Peek Inside This Charming Mediterranean-Inspired Hamptons Hotel


green-and-white interior of mediterranean-inspired restaurant at Canoe Place Inn

charming hampton bay hotel bathroom at Canoe Place Inn

Hampton Bays’ Canoe Place Inn & Cottages has had many lives since it first opened shop in 1697. (See: A coaching inn for British officers during the Revolutionary War, a star- studded dance hall in the early 20th century, a prohibition-era speakeasy and an ’80s nightclub.) And its latest iteration—a luxe- meets-low-key hotel with an eye for fresh design—continues a treasured local legacy.

Imagined as a “garden by the sea,” New York-based firm Workstead outfitted the property with charming details, from scalloped tiles to trellis wallpapers, clawfoot bathtubs and wood-burning fireplaces. Green-and-white stripes also feature prominently in the aesthetic, splashed across the awnings on private balconies and shading the alfresco extension of its Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Good Ground Tavern, helmed by executive chef Ülfet Ralph.

There or at the adjacent pool deck, enjoy sun, sips and snacks amid chic decor. But if the ocean beckons, be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s beach butler experience, which includes round-trip transportation to nearby destinations and a complimentary setup of towels, chairs and umbrellas. (Fun fact: Hampton Bays has more waterfront and protected beaches than any other area in the Hamptons.)