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“Reminiscent of an Inn more than a Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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49 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sag Harbor
New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Reminiscent of an Inn more than a Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The reception is not your normal reception: it's in the middle of the restaurant. Once we were inside, we were greeted very kindly, so we felt very welcomed. The hotel had reserved the really cute "apartment" on the top floor for us, which has two levels, connected by stairs. Even though it smelled a bit stuffy, the bathroom with a whirlpool bathtub, living room, and the bed upstairs in the attic were all very clean. The apartment and the stairway leading up to it looked more like a B&B or an Inn than a hotel.

We wanted to try out the restaurant inside the hotel, but the waiters were so busy, we heard them apologizing for the long wait at the table next to us, and after we still hadn't received neither our menus nor any water after 15 minutes, we decided to leave and walk to the nearby Tutto il Giorno - which was an excellent idea. But I'll save that for a different review. :)

At night, back at the American Hotel, we slept really well, with the window of our cozy attic bedroom opened all night. The bedroom faces the back of the hotel, not the street in front of it, so you are guaranteed to sleep peacefully (at least now, in the off-season, hehe). The queen size bed was super-comfortable and the sheets and comforter kept us nice and warm.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Took a group from Australia for lunch At The American on 23 October 2012 and it was wonderful.
Loved the hotel. Staff were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Loved the ambience and everything about the hotel and its superb Main Street location in this gem if a town. Put it on your list.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Feels like a guest mansion, with luxurious, spacious, high-ceiling rooms and plush comforters. One of the most comfortable beds ever. Still has manual keys, but personalized service and old-fashioned details make it feel more like a special get-away and add to the warmth of the place.

Room Tip: Only saw 12 and 15 but they were both gorgeous and huge.
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Interesting inn, I would say more than a hotel. This is a restaurant with rooms. If dining book a table outside which is more or less on the street but good for people watching. Good central location - easy walk to harbor.
Rooms are spacious - old fashioned, a bit like a guest house in the UK. Very efficient but noisy air conditioning.
Great pictures and stuff on the walls. Huge wine list but first bottle went back as not good - indifference from the waiter but we have had a lot worse service.
Rooms were clean, beds comfortable.
We arrived very late and bar was crowded but were met with a smile and someone dragged our heavy bags up the stairs. one flight but steep.
We left early and dragged our own bags out!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We are a family of 3 who recently stayed there for 3 nights. We LOVED it! The EXCEPTIONAL staff is only too happy to help. The room was charming, comfortable, well attended to and beautifully maintained. The location is wonderful. It's right on Main Street in lovely, charming (low-key) Sag Harbor. Unfortunately, we didn't get the opportunity to stay for dinner, but it looked lovely and the bar is lively and welcoming. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning in a choice of settings.... outside, indoors or in the sitting room where we enjoyed a few games of backgammon. Can't wait to stay there again!

Room Tip: If stairs aren't "your thing" request to be on the 2nd floor.....the building is very...
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stay at the American Hotel once each year and it is always great. Be sure to make a reservation for dinner as it is alway crowded as is the bar. Try to get seated outside on the porch for great people watching with an occassional celebrity. Food is excellent and right in the center of town. Take a walk after dinner or have a drink at the bar

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
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Roswell, Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

On a Downhill run! I spent years running resorts in the US... I would never have hired most of this staff! Be REAL is my advice to management!

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 49 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Sag Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sag Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
American Hotel Sag Harbor

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