Sole East Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Montauk, The Hamptons, Long Island

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Pros

  • Great location in town, a 3-minute bike ride to the beach
  • Lovely outdoor pool with food and drink service
  • Beautiful gardens with hammocks and ample lounge seating
  • Organic restaurant and bar with live music or DJ on weekends
  • Rooms include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and luxurious linens
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • Bike cruisers available for rent
  • Pet-friendly for a fee

Cons

  • Breakfast is not included
  • Noisy on weekend evenings
  • No phones or mini-fridges in rooms

Bottom Line

This American Tudor-style hotel in Montauk is a summer hot spot that maintains an essence of “cool” without pretension. The 61 rooms and suites have a surf-chic vibe and appeal to the Manhattan set with amenities such as high-quality linens and Aveda products. Though not directly on the beach, expansive grounds include lawn games, daybeds, hammocks and an organic restaurant and bar. The outdoor pool -- with live music on weekends -- is popular, and the party scene has been known to carry on until the wee hours of the morning.

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 Scene

A surfer vibe with contemporary art and live music on weekends

Backyard Restaurant at the Sole East
Backyard Restaurant at the Sole East

This converted Tudor-style property is classic on the outside and modern on the inside. The unique, laid-back vibe has just enough sophistication to make some city slickers dream of quitting their jobs and joining the Montauk surf culture. The rear of the lobby leads to a canopied walkway, which turns into the organic restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Expansive grounds include a decent-size pool and lounge areas -- some more private than others. The joint cranks out the fun (and noise) on summer weekends, and the bartender (crowd depending) will continue serving drinks well into the early morning.

 Location

On a quiet road off Montauk Highway within short driving distance to beaches and village

A 120-mile drive from New York City, the Sole East Resort is located on the outskirts of Montauk but within walking distance to the village and beaches. The Montauk area is spread out, and there are many attractions within a 10-mile radius, so a car is recommended. Otherwise, there are taxi services in town, and the hotel provides rental bike cruisers for shorter trips.

  • 75-minute drive to Islip Airport
  • 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk to Montauk’s shops and restaurants
  • 15-minute walk to Montauk beaches
  • 5-minute drive to Montauk Harbor
  • 15-minute drive to Montauk Point
  • 20-minute drive to Easthampton
  • 40-minute drive to Southampton

 Rooms

This 2.5-acre property offers 60 renovated bungalow-style rooms in the hotel section, and seven Cabana Suites in the garden

The Garden Suite at the Sole East
The Garden Suite at the Sole East

The decor is modern beach-chic with a touch of surfer theme thrown in for good measure. Rooms do not contain phones, fridges, irons and hairdryers, but the latter two are available upon request.

  • Simmons pillow-top mattresses, and 300-thread-count Italian linens
  • iPod docks
  • Aveda toiletries
  • Free bottled water
  • Modern, efficient air conditioners
  • Bathrooms in the hotel section are smaller and contain older fixtures; bathrooms in the cabana suites are fully renovated.

 Features

Thriving weekend pool scene, lounge areas, and a full-service restaurant

Pool at the Sole East
Pool at the Sole East
  • Large outdoor heated pool
  • Outdoor lounge areas, bamboo walkways, shady hammocks, and fire pits keep the party scene going after dark
  • Outdoor masseuse available
  • Yoga classes on weekends
  • DJs, reggae nights, and live music on weekends
  • Outdoor attendants serve specialty cocktails and bites from Backyard restaurant
  • Backyard restaurant and bar is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night cocktails
  • Bike cruisers on-site for rent
  • Parking passes available for local beaches
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
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 Bottom Line

This American Tudor-style hotel in Montauk is a summer hot spot that maintains an essence of “cool” without pretension. The 61 rooms and suites have a surf-chic vibe and appeal to the Manhattan set with amenities such as high-quality linens and Aveda products. Though not directly on the beach, expansive grounds include lawn games, daybeds, hammocks and an organic restaurant and bar. The outdoor pool -- with live music on weekends -- is popular, and the party scene has been known to carry on until the wee hours of the morning.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 87
Pool: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Montauk, The Hamptons
Address: 90 Second House Road
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