Andrea Franchini

Pridwin Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:A staycation in the East End of Long Island
  • When:August 2022
  • Who:My life-partner Cian and myself
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Pridwin Hotel The journey begins with a quick 5’ ferry ride. Best way to start the weekend

The journey begins with a quick 5’ ferry ride. Best way to start the weekend

Pridwin Hotel The nostalgic front office with key holders at The Pridwin resort

The nostalgic front office with key holders at The Pridwin resort

Pridwin Hotel Our room had water views and a private deck

Our room had water views and a private deck

Pridwin Hotel Browsing the common areas of The Pridwin which we found charming and cozy

Browsing the common areas of The Pridwin which we found charming and cozy

Pridwin Hotel We enjoyed our half-day time at the pool

We enjoyed our half-day time at the pool

Pridwin Hotel Cian enjoying a very Dry Martini at Ram's Head Inn during sunset

Cian enjoying a very Dry Martini at Ram's Head Inn during sunset

Pridwin Hotel We had dinner at “The Terrace” of The Pridwin, and we tasted all the locally harvesters' seafood and produced

We had dinner at “The Terrace” of The Pridwin, and we tasted all the locally harvesters' seafood and produced

Pridwin Hotel And had a night cap at this cozy nook where you can play cards, games and read

And had a night cap at this cozy nook where you can play cards, games and read

Pridwin Hotel Our room had terrace and waking up on the water was definitely one of the highlights of our stay

Our room had terrace and waking up on the water was definitely one of the highlights of our stay

Pridwin Hotel The gym has a Peloton bike. We logged in using our accounts and put in a good workout

The gym has a Peloton bike. We logged in using our accounts and put in a good workout

Pridwin Hotel Cian and I biking around. The Pridwin has plenty of bikes available as part of their amenity

Cian and I biking around. The Pridwin has plenty of bikes available as part of their amenity

Pridwin Hotel The spa features natural Malibu based skincare products by Osea

The spa features natural Malibu based skincare products by Osea

Pridwin Hotel For dinner we indulged on Long Island oysters, lobster spaghetti, and lobster caprese. Some of the signatures dishes by Chef Drew Hiatt

For dinner we indulged on Long Island oysters, lobster spaghetti, and lobster caprese. Some of the signatures dishes by Chef Drew Hiatt

Pridwin Hotel On the second night we got upgraded to one of the 17 cottages on property. They all come with their own deck and a fireplace for fall winter staycations

On the second night we got upgraded to one of the 17 cottages on property. They all come with their own deck and a fireplace for fall winter staycations

Pridwin Hotel Drinks on the lawn of The Pridwin overlooking Crescent Beach and the sun setting down. In summary: bless

Drinks on the lawn of The Pridwin overlooking Crescent Beach and the sun setting down. In summary: bless

Highs & Lows

  • A 1927 landmark resort was renovated to preserve the culture of Long Island and bring back its original beauty

  • Shelter Island’s barefoot chic vibes and “carefree” americana summer style define this island as the “Un-Hamptons”

  • All the public areas, in particular, the restaurant and bar terraces are stunning, having views overlooking Crescent Beach

  • We love some good old-school hand-painted signage

  • The landscaping and the perfectly nestled cottages around the Pridwin

  • The amenities, from the pool to the bikes, from water sports to camp-fire s’mores and waterfront yoga

  • The menu is not so vegetarian or vegan friendly and not highlighting the local produce and purveyors

  • I was hoping the store and minibar would feature local alcohol/ wineries from Long Island

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Beach resort

  • Vibe

    A celebration of New England’s Summer with a splash of Palm Beach at this charming lifestyle resort. One of the oldest inns in Long Island, newly renovated

  • Location

    Located on Crescent Beach in Shelter Island

  • Rooms

    33 rooms & 16 private cottages sit on seven pristine acres of waterfront property

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    The quick five minute ferry ride is where your trip begins. The staff at The Pridwin are kind and polite, and it’s made of very young members

  • Future Forward

    Unfortunately we were not able to pin down any real efforts towards sustainability although the leadership mention it will be a priority for the next months

  • Music

    Sounds of nature

  • Year Opened

    2022

  • Designed By

    Colleen Bashaw of Brownhall Design

  • Health & Wellness

    Lots of options: early morning Yoga sessions, a fitness center with water views and a Peloton bike, a swimming pool and a lovely spa featuring Malibu’s skincare brand Osea. Of course many watersports, tennis, biking, and hiking

  • Food

    Menus are designed by Drew Hiatt and feature fresh seafood, vegetables and fruits from local East End purveyors. The wine list includes North Fork’s wines

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The property’s restaurant and bar features live music and entertainment almost every evening. For those looking for late nightlife, hot spot Sunset Beach is located just a short eight minute walk away from The Pridwin. Many other restaurants are a few minute drive away

  • Minibar & Retail

    The minibar features a limited selection of beverage and snacks. There is a small pop-up store with all Pridwin branded things and beach stuff

  • Accessibility

    The hotel has a pretty open floor plan and is quite accessible. The public spaces are easy to navigate. Some of the guest rooms (and the cottages) are located on the ground floor with private terraces and access

  • Pet Friendly

    If you are bringing your furry friend with you, inform the staff ahead of your stay so they can assign a room for it

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Reassuringly expensive

  • Tel.

    +1 631 749 0476

  • Website

    Visit website

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In the Area

Hotel Location 81 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, NY, USA

Shelter Island is a secluded, 8,000-acre island on the eastern end of Long Island in New York. It is known for its bed and breakfast and boutique hotel culture. Shelter Island is easily accessible by car ferry. The North Ferry departs from Greenport, NY and the South Ferry from North Haven, NY.

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