We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely property” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Drake Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Save
You added The Drake Inn to your Saves list
The Drake Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Penny Lane, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 (Formerly Drake Motor Inn)   |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Hampton Bays
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed at the Drake Inn overnight on the way back to Manhattan from the Hamptons, and wow, were we impressed! The rooms are clean, fresh and airy, with all-new contemporary furnishings and appliances, and flat-screen TV. The property is under new ownership/management and it's clear they did a top-to-bottom renovation with this place. I loved the cozy feel of 'country cottages' from the outside yet the chic modern interior of the rooms. Upon arrival, there was a bowl of fresh fruit and nuts waiting for us; and next morning, when we opened the door - surprise! - there was a basket of the most amazing powdered dough-puff pastries ever. The grounds are lovely and sit next to a canal docked with fishing boats and is good for a morning or evening stroll. Although we didn't get a chance to use them, the pool and the barbeque grills they outfitted around the individual cottages are nice amenities too. David, the manager, and all the staff were very friendly, helpful, and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed a wonderful stay and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    47
    15
    1
    0
    1
See reviews for
12
27
2
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were looking for a quiet spot to spend the weekend,and were fortunate to book the comfortable two bedroom cottage, which was spacious and extremely clean. The pool was right outside our door, and the dock by the water was steps away. We had a nice picnic lunch by the marina, and watched as the fisherman washed their catch from the day. By the end of our stay, we felt rested and relaxed. The manager, David, was extremely helpful, and we greatly appreciated the warm pastries he left for us in the morning on our porch. We wish the new management much luck and success as they continue to create a "home away from home", in the Hamptons!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife and I booked The Drake Inn on the recommendation of a friend. The hotel far exceeded our already high expectations! Value for dollar, this is the best place I have seen in my many trips to the Hamptons. Upon arrival we were greeted by name and show to our room. The rooms are completely renovated. Everything - bathroom, kitchen, bedroom is beautifully appointed and brand new. The bed and white linens are pristine and very comfortable. Welcome (and unexpected) touches included flat-screen TVs, fresh fruit, a modern coffee maker (with fresh cream in the refrigerator), and beignets delivered to our door in the morning! They even provide outdoor grills for guests wishing to cook their own food. The pool is very nice with modern, comfortable chaise lounges. The hotel offers varied sizes of rooms and seems ideal for couples, families, and large groups for multiple rooms. David, the manager, offered incredible service. They really do care that their guests are happy. We will be back soon - probably with friends.

Room Tip: Ask David for honest advice about what room you need and what you value most.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Parkland, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Drake Inn, Hampton Bays felt like a lovely retreat, so pleasant to the eyes, and everyone was very accommodating during my stay. I loved the very classy welcome fruit bowl. The white decor, along with very contemporary appliances prove such a clean feel. The lawn area by your marina was just so relaxing, watching the boats and the birds on a beautiful day. And your pool and lawn furniture is what one would find at the finest resorts in the world. The Inn's location is great as well.

I look forward to my next visit, and can't wait to share this "find" with family and friends. Congratulations to the new owners and management, and much success to you with this lovely property!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are nicely appointed. Ask for closer to the marina, if available.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife & I just spent the past weekend at The Drake Inn. We were very pleasantly surprised with the modern amenities in the room and the incredibly clean facilities of this hotel. As mentioned by other posters, the whole place has been completely renovated and everything is brand new including flat screen tv and air conditioners (these are amenities that aren't always included in a Hamptons Hotel). David & his staff were very pleasant at all times and genuinely wanted to make sure that we were having a good stay. We even received a nice breakfast treat one morning on our porch. It was also nice to walk to the bay at the back of the hotel and to sit in the lounge chairs.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My wife and I have been visiting the Hamptons for more than 10 years now. We've always stated at The Drake Inn, formally The Drake Motor Inn. The location is perfect and an enjoyable ride for us. The service has always been impeccable and every attention to detail has always been a priority for the management. Our last stay was just over two years ago, and we had commented, that the rooms, although very clean, were becoming a little outdated. The grounds, also needed a little TLC. We had heard that there was new ownership and management and that a total transformation had taken place. When we arrived at The Drake Inn, I had to do a double-take to make sure we were at the same place. It was as if someone had wiped the slate clean, and started all over. Everything, and I mean everything, is new! Ultra modern rooms and furnishings. Perfectly manicured grounds and unsurpassed service from David and his staff. The moment we pulled up to the office, David greeted us with a smile and a handshake and escorted us to our usual apartment. The second he opened the door for us, we knew that this would be our most memorable stay. Ultra modern, comfortable furniture. New kitchen and appliances. Soft linens and beautiful flowers throughout. We walked over to the marina at sunset, and enjoyed a glass of wine while watching the sun go down. It doesn't get any more romantic than that. Congratulations to the new owners. You have taken The Drake Inn well into the 21st century. We highly recommend The Drake Inn to anyone vacationing in the Hamptons. You'll have memories that will last a lifetime. Guaranteed!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manhasset, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We booked a room at the Bentley Hotel for seven of us celebrating a bachelorette weekend and were horrified at the state of the place upon arrival - we were completely mislead by their advertising. After calling everywhere to try and find an alternative, someone recommended we call David and check out the newly renovated Drake. As soon as we arrived, we felt at home. David was warm and welcoming and toured us around the lovely modern accommodations. The rooms had brand new kitchenettes, modern seating areas, and crisp white bedding (the website does not do it justice, more work has been done since then!) The grassy picnic areas and canal are beautiful. We told him about our pickle at the Bentley and he lent us his landline to call and try to get our money back. As soon as we convinced them to refund us, we reserved the rooms at the Drake.

The rest of the weekend was heaven. David sent a bottle of wine over for the bride-to-be and brought us warm zeppolis from the local bakery in the morning. His golden retriever, Osito, visited us when we hung out on the grounds. We had one of the toilets clog and someone was right over to fix it. In fact, upon our departure, David promised us he would be replacing much of the old plumbing system in all the rooms to ensure the problem would be solved permanently . Ponquogue Beach is a 5 minute drive and there's a great breakfast cafe at the end of the block. By the end of the weekend, we felt we'd found a home away from home. The Drake is the perfect place for a charming weekend away from it all; you will feel comfortable and well looked-after. Lovely accommodations, lovely grounds, and above all, impeccable customer service. Thanks, David! You saved our weekend from disaster!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to The Drake Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Drake Inn

Address: 16 Penny Lane, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 (Formerly Drake Motor Inn)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Drake Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your The Drake Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Drake Inn Hampton Bays, NY - Hamptons

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Drake Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.