Solé East Resort
What We Love
- The swanky lounge scene by the pool and ample garden space with firepits, hammocks and Adirondack chairs
- Yoga on a private deck overlooking Fort Pond
- Weekend DJ parties and live acoustic tunes on Sunday mornings
- There are ZipCars, cruiser bike rentals and a free shuttle to/from the train station and Jitney bus stop
What To Know
- The ocean is five minutes away, but there are free beach parking passes; limited availability, get one early
- A young, trendy crew comes for the weekend, and families are popular during the week
- Free WiFi can be a bit spotty
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Tucked along Fort Pond, this surfer-chic resort blends in seamlessly with the laid-back Montauk vibe. The 2.5-acre property is a scene set up for the hip crowd — couples canoodle in secluded hammocks, guests mingle around a firepit and the bronzed and beautiful lounge on plush poolside daybeds. The lobby has a breezy coastal feel with black-and-white nautical photographs, rattan furniture and whitewashed wood paneled walls.
Bed and Bath
The 71 bright guestrooms have all the trappings of a beach bungalow (arched doorways, sisal rugs), and sea foam blue, lime green and navy throws decorate the pillow-top beds wrapped in Italian sheets. The spacious garden and poolside suites have living areas dressed with white-linen furniture, slate tile floors and Capiz shell lamps. Red flower print bean bags add a pop of color to the neutral palette. Matching slate bathrooms spoil with walk-in showers (some feature a voyeuristic glass wall looking into the suite), round vessel sinks and Aveda products.
Beeline for a daybed and order a bottle of rosé from the attentive waiters while soft electronica and bossa nova beats provide the perfect chill soundtrack. The low-key Backyard restaurant spills onto a sexy poolside patio appointed with oversize lounge chairs. On the Italian-inspired menu: pappardelle with braised brisket, lobster gnocchi and orecchiette with bacon, jalapeño peppers and cherry tomatoes. Mornings are spent practicing yoga, afternoons lying on the nearby beach or cycling on Solé East’s cruisers and nights (when things shift gear and become more lively) around the firepit listening to DJs spin. There are also movie nights in the garden and live acoustic tunes for Sunday brunch.
In the Area
Start the day off with an Aloha smoothie, made with fresh pineapple, coconut, mango and banana, and an organic wrap at Joni’s Kitchen. Grab a ZipCar at the resort and take a trip out to Ditch Plains to hang ten with the surfer dudes, then head to the picture-perfect Montauk Point Lighthouse for a killer Instagram shot. For dinner, eat al fresco at The Crow’s Nest — we love the blue crab claw tagliatelle and the Montauk striped bass — or nosh on mouthwatering sushi (the tuna, crispy calamari and avocado roll is a must) at Inlet Seafood Restaurant, the best spot to watch the sun set over the water. Charter a boat for a half day and go deep-sea-fishing for tuna, marlin and shark. Don’t forget to head across the pond (to the other side of Fort Pond, that is) and check out the preppy party scene at The Surf Lodge.
How to Get There
I have been coming to Montauk for many years, and have never been fully satisfied with a reasonably priced hotel here. That all changed with my first stay at Sole East resort. The rooms are clean and fresh, but most importantly, the bed was very comfortable which is virtually impossible to find out here. It is also nice that they have a good restaurant on premises for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No need to battle waits for a lovely breakfast! It’s a great way to start the day.
The staff is warm, friendly, and accommodating. They have a nice pool with comfortable lounges, and ambient music that seems to fit the mood perfectly. Thomas, one of the managers, will definitely make sure that you have a pleasant stay He was absolutely lovely, as was the entire staff. I highly recommend you try this place.
I would give this hotel 0 stars if I could. If you looking to be treated like a guest and not like a piece of garbage, then don’t stay here. The rooms are disgusting, with non-working outlets, air conditioning units that do not blow cold air, and TVs that don’t work. The grounds are the only aspect of the hotel that makes it bearable.
Thomas and Phillip at the front desk were the only two people who were helpful and understanding. After getting into a screaming argument with David (one of the owners), and being told that my hotel issues do not matter- it is pretty safe to say I will not be returning. I was trying to fill him in on the issues we were having in a quiet manner, but was instead berated and insulted- It is a pitiful place. Not only were they completely disrespectful, but the hotel itself isn’t safe. My friend went flying down the steps and broke her toe, and a speaker fell on someone’s head during a live concert. If you are looking for a trip out east, stay elsewhere.
This is my favorite hotel in Montauk. Its the perfect location & atmosphere. The facilities are top notch and the staff is extremely accommodating. TOM & LORI ARE AMAZING & make sure you have the best stay. The pool is incredible and the food is amazing. The hotel always has activities going on from pop ups to bands playing. The grounds are impeccable and perfect for hanging out or just relaxing. I come here every year and always look forward to my trip. I never want to leave!
Usually single girls go to MTK to find their love for the weekend, and i found mine, with Sole East Resort. I have stayed here twice a summer for about three years now and each time am happier. The staff is amazing, Lori and Tom are extremely helpful. The hotel is clean, has great food, and a great scene for singles, couples and families. There is a summer series with musicians, BBQ, pop up shops and even free coffee before 11A and shuttle that will pick you up from the train station :) You also feel very safe with staff at the front desk and security guard at night. Also, the hotel is close to everything and walking distance (or a bike) to the beach and town.
Sole East Resort is the best resort. Rooms are so clean, beds are comfortable, staff is amazing- so nice and helpful! Restaurant has great food options and not to mention the location is perfect. About a 15 minute walk into town. I love this resort and go every summer. Highly recommend!