My husband and I have many positive things to say about La Maison Blanche and only 2 negative things. The hotel is immaculate, the design is pottery barn-esque which is my style and the king room was spacious. There is also an iniviting laundry, clean smell thoughout the hotel. The hotel staff (2 ladies) were both personable and helpful. We ate at the restaurant. The food was AMAZING equivalent to many top restaurants we've dined at in NYC. I had the creamy ricotta with EVOO and crusty tuscan bread appetizer...omg. It was to die for..and quite unique. We both had steak cooked to perfection. My only negative was the service. But not the worst I've had. We waited at least 25-30 minutes to order dessert. The other only negative is the bed in room 6 is the hardest bed we have ever slept on!! Which says alot...we are traverlers. It actually hurt us both,, if you laid on your side to avoid the back pain, your hip or shoulder hurt from lying on the bed. Honestly, the staff should sleep on the bed for one night. It was extremely uncomfortable. We both LOVE firm beds and have at home but this felt like a bed of wood. It was disappointing because it doesn't match the quality of the hotel. Loved the bathrobes,slippers and bedding though. We also enjoyed bike riding...the complimentary bikes were brand new! Lastly, the morning we left I had the best croissant I ever had at their bakery. The hotel is worth $200 minus the hard bed but I cant see paying $495 the summer fee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From the moment you arrive at La Maison Blanche, you feel like you are at home. Located a stone’s throw from the famous Crescent Beach on Shelter Island, the hotel boasts 8 graciously furnished rooms with splendid garden views that add to the tranquility of this very unique hotel. The hotel has both a lounge bar and an outdoor bar in the garden, plus indoor and outdoor dining with a brasserie style menu that has a sophisticated feel. Whether it be relaxing by the fireplace in the winter or dining alfresco in the beautiful gardens in the summer this is a place for all seasons. The hotel was recently acquired by John Sieni and Alistair MacLean who wasted no time transforming the island gem into an international destination. The hotel dates back to the late 1800’s, but they have added a modern beach chic twist that embraces the classic charm while enhancing the allure of this timeless property. With 24hour front desk services our friendly staff will take care of your every need. Come and have a cocktail around our roaring fireplace, where serenity will be right at your fingertips. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Shelter Island Heights
- Shelter Island Heights Country Inn