It's obvious that the glowing reviews of the Montauk Yacht Club were written by the staff or owners of the this dump. (Notice the complete lack of detail and canned phrases used in these recommendations.)
How much did I despise this hotel? Oh let me count the ways:
-the room and hallways reeked of chlorine (from the grotesque indoor pool) and mildew, a pungent combo.
-the place looks like it was last updated—not to mention cleaned—thirty years ago. The sheets, curtains, and furniture were extremely cheap and the mattress was saggy.
-the staff was surly and unprofessional (they got into fights in front of guests and just loitered around, looking bored). Upon seeing the room, we turned around and begged the asst manager to give us our money back, to no avail. He did offer to upgrade us to a "better" room, which smelled and looked even worse than our original room.
-the pool was tiny and ugly.
-the food at the breakfast buffet was awful-- the Eggs Benedict was rock hard and the smoked salmon tasted as if it had been sitting uncovered in a refrigerator for a week.
-a "samba band," which consisted of 5 strange looking men dressed in ill fitting green t-shirts and Tevas, banging on upside down trash cans, played very loudly (so loud the noise was deafening even with our sliding glass doors closed) for several hours.
-the other guests were loud, obnoxious and dressed mostly in wife beater tank tops and jean shorts.
-the appropriate price for a room at this hole would be $50-$75. We paid a high season rate of $414. (It's a long story, but we ended up here when another hotel in East Hampton lost our reservation and we had no choice but to stay here.) We travel frequently and have no problem paying for beautiful rooms and outstanding service- neither of which were available at the Montauk Yacht Club. A Holiday Inn would have felt like The Carlyle compared to this place, which really did remind us of a 70's era motel.
You've been warned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rich in history and tradition, The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina, founded in 1929, is situated on 35-acres of scenic waterfront property at the East End of Long Island, New York where it has been the preferred playground for a who’s who of visitors since famed entrepreneur Carl Fisher built the original clubhouse. Today, after a multi-million dollar redesign and renovation, owner Island Global Yachting opens the new Resort & Marina to family holiday makers, wedding parties, corporate meetings and events. Montauk is a seasonal destination and the height of the season is Memorial day to Labor Day. The Montauk Yacht Club is open from March 1st until the Sunday after Thanksgiving. While Montauk is great in the off seasons and there are activities to enjoy, please note that during the winter and early spring some business in Montauk will close. Please speak to a reservation agent at Montauk Yacht Club and we will be happy to assist you with questions regarding the off season. There is still fishing! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina Hotel Montauk
- Montauk Yacht Club Resort And Marina
- Yacht Club Montauk
- Montauk Yacht Hotel And Marina
- Montauk Yacht Resort And Marina