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Bowen's by the Bays
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Certificate of Excellence
Sunnyside, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This was our second stay @ Bowens. We just love it. There is so much to do right on the property, the boys love the pool, and the tennis courts. They love playing board games in the evening, and of course we all love that we can take our dog with us. Its so peaceful, the gardens are so colorful, we walk around the grounds just to admire the gardens and the pond. It just wa wonderful place for spending family time.
We will be back again next summer for sure.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Essen, Germany
1 review
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

We ( one adult and three teenagers) stayed for three nights in the guestrooms. The room was clean and tastefully, well chosen furnished. There was enough space for four persons
( including the bathroom), because you could open the terracedoor to sit in the beautiful,
quiet garden. The pool was clean with enough chairs and tables to relax. It was fun to
play tennis on the inhouse tenniscourt in the evening with floodlight.The management was friendly and helpful . Our stay at Bowens by the Bays was the best part of our eastcoast roundtrip. We love it and we`´ll be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
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.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Elmhurst, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Redding, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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