Need to know
33, including 29 suites.
12pm, but flexible, subject to availability and, sometimes, a half-day charge. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $285.00, excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates are usually room-only; à la carte breakfast starts at $12.
Judy and Laurence Cutler of the National Museum of American Illustration have curated the American illustrative art collection – full of wistful watercolours and drawings – one of the most valuable in America.
At the hotel
Gym with steam showers, sauna, spa with treatment rooms, library of books and DVDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, minibar, coffeemaker, kitchenette with mini-fridge and microwave, Penhaligon's bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The airy Vanderbilt Suite has a fully equipped kitchen brimming with cocktail gadgets, cooking utensils and everything you could possibly need to whip up a feast. The dining table seats four, and there are sofas and chairs aplenty. Room 203 is our favourite of the Junior Deluxe Suites, with gleaming hardwoods and a high-ceilinged lounging space. Some rooms have bath tubs – request when booking.
There are two heated pools: a lap pool indoors, and a little plunge pool lined with deckchairs near the terrace outside.
A mini spyglass to scan the shoreline for coves to explore. Leave enough room in your bag for seashells and maybe a model yacht.
In-room spa treatments are available. Furry friends are welcome in designated pet-friendly rooms, for a fee of US$50–US$100, based on size.
Under-10s stay free; beds for older children are $75 extra each per night. Free baby cots can be provided in the Junior Suite 46sq m and larger rooms. There’s no kids’ menu, but the chef will prepare special child-friendly dishes on request.