After a rough few months, my husband and I decided to "get away from it all" and head out to Montauk for their world famous St. Patrick's Day celebration/parade. Since it was off season, we asked friends of ours who live in the area to recommend a place to stay. They suggested the Stone Lion Inn because it was not only fabulous--it was right along the parade route! We pulled in late afternoon somewhat rushed to change and make our way to the pre-parade cocktail party at Gurney's Inn (also highly recommended!) The Inn is attached to a restaurant, and it was not at all obvious where we needed to go to check in. It turned out, we needed to go to the front check-in area of the restaurant. We found our way, were given our key, and were on our journey to a delightful week-end! Immediately after opening the door to our room, it became apparent that Lake Montauk is STUNNING. Our room (actually rooms) overlooked the lake and it was gorgeous. It was VERY cold upon entering the rooms, but two separate remote-controlled heating units got the heat cranking right away. The Stone Lion Inn does not skimp on space! We walked into a full-sized kitchen--ample fridge, cabinets, microwave, sink--we were surprised there wasn't a little cook top. Off the kitchen was a closet/changing room that was very large--I said to my hubby perhaps that was to accommodate a pack-n-play--only to read that the hotel doesn't allow children. Off the kitchen was an ample sized bed/living area--with a lovely picture window overlooking the lake and private deck (too bad it was so chilly!) The bathroom was impeccably decorated and if I ever find the funds to renovate a bathroom I will "borrow" the beautiful tile décor. Actually, the construction and decoration on the whole unit was very high-end. I would say the décor was zen/mod. One of the things I loved was the amount of wastebaskets in the unit!
One of the best things about the Stone Lion Inn: we could fill our red solo cups with a beverage, and walk outside to our chairs placed along the parade route--so easy! We were also within a very reasonable walking distance to town (check out O'Murphy's for a burger and a beer and Mr. John's for a yummy breakfast!) We enjoyed the whole trip so much, we hope to make it an annual event.
One small mishap we ran into: the neighbors in the room next to us were playing VERY LOUD reggae music the whole time we were there. While the info posted on the wall of the unit indicated the Inn follows a strict 10 pm noise cut off time--we had no idea who/where to contact someone when the reggae was playing well into the wee hours of the morning.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the adjacent restaurant (ENE) one night of our stay--I've covered that in a separate review...it is well worth the trip just for the food. Overall, I would highly recommend a stay at the Stone Lion Inn...looking at the lake from your bed is truly relaxing. The bathroom shower has a wonderful head and the cool pebbled bottom I adore. If you are in need of a "zen" experience--head out to Montauk!
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