The Best Hotels in The Hamptons You Can Book With Points

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Traditionally, the best hotels in The Hamptons are independent affairs. Despite its popularity, big names like Hilton and Marriott haven’t been able to make much headway in the region. Rental properties still reign supreme, and many of the excellent hotels that are available are little historic home conversions.

But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to book a night or two in The Hamptons with nothing but points. If you’re set on saving money and willing to concede a little convenience, you can enjoy the ultimate getaway spot for almost nothing.

These are the best hotels in The Hamptons you can book with points.

The best hotels in The Hamptons you can book with points: Hyatt

Hyatt Place Long Island East End

The firepit commonual area in the Hyatt Place Riverhead in the Hamptons
Photo: Tripadvisor

Location: Riverhead, NY
Price: 15,000 points/ $180+
Vibe: Best flat-out points option
The rundown: If you’d searched Hyatt’s portal just a few months ago, you’d have found several outstanding properties available to book using World of Hyatt points. Unfortunately, after the brand’s partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World ended, those properties disappeared. There are a few new faces from its current partnership with Mr and Mrs Smith, but they’ve not yet been assigned any award rates.

So, if you’ve got some Hyatt points to burn, your only option is Hyatt Place Long Island East End. That’s not a bad thing at all. This delightful property sits on the Riverhead harbor, making the summer evening drinks by the water all the sweeter. You can grab a room here for as little as 15,000 points—making it one of the best hotels in The Hamptons for points users.

The best hotels in The Hamptons you can book with points: American Express Membership Rewards

The Sunset Montauk

Sun lounges outside the sunset Montauk hotel
Photo: Tripadvisor

Location: Montauk, NY
Price: 28,000 points+/ $198+
Vibe: Heart of the action heaven
The rundown: It’s rare we recommend using your points on a credit card’s travel portal, but The Hampton’s uniquely independent hotel scene means your hand may be forced if you’re hell-bent on using points. The upside to using American Express Membership Reward Points is that there isn’t any award space to fight for—every room is bookable. Better yet, as the points are pretty much tied to the cash rate, your value won’t ever be terrible. It just won’t get outweighed value, though.

A hotel like the Sunset Montauk puts you in the beating heart of The Hamptons, Montauk. Its retro beach motel feel is a delightfully wholesome throwback and you’re barely a stone’s throw from the water—perfect for kids looking to splash around. You can grab a night here for around 28,000 points, but that can fluctuate depending on the cash price.  

The best hotels in The Hamptons you can book with points: Hilton

Hilton Garden Inn Riverhead

The lobby area of the Hilton Garden Inn in riverhead
Photo: Tripadvisor

Location: Riverhead, NY
Price: 36,000 points+/ $130+
Vibe: Basic but budget
The rundown: Heading back to the big names again, we have the Hilton Garden Inn Riverhead. The little town of Riverhead appears to be where the major names are held, as Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott all have a property there.

The Garden Inn there is a solid option. One of Hilton’s tried and trusted lines, they’re always comfortable and boast the amenities required for a top-notch stay. Is it spectacular? No. But if you’re focused on getting out and about in the area, what more than a comfy bed and a clean room to fall back on at the end of the day? Rooms start at around 36,000 points a night.

The best hotels in The Hamptons you can book with points: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Haven Montauk

The pool and backside of the Haven Montauk hotel
Photo: Tripadvisor

Location: Montauk, NY
Price: 18,700 points or $205+
Vibe: Classic American getaway
The rundown: The Chase Ultimate Rewards portal is one notable exception to the “don’t use card portal” advice. That’s because if you own one of the Sapphire range of cards (the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve®), your points are worth more than the typical one cent each. If you have the Reserve, they’re worth 1.5 cents each, while the Preferred pulls 1.25 cents.

With that in mind, you’re then privy to the same benefits as the Amex portal—no blackout dates and rates tied directly to the cash price of the room. In this case, you could grab a room at Haven Montauk for just 18,700 points—a steal compared to the competition. It’s another classic American weekender hotel, bursting with character and perfect for families. You’re right on the water and even have a pool out front, too. Perfection.  

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The best hotels in The Hamptons you can book with points: Marriott

Residence Inn Long Island East End

The Residence Inn at Riverhead in Ethe Hamptons
Photo: Tripadvisor

Location: Riverhead, NY
Price: 35,000 points+/$150+
Vibe: Simple money saver
The rundown: Marriott falls into the same pattern as its competitors Hilton and Hyatt with its Residence Inn in Riverhead. If we had to pick from the three Riverhead properties, we’d probably opt for this one. It boasts a little more character and charm than the other two, matched by a slightly higher price point.

Rooms start at around 35,000 points a night depending on the date, but its full-sized kitchens and sprawling guestrooms mean you can save even more by cooking in your room a little or a lot. Its location in the center of town is prime for shopping and taking full advantage of the area, too.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

80,000 Membership Rewards® Points

after you spend $8,000 on purchases in your first 6 months of card membership

Annual Fee: $695  |  Terms Apply  |  Rates & Fees

East Hampton Hideaway

A east Hampton Hideaway from MArriott's homes
Photo: Tripadvisor

Location: East Hampton, NY
Price: 70,000 points/ $391+
Vibe: Classic Hampton home
The rundown: Marriott does offer a way to grab the traditional Hamptons experience of a stunning beach rental property. There are a lot on there, over 120 in fact, but there’s no denying the price point can be eye-watering. Many of them are reaching well over 200,000 points. While that’s high, make sure to have a look as some of these places are unbelievable. 

 But some are a little more forgiving, like this beautiful hideaway in East Hampton. Its rates start at a more palatable 70,000 points per night. The classic home has three bedrooms plus 2.5 bathrooms, perfect for a larger group, as well as a private pool in the backyard. The old farmhouse is right across from a 50-acre nature reserve, too—perfect for early morning walks before heading back to throw breakfast together in the open-plan kitchen for everyone. Heaven.

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