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Bowen's by the Bays
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2011

We stayed in the motel unit of this property which is situated between the tracks of the Long Island Railroad and Montauk Highway. We asked for a quiet room and were given one of the motel-style rooms--the property also has individual bungalows--and were not disturbed by the trains. The owner-managers are excellent, and always present to attend to guests--and they do consider them guests. Rooms are spacious and well-maintained, have a small refrigerator and a TV; it's a non-smoking property, although smokers are permitted to use outdoor tables and chairs. The rooms have a small cement patio and there are communal tables and chairs on the lawn. The pool is okay for families; shallow end is cordoned off for children. It's too small for lap swimmers. There is a tennis court, too. I found our bed a bit hard and the pillows were not comfortable, but this is a small complaint given the service. The property is across the street from a supermarket and near a diner, so it's perfect for those who don't drive. We biked to the ocean beach, too.

Room Tip: Foxglove is a quiet room.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

How lucky we were to get accommodations at Bowen's by the Bays for the July 4th celebration weekend! Our stay Was wonderful, the room was meticulous, the people were like family, and the location was the best for getting to both the North Fork wineries and the South Fork beaches and entertainment! We give Bowen's ten stars!!! Thank you for a delightful get-away! **********

Room Tip: There is nothing BUT best rooms at Bowen's
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Small, dark cabin. Looked like it hasn't been updated in decades. Floor was sticky and hadn't been cleaned. All in all, it gave me the creeps and I couldn't wait to leave. Sorry! I really wanted to like it and I'm sure the innkeepers are good folks, but I'm pretty sure you can do better than this place.

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Reviewed 19 August 2011

The staff were friendly including the owners, Kevin and Eileen Bowen, Their dog welcome me, too, when I checked in. The cottage we stayed is clean including the surroundings. For a cottage, we have nice appliances including the flat screen TV with cable. The beds are nice, too. Skye, our yellow lab is always sitting or lying down on the grass and she loves her walks in the morning just around the property. She wanted to jump on the pool but not permitted. She just settled in the closest beach that dogs are permitted anytime. I forgot the name though. Kevin helped my son with his first tennis lessons. too. It's on the expensive side, but worth it. Love to come back soon.

Room Tip: There's no spa, but the pool is nice.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank skyekuya
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

We loved everything about Bowen's by the Bay...what a pleasure the hosts were, the cabins were adorable and the perfect size but so nicely decorated also. Anytime I am in the hamptons again, I will be at Bowen's. I don't have to look anymore! Thank you both for a great stay and for your warm hospitality.
Carolyn Reilly Kuks & Family

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Reviewed 8 August 2011

The property is very well-maintained and the co-owner, Eileen, couldn't have been more helpful or more kind. Efficiently run, not far from the ocean and quiet. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank jimmyrayp
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Eileen and her husband ( the owners) are great. They both went out of their way to accomodate our needs. Eileen was able to book us the last minute which was great because both my husband and I wanted to swim and play tennis. My husband was interested in taking a tennis lesson from Kevin who had given him a lesson last year. When we arrived Eileen told us that Kevin ( tennis pro and owner) would give my husband a tennis lesson the following day.
Both the cottages and guest rooms are very clean and comfortable. Last year we stayed in one of the cottages with our dog. This year we stayed in one of the guest rooms.

This is a great place to stay and unwind. We are planning to book again soon.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bowen's by the Bays

Address: 177 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Price Range: £131 - £271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen's by the Bays 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family oriented resort with rooms and cottages that have been described as quaint and charming. Each is individually decorated and has it's own personality. We have a pool, lighted tennis court, shuffleboard, small putting green and playground. The grounds are shady and flower filled. Pets are welcome in the cottages by prior arrangement, but never in the rooms. This offers a choice for those with allergies to stay where there have never been pets. All accommodations have flat screen cable tv and air conditioning. All rooms have refrigerators and coffeemakers with complimentary tea & coffee, and all cottages as well as the studio have compact but complete kitchens equipped with dishes, pots, utensils and microwave. We are approximately 3 miles from both ocean and bay beaches where all are welcome. Pets can be taken to the beach before 9 a.M. And after 6 p.M. Both North & South Forks can be easily accessed from here, and we are about halfway between Southampton and Westhampton Villages. ... more   less 
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