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
Severe maintenance issues...door to unit wouldn't shut properly, couldn't be secured, took 2 days to fix after notifying immediately. Room had a gasoline/heating oil odor. Room was not cleaned by housekeeping staff one day. Indifferent/non-existent service in bar/eating areas.
Great views, service and area! Staff was kind, courteous, and helpful. Booking the trip was extremely easy as well, as they respond quickly and full of information. Restaurant in the hotel is excellent as well!
Spectacular water and sunset views -- in every room! Clean, yet minimalist, rooms. Loved the local made potato chips and wine left in the rooms. :-) Can't wait to return; we spent our childhood vacationing here, and it's only gotten better with time. SZR
We stayed at the Sound View a few days ago on the recommendation of a friend. She had stayed several years ago. the reason I say half is that there were so many nice things about the place. I'll start with those... the location was in a nice spot between Riverhead and Greenport. Perfectly situated on the sound, with beautiful views. The bed had the best linens, rivaling the ones from Waldorf Astoria properties. also a Nespresso machine.I did request an extra blanket since it was cold the night we stayed. Loved the bar and sitting area. So charming. The toiletries were Malin and Goetz, a nice luxury brand. However... they are in a dispenser installed in the shower. There is no place in the shower, except the floor, to hold any extra toiletries, like a toothbrush, razor, or my own shampoo. In addition I thought the makeup remover washcloth was a little tacky. There is no where to hang or store clothes. We weren't there long enough to care. But think it could be a little annoying, especially if you're in the area for an occasion. These are minor annoyances that can easily be changed and make this motel a much better experience. Lastly, my biggest complaint...the road noise. Perhaps the hotel can invest in some planters with bushes lined across the parking area and add thicker shades and curtains to cut down on the roadway noise. It is incredibly loud starting at 6am. I wouldn't say this is a terrible place to stay. Just a lot of room for improvement.
Sorry soundview, rates have more than doubled but the rooms have not been updated. Gave it another chance. Yes, shiplap covers the walls, floors are freezing concrete, no heat or insulation in room, wind tearing through doors, husband had to secure drafts with toilet paper around doors. Pathetic.