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Driftwood on the Ocean
Ranked #18 of 39 Hotels in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 May 2005

This was our fifth or sixth visit to the Driftwood, but I don't think we will be going back. The pool, which we'd been told would be open, was not and apparently never is until after Memorial Day. Our shower had no hot water and needed to be fixed (which didn't happen until very late in the morning). The carpet was so filthy our kids' white socks were soon black. And so on. With so many places to choose from, I would go elsewhere in the future.

Stayed: May 2005
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Bayshore, NY
11
Reviewed 13 February 2005

My family having been going every year for about 5 years now. Every time the atmosphere getting better and better. The pool, the beach, the BBQ areas are nothing fancy, but just perfect.

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Holbrook, NY
321
Reviewed 23 June 2004

I stayed at the Driftwood 6/18-6/20, in a 2 Room Ocean View Suite. The cost was approximately $300 a night, which is higher than I normally pay at the Montauk Manor, Wavecrest or Ocean Resort Inn. Since they were all booked, I decided to give the Driftwood a try.

I was disappointed with the room. It's on the ocean, but not as nice or comfortable as the Montak Manor. It's twice the price of the Wavecrest and Ocean Resort Inn but was not as nice, clean, or relaxing. There were various little things I didn't like, such as the shelves in the bookcases being empty (making it feel like someone just moved out) but there were other larger issues as well. Many appliances like the air conditioner and toaster oven didn't work properly. I was going to inquire to the management about this but then read their explicit rules and regulations that state that they will not replace these items or give credits for them not working. I had planned on mentioning this upon check out, but was not asked how my stay was. They simply took the keys, said Thank You, and Good-Bye.

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Pleasantville,NY
17
Reviewed 10 July 2003

We have been going to this hotel for 6 years straight and have never been disappointed. Nothing fancy but clean comfort rooms which are a short boardwalk from the beach. Great for famlies old & young.We get three connecting rooms for two family's and always have a great time.Staff is excellent

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BROOKLYN NEW YORK
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Reviewed 27 May 2003

Me and my family have been staying at driftwood for the last 4 years it is the most enjoyable place to be. The staff and Donna the manager are wonderful, we would not stay any other place. Thank You, Andrea and Mike

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Nutley, NJ
13
Reviewed 5 May 2003

Our family, of about 30, have been going to the Driftwood for 8 years. It's great because the beach is outside your door and the pool is on the other side. Staff and manager are always nice and always give us something to look forward to. The Summer of '03 will be our 9th year!

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Fairfield, CT
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Reviewed 5 April 2003

The 2 bedroom cottage was a great place to stay. It was nice to be beachside. The staff and the manager, Donna, could not have been any nicer.The biggest bummer for us is that it rained most of the time that we were there.

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Additional Information about Driftwood on the Ocean

Address: 2178 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
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Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Montauk
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Montauk
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Montauk
Price Range: £131 - £300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Driftwood on the Ocean 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Driftwood Resort, where family-friendly accommodations, supreme amenities and exceptional service come together to create a first-class experience. A beachfront resort just minutes from the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse and steps from the Atlantic Ocean, our resort on the pristine Amagansett Napeague strip sits on picturesque grounds, offers panoramic ocean vistas and is conveniently located. ... more   less 
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