Many hotels and inns across the Hamptons are preparing to open after being shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, the statewide shutdown will end on Friday, May 15th. This means certain ‘low-risk businesses and recreational activities’ may resume across the state. Please note that some regions may not qualify yet for this reopening.
These are some of the hotel properties resuming (and beginning) operations in the Hamptons this month and next, while taking extra precautions and safety measures for guests.
A Butler’s Manor
A Butler’s Manor is a five bedroom boutique hotel set in the heart of Southampton Village. One of their top amenities is their full breakfast complemented with freshly-brewed gourmet coffee and premium tea. Breakfast dishes include their Southwest Soufflé and Mini Bundt Cinnamon French Toast with peaches. Their beautifully appointed English Garden is particularly so enchanting.
Added to their already stringent cleaning requirements include the removal of decorative pillows, throws, and spreads from the beds, using disinfectant wipes to wipe down common surfaces before and after each check-in, and more. In particular, guests will be asked to commit to a preferred breakfast time so that social distancing measures can be provided at their outdoor tables. 631-283-8550
The Baker House 1650
The Baker House is slated to reopen Friday, May 15th. The boutique B&B is implementing some new changes, with safety as its top priority. These include increased hourly cleaning of all common areas, safe-distance dining, contactless check-in and out, masks and gloves provided for guests, and more.
In addition, all rooms will have an enhanced mini-bar menu. Room items that are sterilized will be covered or come pre-bagged, and all rooms will receive a double cleaning upon checkout. “Even with all of our new updates, the Baker House charm, personality, and level of luxury remains unchanged,” says owner Antonella Bertello. 631-324-4081
Hero Beach Club
Hero Beach Club in the heart of Montauk Village is now open and is taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe this summer. Located directly on Umbrella Beach, their exterior hallways and large outdoor spaces allow for easy social distancing opportunities. These areas include their garden and pool area. A portion of sales are donated to the Montauk Food Pantry. 631-668-9825
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
The famed Gurney’s Montauk Resort is set to open this Friday, May 15th. Steps being taken to ensure guests’ safety include self parking, hand sanitizing stations, complimentary mask and sanitation wipes for guests, and more.
There will be reduced seating at their venues for dining and activities to allow for proper distancing. Expect robust service and grab-and-go menus, and in-room programming. In-room programming will include streaming workouts, expanded in-room dining menus, kids activity deliveries, and more. 631-668-2345
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
Gurney’s Star Island is celebrating its 1st Anniversary this May. They have implemented a flexible reservations policy for May and June. Reservations can be changed or canceled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival.
Steps being taken for their Friday, May 22nd opening include allowances for self parking, hand sanitizing stations, and more. In addition to their Montauk sister property’s implementations, a new picnic menu will be available to enjoy around the property. There will also be plenty of utilization of additional outdoor spaces throughout the resort. 631-668-3100
The Maidstone in East Hampton, a boutique Swedish hotel, is continuing to enforce strict guidelines and policies in the coming months. The hotel staff is consistently cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, doorknobs, and more throughout the entire hotel. They are making sure guests are adhering to the six foot social distancing recommendation as much as possible and separating guests within different floors and wings. Masks and gloves are used at all times and are provided upon request.
As a dog friendly hotel and as an added layer of air purification they use the BetterAir System. The system emits beneficial bacteria that nourishes the indoor environment and cleans air, surfaces and objects especially in hard to reach spaces. Additional proactive measures include contactless check-in and out, and pre-packaged continental breakfasts. 631-324-5006
The Roundtree is slated to open in June. The 15-room seaside boutique hotel has a rustic and refined design inspired by nature in its historic cottages and barn. Hotel guests can expect 2 acres of landscaped luscious gardens perfect for daytime picnics or BBQ dinners, luxurious amenities, and more.
Conveniently located on Main Street, The Roundtree is easily accessible from the Hampton Jitney stop and less than a mile from the Long Island Railroad. Formerly known as Gansett Green Manor, The Roundtree is a short walk from the ocean, restaurants, boutique shops, and historic landmarks. Email guestservices(at)theroundtreehotels(dot)com. 631-267-3133
White Fences Inn
White Fences Inn, within minutes of Southampton and Water Mill’s shopping village, is a great option for a few couples coming together or family members as an alternative to renting a house. The Inn boasts five luxuriously appointed rooms with modern fixtures like gas fireplaces and heated flooring.
Breakfast may be the highlight of your stay! Breakfast dishes include homemade Orange Cardamom French Toast, Berry Baked Oatmeal, and Yogurt Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries and Local Honey, to name a few. In addition to a full breakfast, dinner is also welcome to be enjoyed at the Inn. Restaurants across the Hamptons will continue to offer takeout and delivery options. As an alternative, guests may be interested in having a chef prepare dinners. White Fences Inn is expected to open this Friday. 631-500-9013