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
Very nice stay very nice room
However the shades need to block the light coming from the front of the hotel
Shades provided do not block the light at night the room is actually bright enough to see at night
Nice visit, but room service was poor.
My husband went to pick up our food at the restaurant which was just a few doors down.
I thought it would be quicker.
He ordered fish and chips. They had him wait there so long with the food while they searched for utensils that his packaged up food went soggy.
I found it hard to believe it took 10 minutes to find a knife and fork in a restaurant....
He couldn't understand what was taking so long.
They left the hard boiled egg off my salad and forgot the dressing! I went back for dressing while he ate....
Who serves a salad with no dressing?
I would have preferred to eat in the restaurant, it but it was a different menu, and they had the salad I wanted on the room menu.
So, dinner was a little disappointing.
For that kind of money I do expect better.
The view was the best.
The view of the water and the full wall windows of this property were amazing. The style of the decor and renovated rooms were cozy and had a minimalist raw feeling that was wonderful. The staff and food was excellent.
The way the renovated king room was allowed for audible noise from the road. There is a main road running along the length of the hotel and it detracted greatly from the serenity of the environment in the hotel room. If there was more insulation accounting for this, hearing and seeing just the water would be amazing. Also we wished the window coverings near the bed were blackout; they let quite a lot of light in and because of that we didn't sleep as well. However the bed itself and the linens were very comfortable.
Otherwise, the property was gorgeous.