Hotel / Inn Info
- Most lodging options in this category will be charming boutique bed and breakfast type of inns. There are also a number of full-service hotels with slightly larger capacity.
- Please note that almost all hotels in the Hamptons require a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY FOR THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY WEEKEND. Additionally, due to extremely high demand for the holiday week/weekend, hotels are unfortunately unable to offer any room block availability or discounted group rates.
- If you choose to stay at a hotel as opposed to a house or Airbnb rental, we strongly urge you to make booking arrangements AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
- See a list of our hotel recommendations here.
Airbnb / House Rental Info
- For groups and families, we recommend Airbnb lodging over hotel lodging as it provides more space (perhaps a lawn and a pool!) and in general a better value.
- While you can certainly start browsing options right away, the majority of Hamptons summer rental inventory will come on the market / online beginning in February and continuing into Memorial Day Weekend, when the summer rental season officially starts. We encourage you to start the search early and for non-local New York guests, make booking arrangements no later than May.
- If you would like to work with a local realtor for non-Airbnb rental options, feel free to reach out to us and we can provide you with a list of contacts we know well.
Getting There & Around
- For those flying in, both JFK and LGA are located about 80 miles west of Southampton (about 1 hr 45 min drive without traffic). Depending on the date and time of your arrival during that holiday weekend, traffic going east towards the Hamptons can be challenging. Southampton is the first town you will reach coming from New York City/JFK, going farther east will add to travel time. Distance between Southampton Village and East Hampton Village is 12 miles and travel time with no traffic is 25 minutes (which can increase significantly during summer rush hours).
- Ways of getting from the airport / New York City to the Hamptons. See here (link coming soon) for detailed directions.
- Rental Car
- Hampton Jitney / Hampton Ambassador
- LIRR train
- Helicopter & Seaplane
- To get around in the Hamptons, we strongly recommend renting a car. Not only it is the most economical option as taxis and Uber can get pricey (single trips can cost upwards of $25 for a very short distance), having a car also gives you the freedom to explore all the beauty the East End has to offer to the fullest extent.
- Taxis and Uber rides are readily available for nights out on the town or whenever you don’t want to be dealing with driving.