The Crow’s Nest
by: Michael Tavani
Sun and surf.
Me, my better half, and some good friends.
14 hotel rooms facing Lake Montauk, each with private balcony.
The front desk doubles as a mini-Melet Mercantile shop.
Outside our hotel room door - a bamboo roof keeps the sun at bay.
Room with a view.
Entrance to the restaurant.
The restaurant overlooking Lake Montauk.
The drink list - charmingly scribbled on the chalkboard in the restaurant.
Firepit and seating area outside the restaurant.
Although the property is on the lake, they’ve carved out a great little beach area.
Entrance to the property.
Highs + Lows
The overall ambiance in the evening is spot-on (lighting, firepit, crowd, etc).
The food - possibly the best restaurant on the East End.
The guest room bathrooms have great fixtures and tile – work not often found in beach motel renovations.
Be careful booking the new David Pharaoh cottages for the remainder of the season – they were not renovated yet at the time of our stay, and a good hike from the main property.
The restaurant hours are very limited – there is no breakfast or lunch service during the week, including on Friday’s.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Worldly beach shack.
British colony in Africa, by way of Morocco, meets Montauk.
A short drive to town, and a short bike ride to the beach.
14 rooms and a handful of cottages.
A mix of Afro-pop and reggae.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
The hotel’s owner – the brilliant Sean MacPherson.
No pool or gym, but that’s the point - there’s paddleboarding on the lake, bikes available to guests, and the ocean is walking distance away.
Outstanding Mediterranean food with views of Lake Montauk.
One in the restaurant and another down by the lake – order a refreshing bottle of local rosé or a Dayton’s Ruse (house version of a margarita).
Plenty of handsome families and cute children running about.
Predictably expensive during high season in Montauk.
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The Crow’s Nest
4 Old West Lake Dr, Montauk, NY, United States