by Hilarey Wojtowicz
With just eight rooms, the Easterner Motel fills up quickly during the high season. It’s no wonder though, as all accommodations come with kitchens, private baths, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffee makers and air conditioning. Rooms have queen beds and double beds, and a family room is available and can sleep two adults and two children. The property has a swimming pool (open seasonally), plus basketball and tennis courts for onsite fun. The motel is about 5 miles from Cooper’s Beach and the downtown area of Southampton. There is no onsite dining, but BBQ grills and tables are available. The closest restaurant is the Edgewater Restaurant, which is less than one mile away. Parking is free. Guests can check in between 3 and 10 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
Our Editor Loves
- Family rooms with kitchens
- Pool and sports courts
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
Set your expectations appropriately. This is not a luxury property, the "rooms" are duplexes, it is somewhat old but has been remodeled, and is well maintained. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable place to sleep at night while you explore the East End of Long Island this works well. The full-sized bed was comfortable, it does offer cable TV, a microwave and a refrigerator.
My husband and I stayed here with our toddler for a few days and had a wonderful time. We have stayed at fancier and more expensive places but have realized they are often not really worth it. This place has everything. Kids will have fun, and Fran does everything she can to make sure you'll have a nice stay. We asked for extra towels, she gave us plenty. When our porch light wouldn't turn off, someone came over to unscrew it at 9:30 at night. When we had a misunderstanding with one of her staff, she apologized profusely and fixed the problem immediately. If you are looking for a simple place where you will sleep well and experience great hospitality, this is it. I agree with Danielle P, "the Owner makes the property"!