There is a rather new Hyatt property on the East End of Long Island in Riverhead, NY – Hyatt Place Long Island East End.
We decided to stay there for two nights over July 4th weekend (we also stayed one night at the Long Island Hyatt Regency – in Hauppague/Islandia, New York – approximately halfway between New York City and Riverhead – see my review of the Long Island Hyatt Regency HERE, and the fitness center HERE).
The Hyatt Place is new, clean and modern – situated directly in the town of Riverhead, New York, next door – literally – to the Long Island Aquarium. It is on the North Fork of Long Island, close to all of the vineyards of Peconic and Southold, and a mile or two from the famous Tanger Outlet shopping mecca. Riverhead is also a short drive to the Hamptons beach towns on the South Fork of Long Island.
The drive out to Riverhead was easy, and check-in was smooth.
We were given a room that looked out on the beautiful marina! The room itself was a classic Hyatt Place suite, separated into a living area and a bedroom area by a classic Hyatt Place divider. The room had a refrigerator, which we stocked with water and beer…
The bathroom had a toilet and bath/shower in a room, with the sink outside, a feature I like about Hyatt Place layouts.
The view of the marina from our room was spectacular! We slept sideways on the bed so we could see this when we woke up!
Breakfast was complimentary – the classic Hyatt Place breakfast which I can recite by heart – scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese, toasts, cereal, juice… and fabulous Starbucks coffee.
Parking is free as is wi-fi, but I found the wi-fi slow, and had some difficulty logging in.
We spent some time driving around exploring the area. We shopped at Tanger Outlet, as there were a lot of good sales over the holiday weekend (note: if you have an AAA card, you can get a free discount booklet from the management office). We also visited friends who have a beautiful house in Southold.
We had two delicious seafood dinners, at the seaside restaurant next door to the hotel called Jerry and the Mermaid. All of the dishes we ordered were great – I really loved the steamers!
The hotel had a fitness room as well as an indoor and outdoor pool, which are reviewed HERE.
The hotel is a category 2 hotel, so it is a good choice, when available for a Hyatt points or points and cash stay. Otherwise, it can be rather pricey, but, as they say … Location, Location, Location!
And now a word from Won’t Run: since we traveled by car, I brought my guitar. This tech geek was fascinated by the circuitry by the television. Wish I’d brought my HDMI, S-video or composite wires. The ethernet worked well.