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A stylish boutique hotel in the heart of East Hampton with a restaurant and lounge
The moment you enter the front door, you’ll get a sense of the iconic Hamptons scene. While some nearby inns make you feel a million miles from Manhattan, this does the opposite with its modern design and sophisticated, see-and-be-seen crowd. Though some guests have their noses in the air, staff members -- many who are Scandinavian -- fit the quintessential bed & breakfast-style hospitality. Enjoy further home comforts of a B&B while relaxing from the quaint front deck, strolling the Chef's Garden, or finding Zen in the Buddha garden.
A historic year-round cottage a short walk to the village of East Hampton
Once you take that memorable left turn on Montauk Highway to enter East Hampton, the Maidstone -- a sprawling cottage close to town and beaches -- will come into view. The white-and-green awning is noticeable from the main thoroughfare where traffic can be a snarl, especially in summer months.
Choose from one of the 19 individually themed rooms, suites, and cottages named after an iconic Scandinavian figure
Rooms have individualized decor and are named after famous Scandinavian personalities (there is an Edvard Munch Room and a Carl Von Linne Freestanding Cottage, for example). Rooms tend to be on the smaller side, while suites offer a seating area and a bit more space. Private cottages are separate from the main building and have their own entrances, as well as wood-burning fireplaces and private blue-stone patios.
A dog-friendly property with amenities that appeal to chic Hamptonites
A high-end restaurant and lounge open year-round
The Living Room restaurant and lounge -- open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- is considered a hot spot in East Hampton. When not using their own chef’s garden in the back, the kitchen will choose organic ingredients from local producers.
This historic yet chic property in the center of East Hampton appeals to the stylish Hamptonite crowd with 16 rooms/suites, and three cottages decorated in Scandinavian design. Owned by a Swedish entrepreneur with 20 hotels around the world, this one is just steps from the village and a bike ride to the beach (with free beach cruiser loaners available). The pretty front porch, trendy restaurant, and distinct amenities (such as doggie menus and yoga classes in the Buddha garden) make this a popular choice for those who have money to spend.