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“Very nice experience....really enjoyed it”
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The American Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sag Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very nice experience....really enjoyed it”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

This place was very nice. I would highly recommend it. Very clean and very charming. We were lucky enough to get a parking space in the municipal lot behind the hotel but I could see that being an issue. The woman who checked us in and sat us for dinner was super nice and friendly. I had the happy hour dinner or a great burger and fresh clams. Both were super. And for a continental breakfast, it was the best I ever had. The OJ was fresh squeezed and the fruit and bread were just so fresh. Not a heck of alot to do in town but we did enjoy our one night stay. Do keep in mind that this is an inn and does not have an elevator and rooms don't have TV's. This was no issue for us but might be for others. But as a charming old inn, I would say this place was wonderful and all counts.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2014

The American is a comfortable olden days style hotel with a lively bar scene and nice restaurant. The rooms are decorated in a period/thrift store/high-low style, but very comfortable. The linens are great. The hotel staff are superbly accommodating and helpful, and drinks in the bar are stiff! A great little hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for two nights and loved it. They gave us a awesome king room at good rate because we went on an off season and not too many people were staying at the hotel. The room was spacious and clean. The staff was very friendly. The bar area was always lively and comfortable! The food at the restaurant was also great! The hotel is located on Main Street next to many shops and restaurants. We went during the winter time so it wasn't so crowded which is fine by me. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Was there for Christmas Day Dinner 2013...$85pp. With reservations required you would think they would not run out of food. 2 at our table had to change their orders and the patron at the next table asked the waiter "If you're out of food why did I drive here from Southampton?"...this was at 6:30, Portions were unbelievably small and nothing to merit anything out of the ordinary. Glad I wasn't paying for the dinner but felt sorry for my friend who did,,,total rip off.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

The American Hotel never disappoints! The location is excellent - right on the main street of quaint Sag Harbor, near restaurants, shops and the harbor itself. The rooms are well-appointed, spacious and comfortable. Hotel guests enjoy an ample breakfast buffet and can also order off the menu, and the dining room is quiet and private. Service is friendly and excellent. We didn't dine at the restaurant this time, but I have in the past; the bar, while small, is lively and comfortable, and the restaurant is gourmet and 5-star. I have been to the hotel numerous times and it will always be one of my favorites, anywhere.

Room Tip: The room with the Hydrangea wallpaper is lovely (street-facing room, might be #12).
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sewell, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had such a great weekend at this hotel! From the moment we called to book, Dawn was awesome! She was enthusiastic about us staying with them and hooked us up with the Suite.

The hotel…very clean. The bed was super comfortable, we usually travel with our own pillows but I used theirs because they were so cozy. The bathroom was awesome; marble, and all the amenities. The tub was great, could fit two people and the washroom was also equipped with a steam shower. There was a kitchen area, which we didn't use but looked like it was equipped with everything; stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, breakfast table etc. Also, there was a separate room with a pool table and radio system for entertainment. An added bonus for readers is there are books everywhere!

The restaurant….amazing, honestly one of the best meals that I have ever had. From the salads, to the oysters, our main entrees and dessert! Everything was fresh, seasoned beautifully and just plain fabulous. I had the scallops risotto, and my wife enjoyed the special of the evening which was halibut. We told the waiter that it was our anniversary and he gave us complimentary champagne. We also had breakfast there in the morning and it was great.

The staff….truly awesome! Dawn was very helpful for our entire stay, the bartender Paul was funny and also helpful, and our waiter Lorenzo I just adored. He gave us suggestions of places to visit being it was our first time in Sag Harbor. Everyone was so generous and courteous, they made the stay amazing.

Room Tip: Get the suite!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This wonderfully located, beautifully restored hotel is best viewed from outside. The rooms are small and full of ambient noise when the restaurant is busy; the staff acts as if it's doing you a favor. Best for movie stars, hedge fund managers and other tragically hip neurotics. If you're none of those, give it a miss. Just another reason why God created the North Fork, as a refuge.

Room Tip: Go to another hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The American Hotel

Property: The American Hotel
Address: 49 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963-3012
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Sag Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sag Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
American Hotel Sag Harbor

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