My husband and I wound up staying at the Sound View Inn quite by accident. The motel we were originally going to stay at did not meet our expectations, and I went scouting out other options. I stopped into the office at Sound View, doubting that they’d have any vacancies, considering this was a warm summer weekend, but I spoke with Ellen, who told me that someone who’d had a reservation never showed up. If they cancelled, she would call me. Lo and behold, I got a call informing me the room was indeed available. We grabbed it.
We stayed in the newer part of the Sound View complex; a two-story building that offers “half suites” with private balconies and beach access. If this sounds pricey, it was. But I think it was money well spent.
Our room featured a king sized bed, two nightstands, a sofa, coffee table, dresser, TV, armchair and a spacious closet. Kitchen area included a table with four chairs eating utensils, stove, microwave and fridge. There were plenty of plates and utensils in the cabinets.
Bathroom was small, but clean and functional. Towels were in short supply and not the greatest quality. Plenty of toiletries provided, including mouthwash, toothpaste, travel toothbrush and even eye makeup remover sheets for the ladies.
Our room’s private balcony was priceless. We enjoyed our downtime in the lounge chairs, listening to the waves crash on the beach and watching the seagulls and the sunsets.
The biggest downfall of staying at the Soundview is the traffic noise. It’s nonstop. The walls facing the road are thin. We had to turn on the air conditioner to try to drown out the noise.
Housekeeping was very reliable and efficient.
The Sound View offers free continental breakfast between the hours of 8-10AM in the “gathering room.” This is also where you go Io use your computer. There is no Wi-Fi in the rooms.
Rates vary by season. We stayed there during peak tourist season, so it was $225 per night. The same unit costs $185 pre- and post-season, and $150 off-season. Simple bedroom units, in the older section of the motel, are even cheaper.
The hotel is adjacent to the Sound View Restaurant, one of the most popular dining spots in Greenport. It’s always busy and, in my opinion, too expensive. You can look at the menu in the hotel lobby.
BEST FEATURES: Clean room, comfortable bed, kitchen provisions, water view and beach use.
WORST FEATURES: Pricey, traffic noise, no Wi-Fi in rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located less than 100 miles from New York City on the North Fork of Long Island, this idyllic property evokes the timeless spirit of a classic seaside resort. Its Norman Rockwell charm will conjure memories of blissful childhood summers in the sun, while its recently renovated spaces offer the comforts of modern life. Our guest rooms and suites offer the intimacy of a seafront cottage, with all the perks of a full-service hotel and every room opens directly onto a waterfront deck, with access to our private beach. The property is a short bike ride or drive from a variety of authentic North Fork experiences, including the village shops of historic Greenport, several award-winning vineyards, local farms offering freshly picked delights, and so much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sound View Hotel Greenport
- Sound View Greenport NY - Long Island