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Sound View Greenport
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Greenport
Certificate of Excellence
Bohemia, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“This is what's wrong with Long Island. High demand but short supply.”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Unfortunately, class doesn't transfer down by generation. This "motel" is managed by the family of the original owner who is a complete gentleman. However, that cannot be said about his family. They are arrogant, condescending and act as if they are doing everyone a favor when asked for the simplest requests. I think they have an unrealistic idea of what they truly own. The rooms are rundown, musty and mildew smelling, the road noise is unbearable, the beds are broken down, the rugs are filthy and the pool is surrounded by broken glass panels. The beach front is beautiful but the entire upper level of the motel is off limits to children. The lobby office is the most modernized room in the facility. Basically, this motel is a glorified short stay on the water. Complain and you'll get dirty looks for your entire stay from the manager daughter and some fat guy wearing an NYPD baseball hat. The only reason this place survives is because supply doesn't meet demand in Greenport and you don't have many options. They will let you know that at the office as soon as you have a problem by telling you to "go some place else if you don't like it." You're better off sleeping in a tent at the state park across the street. The bugs are friendlier.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

My son and I just returned from our annual 5-day trip to the Sound View Inn. Every year we average around 30 fish, but this year we were blown away when we ended up catching 95 fish, all porgies and blackfish and all from right outside our back door. Grant you the blackfish ran very small, except for the one 5-pounder that my son caught. The rest were around 4 inches long. The porgies were all great, great sizes, and there is just something great about fishing while the sun is setting right in front of you. The ultimate in relaxation.
As always, Ellen and Betty and their staff do a great job. The pool is the best, always cool, clean and refreshing. No complaints from us at all. That's why we go every year. We know what we're getting, happy with it, and don't expect anything else. If you're looking for some grand newly constructed resort, then stay away. We don't want you. If you're looking for a place that is quaint, has charm, is simple, and know that you're going to Greenport to do things and not focus on where you're staying, then go. It all adds up to why Greenport has remained the way it is; a fishing town that does not want to compete with the Hamptons and loose all it's charm, and for us, that is the perfect vacation.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Westbury, New York, United States
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

We've been going to the Soundview for 25 years. Our daughter all but grew up in their pool. I've been disappointed to read some of the negative reviews here on tripadvisor. i suppose these folks have their point of view but for us we love the place and the staff. The rooms are not fitted out with 600 thread sheets and the 60 year old inn sometimes shows its age, but when you open the drapes on the Sound each morning, when you can spend the day in the IMO best pool on the North Fork, when you are an easy drive from Wine Country, the newly revitalized village of Greenport, and the Connecticut ferries, you have a pretty good package. The Summer staff of college kids and Latin immigrants do up the rooms nicely, keep the grounds clean and the plantings healthy, and the lifeguards have always been of the best character. Since our purpose in staying at the Soundview is always to enjoy the private beach and great pool and to have a base to explore the North Fork we have never been disappointed.We've frequented Kalmar in Truro, Masthead in P'town, and Hutchins Mountain View in Bar harbor and several spots on Cape Ann. The Soundview is equal or better.

As for the restaurant. It was always acceptable and my daughter has always found the lobster specials a great treat.Lately the kitchen has improved and the preparation has gone up several steps. the drinks are good and the deck is great for dinner and lunch.

One last note. the new windows and doors have greatly lessened the road noise caused by untended expansion joints in the roadbed on Rte 48.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Farmingville, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2012

My husband and I just recently stayed at the Sound View Inn for our Anniversary. Our view of the Long Island Sound was beautiful. We stayed in a 1 1/2 room suite. The room was clean and we had our own private balcony with lounge chairs and table and chairs. We were 5 steps off of the beach. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The Sound View Inn has a perfect location, right on the beach, and it was about a 5 min. drive into Greenport Village. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Car parked in front of door, private beach right outside the room, great views, friendly, helpful staff and a decent cup of coffee and continental breakfast in the morning...just what the doctor ordered for a short stay in Greenport. Had lovely lunch in adjoining restaurant too. Also, the various special discounts on offer gave us the incentive to stay an extra night and makes us want to come back again soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huntington, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Sound View Inn is the perfect beach resort 5 minutes from everything. The rooms were clean and the view with the breeze from the sound was quite relaxing. Kid friendly with a beautiful pool. Since we let them know we were booking multiple rooms with family they roomed us next door to each other. We stayed on the beach well into the night and no one said a word. It was great.
There's a small gym with updated equipment which was more than adequate.
This Inn is not very fancy but if you frequent the area, it's perfect.
We will definitely revisit.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Greenlawn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We have been frequenting southold/greenport for 30+ years. Over the last 5 years I went with my family for the 4th of July weekend. This was the first time we stayed at the soundview inn and it was perfect! My sister, myself and my sister in laws booked rooms next door to each other. Clean rooms, private entrances to your room and the beach, balcony with table and chaise lounges, I stayed in a 11/2 room suite and it slept the 4 of us comfortably. We had a terrific time and highly reccomend the SVI. I have found my home for our annual trip! The assistant manager Betty was helpful and welcoming, I look forward my next trip!
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Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Sound View Greenport
Address: 58775 Route 48, Greenport, NY 11944 (Formerly Sound View Inn)
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Region: United States > New York > Long Island > North Fork > Greenport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Greenport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sound View Greenport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located less than 100 miles from New York City on the North Fork of Long Island, this idyllic property evokes the timeless spirit of a classic seaside resort. Its Norman Rockwell charm will conjure memories of blissful childhood summers in the sun, while its recently renovated spaces offer the comforts of modern life. Our guest rooms and suites offer the intimacy of a seafront cottage, with all the perks of a full-service hotel and every room opens directly onto a waterfront deck, with access to our private beach. The property is a short bike ride or drive from a variety of authentic North Fork experiences, including the village shops of historic Greenport, several award-winning vineyards, local farms offering freshly picked delights, and so much more. ... more   less 
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