The Hamptons Hotels

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Montauk Yacht Club
32 Star Island Rd., Montauk
Recently reopened after a head-to-toe renovation, and now managed by the same team that runs the Proper hotels, the 107–guest room Montauk Yacht Club is better than ever. The property occupies a stretch of shoreline with a marina and a pristine private beach, multiple pools, and access to trails for hiking and biking. The new bar and restaurant, Ocean Club, is a transplant from St. Barth; chef Jarad McCarroll serves a menu of seafood and local produce from a wood-fired grill. The redesigned fitness center and spa are highlights, as are the tennis, pickleball, bocce, and volleyball courts. The hotel also keeps a few electric boats in the marina for sunset cruises, fishing excursions, and day trips.
McKinley Bungalows
Address Upon Booking, Montauk
As the eye behind well-trafficked Montauk spots Ruschmeyer’s and Surf Lodge, interior designer Robert McKinley is no stranger to the beach town's mellow vibe and wild coastline. McKinley and his wife, Kate Nauta, opened McKinley Bungalows, six sprawling homes available for rent. We love the design details here, like natural oak floors and exposed beams, vintage decorative objects mixed with mid-century modern furniture, and lively communal spaces for families or weekend guests. And if you really love it, everything from the linens and furniture to the homes themselves is entirely shoppable, should you want to bring some of those Montauk memories home with you. Photos: Nicole Franzen.