Hamptons, United States

Journey East Hampton

Rates per night from$359.82

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD359.82), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Shiplap sanctuary

Setting

Hamptons hideaway

Journey East Hampton is not your average Hamptons hotel. There’s no preppy Palladian mansion or raucous pool-party scene here – just a cedar-paneled stay sitting quietly and contentedly in peaceful hydrangea-lined gardens off Montauk Highway. Guests move at their own pace – playing bocce or cornhole on the lawn, taking time out in the art-laden lounge, or roasting s’mores over the firepit. Glorious beaches and upscale boutiques are a short ride away on one of the free-to-use bikes, or you can stay put beside the sun-drenched saltwater pool.

 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

25, including 15 suites.

Check–Out

11am, check-in 4pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $359.82, excluding tax at 11.63 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $20.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a Continental breakfast of fresh pastries, granola, seasonal fresh fruit, La Colombe coffee and assorted teas.

At the hotel

WiFi. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, minibar with free soft drinks.

Our favourite rooms

The Hampton King gives you a super-sized bed and a view onto the garden. For extra space, upgrade to an Atlantic King Suite.

Poolside

The heated saltwater pool is on a raised deck next to the garden, flanked by sunloungers, umbrellas, and the pool house.

Packing tips

Save a little space in your case – the hotel has a small selection of boutique goods by Brooklyn designer Fredericks & Mae for purchase, including handcrafted clutches and nautical-flag dominoes.

Also

The Accessible Atlantic King Suite is designed with wheelchair users in mind; the lobby is accessible, too.

Children

All ages welcome. There are enough garden games for competitive types to create their own mini Olympics.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Take your breakfast out to the garden and settle into an wooden Adirondack chair.

Dress Code

Sunday-best beachwear.

Hotel restaurant

There isn’t an eatery at the hotel, but the refined restaurants of East Hampton are just a few minutes away.

Hotel bar

Don’t be fooled by its bite-sized demeanour – the lobby bar is stocked with everything you need for a negroni by the fireplace, or a gimlet in the garden. There's no full-time barman on hand, so just pop by the front desk when you're feeling thirsty and they'll shake something up for you. There’s a selection of snacks too, and piles of fresh fruit.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8am until 10.30am.

Room service

There’s no room service, but the minibar is loaded with local snacks.

Location

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Address
Journey East Hampton
490 Pantigo Rd
East Hampton
11937
United States

The hotel is at the quieter eastern end of the Hamptons, near the tip of Long Island.

Planes

If you’re coming from elsewhere on the East Coast, fly into Long Island MacArthur airport; it’s 50 miles from the hotel, which takes about 90 minutes to drive. International visitors should aim for JFK airport in New York City; the 95-mile drive from there takes around two hours. Call the Smith24 team for help booking your travel.

Trains

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stops at East Hampton on its way to Montauk. Board at Jamaica station in New York City, and allow three hours for the journey. From East Hampton station, it’s a five-minute taxi ride to the hotel.

Automobiles

A car is convenient for cruising between beaches and parking up outside the Hamptons’ high street boutiques. If you’re hiring, it’s usually easiest to pick up at the airport; there’s free parking at the hotel.

Other

You can land a private plane or helicopter at East Hampton airport (15 minutes’ drive from the hotel). From Manhattan, you can reach the East End on the Hampton Jitney bus in around three hours (the Hampton Ambassador and Hampton Luxury Liner offer the same service on plusher coaches).

Worth getting out of bed for

The saltwater pool awaits for an early morning dip, followed by yoga in the garden (at weekends). Or, you can borrow a bike and ride one mile down to the beach, for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Later, picnic on the lawn and play cornhole and bocce, then wind down with cocktails by the log fire in the lounge. Wherever you choose for dinner, save room for an extra dessert – marshmallow, chocolate and biscuit s’mores roasted over the firepit.
Pack up your beach bag and head for the endless strip of golden sand just over a mile to the south – Egypt Beach is peaceful and undeveloped, Two Mile Hollow Beach is family friendly with a seasonal lifeguard and picnic tables, and Indian Wells Beach has sand dunes and a wildlife refuge. Browse the boutiques and art galleries in East Hampton and Sag Harbor, or join the surf crowd at a beach party in Montauk.
Long Island is, erm, a long island – and Montauk Lighthouse is the National Historic Landmark at the very end, 118 miles east of New York City. There’s a mini museum in the Keeper’s House and you can climb to the top of the tower to survey the Atlantic breakers crashing into the headland.

 

 

 

Local restaurants

Brunch is best served at Babette’s (66 Newtown Lane), where cinnamon French toast and bulging breakfast burritos sit alongside mighty omelettes on the menu. For a sea-salty lunch, head to Bostwick’s Chowder House (277 Pantigo Road), where you can sit on the patio and scoff a lobster roll. Nick and Toni’s (136 N Main Street) is a Hamptons institution, serving hand-cut pasta and Mediterranean specialties at the same high standard for over 30 years. Lakeside The Crow’s Nest (4 Old West Lake Drive) is worth the 20-minute drive for the honey-drizzled whipped ricotta alone; if you’ve still got space, go for the locally sourced scallops or grass-fed ribeye steak.

Local bars

Hit the surf-party scene in Montauk at summer-camp–styled Ruschmeyer’s (161 2nd House Road) or the legendary Surf Lodge (183 Edgemere Street). Over on Shelter Island, the drinks flow fast at André Balazs’ Sunset Beach (35 Shore Road).

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in the Hamptons and unpacked their beach hats and boogie boards, a full account of their seaside break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Journey East Hampton in New York State…

Journey East Hampton feels like the home of an aspiring art collector. There’s nothing stuffy about it, though, and not a hint of the Antiques Roadshow – the original pieces here are locally sourced, fresh and imaginative. In the lobby, bold Picasso-inspired portraits are naturally framed by the cream panel walls, while the rooms feature abstract seascapes and playful mini-series above the bed. And let’s not forget the furniture. Smooth-edged mid-century pieces in walnut and oak are upholstered in earthy greys and brown leather – and there’s a Noguchi coffee table in the lounge. All this is set against a backdrop of crisp white and rich navy paintwork – just seaside-y enough to remind you that you’re in the Hamptons, but with a touch of individual elegance.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Journey East Hampton’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Loved this place! Super cute hotel, fantastic amenities and the service was great. The manager (Juan) was very hospitable. Will be back!

Rating

Stayed on 16 Mar 2019