- Two lovely outdoor pools and one indoor pool
- A nice variety of restaurants and bars on-site
- Free shuttles to Montauk Harbor, downtown, and beaches
- A spa and salon on-site, plus modern fitness center, and saunas
- Each room comes with a balcony or terrace, plus iPod docks
- Outdoor tennis courts and tennis pro on-site
- Free use of beach cruiser bikes
- Charter boat trips that leave from marina
- Free Wi-Fi and parking
- High prices during the summer season
- The outdoor pool and beach areas can get crowded with kids
- The location is not walking distance to the ocean or town
- Rooms have been renovated but some areas need updating
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A family-friendly resort with a variety of activities and restaurants
This expansive and historic resort evokes another time. Originally built in 1928 by entrepreneur Carl Fisher (the man credited with turning Miami from a sleepy backwater town to a thriving resort metropolis), the resort quickly became the local go-to vacation destination for the wealthy (original members of the club include J.P. Morgan, Vincent Astor, and Harold S. Vanderbilt). Charles Lindbergh is said to have often flown his seaplane into the harbor to dock at the club's marina. And according to local legend, the Island Club (which was located next door to the original resort and would eventually become part of the resort as it stands today), was the most popular speakeasy and gambling casino around town during Prohibition. To avoid trouble, the club posted sentries at the stone stanchions at the end of the island's causeway -- when the police stopped by, the sentries would radio the club for management to hide the liquor and gambling equipment.
Today, the resort maintains some of that storied appeal (the towering white lighthouse is what beaconed guests to the resort from its inception). Yet there are plenty of modernized amenities to keep today's guest happy -- though the two outdoor pools and small private beach are popular with kids, so if you’re looking for some celebrity-style peace and quiet, head to the ocean. Despite updates and upgrades, one original trait has remained consistent through the years: The resort, as a whole, attracts a wealthy set, and guests shouldn't be surprised to see the occasional celebrity roaming its grounds.
Minutes from Montauk Harbor, the resort faces a marina, and is a short drive from the ocean and downtown
At the easternmost tip of Long Island, the Montauk Yacht Club’s lakeside location is kitty corner from Montauk Harbor -- an area containing restaurants, shops, plenty of harborside sightseeing. In addition to downtown Montauk, there are many nearby towns to explore, and, of course, miles of sandy beaches to enjoy.
- 84-minute drive to Islip Airport
- 4-minute drive to Montauk Harbor
- 9-minute drive to downtown Montauk and beaches
- 10-minute drive to Montauk Point
- 22-minute drive to East Hampton
- 34-minute drive to Sag Harbor
- 40-minute drive to Southampton
- 150-minute drive to Manhattan
Renovated nautical-style rooms, suites, and villas appeal to the just-off-the-boat or jitney haute summer crowd
The 107 rooms and suites at the Montauk Yacht Club -- not surprisingly -- are decorated in nautical style, with splashes of navy blue against white. The villas are housed separately from the main buildings, and are more spacious and modern. Villas don’t have their own private balconies or terraces, but they have access to lawn space with tables and chairs.
- Comfortable 300-thread count sheets, duvets, and goose-down pillows
- Balcony or terrace (views range so make sure to ask in advance), except in the villas
- Keurig coffeemakers with free coffee; mini-fridges
- iPod docks and large flat-screen TVs
- Bath products by L’Occitane during high season
- Standard shower/tub combos
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Tennis courts, yoga classes, and a hopping nightlife scene make this a fun summer resort
- Two large outdoor pools and one indoor pool
- Small beach overlooking the lake
- Spa, salon, and rental car company on-site
- Free shuttle to Montauk Harbor, downtown, and beaches
- Fitness center and saunas, though saunas are outdated
- Outdoor seating areas and fire pits
- Tennis courts and tennis pro on-site
- Yoga lessons, surf camp, and tennis camp arrangements
- Excursions are available from charter boats in the marina
- Volleyball, bocce ball, and horseshoes
- Free Wi-Fi and parking
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A range of high-end cuisine, specialty cocktails, and casual bar bites make it easy to stay close
Montauk Yacht Club offers a good mix of dining options that appeal to both families and couples seeking romance.
- The Gulf Coast Kitchen is a higher-end New American restaurant that focuses on local ingredients.
- The more casual Hurricane Alley has a Florida feel and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
- Barracuda Bar is an indoor nautical-style lounge offering specialty cocktails and small bites.
- The Turtle Lounge is another nautical-style area to enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
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|Address||32 Star Island Rd., Montauk, Long Island 11954, United States|