Sound View Greenport
What We Love
- The seaside swimming pool
- Malin + Goetz bath products in all bathrooms
- Each room has a private deck or shared balcony
- Freshly picked lavender (from a nearby farm) in the lobby
What To Know
- The hotel offers complimentary onsite parking
- Your room rate includes continental breakfast
- James Beard Award-winning chef Galen Zamarra runs the hotel’s 150-seat dining room
- Guests can pick up picnic-style lunches and enjoy them beachside
Former North Fork motel turned retro-cool seafront boutique
Long Island’s North Shore has always attracted weekenders in search of a low-key alternative to the jam-packed Hamptons. Thankfully, this scenic peninsula finally has a home base worthy of its world-class vineyards and vistas. It comes in the form of a trio of recently redesigned buildings, bordering a quarter-mile of private beach. And though faint glimmers of its mom-and-pop past are still visible—the bar, with its ruby red booths, still contains a piano from the property’s motel days (a collaboration with the Manhattan-based music venue, Joe’s Pub, hosts live performances every Saturday), while the blonde-wood lobby is reminiscent of a vintage train cabin—they are eclipsed by artfully revamped spaces, starting with the guest rooms. Splashed in a decidedly New England palette of blues and maroons, the 55 accommodations take a page from their adjacent coastline, all untreated cedar, knotted throws and nautical textiles; color-blocked bedspreads, made in Brooklyn, add a hipster charm. Ingredients at the hotel’s restaurant, where must-haves include the lobster beignets and oyster po’boys, are sourced strictly from the North Fork and Atlantic Seaboard—just another tasteful tribute to your bucolic surroundings.
In the Area
The North Fork is less than 100 miles from New York City and easily accessible via the Long Island Rail Road, the Cross Sound Ferry, or the Hampton Jitney. But its idyllic attractions (all short bike rides or drives from the hotel), which include the Bedell Cellars (a pioneering winery that started operations in 1980), one of the country’s largest lavender farms, a 19th-century lighthouse, and a restored 1920s carousel, all fuel a wonderfully far-flung vibe. If you’d rather not too stray too far from the hotel, don’t forget you have 1,400 feet of private beach right at your doorstep.
How to Get There
This hotel is so lovely, the rooms are clean and decorated nicely. The beds are so comfy and the view is amazing. The food in the restaurant is DELICIOUS. The free breakfast is great, yummy coffee and the staff were so lovely.
I loved my stay here!!
My family and two young children stayed at this motel. The motel is very clean and tastefully updated in a simplistic retro style. The motel’s location is unique, literally hanging over the sound, and the views are unbeatable. Listening to the waves roll in all night was so relaxing. The continental breakfast had only cold offerings, but was nonetheless delicious and satisfying. And of course... you can’t beat the view. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The hotel is about 5-10 minute drive to downtown Greenport and various wineries and restaurants.
The only negatives are the sound of the cars from the road and the window shades in the room. I had read reviews saying that the shades were too thin and made sleeping difficult, but I didn’t pay the reviews much mind. Let me tell you that the struggle is real! You have street lights coming in one window and deck lights ( which go off sometime in the night) on the other side. We ended up putting a blanket over the window to block some light. The other small negative is the sound of the cars on the highway. They are close and loud, but after a while we got used to it. Overall, the positives FAR outweigh the negatives. The whole family loved the hotel and we hope to be back.
The views, the food, the room, the decor, the shower and bed, the restaurant and bar and all the staff were truly amazing I would recommend this to anyone. I travelled with a friend but saw lots of couples and families enjoying themselves too. Great location for experiencing wine country