We've been going to Fire Island for years, and were excited about the possibility of a more upscale hotel. The Palms is NOT that place. The service was very poor - accented by people who didn't want to help with bicycles, carry luggage, or provide towels. We stayed in the Chelsea Cottage. There was a speaker attached to the outside wall that played dance/techno/hip-hop all day (from 8 am!) preventing anyone from sleeping in. All of the rooms on one side of the building had no privacy because they faced the courtyard. There was no wireless internet in our room, though it was promised. At $800/night, we ought to have internet. A broken coffee table, chair with a ripped bottom, and air conditioners that sounded like cement mixers topped it off. We won't be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palms is a boutique hotel in Ocean Beach on Fire Island which offers luxurious accommodations in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Unlike typical hotels on Fire Island, the Palms distinguishes itself as having the finest amenities with the highest standard of customer service. Designed by renowned artist, David Byer-Tyre, the Palms prides itself as going a step beyond the expected. Every room is equipped with a flat screen TV, satellite access, Wi-Fi, iPod Docking Stations, a refrigerator, and luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets for your comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palms Hotel Ocean Beach
- The Palms Hotel Fire Island Ocean Beach