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
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
Wonderful staycation,the hotel was on the Long Island Sound. Our room was cozy clean decorated nicely, and had a spectacular view of the water. They have a great restraunt on the premise along with a piano bar and lounge with more water views. Greenport is close by along with breweries and wineries. Very relaxing trip!
We booked room for one night to celebrate our anniversary. Room was so noisy from the road traffic it was unbearable. View was beautiful but did not make up for the constant road noise. I booked a deluxe king thinking it had a large sitting area. It was not much bigger than a standard hotel room. Over $300.00 for a room that close to a road should at least offer a sound machine or be designed to help eliminate some of the noise. Would not recommend especially during the week with the heavy traffic.
Old time Carousel at Mitchell Park. Nicely maintained and lots of fun for all. Totally enclosed with large opening floor to ceiling panels that open in favorable weather. Try to get a brass ring as you ride. $2. or get a book of tickets at a discounted rate. The town is very small. Everything is close enough to walk.
We stayed here for three nights and it was wonderful. However, somehow the road outside the hotel is nonstop noise despite the lack of things to do further along the road. There is no storage space for clothes and it is a bit strange how everybody can walk past your room and look in if the blind is not closed. The pool loungers are strangely low down and hard to get in and out of. The restaurant is lovely for breakfast however, the dinner menu was lacking a little bit and its a bit strange how some of the servers cannot take your drink orders.
Came here for a mid-week escape & would definitely return.
Pros; right on the water, sizeable room & balcony, friendly staff.
Cons (would be 5 stars if price were less); renovations are still underway (for instance no bathroom near pool), whoever picked out the pool/deck furniture missed a beat (chairs are incredibly low - hard to get in and out of), windows need extra curtains over them to buffer street noise & lights, bathroom is tiny (like a NYC hotel)