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“Fun but too much kids” 4 of 5 stars
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Driftwood on the Ocean
2178 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954   |  
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Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Montauk
Helsinki, Finland
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fun but too much kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Hoped to meet other young people, party, do things but place was not that awesome, some people were cool but a lot of kids (forget about the pool if you are NOT a huge fan of 'Marco-Polo' game - all day long) but the beach is good, few bars around are cool. Good place if you are already with big group of friends !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I booked four nights at this place this past summer, but ended up stay six! I first had a double room but four days in opted to change to a beach front suite with grill/patio extension.

Upon arrival, I---like other reviewers stated too--- was left a key for an early check in---like the front desk attendant promised.

In the morning, upon examining the grounds, i found: the pool is clean and well kept. The staff is very kind and generous but don't hound you so you can relax. There isn't food on hotel grounds except vending machines and menus, but there's a nice funky restaurant across from the hotel with good mixed rum drinks.

In conclusion, the beaches were clean and empty. The beds were comfortable and rooms welcoming. The grounds were well kept and if you want to enjoy the island without the pretensions of the hamptons, this is the place for you. well priced, well kept and just cozy.

p.s. - front desk attendants rock. kind females who help newbies to the montauk.

Room Tip: if in summer, splurge for grill/patio extension. go into town and shop for meats and vegetables for...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This place was awesome. We arrived late and they had an envelope with a hand-written note to welcome us and give us our key. The place was spotless, the shower was excellent, and they give you cute little shampoo and conditioner bottles. It was everything you needed and nothing more- which is perfect for Montauk---you are there for the beach after all!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A no frills motel. The ocean-front rooms are up to date, clean and comfortable. Internet access is a little slow but usable. Away from the hubbub of Montauk center and boardering Hither Hills state park makes for a peaceful atmosphere.

Room Tip: Don't rent the rooms in back of the pool house. They need up dating.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My extended inlaw family and mine have been coming to the Driftwood for close to twenty years, and hopefully will continue for at least another twenty.

The location can't be beat. The place is about as casual as it can get.

This isn't the Ritz, but maybe that's why we all like it so much. I don't think you're allowed to live in flipflops at the Ritz, are you?

Until then, this place rules! Hoity toity types might like somewhere else possibly more, but that's just fine w/ me and mine.

I hope Montauk/Napeague stays this way, forever.

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms are the best. Bring your own charcoal and lots of it. Who needs the fufu restauran...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
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Nutley, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I come from a very large family and for the last 20 years all of my sisters and brothers with our familes each take a unit on the ocean at the driftwood for 10 days in July. I am hesitant to write this because we always want to keep the Driftwood as our secret. First off this is the most beautiful stretch of beach you will find on the East Coast and the accomodations are perfect for our needs.In addition to the beach, we love the pool, tennis ,playgrounds and the ability to BBQ evey night. The staff is very helpful and responsive. You never have to leave this paradise. You have chairs , towels and umbrellas provided at no extra charge at the beach and then you move to the pool through out the day with fresh new towels. The unit we stay in is beautifully decorated , very comfortable and is taken care of on a daily basis. The Driftwood is a place to reconnect with your family and create wonderful memories.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stayed four nights, June 9 - 12. Kids running up and down the wooden walkway, walls paper thin. Noise level extremely high. This is not your place for rest and relaxation. For a "suite" this was hardly an ideal setting. Management basiclly non responsive to my request to leave early without penalty. No mgmt on duty after 7 P.M. None on duty when I checked out at 8:30. Still have not received copy of bill after two requests. After obtaining name of owner of property worte letter of complaint to the owner. Much like the management of the property, the owner never responded.

Room Tip: If you've never stayed in Montauk before and you're looking for quiet, this is not the place...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Driftwood on the Ocean

Address: 2178 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Montauk
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Montauk
#7 Family Hotel in Montauk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Driftwood Resort, where family-friendly accommodations, supreme amenities and exceptional service come together to create a first-class experience. A beachfront resort just minutes from the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse and steps from the Atlantic Ocean, our resort on the pristine Amagansett Napeague strip sits on picturesque grounds, offers panoramic ocean vistas and is conveniently located. ... more   less 
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