by Hilarey Wojtowicz
For families who want to experience luxury and old-Hamptons charm, book a stay at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Pull into the private property of the striking white home with black shutters and enjoy complimentary valet parking before checking in to one of the 22 guestrooms and suites. The accommodations are decorated with delicious flare that’s only complemented further by the hotel’s onsite dining.
All accommodations come with useful amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and mini-fridges, as well as extras that set it apart from others in the area, like complimentary in-room snacks for kids. Plus, all guests receive a complimentary a la carte breakfast at the Topping Rose Restaurant located on the first floor of the main building.
Families should fuel up and then head to the onsite pool for a refreshing swim, or rent a bike and explore the surrounding attractions, such as the Children’s Museum of the East End, which is just down the road. Regardless, a stay at the Topping Rose House will be relaxing and luxurious, while meeting the needs of your family during a trip to The Hamptons.
Our Editor Loves
- Classic, old-Hamptons charm
- Complimentary snacks in all rooms
- Pool and free bike rentals
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
There are 22 guestrooms and suites for families at the Topping Rose House, spread across the main house and the modern cottage building. All accommodations come with free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and complimentary in-room snacks and drinks, such as popcorn, cookies and water. Rollaway beds and cribs can be added to any room for no additional charge, though extra guests are charged a nightly fee of $150 per adult and $100 per child. Some rooms are also pet-friendly (for a nightly fee, depending on the size of the pet).
The best accommodations for families are the hotel suites, which are in both the main building and the cottage building. Suites can sleep up to two adults and two children.
House One-Bedroom Suites
Located on the third floor of the main house, the two, one-bedroom suites offer vaulted ceilings, one king bed in a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofa bed, and one or two bathrooms with a tub and stand alone shower. One-bedroom suites are best for families with two adults and one or two children.
Cottage King Suites
Located on the second floor of the modern building in the back of the property, cottage king suites offer separate sleeping and living areas. Enjoy one king bed and one sofa bed. Cottage king suites are best for two adults and one or two children.
Studio King Guestrooms
Located near the spa on the first floor of the modern building in the back of the property, studio king guestrooms offer one king bed and one sofa bed. These are best for two adults and one or two children.
The hotel guestrooms are smaller and best suited for two people, though they can accommodate cribs upon request. Guestrooms are located in both the main building and the cottage building.
House King Guestrooms
Located on the second floor of the main house, king guestrooms offer one king bed, with a private bathroom with a tub and stand-alone shower. Some have fireplaces. King guestrooms are best for couples.
House Twin Guestrooms
Located on the second and third floors of the main house, twin guestrooms offer two twin beds, with a private bathroom with a tub and stand-alone shower, as well as two large closets and window seats. Twin guestrooms are best for just two people.
Cottage King Guestrooms
Located towards the back of the property in the very modern building, separate from the main house, cottage king guestrooms offer one king bed and sliding glass doors with outside seating. Cottage king guestrooms are best for two people.
Cottage Twin Guestrooms
Located towards the back of the property in the very modern building, separate from the main house, cottage twin guestrooms offer two twin beds and sliding glass doors with outside seating. Cottage twin guestrooms are best for two people.
by Joseph M
If you want an exceptional meal, try the Topping Rose Restaurant in Bridgehampton, New York. They have broad menu selection, beautifully prepared and served.
We had reserved a table for four. We each ordered different items: appetisers such as fresh fluke crudo, grilled octipus, pumpkin risotto, and mains including monkfish, buffalo short ribs, parmesan encrusted chicken, and strip steak with pepper jam. Desserts were equally imaginative. Every dish was a winner! Even in good restaurants that is unusual. Highly recommended!
This hotel has been beautifully and tastefully restored from a classic 19th century house. We stayed in one of the cottage king guest rooms which was modern, recently built and extremely comfortable, with its own private patio. It was very quiet. The bed was especially comfortable. The restaurant in the main house was excellent - the food was extremely good and the service superb. The bar is very nice, as is the rather intimate library upstairs - a splendid place to relax with an aperitif before dinner. All of the staff without exception were very welcoming and helpful. An altogether delightful and very special stay, highly deserving of five stars.
The Topping Rose House has an outdoor pool that is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Daily hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the pool ranges in depth from 3 to 6 feet; there are no lifeguards on duty. Parents and children can relax and soak up the sun on one of the lounge chairs that surround the pool, too. A small grassy area is also near the pool and kids can run and play Frisbee or kick a ball around for more fun.
Complimentary bicycles and helmets are available at the hotel; just ask the front desk.
On the second floor of the main building, a library room offers families a place to sit and read by a fireplace. The staff suggests this as a place to enjoy a cocktail before dinner or read with little ones on a rainy afternoon.
Beach & Surrounding Attractions
The closest beach to the hotel is Ocean Road Beach, and the hotel operates a complimentary beach shuttle during the warmer months. Other surrounding attractions include the Children's Museum of the East End and the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, both of which are just down the road.
Topping Rose Restaurant
The onsite Topping Rose Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It is located on the first floor of the main house. Menu items change each month to reflect the season. Ingredients are all locally sourced.
Breakfast is served between 7 and 10:30 a.m. and is complimentary for all guests. The complimentary breakfast includes one main course, one side dish and coffee, tea or juice.
Lunch is served from noon to 2 p.m. daily. A la carte options include salads, pasta, soup and more. A three-course prix-fixe menu is also available.
Dinner is served from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
Brunch is also served on weekends, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
Guest laundry and dry cleaning is available for a fee.
The Topping Rose House offers free valet parking for all guests.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Topping Rose House is open year-round. The luxurious hotel is busiest during the warmer, summer months, as are the rest of the Hamptons. The weather is best in June, July and August, though May and September offer warm afternoons, which can be spent on the beaches for free. Since there are only 22 guestrooms and suites, be sure to book well in advance.
The Topping Rose House is located on Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, which is just off the main road, Montauk Highway. The hotel is about 57 minutes from the Long Island MacArthur Islip Airport.
Many activities, shops, museums and centers, like the Children's Museum of the East End and the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, are within walking distance. If you have little ones though, driving might be best. The hotel offers complimentary courtesy cars for guests that will take you and your family anywhere within a 5-mile radius. Additionally, there are complimentary bicycles for guests to use at the Topping Rose House.
For Mom and Dad
If the kids can watch themselves or if you can secure a local babysitter, enjoy a romantic afternoon in the spa together before an evening at the hotel's restaurant. Order cocktails before dinner and head to the library on the second floor where you can sip your drink in front of a cozy fireplace.