Estelle Frances Bailey-Babenzien

The Sound View

  • Where:
  • Why:A family getaway for Father's Day weekend
  • When:June 2021
  • Who:Me, my hubby and our daughter
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The Sound View Sound View entrance with bikes to rent

Sound View entrance with bikes to rent

The Sound View Fully booked but not crowded

Fully booked but not crowded

The Sound View Lobby that leads to the lounge

Lobby that leads to the lounge

The Sound View The moody piano bar

The moody piano bar

The Sound View A view of the pool just above the Long Island Sound

A view of the pool just above the Long Island Sound

The Sound View Classic poolside shack for snacks

Classic poolside shack for snacks

The Sound View The rocks, aka a playground

The rocks, aka a playground

The Sound View The shop, At Dawn, offers good buys

The shop, At Dawn, offers good buys

The Sound View Comfy bed with an incredible view

Comfy bed with an incredible view

The Sound View Spacious suite with a comfy living space

Spacious suite with a comfy living space

The Sound View Cozy, good lighting and spacious

Cozy, good lighting and spacious

The Sound View Dusk

Dusk

The Sound View Start your day with yoga and a view of the sound

Start your day with yoga and a view of the sound

The Sound View View from my terrace

View from my terrace

The Sound View Low Tide Beach Bar — pull up

Low Tide Beach Bar — pull up

The Sound View Classic East Coast vibes

Classic East Coast vibes

The Sound View Our private balcony, big enough to entertain a private dinner

Our private balcony, big enough to entertain a private dinner

The Sound View Clean water, clean beach, clear mind

Clean water, clean beach, clear mind

The Sound View Early dinner at the Sound View's Halyard Restaurant

Early dinner at the Sound View's Halyard Restaurant

Highs & Lows

  • The sunsets here are magical, perfect to witness from your room or the beach bar.

  • Great selection of natural wines and well crafted cocktails thanks to expert staff.

  • The rocks and boulders are fun to explore and climb — a natural playground for the whole fam.

  • Individual bonfires and Adirondack chairs at the Low Tide Beach Bar.

  • Location — plenty to explore and only 2 hours from the city.

  • The rooms are well designed with simple and unique furnishings — every room is beach front!

  • The busy main road at the front of the hotel, although now the newly planted greenery blocks some of it.

  • Check if events are happening during your stay. Weddings are popular and will unfortunately close down the restaurant and take up beach space.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Beachside Hotel

  • Vibe

    Low key, local, well designed, private getaway to unwind

  • Location

    Perfectly located on the edge of the Long Island Sound, minutes from vineyards, farms, marinas and the historic town of Greenport

  • Rooms

    55

  • Arrival Experience

    Friendly but a little confusing — check in and see where your room is located before opting for valet parking

  • Future Forward

    Sustainability and community minded, clean beach, locally sourced food and plastic free!

  • Music

    Bring an iPod for the room

  • Year Opened

    1935 but reimagined with new owners six years ago

  • Designed By

    Brooklyn-based designer, Studio Tack, enlisted a host of makers to craft a new collection of rooms and suites

  • Health & Wellness

    Outdoor pool

  • Food

    The Halyard Restaurant (seafood and local produce) and Jack's Shack pool side fare — plus local chefs popping up

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Live music at the Low Tide Beach Bar (reservations guarantee a spot) and good music inside at the Piano Bar

  • Minibar & Retail

    Great minibar options, good snacks, and a well curated shop called At Dawn

  • Accessibility

    Yes, it's accessible but limited, so book/plan ahead to get the right room

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes for a fee

  • Children

    Indeed, a great family place

  • Price

    Pricey but convenient

  • Tel.

    1 (631) 477-1910

  • Website

    Visit website

The Sound View

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58775 County Rd 48, Greenport, NY

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In the Area

Hotel Location 58775 County Rd 48, Greenport, NY

Located on the North Fork of Long Island in Greenport, NY, The Sound View is the unpretentious sister to the Hamptons. It sits on the main road but is still on the ocean front, and the neighboring towns and villages are chill and full of character. It's calm and great for swimming or floating, a place where you can really unwind. And it's just a couple hours from the city depending on traffic.

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