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“Beautiful view, Beach Shack Quality rooms” 3 of 5 stars
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The Pridwin Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   81 Shore Road, Crescent Beach, Shelter Island, NY 11964   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Shelter Island
new York City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, Beach Shack Quality rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The staff are lovely and helpful. We went to Shelter Island for a wedding at Ram's Head Inn which was booked up by the wedding party. As we are a family of 3, we stayed in a room with a Queen bed and twin sleeper with a beautiful water view. The beds and bedding are fluffy and so comfortable. The room is very small, basically just for sleeping and showering. No desk or table. The bathroom is tiny and it is so small 2 people cannot stand in it together. Ran out of hot water as I was the last to shower. The towels are extremely thin, too thin. The room has been semi renovated. New bathroom and carpeting. But still feels old. The lobby, restaurant and outdoor area is very nice, so that makes up for the room. Bring ear plugs if noise is a problem as you can hear everything. There is free wifi in the room which they haven't updated this service on their website.
Breakfast choices are yogurt, cereal (frosted flakes, rice bran flakes, cheerios) or whole wheat english muffins, tea or coffee, orange or cranberry juice. That's it. I noticed most people chose an english muffin and coffee. We were disappointed, but maybe you are good with that. The Islander restaurant is the place to eat at for a great breakfast anytime of the day. As an older couple we won't stay there again as we like more comfort and luxury, but certainly could see people in their 20's and 30's loving it.

Room Tip: High Floor, Water View.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Eldred, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Can't say enough about the fabulous wedding we had here for our son. The service and food were absolutely amazing! The setting is so beautiful, with a terrace overlooking the water, great lawn where we had the ceremony, and lovely, clean, and recently renovated rooms. A large lobby/sitting area added to the comfort of all the guests. They even have a large two bedroom house that was perfect for the bridal party to get ready in. Other cabins are scattered about and very nice, each with it's own waterview deck and kitchen. We had almost 200 people and many stayed at the Pridwin. They also supplied breakfasts. It was an incredible experience.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are really nice, and so are the cabins.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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long island
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We were here for a wedding and decided to stay at the hotel. The folks at the front desk were very nice and helpful. The lobby was charming and the grounds beautiful with being right on the water. Our room was adequate and clean but had a smell to it. It was small and the bathroom was right out of another century! The towels were small and thin.My husband actually asked where I had put the bath towels. Perhaps I'm spoiled because I really enjoy staying at nice hotels. I knew the hotel was old so I expected pretty much what I got. The food was very good and if you are a "laid back and casual" person you might find this place very enjoyable.

Room Tip: Higher floors are quieter but you have to climb three flights of stairs.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bellmore, NY
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Was there for a family wedding. The room was tiny, A/C didn't really cool the room, shades didn't open so we couldn't enjoy the view or have fresh air.

The entire hotel has a musty smell to it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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East Meadow, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Very old fashioned, lovely hotel. clean, great service, poolside drinks are top notch.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

The view from the deck is superb, the bar is great and the restaurant is excellent and it is a shame that it has not been rated by Zagat. I do not think that the other restaurants at the island were better than this one. We felt transported in time. As a beach hotel, we never expected to find the same exact comforts of our home in Manhattan. However, the hotel was clean, staff helpful and place just wonderful. It was a perfect summer getaway from the Big Apple. We had stayed in other places in Shelter Island and felt scared of ticks and mosquitoes. At the Pridwin, we felt very safe. The wonderful selection of Brazilian relaxing music at the bar and lounge area was another good surprise.

Room Tip: Book in advance for an ocean view room. We stayed at the hotel, not at the cottages.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We were also surprised to see some of the negative reviews. We loved this relaxed, casual seaside resort. Lunch was delicious, the best lobster roll I ever had, which I enjoyed while sitting out on a lovely deck right across from the water. Truly relaxing. We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 81 Shore Road, Crescent Beach, Shelter Island, NY 11964
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Shelter Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Shelter Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pridwin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pridwin Hotel is an iconic Shelter Island hotel on Crescent Beach, Shelter Island. With 40 rooms, 9 cottages, private pool, beach, docks for boating and a restaurant and bar overlooking the bay, the Pridwin is a small resort with many amenities for a relaxing escape. ... more   less 
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Pridwin Shelter Island
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