRR booked for our return which leaves Montauk at 2:48PM. So, we decided to spend the time after check-out at the restaurant and lounge area by the reception. Their staff asked us more than 5 times about when were we going to leave. Amazing hospitality!