Sunset Beach - Shelter Island, New York

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Hotelier André Balazs transformed an old motel into a sophisticated, retro jewel hotel. It's known as Sunset Beach for its incredible sunsets. The minimalist rooms are done all in white, with contemporary aluminum lamps and splashes of color.

All twenty exquisite rooms have their own private sundeck, with a spacious terrace, a separate sitting area, a simple king-size bed and generous pile of fluffy white towels. On closer inspection, signature Balazs luxuries pop up: Frette bed linen, the odd piece of pared-down design furniture, groovy lamps, and a mini-bar and gourmet basket stocked to the brim with irresistible goodies.

On the food side, Sunset has a café/diner for breakfast and brunch, and a tree-covered outdoor terrace for lunch and dinner. Needless to say, both are literally a stone's throw from the beach and offer uninterrupted views of one of the prettiest bays on Shelter Island.

Trip Type

Romantic Getaway

Getting There

Sunset Beach 35 Shore Road Shelter Island, New York 11965