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“NICE with WEDNESDAYS FREE but no one around to HELP!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dune Point

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Dune Point
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Cherry Grove
NYC
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“NICE with WEDNESDAYS FREE but no one around to HELP!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2009

I usually stay @Grove Hotel for 6 years , new owners, raised their prices NO ONE is staying anywhere MID WEEK,those prices need to be lowered &they were!!&this place is MY first time,it's a huge place with half of it beach side and the other half on the other side of the boardwalk.I had a nice studio BUT no PHONE,NO place to ask questions,no one to tell me what to do for towels not even in the room!!I had a nice deck but NOISEY if you stay next to loud people in the bungalows who were drinking at 4am.I was about to call the cops,at the RIGHT price I give a Thumbs UP!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2009

This place does not understand the word hospitality AT ALL. I planned a romantic week with my partner at this place. However, it turned out to be anything but romantic.
- Day 1: The day we arrived we were trying to have a nice dinner on the patio but had to listen to painters until 10pm.
- Day 2 We were awakened at 7am by workers banging on the side of the bedroom walls outside.
- Day 3:-5: More workers early in the morning until late at night. Banging and carrying on right next to the room/patio we had rented.

We complained to the desk worker who told us to talk to the manager. No apologies given and we were told the work would stop but it continued and the workers proceeded to get more rude and started to tease our dog.

We were not offered clean towels or linens the entire week. Trash was not removed or even new liners offered. There was no way to sweep the floors of the sand and dirt that accumulated over the week.

On the day we went to leave, we asked if we could store our luggage before catching the ferry (which they advertise as a 'service') and were told No, that we could pay for bag check at another hotel. When we attempted to protest that we had just paid over 1,000 for accomodations that were substandard, the desk person told us "what ever, Don't come back".

I will never go back to this place again and would never recommend it to anyone that wishes to visit Fire Island.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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13 Thank cynmcd
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2009

Dune Point has new owners this year and you can see the changes taking place. We had an oceanfront room that was recently renovated. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We were able to enjoy cocktails on a semi-private deck overlooking the ocean. Dune Point definitely has the best location when it comes to places to stay. You walk just steps off the deck onto the beach. If you are interested in cooking in, I think there are kitchenettes in all of the rooms.

If you have never been to Cherry Grove, it is quaint, and everything on the island has a rustic feel to it. There are a few restaurants and bars and a store that you can walk to (no cars or bikes are allowed on the island). When we return to Cherry Grove, we will definitely stay at Dune Point again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank eve926
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2009

I have stayed here many times over the past 10 years and met a few who have when Dutch owned it back in the 60's and 70's, this place is a classic in Cherry Grove, directly on the ocean. I was however very excited this last time to see it being revived by the friendly new owners and felt compelled to write about it. They were working very hard fixing, painting, cleaning, updating, installing new outdoor furniture etc. The excitement was contagious and the place has a new young feel to it. I always stayed here because it is directly on the ocean, very close to downtown but just far enough to enjoy some peace at night. Nothing is 5 stars in Cherry Grove, it is all about the experience. Dune Point has clean comfortable friendly accommodations close to town and on the beach; I will continue to stay here. The town has a small store, couple night clubs and a few restaurants; also Dune Point has satellite TV, charcoal grills and kitchenettes if you want to just hang out.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Longislandboy
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NEW YORK CITY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2009

DUNE POINT FIRE ISLAND
134 Lewis Walk
Cherry Grove, NY 11782
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We recently went to our favorite get-a-way Cherry Grove Fire Island, where many celebrities over the years have vacationed, and many movers and shakers in the entertainment business go to let loose without ending up on Page Six in The New York Post. We just discovered a new place to stay. The Dune Point Fire Island. This place has been around for years, but there's one thing different. They have new owners that really care for their customers and a very new attitude. As much as I love Cherry Grove, this has been always been hard to find in a hotel or guest house there, without being taken to the cleaners. Many of our readers read my review last year on The Cherry Grove Beach Hotel. If you didn't, Click Here. We were very upset with paying around $170.00 a night off season, for bad conditions and a very bad attitude. We recently visited a friend who was staying there, and it seems the Hotel has finally listened to Times Square Gossip. The rooms are all fixed up, or at least the one we saw, and they are quite nice. But the prices are still out of this world, and we just do not like the attitude there. So now, we discovered Dune Point, right on the ocean in Cherry Grove. We have heard of this place for many years, but the difference now is that they have new owners, Petra and Rick. And their attitude is all about the customer. When we arrived, they were busy fixing up everything. New Paint jobs, new patio furniture, re-designed rooms. All the rooms have heating, AC, Televisions, Refrigerators, Stoves, plates and anything else you may need to feel at home. You can sit on the deck and watch the ocean or watch the deer walk around. You can meet the friendly neighbors who live all around the guest house. The conversations I had with them, were priceless. The Dune Point is very close to all the clubs, like the Island Breeze Bar and Restaurant, where you mention Dune Point and get a free appetizer. Or you can head over to World Famous Cherry's bar and restaurant, and have a few drinks with Johnny Pool, who is a legend in his own time. If you want to forget the world, this is the place to go, Cherry Grove Fire Island. And the place to stay is The Dune Point. We just love Petra. We watched her work so hard when we were there. She was doing everything to make the guests have a great stay. She brought us new towels, DVD's and anything else we needed. And the prices are just about better than anywhere else in Cherry Grove. When you book two nights, they give you Wednesday free. You can choose from intimate studios to huge apartment like rooms. You are not going to find a better deal.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dune Point

Property: Dune Point
Address: Lewis Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY 11782
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Fire Island > Cherry Grove
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Cherry Grove
Number of rooms: 165
Also Known As:
Dune Point Hotel Cherry Grove
Dune Point Cherry Grove
Dune Point Fire Island/Cherry Grove

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