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Where to Stay in the Hamptons?

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Where to Stay in the Hamptons?

My husband and I recently moved to Manhattan and we want to take a weekend trip out to Long Island this June. We are going to take the LIRR out so idealy it would be nice to stay somewhere within walking/biking distance of the beach, great restuarants, and shops. If we have to take cab a couple of times thats fine too. Also we are trying to keep this weekend getaway affordable! Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Where to Stay in the Hamptons?

Hi, to start look to the left side of the page and read some of the hotel reviews. I am sure a TA member will have some first hand info.

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2. Re: Where to Stay in the Hamptons?

Affordable and the Hamptons are not words that generally go together. In general the Hamptons don't have a lot of accomodation options on/near the beach since this very valuable property is used for private homes. There's not a lot of accomodation period really. Most people rent homes or shares (or own).

The places in East Hampton that would be both walking or biking distance to the beach and town will be quite expensive. They include

Maidstone Arms

1770 House

Mill Hill Inn

Baker House

Huntting Inn

There are more affordable places to stay, but they're not near the beach.

Montauk offers many more motels and inns that are on or across from the beach but it has a different feeling than the Hamptons (which a lot of people prefer). There are also a few places in Amagansett (the next town east of East Hampton) like the Gansett Green, that wouldn't be far from the beach, but it's a much quieter town with not as much to do.

Bottom line, for an affordable weekend, the Hamptons is probably not it, esp. without a car. One of the more affordable places to stay for ex. is the Enclave Inn in Wainscott (just before East Hampton). You could bike to the beach and there are a few restaurants nearby, but because it's not in one of the villages, it's less than ideal without a car.

While there's nothing wrong with the LIRR, the Hampton Jitney and/or the Hampton Luxury Liner (big modern buses) are more popular as they run more frequently. Especially if you were to stay in Wainscott, the Jitney would be better as it has a stop in Wainscott while the train doesn't.

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