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The Drake Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Certificate of Excellence
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
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“charming getaway!”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We booked a last minute getaway at the Drake Motel. We weren't sure what to expect, as it was our first time there. Well, it was awesome! David and his staff were sweet and helpful. The rooms were super clean, newly renovated with comfortable beds and cute modern furniture. The grounds were landscaped beautifully and couldn't have been happier. We slept well, swam in the pool and spent time exploring the area - beach, boats and cute markets.

Room Tip: Sofa bed is basically a single.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We booked 6 room at Drake Inn on very short notice because we had to extend our stay in the area for couple of more days. Hotel consist of cottages that share two one bedroom apartments. Its fully renovated and all appliances are completely new, rooms are very clean and spacious. I didn’t had time to use a pool but I am sure that would be very pleasant experience. Hotel is located at the shore very close to major roads and the beaches. Manager was extremely pleasant and helpful going out of his way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Overall I would recommend this hotel to everyone no matter what is the purpose of their stay in Hampton's.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The host David not only made you feel comfortable , but made you feel like family , the rooms were clean and newly decorated with new beds and furniture , flat screen tv , new floors and freshly painted, it was a pleasure to stay there and the grounds made you feel like you were in a county setting , the beaches were close by , that we rode our bikes there . i only wish i brought my water toys , cause the hotel sits on the canal , and your close to all the hot spots like dockers , dune deck , and the shack where they have great lobster bakes , cant wait to go back , trust me , try the drake inn , it a winner .

Room Tip: all the rooms are great and chaming
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheDrakeInn, Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thank you for this 'two thumbs-up' review!

Reading reviews from happy clients like yourself, makes
all the hard work worthwhile.

It was a pleasure meeting you and your friend.

Thanks you for staying with Us,

David
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We happened on the Drake Inn driving through Hampton Bays and found it a charming place to stay for several nights. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms newly renovated and comfortable. The ambiance was pleasant with a pool and convenient to the bridge to Shinnecott Inlet. We highly recommend the Inn.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheDrakeInn, Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
It was a pleasure meeting and hosting you both.

Thank your for taking the time to share your impressions of The Drake
Inn with other travelers.

We hope you will choose us again on your next trip to the Hamptons.

Cheers,

David
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

This hotel / inn has plenty of space and room to roam and relax. Sitting on lots of land but arranged to be intimate and comfortable. I was informed that there is a new owner and management and I must say they really know how to make you feel apart from the rest of the world.
The rooms are immaculate and everything is NEW! There are beautiful flowering plants everywhere....the hotel is bay-front and it's close enough to everything you need without the noise or hustle and bustle. A great get-away!!
Management of the hotel was super nice and friendly yet professional.
A perfect little paradise. I highly recommend it if you're looking to kick back, do some boating or fishing and simply enjoy.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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TheDrakeInn, Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
The pleasure was all ours.

It was great meeting you.

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.

Cheers,

David
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Garden City, New York
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

me and the wife stayed at the Drake because it was close to what we believe to be the best beach around and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the new owners have created a diamond by the sea. The grounds looked great with new landscaping for great curb appeal and charm. The rooms where totally renovated with a modern touch and they were extremely clean. The dock area was even made into a nice space to sit by the water. David at the front desk was helpful and attended to all of our needs. Overall a great place in a great location.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheDrakeInn, Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
We enjoyed welcoming and hosting you.

Thanks you for sharing your impressions with
the travelers' community.

Again, thanks for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

David
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I called looking for a room at the last minute. They were very helpful and able to get me in a room as soon as i arrived. I see some bad reviews below but my experience was very different. Everything had been remodeled and the rooms have brand new everything from appliances to towels and beds. Flat screen TVs and a very nice couch. They even offered me some cheesecake! Thank you, will definitely come back when i'm in the Hamptons again. Also the rates were very reasonable compared to other Inns with older rooms.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheDrakeInn, Manager at The Drake Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
You were one of our very first clients at The Drake Inn.

We appreciate choosing us and enjoyed meeting you and friend

Again, thanks for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

Nini and David
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Property: The Drake Inn
Address: 16 Penny Ln, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-3211 (Formerly Drake Motor Inn)
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Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — The Drake Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Drake Inn is one of the Hamptons finest resorts. We are peacefully secluded yet centrally located just one block west of the Ponquogue Bridge that takes you to the beautiful nearby beaches on Dune Road. At The Drake Inn you will be minutes away from all the best restaurants and all other fun activities that the Hamptons have to offer. Come and see for yourself why people adore this little gem in the Hamptons. ... more   less 
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