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“You cannot beat the Mainstay for a true Southampton Experience.”
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Mainstay Inn
Ranked #3 of 6 Southampton B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 8, 2011

your experience staying here will be a 100% authentic southampton stay, the best of all it has to offer. Elizabeth Main does everything right. Casual luxuries abound. To spend an afternoon lounging by the beautiful pool and checking out the lush gardens is a little piece of heaven. The house it self is amazing, every detail done beautifully in classis hamptons/country style. breakfast is fantastic, it's not really continental, it's a nice, full spread that you can see she really puts a lot of thought, effort and love into. there are always home-baked treats (do not miss these!) I live in NYC and have been going to the Mainstay for almost 5 years in the summers and there is NO WHERE else I would stay ot east. Elizabeth is an wonderful innkeeping who makes every effort to heighten your entire southhampton experience. can't wait to get there next month and live the good life for a little while : )

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  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

Nice owner clean, comfortable place light in bathroom not working but that is fine but hard to put on makeup.
Quality of breakfast is simple.
The price is too expensive for the quality here.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

I was somewhat skeptical based on some of the mixed reviews but was very pleased with The Mainstay. The location is ideal - just approx 1-2 miles from downtown Southampton and the same distance to the beach. The bed was super comfortable and our bathroom had a clawfoot tub that was adorable. The pool and backyard are beautiful - and the front of the house is decorated by gorgeous blue hydrangeas. Parking was easy - and plenty of it. Breakfast was quaint - meeting guests from the other suites/rooms and sharing plans for the day. Elizabeth was very helpful and nice. I would definitely stay here again - we really felt that we had a taste of Southampton (and the weather wasn't even that great - but we had a good time). It was very relaxing and pleasant (and we're very picky!).

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

Located in walking distance to Southampton (nearest Hampton to New York City) and its pristine ocean beaches, but central for short trips to anywhere on the East End or North Fork. Or one can explore this large beautifully landscaped property and lounge at the large pool. The healthy breakfast waffles are a "must", made by the owner Elizabeth who runs this b&b expertly and sets the special atmosphere.

Room Tip: Each room is unique and charming
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 6, 2010

Just tried to make a reservation but the person answering the phone was so rude I wouldn't stay there if you paid me.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

After reading the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, I wasn't sure what to expect. For $275/night I hoped for the best. Although our room was large and nicely furnished, the air conditioner was on its last legs and was very noisy, interrupting sleep. The innkeeper was not at all flexible in the breakfast service. We had to leave the inn at 6:45am for an appointment, and although we let her know as soon as we arrived, the previous afternoon, she was not able to even offer coffee in the morning before we left. We were the only guests there at the time, as well. We did not feel welcomed. The inn is in a great location, within walking distance of town, but we would not stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

Spent better part of four days in Southampton-three nights at Mainstay. Weekdays after
Labor Day so nice & quiet. Just a little over a mile to Cooper's Beach-many of the other highly rated Long Islands beaches are not very far either. Mainstay host Elizabeth was very friendly and helpful-conversations during breakfast with Elizabeth & other guests really were a great way to get the day started. Mainstay an older home on some lovely grounds decorated as I found out, "shabby chic" -rooms were plenty big enough to just sleep and we had a private bathroom. A short drive or pretty good walk to the downtown area. Great location for golfers lucky enough to get to play at either Shinnecock, Sebonack, or National Golf Links-all maybe 5 or 10 minutes away. We enjoyed our stay with Elizabeth and would highly recommend the Mainstay if your travel plans take you out to the far end of Long Island.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mainstay Inn

Address: 579 Hill St, Southampton, NY 11968-5305
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Southampton
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Southampton
Price Range: $216 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southamptons B&B in historic village on Long Island, NY. Colonial House 1870s, Minutes to town and ocean beaches,Delicious waffles inc in cont. breakfast. All rooms dripping in charm from hand painted walls to slanted ceilings with skylights. All rooms had antique iron beds. King master suite with fireplace, two bedroom suite sleeps 5. Situatated on one acre with garden and pool.All rooms with private bath. ... more   less 
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