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New York City, New York
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66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to like Sunset Beach, but their propensity for astronomical charges with average delivery wore thin. The staff are mainly kids on a summer vacation. So, they're hung over while serving over-priced breakfast. The reception invite you to go to the bar yourself when you ask for ice. They, comically, close reception at 10pm. The bar / restaurant booms... More 

Thank deepoceansw1
New York, NY
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112 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Sunset Beach is located on a beautiful spot on the Long Island Sound. While all of the rooms overlook the parking lot (which is a pebble lot with pretty bushes & flowers) there is a view of the water. The balconies are not entirely private, but comfortable. We liked our visit here enough....pluses: right on the beach with chairs, umbrellas... More 

Thank haknyc
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights in August and had an awful time. TripAdvisor actually rejected my first review, so I'll try to provide more "detailed first-hand experience" - It is not an exaggeration to say this hotel/restaurant had the worst customer service I've ever encountered. No "hello", no "how are you", no smiles. I called ahead to ask about... More 

Thank dollysgirl2016

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights at Sunset Beach to celebrate our anniversary. We emailed ahead to make sure we got a room farthest from the restaurant which I was happy with and we thought we had better views. I thought everything was absolutely charming in a chic laid back European coastal way. We noticed some reviews mentioned there were no water... More 

Thank veronicahalbeck
Taunton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Too cool for school. That's what the staff are like at this trendy beach front place. Great bar. Good food. Shabby decor. Dead insects in the drinks. Very buzzy. Tables too crammed in for me. Constantly being knocked by waiting staff and other customers. It's a pretty cool place but don't put money on any of the staff cracking a... More 

Thank jae39
Sag Harbor, Ny
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217 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I like going early to avoid the crowds - breakfast is very limited - a few choices of crepes, quiche,pasteries, smoked salmon & bagel and great coffee - all excellent - friendly staff ...you order at the counter and take food to your table - informal style with some great music and a view across the street of beach &... More 

Thank SagHarborAlice
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at the Sunset Beach. The spot is really nice and the sunset amazing but unfortunately the place is very overpriced considering the lack of service: hard to find someone to help you with the luggage which were heavy considering we are traveling from Europe, no service at night in the room, self service for breakfast at... More 

Thank Valérie j
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My sister and I stopped at Sunset Beach last summer (August of 2015) for a very late lunch (or very early dinner). We also wanted to see how the hotel has changed since we vacationed on Shelter Island when we were kids. Our grandfather owned a home on the island from 1930 until 1985 so my mother and her siblings... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Nice hotel, nice restaurant. The rooms are a tiny bit dated compared to the "trendiness" of the place but the location and the vibe is still great. It's a bit of a scene, no random dressers there. Very French, every time we go there for lunch or dinner, the waiters and at least half of the customers speak French. The... More 

Thank Juliette M
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Yes, there are a lot of negative reviews about price and service, but my boyfriend and I went anyway and we are glad we did. You can't beat the sunset and the service and the food was great in our experience. It is pricey, even for NYC standards, but not so outrageous given what you pay in the City. It's... More 

Thank jocuse

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach
Cuisines: French, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Sunset Beach

Address: 35 Shore Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2002
Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Shelter Island
Price Range: ₹ 13,296 - ₹ 15,342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Make sure you are on the 2nd or 3rd floor far away from restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles haknyc, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“far from restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles veronicahalbeck, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ate here only”
 of 5 bubbles SagHarborAlice, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a top floor if you are okay with 2 flights of stairs - better view and no noise from above.”
 of 5 bubbles lilylamb, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms are on the second level, include a private balcony with view of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles ArtScout, 21 Nov 2014 | Read review
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