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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Room smelled like mildew. Grungy. Not worth it. Much better options available in Southampton. After deciding inhaling mold spores all night was not a good idea, we moved and were so much happier. Don't waste your time and money here unless smells don't bother you.

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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had an unfortunate stay. This has been a very hot and humid summer and sometimes the humidity just gets the best of us and makes everything unpleasant. Elizabeth Owner

New York City, New York
Reviewed May 15, 2016

I am a seasoned traveler who loves staying in B&B's. Mainstay is one of my favorites since I live in NYC and it's an easy trip door to door. Elizabeth, the proprietor, is warm, friendly and welcoming. The rooms are uniquely appointed and speak of her creative eye. I love the salt water pool in the summer and the fluffy...

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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this review

Kathy, it has always been more than a pleasure to have you stay here at The Mainstay, over the years you have added delight to the breakfast table with your wonderful stories of life in NYC. Please come again soon and jump in the saltwater pool which awaits you. Elizabeth and all the the Mainstay!

New York City, New York
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

It was up to me to plan a last minute getaway for 5 girlfriends and myself. I was just about to give up on a B&B and book a couple of rooms at the Hilton when I saw the Mainstay. We really lucked out. Our suite was large and well-appointed. Elizabeth makes a lovely breakfast and is a welcoming hostess....

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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this review

Kayla, it was a pleasure to have you this past weekend, you were a lovely group of women and I hope you come back soon! Elizabeth

New York City
Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was our second time at the Mainstay. Enjoyed both stays. Numerous pluses. A few minuses. First the pluses. The B&B is charming, one of only two in Southampton, the heated saltwater pool is long enough for laps and is a great way to relax after an afternoon out and about before dinner, the morning breakfast served family style is...

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Tinley Park, Illinois
Reviewed April 6, 2015

After working out a few kinks we quickly fell in love with Elizabeth & the Mainstay. I usually read all of the reviews before I reserve a place and somehow I didn't in this case, but before writing this review I glanced at what others had to say about the Mainstay. I found it quite interesting that what others disliked...

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Queens, New York
Reviewed October 19, 2014

My fiancé and I just returned from a one night stay at The Mainstay Inn. We stayed in the "Bishop Lane" room on the top floor and it was very relaxing and comfortable, exactly what we needed. The private bath was right outside the door and the claw foot tub was a great touch. Elizabeth, the owner, was very accommodating...

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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you, hope to see you again before too long! Elizabeth

West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed October 13, 2014

Elizabeth, the Inn Keeper, was gracious as always. I enjoyed a wonderfully restful night in a very luxurious room with a fireplace; the bed was really comfortable with plenty of pillows and beautiful bedding, and the bath and amentities made me feel pampered. Fall is beautiful in the Hamptons, and the Mainstay's location is very convenient - close but not...

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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this review

Connie, you are always welcome when here in Southampton making our hospital better, thanks for coming. Looking forward to having you again. Elizabeth

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Reviewed September 17, 2014

Beautiful rambling old house with all modern amenities. Attractively decorated in character with the house. Very comfortable bed. Roomy. Convenient to Cooper's Beach. Wonderful hostess. Gorgeous grounds. Would gladly stay there again!

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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this review

Such a pleasure to have you stay with us, please come again, we would love to have you again. Elizabeth Mainstay

Centreville, Virginia
Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed in "Bishop Lane" room. I am SO thankful I ignored the previous review about this room. It is TOTALLY UNTRUE. This room was great! The Private bath is right outside the door. My husband is not a small man and was quite comfortable. It is definitely NOT the attic! There is a gorgeous claw foot tub and no...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Thank you Elizabeth for a really lovely stay at Mainstay. We all enjoyed your genuine hospitality, your charming hotel, the relaxing swimming pool and your delicious breakfast every morning! Thanks for a memorable stay in the Hamptons!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southamptons B&B in historic village on Long Island, NY. Colonial House 1870s, Minutes to town and ocean beaches,Delicious waffles inc in cont. breakfast. All rooms dripping in charm from hand painted walls to slanted ceilings with skylights. All rooms had antique iron beds. King master suite with fireplace, two bedroom suite sleeps 5. Situtated on one acre with garden and pool. Most rooms with private bath. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mainstay Inn

Address: 579 Hill St, Southampton, NY 11968-5305
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Southampton
Price Range: $217 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Mainstay Inn Southampton, NY - Hamptons
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“The larger suite on the ground floor. ”
 of 5 bubbles 307joyceg, Jun 17, 2015 | Read review
“Elizbeth serves a wonderful breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles conniea340, Oct 13, 2014 | Read review
“Gins room is a large beautiful suite. There is also a sun room at the first floor with entrance to the garden which seemed nice.”
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 of 5 bubbles ellenya, Aug 24, 2014 | Read review
“The Garden Room is small and cozy but has a private entrance and was all we needed!”
 of 5 bubbles SDGatti, Jul 30, 2014 | Read review
“The Suite worked well for our family.”
 of 5 bubbles SCClassof91, Jun 29, 2014 | Read review
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