Hero Beach Club's chic pool deck.  


Since The Wanderlust has been reveling in the non-stop party that is The Hamptons this summer, we've come across a number of must-stay hotels that make us wish we could tack on several weeks — or months — to truly make for an endless summer. No matter what you're seeking, the Hamps have it in spades, particularly in the hospitality arena.

From the hottest new place to stay to tried-and-true favorites, here are our picks for the hottest places to party, peace out, and soak up the sun in the Hamptons. 



The hottest newcomer to the East End is Hero Beach Club — a mashup of uber-styling and laid-back chic, the renovated 1950's hotel is Montauk's buzziest hotel this summer. With a pool, beach access and a sprawling lawn outfitted with daybeds, it's the ultimate anti-Hamptons escape. 



On Shelter Island, it's yes, way, rosé all day on the top deck at Sunset Beach, hotelier Andre Balazs Sound-front playpen. Colorful awnings and umbrellas keep the sun at bay while the shallow waters make for the perfect refreshing dip. The draw here is the laid-back-but-polished scene and the lack of distractions — the pace is slow, the guests are cute, and time stops once you disembark from the ferry. 




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A re-vamped Greek Revival classic in the heart of East Hampton, c/o The Maidstone has a new, Scandi sensibility and a lighthearted style that belies the preppy trappings of the Hamptons most buttoned-up town. With the prettiest green lawn and whimsical communal spaces, this hotel feels like a friend's incredibly stylish country home — one you've been lucky enough to be invited to. 



While it's open year-round, the summer is when Gurney's truly shines. Channeling a French Riveria vibe, the beachfront oasis boasts luxe striped lounges and umbrellas, while the Beach Club bar is a scenester's dream. The dining is superb, and the dusk-till-dawn vibe (there's both early am yoga and late-night potential on the premesis) means that you could have an epic time even if you never set foot off the property after check-in. 




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The grown-up summer camp atmosphere at this knotty pine lodge on the outskirts of Montauk is for real: the draw at Ruschmeyer's is the lawn games, teepees and a never-ending supply of Montauk Ale, all which keep things feeling playful and relaxed all summer long. The restaurant is hot, the drinks are always cold, and the rooms all have a chic cabin feel that's inviting and cozy. This is the place to shack up with friends and truly let it all go for a few days.