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
We attending a Sunday Brunch the day after our son's wedding last August and loved it. The food was great and the service was spot on. The view from the deck was spectacular. I would go back here in a heartbeat.
We had a lovely stay at the SV over the Christmas Holiday. We were there to visit family and happy to have a comfortable place to stay close by. We were well taken care of by all of the staff. Everyone was friendly and pleasant to chat with. A gift bag was put in our room on Christmas Eve which was a nice touch. They had upgraded us to a suite for the 4 day visit. The renovations they have done are lovely. Perfect for a beach setting, warm and inviting. The bathroom is nicely updated and hanging toiletry bags served us well as there isn’t a vanity to put things on. Another review said there weren’t any drawers. We’ve stayed in similar types of Inns/Motels and they didn’t have dressers either. We weren’t there long enough for that to be an issue. There are plenty of hangers in the closet and the rest we kept in our suitcases to use as needed. The sound of the LI Sound was wonderful on windy days with crashing waves and on the still days with just lapping waves. The seagulls are fun to watch as they scan the beach and water for food, riding the air currents. We didn’t get a chance to eat at the Halyard restaurant so I can’t comment on that. I grew up going to the Sound View restaurant and it was always a great place to go, so I hope that still holds true. The only drawbacks we had here was the road noise late through the night. We live in a quiet area so this was hard to get used to for us. The shades on the front windows and door work well for privacy but don’t block the light from the porch lights. A sleep mask and earplugs can solve this. Those are the only things that detracted from our stay there. Everything else was wonderful.
The room was very nice. The king bed was very comfortable. I am not a very light sleeper but neither I nor nor my husband could sleep because of the road noise. It is horrible. The restaurant is gorgeous!
We fell asleep to the sound of the water sloshing. The view is spectacular and the staff was so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this Inn for your stay. We loved everything about it including the continental breakfast.
Visiting family nearby, one of the coldest Thanksgiving on record , pleasant visit to North Fork . Usually visit Montauk when we travel east . Nice to know the North Fork is also a nice place to visit . Would love to return during the warm months to better appreciate the lovely water view of the hotel .