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Houser Hotel on the Bay

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785 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2025
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#3 of 4 hotels in Ocean Beach
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Whether you're coming from Ocean Beach, Manhattan or points in between, there's no better place for you to have a good time. Leave your worries behind, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and make new friends! Affordable, Simple Beach Accommodations in a Relaxed Atmosphere.
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Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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62Somewhat walkable
Grade: 62 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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J G wrote a review Mar 2020
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No directions to the hotel are ever provided - nothing on the website and nothing in the confirmation email. This is an issue because when you look up directions on Google Maps, it indicates that you can drive to the hotel, which is not the case. You either have to park on the west side of Fire Island and hike a couple hours, or you have to park at the Fire Island Ferries lot in Bay Shore and take the ferry, which stops running a little after 4pm (in October). This conflicts with a 5pm check-in because that is a really late check-in time, and one is led to believe that the hotel can be accessed later in the afternoon. However, with no ferries operating that late, the only other alternative is to maybe find parking at Robert Moses State Park and hike to 6.5 miles (2 hours). None of this information is provided by the hotel. No one answers the phone. I called the day I booked the hotel online to confirm the reservation, again at 5pm the day of check-in and left a voicemail with my number, and about a dozen times after that, leaving another voicemail. The result was I did not get refunded my money, and had to get another hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Jamie B wrote a review Aug 2019
New York, New York, United States6 contributions2 helpful votes
The rate was better than other Fire Island options I explored (at least midweek). So I figured a couple days at the beach would be worth "noisy" in the reviews. I've stayed in Ocean Beach before and it was fine but this time my room was right over Housers bar and the music blasted (even after the bar closed at 4:00 am) until 5:50 am. If you're partying until that hour anyway, the hotel is in a great location and it was clean enough and doesn't require a full week rental like most houses. But if you plan to sleep, forget it!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Ask if the room faces the bar. The ones on the Bay are probably a bit better.
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Stella P wrote a review Jul 2016
12 contributions4 helpful votes
The room is very basic and fine. Management was efficient in resolving a few problems that arose but, especially at peak times, there must be someone at front desk earlier and later, than scheduled. However, there is an up to date phone number at the door.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Ask what to take and not to take before you get there.
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GretchenUWS wrote a review Jul 2016
New York City, New York7 contributions8 helpful votes
The room is minimalist and you share a bathroom (with key for hotel residents only). But there was never a problem within the hotel with anything. Our room, albeit small was very clean and comfortable and had a sink, a little furniture and a closet (no TV). We had no issues with noise -- other than the noise outside in the street, which can't be helped or blamed on the hotel. The location here is also very convenient. In Fire island, whether you have a share in a group house or stay in local lodging, the idea is not to be indoors, but on the beach. The price was very reasonable for Fire Island. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. In particular, the concierge/front desk staff person, Roxana, was terrific. She helped us get settled in and offered to help us with anything. In addition, the restaurant on the bay is lovely and affordable. Altogether, we had a very lovely July 4th weekend there and we would definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Our room faced east, which I think is quieter than the ones facing west toward Bay Walk.
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Alexandra R wrote a review Jul 2016
36 contributions10 helpful votes
I had a terrible stay here over the weekend. I saw other reviews that said that this hotel was noisy so I made sure to call before my stay and ask about the noise. The hotel staffer who I spoke with was very rude and condescending, but she assured me that the room would not be loud or over the bar. Both of which were completely false statements. We stayed in room 5, which was unbelievably loud from the music in the bar below. The room literally shook until 3am making it absolutely impossible to sleep.The dimensions of the room are approximately 10x10 feet with a sink next to the bed, the smallest bathroom area I have ever seen and no shower in the room. On top of all of this the bed was very old and loud with musky linens and a dusty carpet. The hotel staff was missing in action all weekend and we never even got a wifi password. I would not stay here again if you paid me and I highly recommend paying more to avoid this hotel at all costs. It is not worth the location or the price.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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United StatesNew YorkLong IslandFire IslandOcean Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Houser Hotel on the Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Houser Hotel on the Bay?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Beach (0.3 miles), CJ's (0.09 miles), and Hideaway After Dark (0.04 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Houser Hotel on the Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Houser Hotel on the Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include CJ's Restaurant & Bar, Rachel's Bakery and Restaurant, and The Island Mermaid.
Is Houser Hotel on the Bay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Fire Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Houser Hotel on the Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sagtikos Manor (7.0 miles) and Nathaniel Conklin House (9.5 miles).