by Gina Vercesi
Families looking for a timeless seashore resort steeped in Americana will find all of that and more at the Pridwin Beach Resort. Perched on 10 acres right on the shore of beautiful Crescent Beach, the Pridwin offers both traditional hotel rooms and cozy family cottages, a beautiful outdoor pool and private beach, complimentary bicycles, and a fleet of craft to explore the calm waters of Peconic Bay.
Wednesday nights from early July to late August play host to the Pridwin’s famous cookouts, where locals and guests alike congregate on the hotel’s sweeping lawns for a feast of barbecue and live music. Play Ping-Pong, fish off the dock, or simply lounge under the sunâ€”you’ll never be at a loss for recreational options here. Finally, every night but Wednesdays, the Pridwin offers a supervised movie night for the kids to allow mom and dad some time to themselves.
Our Editor Loves
- Old-school family beach retreat
- Fabulous beachfront location
- Family friendly ambiance and amenities
- Family Room 5+
Last night we attended an End of Summer Celebration Lenz Wine pairing Dinner with an overnight stay at The Pridwin Hotel.
The menu was carefully put together by the chef at The Pridwin along with the winemaker from Lenz winery. Together they came up with a six course menu of culinary excellence!
The winemaker was in attendance to explain each selection and answer any questions that we may have had. The very talented chef also came out to introduce himself as well.
This was a five star event!!!!! We are looking forward to visiting the restaurant again before it closes for the season.
Our room was comfortable and it had a beautiful water view.
Everything was just perfect.
We should have booked a different room, but we booked one of the cottages and felt strongly that the room was overpriced, way over. We understand a hotel may charge a room in different price in different season. We would be happy to pay the price if our expectations meet even it is overpriced because we accept a reality which summer resort hotels need to make money in the season. Unfortunately, it was not the case for us at this time.
A location of the hotel was nice, but the beach was very small. It did not look as same as the picture years ago. The sea level has been raised or the beach has been eroded? I will tell you about the room later, but the fact is the hotel is old.
Ages of the hotel did not bother us. We thought the hotel has a history and this is a charming hotel. Even there were a billiard table for 50 cents to play and a nostalgic
TV game machine for 25 cents for a game in a room with unmatched movies posters on the wall, James Bond, Dirty Dancing, and a few more. There was a swimming pool and a restaurant has a beautiful view. The staff were very young and the hotel has a nice atmosphere. We would stay this hotel again if our expectations meet what we pay for.
It was a last minutes plan for us so we did not spent our time to read reviews. A room we stayed was one of the cottages. We wanted our room was quiet and separated from the next room because we have a 8 year-old boy so the cottage was a very good option for us. The room had a balcony and a kitchen was in the room. The room was old and needed to be updated. The sofa was dirty, not filthy just old. The kitchen was old. Bathroom was ok, but it was old. Chairs on the balcony were old. Everything in the room except pillows and a comforter on the bed was old. There were many towels in the bath room, but they were thin. To be honest, we felt we were staying in a motel room, not a room for over $500/night.
As I said, we could have booked in a different room and our experience may be very different. It just did not work for us. Unfortunately, we were very dissapointed and we made our stay short and left the hotel a couple day earlier than we planned. We think the hotel needs to work on updating furnitures in the room. It is not fair for hotel guests who stay and pay over $500/night if nothing has been updated.