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Driftwood on the Ocean
Ranked #24 of 39 Hotels in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

The room was great for its value but the sheets were dated. The hotel was very accommodating with our late checkin (4am actually). They gave me clear directions and were very accommodating with my requests. It was close to the beach which was good but it is still a bit chilly. I would definitely return to see the improvements they have made after seeing all the work they were doing during our stay (this was not a problem) you couldn't hear the construction at all.
Overall great time

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have been traveling to Montauk for the past several years and am enthusiastic to share that my stay at the Driftwood this weekend was by far my favorite holiday out east. The staff and management were a pleasure to work with in arranging our weekend getaway and had our room prepared far earlier than check in. The accommodations at this hotel far exceeded my expectations:

The room was just updated (really nice kitchen, bath and flat screen in living room) - best I've seen in Montauk

A BBQ, dining table, lounge chairs right outside our deck - same set up allocated for each room

The beach staff was warm and inviting - quickly setting up our chairs, providing towels and an umbrella.

We had a great weekend and will be back again soon.

thanks!

Maryn G and Brad Z

Room Tip: our room was adjacent to the main office
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank maryn G
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

this trip is something me and my bf plan in a very short noticed, we checked in on may 3rd room #66 for one night and we also got it good deal i believe, well my picture will explain everything about this hotel, we stayed in room where its not ocean view but still we must say its a worth of what we paid and we enjoyed our self and had lots of fun, everything in room was well organized and clean, town and light house is only few miles away from the hotel. and yes we are definitely planning to visit there soon, thumps up

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank pema d
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Oceanfront rooms are nice for sure, beach is ok - nothing outstanding - its the last hotel on the beach so you can go away from crowds if desire. Pool is so so. Far from center, shops and its good and bad at the same time, there are restaurants not far.

Room Tip: Take more expensive but worth it oceanfront room
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Semua
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Just got back from 2 weeks in Room #11 and must say the place is still getting better. They have upgraded the gym, resurfaced the tennis courts and refurbed the front office. Looks fantastic. Beach was cleanest I have ever seen it. They have really done a lot of work in the off season. New dune grass planted, rooms keep getting upgraded/renovated, just a fantastic place. Montauk has loads of new restaurants, bars and stores. Really getting a very cool vibe. I love this place, my kids did not want to leave. Room 11 is the place to be, right next to ocean accessway and directly across from pool. Absolutely pristine beach and crystal clear pool. Had 3 bonfires out on beach and watched meteor show as well as people sending up lanterns all over the place. Possibly the best vacation we ever had in Montauk. Hit Cyril's a couple of times, what a scene! Best drinks on Long Island, hands down. Only way to make this place better is to have food/drinks delivered out to beach! LOL! So worth the money, be sure to ask for Room 11 with King Bed, full kitchen (better than ours at home), big TV, wifi, full AC, huge closet, numerous amenities. Loved it! Thanks again Driftwood.....

Room Tip: Room 11. Best value, amenities and location. Fully renovated in past 2 years. Awesome!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I spent $900 to stay in a lousy junior efficiency room that wasn't renovated. I know a junior efficiency is going to be small, but I didn't know it was going to be disgusting.

The wi-fi reception was total trash, as was the rest of the room. The bathroom featured a makeshift "shower" and an ancient toilet that were crammed together in a tiny room with dimensions of an arm length. Every time I showered, there'd be a flood. That's not even the worst part, though: the bathroom had no sink, so Driftwood figured it'd be smart to extend it into the kitchen. We'd cook there, brush our teeth there, and... wash our hands after using the bathroom there, too.

To add to the laundry list of things wrong with the room we stayed in, there were chipped paint and markings all across the walls, the overhead light didn't work, and tables that looked like they couldn't even be sold at a garage sale. The refrigerator was only a foot high and could barely fit a bottle of soda in it. What was even more disturbing was the fact that the interior of the mini fridge was covered in rust that could literally chip off. How unsanitary and dangerous for food storage is that?

As for the area itself, Driftwood on the Ocean is actually in the town of Amagansett, not Montauk, unlike advertised on their website. If you want to go anywhere then you better have a car unless you'd want to spend over $20 for a taxi. Several of the front desk workers didn't seem as if they wanted to be there, though I can't blame them. I wouldn't want to, either.

The only pros were the beach (though Driftwood isn't the only place this far out in Long Island that has access to such a beautiful sight) and an amazing seafood joint directly across the road. Driftwood also features a tennis court, basketball court, an 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. swimming pool, and a recreation room that had quite a stench.

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Avoid anything other than the oceanfront suites.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Oliver L
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The place was very clean, the people very friendly and helpful. Easy access to the beach, with the boys at the beach to get chairs (very accomadating!). Overall, very happy. Great beach restaurant within walking distance. All the other guests very friendly. The pool, playground, basketball and tennis were an added bonus!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 2178 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Montauk
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Montauk
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Montauk
Price Range: $202 - $622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Driftwood on the Ocean 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Driftwood Resort, where family-friendly accommodations, supreme amenities and exceptional service come together to create a first-class experience. A beachfront resort just minutes from the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse and steps from the Atlantic Ocean, our resort on the pristine Amagansett Napeague strip sits on picturesque grounds, offers panoramic ocean vistas and is conveniently located. ... more   less 
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