What We Love
- The owner, a lawyer to Hollywood’s biggest stars
- The Bathing Club, a laid-back pool deck by day and lounge on weekend evenings
- The past celebrity guests and buzz from publications like Time
- Southampton, Business Insider’s favorite Hamptons village
What To Know
- Retro, 1950s-inspired decor
- It's a 10-minute drive to Coopers Beach
- Seclusion seekers may want to look elsewhere
Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos has repped everyone from Ke$ha to Winona to Diddy, but he doesn’t need to make a case for the hotel he owns in Southampton—the glamorous getaway speaks for itself. Purchased by the owners of W South Beach and Montauk’s Surf Lodge, Capri is a boutique stay with a major dose of style, from its 1950s-inspired yellow-and-white-striped awning to the L’Occitane shea butter bath amenities in its room and suites. The hotel lifestyle is just as fashionable, oriented around a poolside lounge set among well-manicured hedges, with chaises and daybeds for sunbathers. In case all that’s not fabulous enough, the property has also hosted both Howard Stern and Robert de Niro, who knows a thing or two about nice hotels. Best of all, it brings the nightlife of the surrounding Hamptons hamlet, home to such clubs as 1OAK, to you. After dark on weekends, the aforementioned Bathing Club becomes the backdrop for a giant dance party, where you can break it down to the jams of the evening’s DJ and sip fruity cocktails under the stars—or, as we prefer to call it, pass Geragos’ bar exam. As in many Hamptons hotels, weekends here are characterized by fabulous parties by the pool – be sure to bring earplugs if you came to catch some sleep. Please note that men are politely asked to refrain from wearing denim shorts.
In the Area
Voted the best village in the Hamptons by Business Insider, Southampton is known for its shopping scene, as well as its celebrity residents and their gorgeous oceanfront mansions. It’s home to Cooper’s Beach, a stretch of pristine Atlantic shoreline that’s popular among the region’s well-heeled residents and their young children, who come wielding sandcastle molds and buckets of beach toys. It’s also a nightlife capital and just a short drive from all the other Hamptons hamlets, which means that as a Capri guest, you’ll have no trouble getting to the cutest local farmstands or buzziest restaurants.
How to Get There
This as the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The hotel has speakers around the pool as well as on the wall of the rooms. The rooms all circle the pool. I didn't see the note about music playing till late on weekends, but I wasn't there on the weekend. I was told that the music would be turned off when the pool closes at 8pm. When I called I was told it doesn't shut down until the restaurant closes at 10pm. The music was still going after 10 pm. When I called the front desk they said it would be shut off when all guest of the restaurant are gone. It's crazy!! The cater to the 3 people I saw in the restaurant and not to the people renting the rooms for over $300 a night. On my last night there I was told they would not shut off the music until they are ready. I couldn't work or hear the TV without putting it up to 35. DO NOT STAY HERE!!! They say they have 5 wifi connections. All 5 only show as 1 bar so I couldn't get any work done. When I got connected it lost the connection. When I called about this they told me to go outside my room and work by the pool. Not the correct answer.
This is a small hotel just off the main highway with beach hut style rooms set around the pool. The beds are fine, but the bathroom is below par and the shower is well short of usual US standards. Breakfast was a joke - some mashed eggs and bacon bits shoved in a croissant, microwaved and shoved in aluminum foil ... then it looked like someone had sat on it. There is no restaurant for breakfast. The hotel is 15-20 minutes walk into the village.
At least breakfast signalled it was time to go!
The real issue is the loud and totally unnecessary music being played into the pool area. The hotel does warn about music until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights but this was a Thursday, the multiple pool speakers are six feet from the rooms ... and there was no one in the pool area. We were promised the music would go off at 10pm. It didn't - and multiple guests had to complain to get it turned off sometime after 10:30pm. The manager said we wanted to "keep the vibe" for his restaurant guests ... but the music was not even playing through the speakers there. And there was a total lack of respect for the other guests trying to get some sleep. The hotel website describes itself as "a tranquil getaway midweek" - sorry, but that is a lie.
The bar is overpriced. No water available in the room and not even a coffee machine.
This is a terrible glorified motel with small room, uncomfortable beds, bright lights and loud noise coming inside from the bad excuse for a "club" until 3am. None of this information was disclosed before or upon booking the motel. They are gauging money. The check in area smells like mildew. They didn't even give separate bars of soap for the shower and the sink...only 1 bar of soap. DO NOT STAY HERE.
This hotel is terrible. Sorry, that is an overstatement. I was booked at the hotel ZE and they had some issue with the rooms. I was forced to sleep in this hellish place. Music was on until 3am, and I couldn’t sleep. Stay away from this place. There was a smoky smell in our room, and the bathroom was somewhat gross, and there wasn’t even shampoo and conditioner in our “room”, more like 4 thin walls connected to each other. If you want to go to a hotel then go to a hotel. If you want to go to hell, then come here.
The Hotel GM said that it could be a bit noisy at night. The crazy house party music, the cigar and cigarette smoking, the gross people at the pool, the noise was all day and into the eve, when we finally left without sleeping there. Would rather throw $1000 in the toilet than actually sleep there. DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE OF CHECK IN, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO STAY