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Long Island Hotels

1708 House


  • Cozy wine cellar
  • Each room feels soundproof despite being right in the village
  • Complimentary beach parking passes


  • Two- to three-night minimums on high-season weekends

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

It's truly a colonial, from the wide clapboards outside to the wood beams within. Antiques, Asian rugs, and rich fabrics fill this B&B in the heart of Southampton Village. Public areas include an informal card room, a more formal dining room, and an even more formal parlor. Guest quarters in the house and in the two-bedroom cottages have four-poster beds. Some rooms are elegantly rustic; others are simply elegant. All are true to the age and style of the house.

Hotel Information


126 Main St., Southampton, New York, 11968, USA

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 6 rooms, 3 suites, 3 cottages
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/31/1969

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By Jane

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Sep 9, 2006

Charming Location in a Charming Village

Just got back from a wonderful weekend in the Hamptons. We were lucky enough to get a room at the premier B&B of the area, The 1708 House. Though it was a bit expensive, we truly felt that we paid for superior quality. The rooms were exquisetly decorated, and supplied with top grade toiletries- Molton Brown is my favorite! Guests were all made to feel right at home. The fridge was always full of ice cold water and other beverages that we were

allowed to help ourselves to. The owners and staff were great! They gave us a ton of great recommendations as afar as activities and restaurants go. One of the managers knew everything there was to know about the area, so we really got the insiders perspective. Skip, the owner, is a great man to talk with if you have some time to kill. He will surly provide you with his perspective about the world, government, corporate America, The Declaration of Independence, or just about anything else you can imagine. A stay there wouldn't be complete without a conversation with him! His wife was very nice too, she actually decorated the entire Inn on her own, and did a beautiful job. I can't believe some of the negative reviews that people wrote about this place. But hey, I guess you can't please all of the people all of the time!

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By Mary

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Oct 11, 2005

Inhospitable for a Hospitality Establishment

While the antique house and accomodations were quite warm and welcoming (if not a little small and overpriced), the service was quite inhospitable if not down right hostile at times. We found the owners and staff to be extremely rude, as if our presence in the B&B was a nuisance to them although they did choose to live in the B&B and rent out the rest of it to paying guests - it was quite bizarre and altogether uncomfortable. We will NEVER stay

there again and highly recommend staying away from the temperamental and unfriendly owners.

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By lisa

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Jun 15, 2005

Stale Breakfast - Worse Service

We stayed at the 1708 house and while we found the building to be beautiful, the service and breakfast were just awful. Breakfast consisted of a serve yourself buffet with stale rolls and danish. There were not nearly enough newspapers to go around, nor enough seats for everyone if the inn is full. My husband was walkign down a hallway and was pushed out of the way by what we thought was one of the guests, only to find it was one of the owners.

By Michael

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Apr 17, 2002

Get In, Be Comfy, Get Out

Great place. Very comfortable rooms, mostly done in Ralph Lauren. Air conditioners and cable tv in rooms. Nice grassy backyard to hang out on. The beach pass for guests is KEY. Amazing wine cellar from a few hundred years ago. Breakfast included. The owners / managers run it like a business. Moderately personal, but they take 50% deposit when you make the reservation and 50% full payment as you step in the front door. Nice people, great location,

going back this summer (2002)

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