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The best hotels on the beach near NYC

The best hotels on the beach near NYC are the perfect getaway destinations with sunshine, sand and standout digs

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Let us paint a picture of the best hotels on the beach near NYC: crashing waves, rosé aplenty, and the absence of thunderous garbage trucks at 7am. Sounds pretty neat, right? Sure it does. So here's what to do: escape the city and take advantage of the amazing neighboring beaches for some serious R&R. And while New York isn’t exactly known as a beach town by default, these coastal hotels are an essential reminder of the seasonal beauty that awaits us all during the summer months and beyond.

Whether you want luxury in Long Island or sleek comfort in New Jersey, this list of New York beach hotels will have you in very good stead. Now if you’ll excuse us, there’s a cabana with our name on it. Mango daiquiri, please.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best hotels on the beach near NYC

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  • Long Island
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No day trips out to Montauk would be complete without at least one night in this iconic (and rather massive) respite at the end of the world. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, Gurney’s is back in action with stunning guest rooms, noteworthy dining and drinking across five venues (from the well-respected LDV Hospitality), and a private oceanfront that’s fit for even the most discerning beach bum. You've also got Hither Hills State Park and a great golf course a small drive away. 

Best for: Relaxing to the max in front of ocean views. 
Price range? Expensive. 
Time Out tip: The full-service spa has a seawater pool and sauna. 

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  • Long Island
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Montauk’s most recognizable life-size tiki head stands perpetually at the ready, greeting guests at the threshold of this East End hotspot day in and day out. Spend your days lounging at the pools or the nearby beach, warming up by the fire at dusk, and planning your night around the robust evening event schedule. There's also a 24-hour desk, and the accommodation is just off Route 27 making it a lavish and wonderful stop-off while on the road.

Best for: Resort vibes for families and friend groups. 
Price range? Not completely out of reach. 
Time Out tip: If your schedule doesn't consist of poolside cocktails by day and DJ-led dance parties by night, you're doing it wrong. 

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3. Daunts Albatross Motel

Hmmm, the word 'motel' doesn't quite seem to fit the bill here when you soak up the level of luxury on offer at Daunts. Kitted out in all-things-boho, this stunning Montauk mote has all you need for a weekend getaway from NYC to the beach. Rooms come complete with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, an ensuite bathroom, and air conditioning for those summer months. Other great amenities include a tumble dryer and clothes rack, a small kitchenette, and a communal area for grilling and chilling in the evening. Oh, and there's a 24-hour front desk in case you need anything else. 

Best for: Boho chic for outdoorsy types. 
Price range? Not bad at all. 
Time Out tip: On-site restaurant The Bird promises elevated all-day dining, with weekend brunch offerings and trivia and live music throughout the week. 

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Asbury Park’s latest addition to the hotel scene puts a casually cool spin on staycations, and with its two-block proximity to the beach and boardwalk, this is the place to be for any and all New Jersey forays. Be sure to catch a movie on the rooftop, swing by for their monthly pool party and grab a cocktail at the ocean-view rooftop cantina. There's also a bowling alley, a music venue and a very cool diner on site – so despite being super close to the Big Apple, you needn't really leave the hotel. And why would you want to?

Best for: A social staycation where the fun never ends. 
Price range? Not cheap, but not expensive. 
Time Out tip: Keep up to date with the jam-packed events lineup on their website. 

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  • Long Island
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Allow us to introduce the crown jewel of Bridgehampton. Topping Rose House simply oozes charm and history, with its colonial characteristics that have been beautifully upheld since it was built in 1842. And while the exterior looks historic, the inside is sympathetically modern (no minimalism here) throughout the rooms and public areas, including the fine Jean-Georges restaurant. The restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine from its very own farm. Around the hotel you'll find not one, not even two, but four beaches, replete with all sorts of activities, including golf, fishing, water sports, horse riding and tennis. There's a free shuttle to the beaches and house vehicles provided by Lexus. 

Best for: Foodies and beach lovers. 
Price range? Expensive. 
Time Out tip: The heated outdoor pool and spa are must-visits for guests who prefer to stay away from the sand, but still want to relax.  

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