Need to know
22, including 6 suites.
12noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $295.00, excluding tax at 11.63 per cent.
Rates usually include à la carte breakfast and a welcome basket that often includes fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the on-site farm.
Not only are bicycles available for adults to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis, but the hotel also has two house Lexuses that you can borrow for up to four hours at a time. Two more Lexuses are available for staff to drive you anywhere within a five-mile radius. Beach parking permits are available to borrow (one per room), along with a limited number of beach towels and chairs; the restaurant will also gladly pack you a picnic lunch for your beach day. Should you prefer not to bike or drive to the beach, the hotel also has a seasonally operated free beach shuttle for guests.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, spa, gym, gardens and farm, bicycles to borrow, free seasonal beach shuttle, four house cars, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: iPad, flatscreen TV, free minibar snacks, iPod dock and radio, Jambox speakers, alcohol minibar, Chadsworth & Haig bathrobes and, in the Cottage Suites, Nespresso machines.
Our favourite rooms
The rooms in the main house have an historic charm, and those in the Cottages have a subtly more modern style. We love both, depending on our mood, but we have to admit we fell for Room Six, a third-floor House One-Bedroom Suite with corner views over the front garden and a bathtub just made for relaxing in after a day at the beach.
The heated outdoor pool opens exclusively for guests in time for Memorial Day Weekend and stays open to both kids and adults alike throughout the warmer months. The hedge-lined deck has plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas to tempt you to lounge poolside; a grill provides fresh snacks and a bar service guarantees you’ll never go thirsty. Parents should note that the pool does not have a lifeguard.
The spa at Topping Rose House has four treatment rooms, and holistic in-room treatments can also be arranged.
Your driving license for when you borrow one of the house cars and a cheque-book so you can take home the Winston Wächter Gallery-curated painting in your room.
Private Pilates and yoga sessions can be arranged.
Dogs under 35 pounds are welcome, for £35 a night. However, dogs are not permitted in the public areas and are only permitted in Cottage Rooms. See more pet-friendly hotels in Hamptons.
The hotel is best suited to older children, but all are welcome. Cottage King Suites are ideal for families, with their connected rooms; in other rooms, beds can be added for a fee. Babysitting can be arranged.
Older children and teenagers; age nine and older.
The Cottage King Suites are ideal for families with teenagers and older children, as the connecting second room has a fold-out couch, but a door gives more privacy. For more info, see Also below.
Bicycles and helmets are available to borrow for children ages eight to 12. Arts and crafts materials and board games are also available upon request, and the in-room iPad can be used by younger guests, as well.
The outdoor, heated pool is family-friendly, but there are no lifeguards.
Highchairs and booster seats are available in the restaurant, and the chef will adapt menu items for children upon request.
Can be coordinated with one day’s notice at a rate of $25 per hour with a minimum of two hours.
No need to pack
Cots and cribs and the necessary linens are available for free.
More recommended rooms: slightly younger families might prefer the House One-Bedroom Suites, whose sofas also fold out. All rooms can accommodate an extra crib or bed; cribs are for babies up to age three, at no extra cost, and extra beds are for children up to age 13, for £150 per night. Many rooms can have two twin beds upon request.
The on-site Topping Rose House Farm provides the majority of produce for the restaurant; most other ingredients are still sourced locally and are organic and free-range as much as possible. Cleaning products and toiletries are all ecologically friendly, and bicycles are available to borrow.