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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here with a large group (80) for lunch. We started with very good mimosas. We had a choice of appetizer of salad or corn chowder. The chowder was excellent !! For the entrees, we had a choice of burger, eggs Benedict, crab cake or Croque Monsier (ham and cheese panini). The staff was very good for waiting on...

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Our party of eight had a lovely dinner where every dish ordered was to our liking. Our table began with oysters, shrimp cocktail, salads and a beef marrow bone the size of a large ear of corn. We went on to fine entrrs with no room left for dessert. The waitstaff was competent without intruding. The only negative was the...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We sat in the front of the bar with the chess and backgammon board and had a great lunch early Sunday afternoon. The prices were as expected with being in a place like that but it was worth it in my opinion. The wine list was more like an encyclopedia and had amazing information about all the different varietals they...

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RI
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

4 of us stopped in for a nightcap and 2 and half hrs later we all agreed we'll be back. They have a great bartender serving generous drinks. Its in an old hotel built more than a hundred years ago and its just like it was when it was built except the prices are a bit higher. It's a treasure...

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Pelham, New York
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Lunch was served in the small "Atrium" off the main dining room. Prompt and courteous service. Goat cheese omlette with fresh salad was delicious, an oversized shrimp salad with pears, avocado, bacon bits could have fed two. The Banana Foster topped the meal. We'll be back. : )

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lisboa
Reviewed September 12, 2016

After a rather disappointing stay at a Shelter Island hotel, we arrived with mixed feelings at the American. Similar in style to the hotel we had just left, 'American dream of a bygone yesterday' I might call it, I was now worried about another night on a bygone mattress. Little did I have to worry. We arrived in a dream....

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United States
Reviewed August 31, 2016

If you are here, you are somebody, but that may mean somebody who settle for want to be fab food. The lobster served out of the shell takes away all my fun, sorry! Love the atmosphere though and the backgammon table, so cerebral!

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Staten Island
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing place to stay !! The proximity to everyhing you want to do in sag harbor is unparalleled. The room is so sweet. Everything is kept in non modern times -- if you're looking for top of the line clean lines this is not the place. But if you're up for a great bathroom jacuzzi and a...

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Long Grove, Illinois
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Although we felt it was charming on the first floor and the restaurant had upscale sterling silver and china, the room was worn out and we were disappointed for $350 a night we didn't have coffee or a TV in the room.

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Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I truly love this place! Yes, the prices are high but what do you expect when you get impeccable service and an amazing dining experience! I love the old world feel. They serve breakfast and dinner, which I've had many times and have never been disappointed. We have been coming for years and the Maitre'D, servers, hostess and bartenders always...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge

Additional Information about The American Hotel

Address: 49 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-3012
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Sag Harbor
Price Range: $169 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
American Hotel Sag Harbor
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“We just come for the food. We stay in the harbor on our boat.”
 of 5 bubbles Babboobabs, Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
“We ate in the restaurant. I have no idea what the rooms are like.”
 of 5 bubbles K5458WRmichaelb, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room facing the street.”
 of 5 bubbles V5989WVericr, Jun 13, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure did not stay overnight”
 of 5 bubbles E2678PZmarkh, Nov 22, 2015 | Read review
“Third floor preferred on weekends due to noise from bar.”
 of 5 bubbles 592gregd, Jun 24, 2015 | Read review
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