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
- 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
Spent a great pre-season days at this resort/conference center. We have been coming here for business meetings for years. The facilities are unique for this area. Great meeting space. The setting is spectacular. Beautiful grounds. Well prepared view. It was just sold to Gurneys and there are plans to close it and reopen next year. It really couldn’t be better than it is.
Ours was definitely a 5 Star stay. From the minute we walked in (and the door opened by a smiling doorman) we enjoyed everything. The staff was outstanding. Smiles, greetings and efficiency. Even one of the maintenance men working in the hall got up to open the outside door for us.
The decor is a lovely navy blue and white nautical theme. We only ate breakfasts in the dining room but the food was excellent and service again outstanding and friendly. The grounds and housekeeping were excellent. The beach is small but towels, lounges and cabanas are ready and waiting.
The deck off our (standard) room was comfortable with 2 Adirondack chairs, a lounge and small table.
I do however recommend asking for a room that doesn’t overlook the parking lot. Using the deck would then be disappointing I’m sure. Our standard room had a “ partial” water view and it was very scenic with lots of water in view.
We were there in the off season so it was quiet therefore I can’t say if it’s the same in high season.
I’m sure that if you’ve stayed with me to read this entire review, you have the idea now that we highly recommend going!
The trip began with us booking our reservations for a 3 day weekend by phone, losing cell phone service while giving our credit card info and calling back within minutes to be told our room was given away. Since my husband and i had taken the time off work already we still anticipated heading to Montauk for the weekend. We were traveling with our infant son. We were forced to stay one night at another hotel and booked a room at Montauk Yacht Club for Sunday night on the hotels personal website. We called the night before to confirm our reservations they told us no reservation had been found even with our confirmation number. They told us to call back in the morning when reservation department is open. I argued with the gentleman that i was traveling w a small child and had no room for the following night and could not risk having no place to stay. He finally agreed to book a reservation for us himself on his end. The day of check in which is 4pm we called at 12pm to see if we could check in early. They advised us to call back in 30 min which we did only for them to tell us again the room was not ready. We arrived to the hotel at 2pm again they said the room was not ready. My husband, my 17 month old son and myself decided to go get a bite to eat. Mind you, we checked out of the other hotel at 11am. It happened to be raining and we were limited on things to do. We called again 3:15pm to see if our room was ready only to be told it is not. We asked why, if we had been calling since 12pm, our room was not made a priority to be cleaned first. After all the hassle with traveling around with a 17 month old in a car seat for hours, them losing our reservations TWICE we decided to just cancel the reservation since they were so UNACCOMODATING after the several mistakes they made! The staff was disorganized, unprofession and we would not recommend staying at this resort. The weekend was a nightmare all thanks to these people!!!!
My wife and I along with our new (3-month old) baby, booked a night at this hidden gem on the tip of Long Island. We wanted somewhere we could relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – and that is what we (baby included) got! The room was spacious, clean and relaxing (loved the nautical theme and feel!). The view from the oceanfront/beach room was breathtaking and extremely relaxing…we sat on the porch breakfast-time for almost 2 hours sipping on our coffees, enjoying the gorgeous scenery and horizon. The sun was shining and not a cloud in sight, almost felt a scene from Bermuda. In short, we were very happy with our stay. Unfortunately, the pool was closed and had limited hours (open from 11:30am - 8pm). We were visiting off-peak season so, understandably there were some limitations to pool and bar hours, but that didn’t bother us much as the benefit of the serene, hushed and relaxing hotel offset any such limitations. I would recommend staying here if you’re looking for a quiet getaway. Great value for the price.
We were really happy with our stay. The service was good, the rooms were nice, and spacious. The showers were great. The gym was definitely good enough. The views were very nice. The food and service in the restaurant was excellent. My only complaint is with the pool. The pool is small and there is no life guard, but the complaint is with the hours; It is only open from 11:30am - 8pm, which is really limited.