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81 Shore Road Crescent Beach, Shelter Island, NY 11964
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#3 of 5 in Shelter Island
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4.6
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3.6
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3.8
Value
3.3
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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tug11 wrote a review Sep 2019
Long Island, New York150 contributions21 helpful votes
Last night we attended an End of Summer Celebration Lenz Wine pairing Dinner with an overnight stay at The Pridwin Hotel. The menu was carefully put together by the chef at The Pridwin along with the winemaker from Lenz winery. Together they came up with a six course menu of culinary excellence! The winemaker was in attendance to explain each selection and answer any questions that we may have had. The very talented chef also came out to introduce himself as well. This was a five star event!!!!! We are looking forward to visiting the restaurant again before it closes for the season. Our room was comfortable and it had a beautiful water view. Everything was just perfect.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: We had a room facing the water and the view was beautiful!
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lasher wrote a review Aug 2019
Dobbs Ferry, New York26 contributions15 helpful votes
We should have booked a different room, but we booked one of the cottages and felt strongly that the room was overpriced, way over. We understand a hotel may charge a room in different price in different season. We would be happy to pay the price if our expectations meet even it is overpriced because we accept a reality which summer resort hotels need to make money in the season. Unfortunately, it was not the case for us at this time. A location of the hotel was nice, but the beach was very small. It did not look as same as the picture years ago. The sea level has been raised or the beach has been eroded? I will tell you about the room later, but the fact is the hotel is old. Ages of the hotel did not bother us. We thought the hotel has a history and this is a charming hotel. Even there were a billiard table for 50 cents to play and a nostalgic TV game machine for 25 cents for a game in a room with unmatched movies posters on the wall, James Bond, Dirty Dancing, and a few more. There was a swimming pool and a restaurant has a beautiful view. The staff were very young and the hotel has a nice atmosphere. We would stay this hotel again if our expectations meet what we pay for. It was a last minutes plan for us so we did not spent our time to read reviews. A room we stayed was one of the cottages. We wanted our room was quiet and separated from the next room because we have a 8 year-old boy so the cottage was a very good option for us. The room had a balcony and a kitchen was in the room. The room was old and needed to be updated. The sofa was dirty, not filthy just old. The kitchen was old. Bathroom was ok, but it was old. Chairs on the balcony were old. Everything in the room except pillows and a comforter on the bed was old. There were many towels in the bath room, but they were thin. To be honest, we felt we were staying in a motel room, not a room for over $500/night. As I said, we could have booked in a different room and our experience may be very different. It just did not work for us. Unfortunately, we were very dissapointed and we made our stay short and left the hotel a couple day earlier than we planned. We think the hotel needs to work on updating furnitures in the room. It is not fair for hotel guests who stay and pay over $500/night if nothing has been updated.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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JazzSooner wrote a review Aug 2019
New York City, New York210 contributions97 helpful votes
The restaurant is sooooo good this year. Definitely recommend for dinner. The menu is varied, creative and delicious. I recommend the veal chop, the striped bass, the duck and the chicken. Wonderful atmosphere, delicious menu and good service. Must visit.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Lis H wrote a review Aug 2019
Westbury, New York25 contributions18 helpful votes
We come for 2 or 3 nights every summer. It has beautiful views and you feel like you have escaped time. It is not modern, but you have WiFi and cable etc! Besides, you will enjoy sitting by the salt water pool sipping a cocktail, more than playing online. The quakers used shelter island as just that. We use it for the same.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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tikidream wrote a review Jul 2019
bethesda, md547 contributions230 helpful votes
This extremely overpriced and old hotel/guest inn was not worth the almost $500/night rate we paid recently. Apparently the prices were increased due to the Shelter Island Fireworks, but anything more than $150/night is overpriced. Service was surly, no elevator and no one offered to help us up 3 floors with our bags. Kayaks and bikes are an extra rental fee for guests - I think the first hour on a bike is free. At least that is what one staff person told us and then when we went back to book, another staff person said that wasn't true. The sofa bed is extremely uncomfortable. The bathrooms - if you are lucky to have a renovated one, while stylish is small and cramped. Walls are thin and noise carries. Fortunately, the air conditioning is deafening so you can drown out the hall, neighbors and outside voices while staying cool - and did I mention we were on the top floor? I recognize that the location is an island and choices are limited, but I won't stay here again. For the price, I'll stay off island and have a nice bigger place! The positive is that the views from the porch are beautiful and it is easy to get around and go to sunset beach.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Matthew S wrote a review Jul 2019
Long Island, New York11 contributions13 helpful votes
I’ve been coming to the Pridwin since I was a little kid. Still coming in my 30s, now with my own family. This year I noticed some nice updates. Pool furniture is really nice, new and comfortable. But, some things never change here. The view is beautiful. It’s so peaceful. It’s great for families. And the staff is always very friendly and accommodating. Especially Vlad who put up with my babbling last night at the bar.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Frank282856 wrote a review Jun 2019
