Our family has been going to the Driftwood for over 40 years. I basically grew up there as a kid in the summers. The best part of the Driftwood is the beach. Not only is the Driftwood one of the closest properties to the ocean, but since Hither Hills is right next door, that means you have much more beach and privacy than if you stay at one of the other hotels further down the strip.
The quiet is also noticeable. At night it seems like you have the place to yourself, even though the parking lot could be full. Kids are definitely welcome and there's a playground and pool for them too.
It has gone through quite a few changes including ownership. Currently, it is a co-op which means each of the rooms are individually owned and managed by a management company. Although the property does have minimum standards, all rooms are not the same. Which also means some of the rooms may not be updated but many of the rooms have gone above and beyond to make it as nice as possible. That will really explain why the reviews here are across the board, it really depends on the luck of the draw as to which room type you get.
I do have to admit, we own a room by the pool. I fear that at least one of the reviews might be aimed at us. Which means we need to do a better job of keeping the room updated (the room was re-done during the winter of 2010-11) AND get on the management company to hire better people so when there are issues they are addressed quickly and professionally.
We do take pride in making sure our room is comfortable and well taken care of. That way, everyone that stay's there, loves it as much as we do!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Driftwood Resort, where family-friendly accommodations, supreme amenities and exceptional service come together to create a first-class experience. A beachfront resort just minutes from the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse and steps from the Atlantic Ocean, our resort on the pristine Amagansett Napeague strip sits on picturesque grounds, offers panoramic ocean vistas and is conveniently located. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Driftwood On The Ocean Hotel Montauk
- Driftwood On The Ocean Montauk