by Gina Vercesi
Located right on the water in historic Port Jefferson Village, Danfords Hotel, with its white siding and wrap-around porches, is reminiscent of a gracious sea captain’s home. Each of the 86 spacious, nautically-inspired rooms has a spa-style bath and offers a view of either the village or the Long Island Sound.
The staff at Danfords is on hand to make your stay as seamless as possible and will assist with everything from local dining or excursions to packing a picnic lunch for your day’s adventures.
Other onsite amenities include kayak and paddleboard rentals, a 24-hour fitness center, and the Wave Seafood Kitchen and lounge, which features live music by local artists on Wednesday and Saturday nights, and a well-loved Sunday brunch buffet.
Our Editor Loves
- Prime village location
- Family friendly amenities
- Fabulous Sunday Brunch
- Water Sports
- Onsite Dining
Went to Danford's with several family members and we spent the night. Had a great dinner, drinks in the bar later in the evening and all was wonderful. The steak was prepared to perfection along with salmon and the starters. The service was very friendly and helpful with the wine selection. The weather was not so bad, around 50 degrees and watching the ferry come in was a lot of fun. In the morning, some of us had breakfast and I must say, the blueberry pancakes were great. The rooms were clean and quite large. The town of Port Jefferson is also nice to walk around, nice little shops.
We went for a wedding and had made our reservations months ago, but checking in was a nightmare. They didn’t have our rooms in the same building and many of us were scattered all over the property. That’s was fine for some but not for children who needed adjoining rooms with their parents. We had a room across the street from the main building, and believe me, you took your life in your hands every time you tried to cross the street. No traffic lights and cars coming fast in both directions. Our room looked over a garbage dumpster with men working all day and night. Very noisy. The windows were close to the ground and opened easily - they had no locks. I called the manager about the unsafe conditions and he told me nothing had ever happened before. Well we weren’t looking to be the first either. Room service came pretty quickly, but often left out part of the order, like no bacon with the eggs or no butter and jam for the toast, and one time it was delivered with no silverware at all. The venue for the wedding was very picturesque even in the cool Fall weather, but the bridal suite was quite old and cramped. The town itself is ripe for tourists and I was surprised to see a new rental complex going up with one bedrooms starting at 4K per month. We live in a Manhattan where rents are heigh but at least you’re in the city where you’re more likely to be employed. Port Jefferson is two and a half hours away by train. Hardly an easy commute. Not the worst place we’ve ever stayed but if not for the wedding party, we would not haven chosen it.