New York City, New York67 contributions26 helpful votes
My wife and I had a very disappointing stay.. We booked through Trip Advisor for a basic room with a King bed. We paid $200 for the night, which is a lot for a 90 year old building. We are seniors, and despite the fact the the hotel was almost empty, we were put on the third floor. No elevator. We carried our luggage. The room was very small, approx. 9 x 12. Little room beyond the bed. A 24" TV on the dresser and one night stand. The view was of another building and the face of a hill behind the hotel. The hotel sits on Crescent Beach which has a beautiful view from the front of the hotel. The bath was 30" wide and 12 feet long. I could barely turn around in it. After we arrived we found out the restaurant and bar were still closed as they were in off season. It is interesting that we received an email from booking.com telling us this AFTER we had checked in. We did not confront the young girls at the desk, we just lived with it. In the morning, the best we could get was luke warm water for our shower. The front desk did not open until 10 AM. Off season. We had to park in a lot up a steep hill behind the hotel. The only bright spot was Matthew who set up the continental breakfast. We were told it was served at 8. We wanted to be gone by then. When I went down to the lobby at 6:30 he had coffee made and was setting up. We left before 8 AM. Unless you come in season and like the charm of old hotels (with worn carpets etc.), I would stay someplace else. I am disappointed that the "out of season" status was not on Trip Advisor or Booking.com. And the price we paid for a tiny room with no services was absurd.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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kristinpoint wrote a review Jun 2019
East Hampton, New York5 contributions
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I had my wedding at the Pridwin recently. Our guests were raving about the hotel, the staff, the food, the service, the location. The setting is gorgeous and the set up for our wedding was perfect. Our guests felt right at home on the deck, at the bar, in the lounge lobby area, at their tables and the dance floor. Everyone said they had SO MUCH FUN. The food was wonderful! Not typical "wedding food", everything was fresh and delicious. Jennifer and JP were very helpful and went above and beyond the day of to make our day extra special. They have an awesome fire pit with adirondack chairs that we enjoyed after the wedding. Cottage A where we stayed has a beautiful view and was comfy cozy. I wish we could have stayed longer! The Pridwin is gorgeous, laid back, and super charming! I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Lakestripper wrote a review Oct 2018
6 contributions4 helpful votes
We had planned a relaxing and special weekend break on an island that we looked pretty special and in a hotel that promised to be pretty special too. We arrived early evening to be told that the restaurant and bar were closed as it was the end of season! The receptionist told us that she had just e mailed us to tell us ( we had been travelling all day so no wi-fi) and she said that the information was on booking .com .When we booked we didn't see that and , afterwards, when we looked again we had to scroll down through a lot of info to find it. We should have been informed clearly on booking, by the hotel ,that this was the case so that we could reconsider our booking. The hotel is not within walking distance of any restaurant so the receptionist gave us a short list of possibilities. We drove in darkness on unfamiliar roads to the Flying Goat. Hardly a relaxing start to our special treat! The room,207,was small, noisy from staff activities and chat until midnight. The bedding clean but ill fitting( the fitted sheet kept springing off at the corners and ,along with the stuffy room,a woollen blanket under this sheet, made for an uncomfortable sleep. I took the wool underblanket off on the second night and had the windows open! Going down to breakfast was like being on the Marie Celeste, no staff in site to greet us, and tables set out as for a formal function. The breakfast was adequate BUT no hot food as the restaurant was closed of course. We feel dissatisfied with the whole hotel experience as it was certainly very expensive ,not value for money ,as it lacked the facilities we were expecting. We go back to England with resentment I'm sorry to say.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled
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The Weekly Deals wrote a review Sep 2018
United States51 contributions16 helpful votes
Awesome place to vacation, or get away for a weekend. The amenities are great from tennis to biking, water activities, a game room, and an awesome pool were you can take a dip. There are many great restaurants on the Island to check, starting with the Pridwin restaurant. Breakfast is great and the staff is quite friendly and accommodating. One of the best hotel stay I've experienced. Nelson
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Date of stay: July 2018
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pridwin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Pridwin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Antique Carousel (2.3 miles), Mashomack Preserve (3.1 miles), and Lavender By The Bay (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pridwin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Pridwin Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pridwin Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pridwin Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lucharito's, Sterlington Deli, and Southold Fish Market.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Pridwin Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Pridwin Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pridwin Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shelter Island Historical Society (2.3 miles), The Village Blacksmith (2.4 miles), and 1840 School House Museum (2.4 miles).
Does The Pridwin Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.