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The Drake Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Certificate of Excellence
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Thrilled w/ this find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

I end up in LI at least once a summer. If I'm lucky I'm able to stay w friends who own homes but it' not feel stuck staying at dirty, overpriced, run down motel - hotel types. Well it has certainly change now that the Drake available. The entire property was spotless. I saw workers cleaning and tending to the grounds very early into all afternoon. The owner lives on-sight and was very accommodating. Our room was all white and a good size for the Hamptons. New fridge, clean bedding, they even brought fresh fruit over. The rooms appear to vary in size. The end of the property faces a marina which is lovely to look at. There are picnic tables and some lounge chairs scattered around. The pool area is a good size and again very clean. I will certainly be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

The staff at the Drake Inn was very hospitable and when we encountered a problem upon arrival with the room they took care of it right away. The rooms have been recently renovated and present a clean modern feel. The kitchens are outfitted with the basics but do not include paper towels, sponge, or soap at the sink for washing so bring your own if you have kids. I found the area to be very pricey and to stay at a motel type facility I found the price to be on the expensive side although competitive with similar products in the area. The staff added some touches like fruit in the rooms and breakfast pastry in the mornings. to provide some value add. The pool does not open until 11am so if this is something you need for a days activity keep that in mind.

Room Tip: The one bedroom suites are not large and the sofa bed a full size so if you are a family of (4) you...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robin K
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed at the Drake Inn overnight on the way back to Manhattan from the Hamptons, and wow, were we impressed! The rooms are clean, fresh and airy, with all-new contemporary furnishings and appliances, and flat-screen TV. The property is under new ownership/management and it's clear they did a top-to-bottom renovation with this place. I loved the cozy feel of 'country cottages' from the outside yet the chic modern interior of the rooms. Upon arrival, there was a bowl of fresh fruit and nuts waiting for us; and next morning, when we opened the door - surprise! - there was a basket of the most amazing powdered dough-puff pastries ever. The grounds are lovely and sit next to a canal docked with fishing boats and is good for a morning or evening stroll. Although we didn't get a chance to use them, the pool and the barbeque grills they outfitted around the individual cottages are nice amenities too. David, the manager, and all the staff were very friendly, helpful, and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed a wonderful stay and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were looking for a quiet spot to spend the weekend,and were fortunate to book the comfortable two bedroom cottage, which was spacious and extremely clean. The pool was right outside our door, and the dock by the water was steps away. We had a nice picnic lunch by the marina, and watched as the fisherman washed their catch from the day. By the end of our stay, we felt rested and relaxed. The manager, David, was extremely helpful, and we greatly appreciated the warm pastries he left for us in the morning on our porch. We wish the new management much luck and success as they continue to create a "home away from home", in the Hamptons!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

My wife and I booked The Drake Inn on the recommendation of a friend. The hotel far exceeded our already high expectations! Value for dollar, this is the best place I have seen in my many trips to the Hamptons. Upon arrival we were greeted by name and show to our room. The rooms are completely renovated. Everything - bathroom, kitchen, bedroom is beautifully appointed and brand new. The bed and white linens are pristine and very comfortable. Welcome (and unexpected) touches included flat-screen TVs, fresh fruit, a modern coffee maker (with fresh cream in the refrigerator), and beignets delivered to our door in the morning! They even provide outdoor grills for guests wishing to cook their own food. The pool is very nice with modern, comfortable chaise lounges. The hotel offers varied sizes of rooms and seems ideal for couples, families, and large groups for multiple rooms. David, the manager, offered incredible service. They really do care that their guests are happy. We will be back soon - probably with friends.

Room Tip: Ask David for honest advice about what room you need and what you value most.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeffrey V
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Parkland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

The Drake Inn, Hampton Bays felt like a lovely retreat, so pleasant to the eyes, and everyone was very accommodating during my stay. I loved the very classy welcome fruit bowl. The white decor, along with very contemporary appliances prove such a clean feel. The lawn area by your marina was just so relaxing, watching the boats and the birds on a beautiful day. And your pool and lawn furniture is what one would find at the finest resorts in the world. The Inn's location is great as well.

I look forward to my next visit, and can't wait to share this "find" with family and friends. Congratulations to the new owners and management, and much success to you with this lovely property!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are nicely appointed. Ask for closer to the marina, if available.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruth E
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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

My wife & I just spent the past weekend at The Drake Inn. We were very pleasantly surprised with the modern amenities in the room and the incredibly clean facilities of this hotel. As mentioned by other posters, the whole place has been completely renovated and everything is brand new including flat screen tv and air conditioners (these are amenities that aren't always included in a Hamptons Hotel). David & his staff were very pleasant at all times and genuinely wanted to make sure that we were having a good stay. We even received a nice breakfast treat one morning on our porch. It was also nice to walk to the bay at the back of the hotel and to sit in the lounge chairs.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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