Room Request! The Montauk Beach House

by Natasha Wolff | November 6, 2014 2:26 pm

Chic hotel accommodations are often hard to come by in Montauk, but The Montauk Beach House[1] is a welcome exception. The property is perfectly situated in the center of its namesake town, giving guests easy access to the area’s[2] best shops, restaurants, bars and, most importantly, the beach. Owner Larry Seidlick gave the hotel a dramatic overhaul in 2012 (it was previously called Ronjo Hotel) by incorporating reclaimed wood, over-sized chaise lounges and plush beds.

The hotel’s 33 rooms surround an inner courtyard with two pools, a bar and (opening next summer) a wellness spa. Below, Montauk Beach House’s Alex Maillard tells DuJour about the most sought-after room on the property. 

Moonlight Suite No. 4

Moonlight Suite No. 4

The most requested room:

Our Moonlight Suite No. 4 on the second floor with a pool view is our most unique room.

What makes it so special:

It boasts a king-size bed with 14-foot lofted ceilings and a clawfoot tub inside the bedroom.

The rate:

It starts at $320 on weekdays, and weekend rates average about $500 per night.

Your personal favorite:

The Whitewater Loft No. 5 on the second level. It’s one of the nine Moonlight Suites. 

Moonlight Suite No. 6

Moonlight Suite No. 6


It has a humble beach bungalow vibe and a little balcony overlooking the landscape sea-grass, plus a glimpse of the ocean. 

Celebrity guests:

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger[3] 

Fun fact:

The property was originally established in the early 1950s by hospitality pioneers Irv and Flo Stuart as a Polynesian-themed resort, known then as the Ronjo Resort. During the early 1970s, Andy Warhol frequented Montauk and found amusement and inspiration in the design and color-blocking of the Ronjo’s famous “Moai” statue outside the hotel. Today, the “Moai” remains part of the Montauk Beach House and is a popular backdrop for vacationers’ photos.

  1. The Montauk Beach House:
  2. the area’s:
  3. Diane Kruger:

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