Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina Rating: 3.0 Pearls
This family-friendly resort is arguably the best value in the Hamptons. It may not be objectively cheap, but rates are very fair for what you get when compared to other hotel options in the area. The nautical-style rooms, suites, and villas overlook Lake Montauk. The views take advantage of the attached marina, bobbing with boats galore, and are crowned by a white lighthouse. The resort has more than 80 years of intriguing history, and though the location is not directly on the ocean, on-site activities and restaurants, and the free shuttles to town make it a draw for an amenities-filled Hamptons getaway.
Sea Crest on the Ocean Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Smack dab between Amagansett and Montauk, the Sea Crest on the Ocean resort is a two-level condo property containing studio, one-, two-, or three-bedroom units. Studios contain efficiency kitchens, and all others have full kitchens; prices are among the least expensive in the Hamptons, especially considering the location steps from the beach. Units vary greatly in decor depending on owner, so ask for a description when booking. The main attraction here is the easy and free access to the beach, but additional highlights include the outdoor pool, charcoal grills, and tennis courts. Located just off the Highway 27 artery, a car is needed to reach local restaurants and attractions (and there's no restaurant on-site). Second-floor rooms are more likely to have a view of the ocean.