After a tiring search of places to take a 3-day weekend with my boyfriend, we finally settled on Ocean Beach. We did not want to get into the played-out, and tiring, party scene in the Pines and Cherry Grove. A coworker of mine found Clegg's website and sent it over to me. We were a little concerned with it being a bed and breakfast, sharing bathrooms and what not. So, we did some searching, and every single hotel in Ocean Beach was booked. End of the story: we booked Clegg's. We were very pleasantly surprised by the experience. The room was very basic, but it had the two things I require: a bed and a working air conditioner. There was also some chairs and a dresser and a closet, but really, that was all gravy. Here's a quick list because i know lists will get the attention of lazy readers (like myself):
1. Sharing Bathrooms -- Not a big deal. Four (4) bathrooms for ten (10) rooms. Not sure how booked they were at the time, but I didn't run into a single other occupant.
2. Continental Breakfast -- You get the basic choices: bagels, donuts, crumbcake, coffee, OJ. But, let me just tell you...the bagels were pretty damn good, and I'm from NJ, so I know good bagels. The donuts and other pastries were also very good. The coffee did the trick.
3. Gay Friendly -- The manager (or owner?) was very nice, and he asked us why we chose Ocean Beach over the Pines or Cherry Grove. It was a normal, no frills or chills hotel experience, and we were grateful for it.
4. Proximity -- Ocean Beach is pretty damn small, and everything is within a short walking distance of everything else. But, Clegg's is literally right off the ferry. We had to walk about 20 steps to get to the front door. Very convenient, especially if you've got a lot of stuff with you (unlike us).
IN CONCLUSION, stay at Clegg's if you're looking for convenience, no-frills, and delicious pastries every morning.
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- Also Known As:
- Cleggs Hotel Fire Island
- Clegg's Hotel Fire Island/Ocean Beach