When you dream of ideal of summer vacationing in the Hamptons, Gurney’s is one that comes to mind. Located right on the beach front, it has become a beacon for city dwellers and well-to-do vacationers looking for a summer escape. The resort has 158 rooms, suites and cottages which all boast ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The soft neutral tones throughout, and minimalist décor is finished with touches of luxury like the walk-in rain showers, Lather toiletries, robes, and slippers. Every room has been carefully designed to ensure unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, looking directly onto the hotels 2000 foot long private beach, where you can relax back in the cabanas, bask under beach umbrellas and enjoy beachside drinks.
All rooms come with the perk of access to The Beach Club. Being the most relaxed of the three dining spaces at Gurney’s, you can dine directly from your beach chair or just steps away from the bar and lounge. The menu includes beach eats like chicken fingers and crispy fish tacos, and an impressive wine and beer menu and refreshing cocktails. Over the weekends during the summer months, you’ll feel the energetic vibe with the DJ drawing a celebratory crowd.
Scarpetta Beach is a highly recommended dinner destination onsite at Gurneys. The modern, open-air Italian restaurant will not disappoint with its elegant lighting, generous ocean views and elevated menu creations. It is seafood heavy though non-fish lovers and vegetarians can
certainly find other spectacular dishes available. Be sure to try the creamy polenta with truffled mushroom, and locally caught black bass. Finish with a deconstructed plate of flavours with their fine deserts. Come nightfall, head to the firepit, an all-outdoor venue with relaxed atmosphere provides ocean views during the day and a party scene at night.
Focused on sustainability, their onsite pool is the only ocean-fed seawater pool in North America. Indulge with the full bathhouse experience including a caldarium, thermal baths, sauna and steam rooms, a salt room, and an indoor/outdoor fitness centre. Or indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and facials. To lessen their environmental footprint, Gurneys filters reduce water waste, and they use energy saving heating systems throughout.
Pricing:Standard King Room, $825 per night peak.
Barons Cove will make you feel like a Hamptons billionaire—even if it’s just for a weekend.
Located in the historic town of Sag Harbor, with a variety of cottage type rooms, there is something for everyone, including families. Most of its 67 guest rooms boast a harbour view upon the sailboats, or you can opt for a garden room. Many of the hotels located in The Hamptons follow the natural beach vibes, but Baron’s Cove embraces the nautical theme with a ‘Ralph Lauren’ preppy style. Anchors and ropes compliment navy blue shades and classic all-American furnishings. Rooms are spacious with beds so inviting they look like clouds in pristine white linens.
Located on the marina there is plenty to do here — lounge by the salt water swimming pool, play tennis at the onsite courts, or shop in the resort boutique that carries both beachy homewares and designer dresses. As the evenings draw in, cosy up on the fairy lit deck and enjoy drinks surrounding the outside fireplace.
The restaurant at Barons Cove is a classic American dining room offering a variety of vegetables, fish and meats locally sourced from farmers and artisan across the East End. This popular choice is busy right from breakfast where you can expect a wholesome brunch menu to see you through the day. Come dinner, the variety continues, but local seafood really takes centre stage. A personal favourite being the Scallops A La Plancha, in celery root puree, and apple relish, or try the Roasted Halibut accompanied by Long Island root vegetables.
Luxurious, airy and modern, the Topping Rose House is the
picture of a 19th century mansion with bright white clapboard façade, just a 5-minute walk from downtown Bridgehampton. The 16 spacious guest rooms and 6 suites blend traditional architecture, contemporary design and modern comforts in perfect harmony. 7 of the rooms are in the original house, whilst the studios are built in a set of slick, linear annex spaces at the rear. Modern interiors resembling an Upper East Side gallery fill expanses of white, with splashes of colour from the contemporary art collection. There are 4 cottages which offer the ultimate luxury experience, with private outdoor patios or roof decks. Perfect for families visiting.
The ground floor gives focus to the prestigious farm-to-table restaurant and bar. Jean-Georges creates strikingly dishes using excellent locally sourced ingredients from orchards and fishermen who share his commitment to organic food. Served in a casually elegant dining room, its a location perfectly suiting for special occasions.
The gym, spa and heated outdoor pool are housed in the rear new build. Where you can indulge in relaxing spa treatments such as hot stone massages, facials and body scrubs while energising yoga sessions bring a touch of wellness to your stay.
Topping Rose House is a member of the American Express Fine
Hotels program, which gives cardholders with The Platinum Card® from American Express, or Centurion-branded card, elite-like perks, including space-available upgrades, daily breakfast for two, guaranteed late check out and Membership
It is not hard to see why this has become a favourite weekend
destination for New Yorkers.
Pricing: Doubles from $450 (approx.. £283) per night, including tax and breakfast.
Bridgehampton’s understated A Room at the Beach is a unique boutique getaway with a tucked-in-the-woods feel, surrounded by a grove of redwood trees giving the grounds a sense of grandeur. Lovingly restored by Lucy Swift Weber and Charles Lemonides, this once average motel has been transformed into a luxurious oasis worthy of even the most discerning modern traveller. Located just a short bike ride from the beach, the 10 guest rooms are adorned with casual beach décor. Each has a private
outdoor deck space, perfect for a morning coffee or afternoon cocktails.
Custom concrete sinks and tranquil rainfall showers feature in some of the bathrooms, while others feature heated floors and spa tubs enclosed in marble and tiles from Ann Sachs. Frette Linens and Robes, Serena & Lily accessories, and Malin & Goetz toiletries are some of the amenities that fill the rooms which have been designed to create an environment of comfort and serenity.
The grounds and garden are a highlight of the idyllic 1.5 acre property. Guests can relax under the shade of the redwoods, take a dip in the pool, or warm up in the cedar-lined sauna. Enjoy complimentary morning Yoga classes every Saturday at 11am throughout the Summer.
The service is impeccable - everything is covered in the
attention to detail which allows for a laid back approach – discover the wicker cooler filled with free bottles of rosé and fruit for guests to enjoy at their leisure for example.
This is the perfect destination for those who love relaxed luxury and beach vibes.
Pricing: Double rooms start from $365 per night.