Take a Peek at the Panoramic View Resort and Residencies
Montauk after Labor Day is like the $1 Oyster Happy Hour at local palate palace South Edison: briny, simple and divine.
Sure, as of this weekend, there are still hour-long Friday/Saturday waits for dinner at the best of the best. But for the most part, the see-and-be-seen weekenders who heart Long Island’s easternmost point have abandoned their beach bags for designer fall boots back in New York City. What they’ve left behind is the down-to-earth elegance that makes this place the well-heeled, surfer-hunk cousin of the more high-maintenance Hamptons just down Route 27. I’ve had a crush on this guy for over a decade now…my endless summer romance!
So where to stay when out in Montauk? Summer shares abound, as do a range of guest houses, motels, hotels and efficiencies. If you are looking for a homey feel without the commitment of a rental, try the Panoramic View Resort and Residencies.
Tucked on the quiet stretch of Old Montauk Highway, the Panoramic View Resort and Residencies lives up to its name. All of the rooms – whether with a balcony or a private lawn – offer a gorgeous view of the Atlantic. The all-white interiors offer the shabby-chic, casual aesthetic common to beach towns.
Since dining out in MTK can get pricey, the Panoramic offers small kitchenettes and a mini-fridge so you can stay fed on a budget. The sink and stovetop have adorable vintage flair, original pieces from the hotel’s yesteryear. The fly swatters hanging from the wall are both kitschy and convenient, as the bugs in Montauk can be as cruel as they are ravenous. While the bathrooms could use updating, it’s a cozy and nice stay. If you reserve early, you can snag a private beach-front bungalow. Hey, if they’re good enough for former guest Kanye West to crash in, you’ll manage! 😉
As for the beach, the Panoramic has a private strip of sand stocked with chairs and towel service. For those who prefer a calmer waters, there’s a small pool for lounging. The staff is friendly, informative, and attentive. If you’re thinking of a much longer-term stay, ask a hotel rep about the brand new, stunning condos for sale on the property.
For more info on the Panoramic View Resort and Residencies:
272 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954