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
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.
Went out to Greenport with my wife for a mid-week "no kids" break. Hotel is very centrally located in Greenport. Great location with easy walk to local restaurants, the marina, Shelter Island ferry.... Overall, we enjoyed the hotel, but there are some gotchas you should be aware of. No parking. We didn't know this ahead of time and it was very frustrating to arrive mid-day during the week with no place to put the car. The front desk wasn't very understanding why, after my 2+ hour drive to get there, I wasn't in the mood for another 20 minutes of circling to find someplace to put the car. We had better luck street parking later in the week, but that wasn't a great way to begin our stay. Might have helped if the front desk cared, apologized, showed any empathy whatsoever - but I mostly got a "too bad, good luck" attitude. Put something on your website so folks know what to expect! Second thing - almost no furniture in the room. There's no dresser, there's no desk or table. A bed, a chair and a very large mini-bar/fridge. So no place to put your clothes. We lived out of our bags for the entire stay. Otherwise, it was a nice, albeit small, room. Very comfortable king size bed. Very nice, clean and modern bathroom. There was one time where I needed to log into the office to check something and I had to leave the hotel to do it. Not helpful.
Overall, had a very nice stay here with my wife. Will probably think twice before coming here again though.
They will charge your credit card unexpectedly for the full amount if you cancel and will refuse to issue a refund. Good luck getting your money back from them! Very deceptive business practice, I would NEVER book here.
American Beech has a great location on Main Street, walking distance to everything around. Our room was very comfortable, a King Suite. Very Clean. The bathroom was also clean and spacious,...nice courtyard with a bar, outdoor lobby ( but lobby isn’t much to speak of) . The staff is very “ behind the scenes” but if you call for them, they are very helpful.
This was an “ off the cuff reservation “ no one recommended this place, we were there on a day trip, stopped by for pizza ( btw, DELILIOUS!), thought the Hotel seemed interesting, took a gamble, booked for 2 weeks later... we loved it!
If you are familiar with Greenport, you know that once you find a good parking space, to grab it! No onsite parking available, but everything is so close, really not an issue, we always had parking near the hotel at night.
Charming and friendly hotel with excellent rooms and wonderful setting in a very friendly small town. Well worth a few days stay. Pricey bar but good selection and friendly service can be a bit noisy at night but tell them and they turn down the music.