What We Love
- Within walking distance of the charming storefronts on Sag Harbor’s Main Street
- Hand-crafted cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the nautical lobby bar
- Thoughtful staff ready to go the extra mile
- Massages at the resort’s two-treatment-room spa
- Elegant guestrooms feature luxurious beds and baths
- Fresh seafood and harbor views in the hotel’s dining room
What To Know
- A tennis court and a small fitness facility offering yoga, bootcamp and hula-hoop lessons are slated to open midsummer
- A free shuttle offers rides to nearby Hamptons beaches
- The hotel is very family-friendly
- The all-seasons resort opened in May 2015 after a two-year renovation
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Popular with America’s creative firebrands from the 1940s through the ’70s, the recently reopened Baron’s Cove resort in Sag Harbor carries with it all the charm of the era in which it was built. Everyone from Jackson Pollock to John Steinbeck, Truman Capote and Kurt Vonnegut bedded down at the historic waterfront resort, which now sports a classic, all-American look (think sailing-inspired art, reclaimed timbers and brass Ralph Lauren fixtures). Expanding on the resort’s original footprint, the newly constructed lobby building has an architectural style that evokes Sag Harbor village, with window shutters, multipane French doors and a white wraparound front porch complete with wooden rocking chairs.
Bed and Bath
The 67 village- and harbor-facing guestrooms are done in a timeless coastal style and feature crisp white linens, powder-blue bedside lamps and vintage nautical artworks from the area’s antiques stores. Garden Rooms have private gardens with teak patio furniture, whereas the bilevel Harbor Loft Suites feature private decks with pool and harbor views. You’ll find Aveda bath products, marble vanities and sleek doorless showers in the spacious subway tile–lined bathrooms.
Wake up to a cappuccino and a buttery pastry on the patio, or make a morning of it and opt for a gourmet breakfast spread in the dining room. Afterward go for a scenic walk along the harborfront, then give your muscles a workout at a bootcamp class in the resort’s gym. Next, you can catch some rays and cool off in the saltwater pool or grab a stiff drink and watch the sunset from the front porch before heading to the hotel’s dining room for a dinner of crab cakes, caprese salad and expertly grilled burgers.
In the Area
Get your culture fix at Sag Harbor’s Whaling & Historical Museum, which houses a vast collection of whaling and maritime artifacts, then treat yourself to lunch (try to land a spot outdoors) at The American Hotel on Main Street. Peruse antique home furnishings and vintage artworks at Black Swan Antiques, or hop a shuttle (Baron’s Cove offers a free ride) to Foster Memorial Beach. Don’t have a fancy invite-only Hamptons party to attend? No problem. Bust a move at the Club at Philippe in East Hampton, one of the summer’s most buzzed-about nightlife hangouts in the Hamptons.
How to Get There
My wife and I planned to spend our 1 year anniversary here midweek in August. I became quite ill 2 days prior and was advised by my doctor not to travel. When we called to inform the hotel, and asked to change nights from a Tuesday to later in the week (which had multiple available rooms), the staff was unsympathetic and unaccommodating. They offered to book me a room at full price another night, in addition to forfeiting the full price of my current room. I would expect more from a hotel of this caliber. We forfeited the full cost of the room.
Lastly, the hotel has now charged my credit card double the $642 for the hotel room I did not stay in, totaling $1,284. We certainly won't be postponing / re-booking Baron's Cove at a later date but looking elsewhere in Sag Harbor or Bridge Hampton.
We stayed in a standard village room that had two double beds with a nice bathroom and an empty refrigerator to store our drinks. It was the equivalent of a four-star room in a four-star property. The concierge was incredibly helpful as was the lady in the activities room in helping us figure out free things to do (kayaking, stand up paddle board, yoga, etc - just book some of these things in advance, before you get to the hotel if you want to do them). Tennis court was a lot of fun and added to the experience (just need to pay for balls). Our pool host, Jack/Jake?, was very professional and kind. Really made us feel welcome.
Everything was just great. It is quite pricey however, and not the blow-you-away experience one might expect for that price. But, overall, very good four-star hotel with lots of included activities.
My husband and I had some free time last minute this summer. We were going to go to Green-port but found this gem instead. The rooms were so clean and lovely. White walls and a few simple whale—art. The bed was amazingly comfortable. I have a bad back and was able to sleep on my back so well. Pillows were perfect. The food in the hotel restaurant was top notch. The pool was very comfortable and great service. Prices of drinks were steep but it’s the Hamptons. There was a lot to do that we didn’t but I’m sure next time we will.