I appreciate that there isn't a lot of choce when it comes to accomodation on Fire Island and since we were staying for just a couple of days, we decided to stay here rather than arrange a house stay. I have to confess that after being very much taken by the website and the previous reviews of the Madison, we came away very disappointed.
I know it's billed as a guest house but at over $600 per night, I would at least have expected someone to make up our room. Or at least offer us clean towels. Or even explain that this service wasn't provided. But since we barely saw Lew and Tim the entire time we were there, that wasn't going to happen.
The room itself was spartan with cheap toiletries and linens and a door that didn't lock effectively. No big deal in a normally priced guest house but I'd have expected more at this price
On the plus side, the other guests seemed friendly and the breakfast was good with a fine espresso coffee machine. But it was hard to get past the small rooms and the sub-standard service.
I guess I must be getting less accepting as I get older but I really did expect something a lot better.
- Also Known As:
- The Madison Fire Island Pines Hotel
- The Madison Fire Island Pines Hotel Fire Island Pines
- The Madison Fire Island Pines
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fire Island Pines finally has a weekend getaway as chic and as beautiful as the Pines itself. The Madison Fire Island Pines is sixty seconds from the harbor and sixty seconds from the beach. All rooms are beautiful, with private baths, a/c, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. There's a huge pool, hot tub and a roof deck with a breathtaking view of the Pines. ... more less