Looking for a vacation close to home? Book a night or plan a weekend getaway at a Long Island hotel equipped with a pool and other fun amenities.
THE MANSION AT GLEN COVE
The pool at this Gatsby-esque Gold Coast estate-turned-hotel will be open Fridays through Sundays in 2021 from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; advance registration is required due to a limited capacity. Hotel guests must pay $20 to enter, while visiting guests will need to purchase a $45 day pass; lounge chairs will be assigned when reservations are made. Day beds for up to four people are also available ($80 with entrance fee included for hotel guests, $180 with entrance fee included for day pass guests), as are cabanas for up to 10 ($200 with entrance fee included for hotel guests, $450 with entrance fee included for day pass guests). For dog-toting travelers, up to two dogs are permitted (under 40 lbs.) for an added fee
INFO 200 Dosoris Ln., Glen Cove; 516-587-9068, glencovemansion.com. Rooms start at $161.10-$179
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 also bringing back its Low Tide beach bar (starting Memorial Day weekend) where one can sit in beach chairs or stroll over to an outdoor counterspace where cocktails are mixed. Summer plans also include poolside yoga (9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept.) and a Tuesday night movie series come July and August, with films to be shown on the pool deck. Food is also available at the Jack’s Shack poolside restaurant (reservations required).
INFO 58775 County Road 48, Greenport; soundviewgreenport.com; 631-477-0666. Rates start at $425-$539.75
This boutique hotel has a popular pool located within its Bathing Club at Capri courtyard (open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and day passes are available to non-guests (Monday through Friday: $25, Saturday-Sunday: $45). The day passes allow non-guests to hang and dine by the pool, as well as access to pool towels; lounge chairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (call 631-504-6575 or email email@example.com for more information). Daybeds are also available for guests (first-come, first-serve but $175 reservations can be made weekends in June, $350 weekends in July, August and holidays weekends) and non-guests (Monday through Thursday: $150, Friday through Sunday and holiday weekends: $200; food and beverage minimums may also apply). Food and drink is available via the location’s Naia restaurant.
INFO 281 County Rd. 39A; 631-504-6575, caprisouthampton.com. Rates start at $599-$1599.
SOLE EAST RESORT
This dog-friendly option offers a large back lawn space where pups can roam and there are lawn games like shuffleboard; the fire pit is a popular nighttime hang. The outdoor heated pool is up and running for guests — with tables, chairs and pool beds available — and non-guests are welcome to use the pool as well without any fee or advance registration, so long as food and drink is first purchased from the hotel’s Backyard restaurant. The shopping pop-up A Wild Dove — which carries a curated line of jewelry and beauty items — has returned for another season.
INFO 90 Second House Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2105, soleeast.com. Rooms start at $269-349.
GURNEY’S STAR ISLAND RESORT & MARINA
With its Main Pool and its Villa Pool, both heated, you get double chances to swim while taking in the sights of Lake Montauk. Guests can also grab dinner by a fire pit while dining at Showfish restaurant or have either breakfast or lunch on the eatery’s patio via the Pool Club. Guests can also grab food and cocktails at The inn’s Il Forno Italian cafe and pizzeria. Guests can also reserve court time to play some tennis, or rent aquatic items like surfboards, paddle boards and boogie boards.
INFO 32 Star Island Rd., Montauk; 631-668-3100, gurneysresorts.com. Rooms start at $ 625-$745.
Serving Montauk for more than 90 years, Montauk Manor is located atop a hill that provides striking views of town, while placed within a short trip to the hamlet’s restaurants and beaches. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool for guests to soak up the sun.
INFO 236 Edgemere St., Montauk; 631-668-4400, montaukmanor.com.
THE INN AT FOX HOLLOW
This luxury hotel has a salt water pool (for guests only) located within a palm tree-encircled courtyard, where guests can eat, drink, play lawn games and enjoy live music from 5 to 8 p.m. on select Fridays. Indoor and outdoor dining is available at the Volpe Ristorante Italian eatery, while icy adult beverages are available at the Vintage25 bar and lounge.
INFO 7755 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-224-8100, thefoxhollow.com. Rooms start at $299.
MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE
The poolside scene at this boutique hotel is a frequent mashup of guests dining and sipping Champagne on daybeds while others dangle their legs in the water while chatting in the sun. DJs and occasional live acts provide music, especially on weekends. Open to hotel guests for no added fee, others interested in reserving a day bed can do so by arranging a food and beverage purchase; call ahead to discuss the rates.
INFO 55 S Elmwood Ave.; 631-668-2112, thembh.com. Rates start at $399-$539.
FIRE ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
This spot has an outdoor pool area where DJs spin chilled-out beats on weekends. The pool is currently only open to hotel guests. Guests can enjoy a meal at the hotel’s restaurant Canes at the FIBH — which serves a variety of American food and cocktails (including Rocket Fuels). Equipped with an Atlantic Ocean beach, don’t forget you’ll need to take a ferry out of Bay Shore to get here.
INFO 25 Cayuga Walk, Ocean Bay Park; 631-583-8000, thefibh.com. Rooms start at $260-$395.
The outdoor heated saltwater pool is open to hotel guests only for swimming and sunbathing; reservations are required to dine at the hotel. The dog-friendly Village Garden Rooms remain available, but dog owners must book the Cove’s "Travels with Charley" dog package, which includes a doggy welcome kit with bed and bowls. Guests staying at Baron’s Cove can also take part in outdoor yoga on weekends, borrow a bicycle at no added charge (for up to two hours) and play tennis (by appointment only).
INFO 31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-2101, baronscove.com. Rooms start at $414-$704.
With a location at the start of the North Fork yet not far from the Hamptons, this is a wise place to stay if the East End. 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) is currently being offered by reservation only (631-369-3325 to RSVP) with lunch and dinner available day (starting Monday, May 24, 2021); the bar is open daily.
INFO 1830 West Main St., Riverhead; 631-369-2200, ihg.com. Rooms start at $224.72-$242.77.