We wish we'd found these reviews prior to booking because our experience was very similar to that of the person who posted the July 29, 2004 review. Had we known what we know now, we never would have stayed here. The Bassett House is in a serious state of disrepair. Our room had filthy carpets and curtains, a dusty floor, unworking light fixtures, bugs and dusty potpourri that appeared not to have been touched in years. The linens were very worn. We also had bugs in the room and a door without a lock. Given that the front door is unlocked and the proprietor by his own admission leaves the premises from time to time, security is nil. Our room and the living and dining rooms were furnished with a hodgepodge of old furniture and were not in the least bit inviting. In addition, the proprietor treats it like his own home, so one feels more like a boarder in a bachelor pad than a guest in a professionally-run inn. At the $300+ per night we paid it's grossly overpriced, but that would be the case at $100 per night too. We left early and the proprietor agreed to refund one of the nights he'd charged us for, but claimed not to know how to issue a credit. So now we're waiting and wondering. Avoid this place at all costs!!!
- Also Known As:
- Bassett House Hotel East Hampton
- Bassett House Inn East Hampton, Hamptons, NY