by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Located just three blocks from the downtown area of Southampton and a little more than a half-mile from the beach, the Southampton Village Motel is a good option for families looking to be close to attractions and dining options. Family-owned and operated by its current owners since the 1970’s, the motel is quaint and quiet, with beach-inspired decorations that fit well with its seaside-town surroundings. It is open from mid-March to mid-December, which allows families to visit during the best seasons in Southampton.
Renovated in 2013, the 10 rooms feature palettes of light blue and green, along with light oak floors and white furniture. Families can enjoy complimentary goodies, such as locally made cookies, along with Free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV’s.
After dinner at Fellingham’s or another restaurant on Main Street, walk back to the motel and let the kids play on the grassy area in the back while you watch, sipping on wine from a local winery or apple cider from the pumpkin farm nearby (depending on the season, of course).
Our Editor Loves
- Bicycles and helmets
- Complimentary beach passes
- Walking distance to downtown Southampton
- Free Wi-Fi
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
There are only 10 guestrooms at the Southampton Village Motel; all were completely renovated in 2013. Kids 12 and under stay for free with their parents, though families must bring or request rollaway beds. Choose from one of the eight rooms with one queen bed, with room for a rollaway bed or blow-up mattress, or one of the two rooms with two twin beds, with room for a rollaway bed or blow-up mattress.
All rooms come with mini-fridges, coffee makers, flat-screen TV's, free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms with stand-up showers (no tubs). Bathrooms come with Gilchrist and Soames amenities and a blow dryer, and you'll find a small, emergency sewing kit on the shelf, too.
A basket filled with two complimentary water bottles; complimentary, locally made cookies; attraction information; and free post cards, sits on top of every dresser. One table and two chairs offer additional seating in guestrooms. Windows open for fresh air, but an air conditioning unit is also available and is completely controlled by guests. Directly outside doors are wicker porch chairs for guests to relax in.
All rooms can accommodate small dogs for an additional $25 per night.
by Joslin P
My husband and I recently stayed at the Southampton Village Motel, and I cannot say enough nice things about the accommodations, friendliness of the staff, and location of the motel! It is a short bike ride into town and other popular Hampton hot spots. Additionally, our room was extremely comfortable, quiet, and immaculately clean. This was a perfect choice for our weekend getaway. I highly recommend it.
Nice renovations of drive up motel units. Beds very nice. Units compact but well laid out. Bicycles, beach passes and nice beach towels a plus. Nice and clean. Well run motel. Nicely gardened sitting area in back.
The Southampton Village Motel does not offer a pool or playground for kids, but activities abound in the surrounding area.
The main activity during the summer months in Southampton is the beach. Guests who stay at the Southampton Village Motel receive complimentary beach passes -- which saves you about $40 per day if you visit Cooper's Beach. Cooper's Beach offers chair and umbrella rentals, as well as bathrooms and concession stands.
Complimentary bicycles and helmets are available for guests to use during their stay at the motel. There is a limited amount, and all are on a first-come, first served basis. All have two wheels, and training wheels are not provided, so children must know how to ride.
Toward the back of the motel, nearest to room 10, a grassy lawn area is great for kids to run around on while parents relax at one of the tables. Bring a soccer ball, Frisbee, jump rope or just a blanket for kids to sit on and read a book -- this area offers both shade and sun outside.
The downtown area of Southampton is just five minutes from the hotel. Walk or bike there and enjoy cafes, shops, restaurants and historic buildings and museums, like the Southampton Historical Society.
If you have a car, drive to the other towns in the Hamptons for wineries, museums, beaches, shops and more. There is so much to see in Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Montauk. All are within driving distance.
There is no onsite dining at the Southampton Village Motel. Complimentary water bottles and cookies are in every room, which offer a little snack daily, and every guest has access to a mini-fridge, so you can bring your own snacks and drinks, too.
Walk the five minutes into town and you'll have access to a plethora of eateries, including Sip 'N Soda for breakfast and Fellingham's Restaurant Sports Bar for dinner; both are family- and budget-friendly.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
The owners live on the property and are very accommodating, hoping to make your family feel as comfortable as possible.
Parking is free and guests can park directly outside of their guestroom, for easy access to the car.
Hampton's Free Ride
The Southampton Village Motel partners with the town's Free Ride program -- a complimentary trolley will come and pick up guests from the motel and bring them to the downtown area, the beach or anywhere within the village, really.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Southampton Village Motel is open from mid-March to mid-December each year; it is closed for the winter months. The weather in the Hamptons is chilly until May, when it warms up for the summer months, until about September. The towns are located along the water, so light jackets or sweaters may be needed in the mornings or evenings.
Visit in May, June or September if you can; you'll be sure to get a room at the motel and a spot in the sand. The summer months are the busiest and the motel fills up very quickly as there are only 10 rooms total. Book early and stay as long as you can in order to make the most of your time in the Hamptons.
The Southampton Village Motel is located on Hampton Road. When you drive into the Hamptons via route 27, you'll reach a point where you must make a left or a right. Turn right and drive about five minutes and you'll find the property on your right. It is located about 50 minutes from the Long Island MacArthur Islip Airport. JFK International Airport is about two hours from the Hamptons, though serviced by more carriers.
The motel is walking distance from the beaches and the downtown area. Families can walk or use the complimentary bicycles or the Hampton's Free Ride trolley to get around town. A car will also be convenient for visiting the other towns and villages in the Hamptons.
For Mom and Dad
Visit a local winery and pick up a bottle of wine and sip it outside your room while you enjoy the cool evening breezes that come with the Hamptons. If you can escape the kids for a night out, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants on Main Street -- most have outdoor seating.