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Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you are going to the Hamptons, make this your first port of call for an excellent B&B. We recently stayed at the Mainstay to recharge our batteries following a NYC/DC trip across from the UK. Could not fault it at all. Warm and welcoming reception from Elizabeth, large clean room, excellent breakfast selection and 10 minute walk into Southamption with great selection of restaurants and bars. Ideally placed for Coopers beach - "USA's No 1 rated beach" so the sign said, and we couldnt disagree. The welcoming glass of wine each evening was a great touch. Will be our first choice next time we are in the area.

Date of stay: September 2013
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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2013

Ed, thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure to have you both stay here nad hope that you will return for your next anniversary,
It is always wonderful to have such nice people visit us at The Mainstay.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Awesome experience for our first time in the Hamptons! My girlfriend and I really enjoyed Elizabeth's B&B. Elizabeth was very warm and inviting as soon as we stepped through the door of her nicely decorated and detailed place. If you're looking for a classic B&B experience in Southampton, this is the place to be. Our room was extremely spacious, more than what we needed. Clean sheets and spotless floors. Towels could use an update but there were plenty of them to boot. Great location too, about a 5 min drive to Main St and 5-10 min to Cooper's Beach (highly recommended too, especially post-Labor Day without the $40 parking fee). Awesome salt water pool in the back to kick your feet up. Filling breakfast in the morning (coffee, waffles, fresh fruit and baked bread).

Date of stay: September 2013
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

I look forward to the breakfasts offered in proper bed and breakfast establishments. The Mainstay in Southampton only offered a continental breakfast with yogurt, fruit, and make your own waffles. There were also some issues with cleanliness as the duvet on the bed was stained in a very disgusting manner.

For the money you can do better, get yourself a B&B with a real breakfast and cleaner linens.

If you must stay, note that the Garden room is a very small converted sun porch with a bed that covers 75% of the floor space. It also comes with a musty smell and extremely tight shower in a not so private bathroom.

Date of stay: August 2013
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ElizabethMain, Owner at Mainstay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

We are very sorry that this couple who had just gotten married were so unhappy with their stay here. They had booked a small room for their honeymoon, usually newlyweds stay in a large king suite. When I realized that the bride was unhappy I offered a larger room and at no extra cost. They arrived on a day that it had been raining all night and day, when they arrived the sun had just come out but Southampton was still pretty damp. shortly afterward the sun came out, the grounds dried up and any dampness disappeared. We only advertise continental breakfast but serve a much larger one, most guests say thank you for all the selections instead of crossiants only.
All our rooms are different and guests love the garden room, it is not for someone who has just gotten married but the king suite with fireplace all done in whites would have been a better choice in this case. We hope that the worst of their problems are over now and that they have a very happy life together.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Mainstay is the perfect country home B and B. The individually decorated rooms give the feel of staying over with a friend while visiting beautiful Southampton. So much attention to detail by the lovely owner Elizabeth. A charming breakfast is included. We would definitely stay here again. Also fairly good proximity to beaches.

Date of stay: September 2013
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Everything about Mainstay was a positive experience. Elizabeth was all about seeing to it that our visit to Mainstay and South Hampton was an enjoyable one. We would not change a thing and absolutely plan to return.

Room tip: We stayed in the Meadow Lane room, it was perfect.
Date of stay: July 2013
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