Clegg's Hotel

478 Bayberry Walk, Fire Island, New York, 11770, USA

Stepping off the ferry at Ocean Beach, you practically fall into Clegg's Hotel, in the center of town and a five-minute walk from the beach, and this is authentic, no-frills Fire Island. Fashioned after a sailors' rooming house, it has the feel of a college residence, but details like a flower painted on each door—done 20 years ago by a now locally famous artist—give it a touch of charm. Rooms are basic and clean; studios have water or garden views and private bathrooms, and regular rooms face the garden and share four bathrooms. Owner Tyler Streck takes pride in his place, started by his grandfather Eugene "Gene" Clegg in 1946, and welcomes guests like family. He provides bikes, beach gear and board games and avoids having TVs or clocks in the rooms to encourage carefree bonding time.

PROS

  • convenient location
  • continental breakfast including baked goods from a local bakery

CONS

  • some rooms share bathrooms
  • two-night minimum on weekends

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Central
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 631-583–5399

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms, 6 studios
Rate Includes: Closed around mid Oct.–Apr., depending on weather Breakfast

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