We had a very pleasant and enjoyable 3 day stay recently. As everyone comments, the views are spectacular and the grounds really well kept. The staff at the front are terrifically helpful. The suites with bedroom and kitchenette are very convenient and well arranged, with a wonderful patio. There are some pretty minor things that could be updated/improved that would convert the Dering Harbor into a really great place. Specifically, the pillows in our unit were pretty old and beaten up. The toiletries provided (soap, shampoos) were really substandard for the price range (for example, the ink on the plastic packaging of the Jergens soap containers had run onto the soap giving it a blue tint). Some attention to these details would really make this a fabulous place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Shelter Island, overlooking the picturesque harbor from which it takes its name the Dering Harbor Inn is the ideal place to come and settle in. Private and discreet, it's array of waterfront villas and suites, scenically situated pristine heated swimming pool, Fitness Center with tennis courts, dock and over seven acres of walkabout space give our guests room to relax, reflect and rejuvenate. The accommodations are deluxe and individually unique, and the ambiance tranquil and unhurried – a pace that has been the hallmark of Shelter Island to this day and is why it is so rightfully referred to as the "un-Hamptons". In a superb location...within a five minute walking distance to main village where you'll find restaurants/bars, markets, shops, bike rentals. Only two hours from New York, accessible by a short ferry ride, the Dering Harbor Inn patiently awaits you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dering Harbor Hotel Shelter Island