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New Windsor NY
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We always feel as if we"ve come back home when we come to Bowen's. The management and their assistants are like family! The rooms are always fresh and clean and we love the grounds. We enjoy relaxing at the pool,which is meticulously clean. Sitting out on the grounds each morning at the tables provided sets the stage of a nice...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Awful....old beds...sagging in middle. Concrete pillows. Shabby outdated room...not very clean....this place has seen better days...and needs total renovation. Incredibly expensive, for not very much in return. We were charged another $25 for our daughter as an additional guest, on top of the already outrageous cost.

1Thank helentoper
gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hello Helen. I'm very sorry that you we not happy with your experience. I wish you had let us know of your dissatisfaction while you were here. All of our pricing is clearly represented on our site and all online markets as being for 2 guests, with an (industry standard) increase for additional guests. While I feel that $175 is...

Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 September 2016

needed a room for one night as we had our dog with us. Cabin did not smell like animals had been there. Old cabin but AC was left on and lights on when we arrived. Loved the candies for humans and biscuit for the dog. Outside is a bit dated. Putting green was in poor condition with leaves and sticks...

Thank captew
gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We're very happy that you were comfortable. We do work hard to ensure that although we welcome pets in the cottages, folks without pets would be equally happy staying there. Unfortunately, our shade trees do contribute a steady supply of leaves and twigs on the putting green and tennis court....

Southwest Ranches, Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great place to stay. The rooms are very clean and the property is kept up beautifully. Lots of thing for families with kids to do on the property. I have stayed here the last two years when traveling to the Hamptons and have enjoyed my stays.

Thank Daryl P
gobowens, Manager at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hi Daryl, We are so happy that you visited again, and that you continue to enjoy Bowen's. We appreciate your kind comments.

cross river
Reviewed 3 September 2016

we stayed in the hyacinth - it was super clean, the owners very nice and just had a wonderful time. It is nice and quiet as well.Close to lots of things to do in Hampton bays and only 30 minutes to the Hamptons. I would highly recommend bowen's by the bay to all.

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hi, Graciela. Thank you for taking the time to comment. We're very glad you and your family enjoyed your visit, and greatly appreciate that you recommend us. Situated halfway between Westhampton and Southampton, we like to think we are in the Hamptons, but understand that for many that designation actually means much further east. :) Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 September 2016

We decided to stay at the Bowen's by the Bays because we wanted to bring our little maltese with us and the hotel is pet friendly - for their cottages. The hotel is great, the staff very friendly and the rooms were impressive cleaned. We had a great stay, the location was perfect for us to explore different beaches and...

Thank Andre S
gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hi, Andre. Thank you for the kind words. We're not fancy, but we do always want our accommodations to be welcoming, and place great emphasis on proper cleaning. We do hope to see you again, and thank you for bringing the dog daycare info. My Ruby liked it too.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It's our second time staying at Bowen's. Great location and great facilities! specially for families with small kids. The playground and yard is just great for the little ones to run around. Friendly and helpful staff!

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your visit. The best compliment is always when folks come back a 2nd (or more!) time. We hope to see you again.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I just returned from 5 glorious days at Bowens by the Bays. It's truly a secluded place. Quiet. A great pool and a tennis court. Located near numerous wonderful restaurants. A strip mall within walking distance lets you buy fruit and soft drinks, and a Panera's three minutes away provided coffee and scones. It was our first...

1Thank dbgjtc2014
gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay. It's great to hear you would like to visit again, that's always the best review!

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Small, quaint one- and two-bedroom cabins (and a few motel-like rooms) surrounding lawn with very nice pool, playground for kiddies, lawn chairs, and more. Still pricey, but at the lower end of similar Hampton properties we found. 10-minute ride to beach where car park is $25 for day pass.

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Oasis! I like the sound of that, thank you. We do try to offer someplace where you can kick back and relax and take a break from the sometimes hectic pace of enjoyment in the Hamptons. We do hope you will visit again.

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Many places after years get a bit lazy, miss the little things, and take clients and facilities for granted. That has usually been my experience. Nothing can be further from the truth with Bowens by the Bays! It is hard to believe this was my 10th year at Bowens by the Bays. Ten years ago my first outing was in...

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure seeing you and your "Goldens", and it's been a treat watching the boy grow these last couple of years. Thank you for taking to the time to comment, and for the very kind words. It's flattering to think anyone would consider us for their bucket list, but I know buckets come in all shapes and sizes...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small family oriented resort with rooms and cottages that have been described as quaint and charming. Each is individually decorated and has it's own personality. We have a pool, lighted tennis court, shuffleboard, small putting green and playground. The grounds are shady and flower filled. Pets are welcome in the cottages by prior arrangement, but never in the rooms. This offers a choice for those with allergies to stay where there have never been pets. All accommodations have flat screen cable tv and air conditioning. All rooms have refrigerators and coffeemakers with complimentary tea & coffee, and all cottages as well as the studio have compact but complete kitchens equipped with dishes, pots, utensils and microwave. We are approximately 3 miles from both ocean and bay beaches where all are welcome. Pets can be taken to the beach before 9 a.M. And after 6 p.M. Both North & South Forks can be easily accessed from here, and we are about halfway between Southampton and Westhampton Villages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bowen's by the Bays

Address: 177 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Price Range: $288 - $522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen's by the Bays 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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