All the positive reviews of the B&B are true.....beautiful antiques, spotless rooms, charming wine cellar, delicious breakfast and close to everything. On our recent visit to Southampton, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to this well respected B&B. We would like to let future guests thinking of spending a special occasion at the Inn of the problem we encountered. We arrived and checked into Room #5, a small, but adequate, room on the first floor. At 12:45 AM we were awakened by very loud noises from guests directly above our room. I called the inn keeper and she explained it was a late check-in. EVERY noise from their walking, unpacking, opening of drawers, and flushing of the toilet was magnified and transferred directly down into our room. We asked to be moved to another room but the innkeeper stated it was not possible. The innkeeper said the noise would quiet down when the new arrivals went to bed. (Very consoling at 1:15 AM!). At breakfast the next morning there was another apology for the inconvenience, but no offer of an adjustment on our bill. If you are planning a special, and expensive, occasion at the 1708 House, I recommend a room on the second floor only. This was a very unpleasant stay and we are very disappointed that innkeepers of this caliber of a Bed & Breakfast have not reached out to compensate us in any way. I can only suggest they try sleeping in Room #5 one evening themselves!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1708 House is an historic bed and breakfast in Southampton, located at 126 Main Street (next door to the former Saks Fifth Avenue). The house was known to exist in 1708 and has a museum-like cellar dating to approximately 1648 which is open to its guests as a cozy getaway for a game of chess or cards, in front of a roaring fire. Filled with fabulous furnishings, the inn boasts modern amenities such a wireless internet access and flat screen TVs/DVD players in every room. In addition, the property has two-bedroom cottages which are perfect for families. Its central location in the Village is perfect for walking to shops, galleries, restaurants, the renowned ocean beaches, which are only a mile away, and many points of interest in the area. Stays include a sumptuous daily breakfast and afternoon tea to be enjoyed in the formal living room, or inviting library, both of which have fireplaces. Beach parking passes for both Village and Town beaches are available. The 1708 House welcomes you to come and experience all our unique property has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1708 House Hotel Southampton
- 1708 House Southampton, NY - Hamptons