Looking for a vacation close to home? Book a night or plan a weekend getaway at a Long Island hotel with a pool set amid other fun amenities that make a visit feel more like a vacation.
FIRE ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
This spot has an outdoor pool area where the entertainment will be a mix of live music and DJs spinning chilled-out beats on weekends. The pool is currently open only to hotel guests, but the hotel's restaurant, Canes at the FIBH, and bar are open to public.
INFO 25 Cayuga Walk, Ocean Bay Park; 631-583-8000, thefibh.com. Rooms start at $235 plus $50 resort fee per night.
SOUND VIEW GREENPORT
With a pool located close to the Long Island Sound shoreline, you can lounge poolside while looking out at the water. Both hotel guests and non-guests can hang, with day passes available for $75 per person. The resort is bringing back its Low Tide beach bar (starting Memorial Day weekend), where one can sit in beach chairs or stroll over to an outdoor counter space where cocktails are mixed. Food is available at Jack’s Shack poolside restaurant (no reservations needed) or Halyard restaurant (reservations required).
INFO 58775 County Rd. 48, Greenport; 631-477-1910, soundviewgreenport.com. Rates start at $425.
Serving Montauk for more than 90 years, Montauk Manor sits atop a hill that provides striking views of town and the sunsets, and is within a short trip to the hamlet’s restaurants and beaches. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool for guests that opens Memorial Day weekend. There are three outdoor tennis courts and two barbecue areas with gas and charcoal grills. All suites have a full kitchen, and a courtesy shuttle to beaches and area restaurants is available.
INFO 236 Edgemere St., Montauk; 631-668-4400, montaukmanor.com. Rates start at $161.
THE INN AT FOX HOLLOW
This hotel has a saltwater pool (for guests only) in a palm tree-encircled courtyard, where guests can eat, drink and play lawn games. Indoor and outdoor dining is available at the Vintage 25 bar and lounge as are icy beverages. Indoor-only dining is available at the Volpe Ristorante Italian eatery.
INFO 7755 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-224-8100, thefoxhollow.com. Rooms start at $299.
The outdoor heated saltwater pool is open to only hotel guests. Six cabanas are available this year to relax by the pool. (Reserve at the pool, front desk or with the concierge, fee $250 per day.) Dining reservations are not required but recommended. The dog-friendly Village Garden Rooms remain available, but dog owners must book the Cove’s "Charley package,” which includes a doggy welcome kit with bed, snacks, bowl and a copy of the book “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck. Guests staying at Baron’s Cove can take part in outdoor yoga, daily at 8 a.m., borrow a bicycle at no added charge (for up to two hours) and take a complimentary tennis clinic for adults and children, reserve a tennis court for later in the day. Live music daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
INFO 31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-2101, caperesorts.com/barons-cove. Rooms start at $699.
Located on the western North Fork yet not far from the Hamptons, this is a convenient place to stay on the East End. The hotel is dog-friendly and equipped with a large outdoor pool (only hotel guests can use the pool), where food can be served. Dining at the hotel’s Bistro 72 (bistro-72.com, 631-369-3325) highlights locally grown ingredients and regional wines. Dining reservations are recommended.
INFO 1830 W. Main St., Riverhead; 631-369-2200, ihg.com. Rooms start at $224.72.