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Hotel Spotlight

Al Fresco Hotel Scenes

August 3, 2020

From acres of sprawling gardens to trendy downtowns, Long Island has an eclectic offering of al fresco hotel scenes that are must-stop spots this season. With BeSafe protocols in place island-wide, the following properties are micro-event ready and the perfect spot to safely host your next dream wedding, team building experience, family retreat or incentive event. Head to our website for the ultimate trip planning tool and  be sure to tag #discoverlongisland so we can follow along on your adventures.

Here is a few of our favorite al fresco spots on the island:

Boardwalk Bound: The Allegria Hotel has a front row seat to people watching on the Long Beach Boardwalk. An easy escape from NYC, you’ll be taking in beachfront views in no time. Head up to their rooftop pool and capture this relaxing insta-worthy moment.

Family Friendly: Enjoy an all-suites stay at the Hyatt Place Long Island East End with outdoor fun for the whole family. Just steps from the Long Island Aquarium where you can safely visit with penguins, hop on an Atlantis boat tour or rent kayaks. The hotel comes complete with an outdoor pool and dining area perfect for a weekend getaway.

Lavish Escape:  Just walking distance from its trendy downtown, the Garden City Hotel is the perfect spot for a lavish outdoor adventure.  Long Island’s only 4 Diamond Property features a new outdoor Patio Bar by Celebrity-chef David Burke complete with top-notch outdoor activities on their sprawling front lawn.

Gold Coast State of Mind: The 55-acre estate at the Glen Cove Mansion can be found on Long Island’s iconic Gold Coast.  The famed mansion boasts an outdoor pool fit for Rockefeller himself, and is available for day trip and overnight visits with plenty of space for social distancing.

Summer Classic: Southampton Inn has re-defined the Great American Picnic, so when you stay here, be sure to grab your very own picnic basket from the hotel’s restaurant, Claude’s, and spread out in the beautifully planted courtyard, pool patio or quaint lawns.

Cabana Time: The Inn at Fox Hollow offers guests a swanky pool scene complete with individual cabanas and a saltwater pool. With top rated dining at your fingers, this outdoor haven is a food lovers paradise.

On The Sound: For a relaxing getaway, Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa offers an airy nautical atmosphere with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. Walking distance from the vibrant and artsy downtown of Port Jefferson, the hotel boasts and energetic outdoor dining scene with some of the best lobster rolls on the Island.

The End: Montauk’s newest hotel, The Marram, is a serene beachside escape with stunning design details.  Primely situated on the famed beaches of Montauk (affectionately known as “The End” of the island) and just steps from it’s trendy downtown, this hotel is the perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy some outdoor fire pits before the season comes to a close.

Island Getaway: Fire Island is only a quick ferry-ride away, but it will feel like you’ve escaped for a true Island retreat.  Head to The Palms Hotel in Ocean Beach with fit-your-need accommodations perfect for either a romantic getaway or a family-friendly getaway. The hotel has beach access, private lounge space and comes complete with bikes and wagons to ensure your outdoor adventuring is at the ready.

Nautical Vibes: Looking for a North Fork adventure in the heart of Greenport? The Menhaden is a boutique hotel primely situated in the center of this maritime community. It’s renovated roofdeck with outdoor fireplaces overlooking Greenport Harbor is the perfect place to reminisce your day spent scouting farmers markets, tasting varietals and soaking up the sun on the Sound.

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