My boyfriend and I were looking for a short weekend get away outside of the city and were very happy to come across the 1708 House. I made the reservation over the phone and was given a great deal of information about my room options from the inn keeper. We informed them that we would be checking in quite late and this didn't seem to be a problem.
We took a train in from the city and arrived in Southampton around 11:00 pm. There were taxis available at the station, but we opted to walk the half mile down the main drag to the house. The house was warm and welcoming and we found our check in materials waiting for us. We took it upon ourselves to go for a late night tour of the house and were very impressed with the space and the cleanliness. Every room is decorated with antique furniture, paintings, wall hangings and bric-a-brac. There are neat little rooms to be discovered on each floor and the basement is a complete wine-cellar/game room. The dining room is wonderfully decorated (photo attached) and the breakfast staff (John) was available to make eggs your way. We were able to sit and enjoy the dining room over books and crossword puzzles and we never felt rushed or crowded.
The room itself (Room 1-main house) was awesome. We had a bathroom, sitting room and large bedroom; the bed was very comfortable. The rooms have exposed walls and ceilings, adding to the charm of the house.
The main house is located close to "Downtown" and many restaurants and shops are easily within a 5 to 10 minute walk. We walked (around 20 minutes) to the beach and enjoyed a wonderful winter day with the surf.
Having never been to Long Island before (or the Hamptons), I am not sure how to rate the B&B price wise which is why I rated it as "average".
If you get a chance to get away to the Hamptons, this B&B is a wonderful place to relax and see the sights.
Cheers and Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1708 House is an historic bed and breakfast in Southampton, located at 126 Main Street (next door to the former Saks Fifth Avenue). The house was known to exist in 1708 and has a museum-like cellar dating to approximately 1648 which is open to its guests as a cozy getaway for a game of chess or cards, in front of a roaring fire. Filled with fabulous furnishings, the inn boasts modern amenities such a wireless internet access and flat screen TVs/DVD players in every room. In addition, the property has two-bedroom cottages which are perfect for families. Its central location in the Village is perfect for walking to shops, galleries, restaurants, the renowned ocean beaches, which are only a mile away, and many points of interest in the area. Stays include a sumptuous daily breakfast and afternoon tea to be enjoyed in the formal living room, or inviting library, both of which have fireplaces. Beach parking passes for both Village and Town beaches are available. The 1708 House welcomes you to come and experience all our unique property has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1708 House Hotel Southampton