Just got back from Ocean Beach. My wife found a coupon on Groupon for a Hotel in Ocean Beach. Near the Ferry and on the Bay. Sounded good. Just so your not confused, this hotel I'm talking about isn't "The Palms". This was a the hotel that was up above a commercial establishment. Not there is anything wrong with that. It's upstairs and has VERY small rooms. With very small beds( too short). Also, the bathrooms were outside the rooms in the hall. Four of them for the entire Hotel. So, we stayed there that night. The next day I saw "The Palms Hotel". Absolutely Beautiful outside and in. The main building has a court yard with a bar and seating areas as well as a flat screen TV outside between it and some of their cottages. Very tranquil and relaxing. We stopped in to inquire and spoke to Bobby, one of the managers. Very nice person. And he introduced us to the other members of the staff, Karly and Laura. (Definitely not use to that). Bobby told that they have a total of FIVE Hotels there ( and gave us a tour). ALL completely renovated OLD structures. ( I grew up there. They did a great job with these places ). He also informed us that when you stay with them as a guest of the Hotel, that they have complementary bicycles, wagons (VERY important when coming From and going To the Ferry with your stuff AND they help in bringing your stuff to your room), beach chairs and beach towels available. But, more importantly, they had rooms available. They gave us the rate schedule. NOT cheap! ( Bobby told us that they also do Groupon). BUT, your on Fire Island, where EVERTHING has to come over on a Ferry.
I need a King size bed. Full size doesn't cut it for me. They showed us the rooms. This one was $245/night because we were there on a weekday. And jumps to $345/night on the weekend. Compare that to the NO FRILLS place we stayed the night before, which is also $250/night on the weekday ($150 with the Groupon), and all of the sudden, the cost becomes irrelevant. The rooms are spacious. Bright. Modern. Have in room full bathrooms (something you take for granted), Flat screen TV's, Refrigerators, and of course, the all important A/C. There's an old saying, "You get what you pay for!". Well at "The Palms Hotel" Fire Island, you get that and MUCH MUCH more. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Joe G
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palms is a boutique hotel in Ocean Beach on Fire Island which offers luxurious accommodations in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Unlike typical hotels on Fire Island, the Palms distinguishes itself as having the finest amenities with the highest standard of customer service. Designed by renowned artist, David Byer-Tyre, the Palms prides itself as going a step beyond the expected. Every room is equipped with a flat screen TV, satellite access, Wi-Fi, iPod Docking Stations, a refrigerator, and luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets for your comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palms Hotel Ocean Beach
- The Palms Hotel Fire Island Ocean Beach