Need to know
19, including three cottages and six suites.
Noon, but flexible (half-day rates are available). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $199.50, excluding tax at 11.63 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 4% per room per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
Each room comes with a much-coveted beach parking permit as well as beach towels, umbrellas and loungers; hunker down for the day on the white sands of East Hampton beach with a picnic basket packed full of organic delicacies by the hotel. Cycle the mile-long journey on one of the red Kronan bikes available to borrow. Have a yoga class in the meditation gardens. Pets get their own special menu, with treats such as Hot Diggity Dog (a beef hot-dog) and Rover Easy (scrambled eggs).
At the hotel
Private grounds, gardens, library with DVDs, photography collection, free WiFi throughout, iMac in reception. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Sony PlayStation 3, iPod dock, Hästen beds, Coyuchi robes, Jonathan Baker products, clogs, aromatherapy products and minibar.
Our favourite rooms
We love the Maidstone’s sovereign take on ‘his ’n’ hers’ in the adjoining His Majesty’s Suite and Her Royal Highness’ Suite, which pay homage to Swedish magnificos King Carl XIV and Queen Silvia with matching fleur-de-lys wallpaper and deep claw-foot bath tubs in gold and silver. For decadent winter afternoons spent shivering deliciously over Skaldic verse, try the Edvard Munch Room; all wingbacks and old-gold walls, its bathroom outfitted in gleaming black Swedish slate.
Bring preppy red Ralph Lauren loafers for free-wheeling around the Hamptons on a matching scarlet vintage bicycle; in colder months, curl up on a sheepskin-covered window seat with cashmere sweaters and a good book.
The hotel has a full concierge service, including spa specialists, dog walkers, dog groomers and babysitters. The hotel sells eco-friendly, Swedish products, including hand-painted clogs and jewelry from Efva Attling.
Children of any age are very welcome. Cots can be added to any room, and the concierge will be happy to arrange a baby-sitter (request in advance). Children are welcome in the hotel restaurant, where high chairs are provided.
Children of any age are very welcome. Cots can be added to any room, and the concierge will be happy to arrange a baby-sitter (request in advance). Children are welcome in the hotel restaurant, high chairs are provided and there's a tot's menu.
Children of all ages are very welcome.
The hotel’s cottages and suites are great for larger families, with pull-out couches and private patios.
Kids will love playing lawn games on the hotel grounds (especially the Viking ‘Kubb’!), and board games inside on wetter days; ask the hotel to point you towards child-friendly events in the local area. The Children’s Museum of the East End (www.cmee.org) organises a whole array of activities for kids, from tea parties to French classes, and The Art Farm (www.theartfarms.org) is an eco-friendly arts and crafts centre that caters to children as young as six months.
Children are welcome in the hotel restaurant at any time (high chairs provided), and there’s even a special children’s menu, which emphasises a relaxed but healthy approach to local organic produce – with a Scandinavian twist. Dishes range from ‘fresh from the farm’ soup to Swedish meatballs on potato roll with lingonberry ketchup and homemade pickles; and kids will love the cookie selection plate to finish. Staff are happy to heat up milk or baby food for younger Smiths.
The concierge will be happy to arrange baby-sitting with a local nanny (request in advance).
No need to pack
Cribs can be provided for any room (request in advance), which will be included in the cost for an additional guest.