What We Love
- The free bikes for cycling around the neighborhood
- The proximity to the beach as well as the area’s hip bars and restaurants
- The local wine and snacks in the minibars
- Original artwork from Chicago artist Michael McGuire, which fits in with the minimalist aesthetic
What To Know
- Walls are thin, so be prepared for some noise from the restaurant or other rooms
- Staff are almost nonexistent and there’s no check-in desk; guests are emailed codes to access the front door and their room
- Free WiFi
- There's ample street parking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Greenport, New York, the “un-Hampton” Hampton, has historically been short on places to stay. American Beech’s five suites are a useful addition, although it can seem as though the restaurant is the property’s main focus. It’s not a traditional hotel—there’s no lobby and hardly any staff—but the suites have kitchenettes and minibars, and the town is brimming with cute restaurants and storefronts. IThe interiors, conceived by New York City firm BHDM, could be called 21st-century nautical; spaces are heavy on white and grey and feature fetching references to sailing like the white rope artwork and small anchor-framed mirrors. Each room has a sofa or a pair of armchairs, which helps compensate for the lack of a lobby or any other public space. The best guest perk, however, is priority seating at the restaurant, which draws crowds of locals and out-of-towners with a notable menu of New American cuisine that relies heavily on locally sourced ingredients, including plenty of seafood. (Try and request seats by the outdoor fireplace, which are especially desirable.)
In the Area
Many visitors come to this area, the heart of Long Island’s vineyard-strewn North Fork, for the sole purpose of tasting wine. Borrowing a bike from the hotel is the easiest way to sample the local wares—the region is known for its sauvignon blancs, cabernet francs, and pinot noirs—where you’ll pass lush fields and, depending on the season, farm stands selling strawberries and raspberries. Food options within a few blocks of the hotel are plentiful; try Little Creek Oysters for shuck-‘em-yourself local oysters (they’ll show you how if you’re a newbie) or Vino n Vittles for a bacon-laced lobster roll and a good list of local wines. If you’re headed to the water, be aware that the beaches are sandy on the bay side and rocky on the sound side.
How to Get There
This place has by far the best lobster roll on the east end! Fresh, not too much mayo, big chunks of lobster-and no skimping. A lot for the money, and delicious. Chips on the side are an addddbonus, crunchy and yummy,
We were in town for a wedding. The hotel staff was friendly and fantastic. Check-in was quick and easy and the staff even walked us to our room. The room was clean and nicely decorated. Bonus points when I accidentally left behind my phone charger at checkout and the staff at the front desk even retrieved it. The location had a great vibe and is close to everything.
The high room price is the only reason it wasn’t five stars. Most money I’ve had to spend for a nice hotel.
If you want a nice room that is QUIET you should keep looking.
What you get here is a room at a PREMIUM rate which is SUPER NOISY.
There are a handful of rooms that are all above the restaurant and adjacent to the bar.
At one point I brought the front desk clerk up to my room to hear for herself and when I closed my room door she said "OMG it sounds like the party is IN your room".
You will get a sympathetic response for the desk personnel and NOTHING more.
I sent an email to the hotel management and their response was even less - no response.
This experience was a FAIL.
A last minute booking and they honored the hotels.com rate. The room/suite was terrific. The staff could not have been nicer nor friendlier. We also had prior dinner arrangements with friends at the hotel which also didn't disappoint. Courteous and professional sums it up.
I booked this place for my gf's birthday. We had never been. Check-in service was great and quick. I got a room that was right next to the pizzeria. It was a bit loud, but I did not mind. I went to celebrate a birthday, not sleep! The room was clean and perfect for a nights stay. You have everything you need. I went to the outdoor bar for some drinks, I recommend Harriet's watermelon drink, its basically a watermelon margarita. The pizzeria is also very good and perfect after drinks! I was a bit annoyed that I asked the girl if I could still order, at 9, and she told me no. My gf went inside and asked someone else and they told her yes but that it would take an hour, which we did not mind. I was turned off by the customer service. But otherwise, pizza was great. The town is very cute and nice to walk around in. The hotel offers free bikes, they are not in the greatest condition, but perfect for a morning ride.