The Maidstone inn, located in East Hampton, offers comfort, charm, and a "free spirited scandanavian design. It also features "The Living Room, one of the east ends most exciting restaurants. The Maidstone has been an inn since 1858 when the original owner William Osborne, and his wife took in borders. In 1924, the Inn was sold to Hampton Hotels Corp and nearly a century later, the maidstone was taken over by a Swedish hotel company. The new swedish owners have spent millions to upgrade, improve and renovate this historic icon, bringing in a new era of scandanavian design, and timeless sophistication.
The Maidstone is unique in many ways and encourages guests to bring their children, and pets to visit and stay at the inn.. The Inn has a dazzling variety of indoor and outdoor attractions for guests including high tea, sunday brunch, a gift shop with fabulous swedish art and jewelry, outdoor yoga classes in the garden and play areas for children and pets.
We arrived at the Maidstone at 9:00 PM,on a chilly dark night, but guests were still lounging on the oversized front porch reading, drinking, and talking, while sitting in large comfortable rocking chairs with sheepskin throws. Guests also can meditate, exercise, & paint in the spectacular backyard and gardens in the rear of the inn. The inn, noted for its superior food and ambiance also has a select group of 19 uniquelly decorated guest rooms named after famous Nordic celebrities.
According to Maidstone's newsletter:"The hotel has been designed to offer comfort and amazing swedish amenities and decoration. The rest of the hotel is pretty much one big, cozy living room. It'll feel like your very own home, but better - a phenomenon we call 'Scandinavian Cozy'We came up with this fabulous concept because it best describes how we honor our roots, by mixing traditional design with up and coming talents from our beloved Scandinavia. The uber-vivid Josef Frank patterns, woolly Gotlamm sheep hides, abundance of coffee table books, turquoise walls, happy plants & fireplaces pretty much do the trick".
That night we stayed in the "Birgit Nielsen suite", which honors one of the world's most famous opera stars. Our suite was filled with an eclectic mix of period piece furniture, modern amenities and paintings along with a "state of the art" modern bathroom and shower. The color combinations on our walls and comforter were reminsicent of a 1960's flower child photo, We spent some time in one of the Inn's seating rooms, relaxing and talking to some of the other guests. We then returned to our suite for a great nights sleep. We awoke refreshed, and had a light continental breakfast of fruit, cereal, toast and tea . Since we had a few hours before partaking of the famed Living Room Brunch, We took a mini tour of some of the fashionable shops and buildings on Main Street including London Jewelers, & Polo Lauren. We returned for Brunch at the stylish and chic "Living Room" restaurant at the Maidstone.
We were escorted to our table by Adam, the Living Room Manager. We started with a plate of Peconic Pride Oysters with a cucumber mignonette. The sweetness of the oysters was totally delicious when dipped in a light vinager dressing.
We then sampled Kotbullar- 6 round swedish meatballs in a fabulous light red sauce with condiments. Simply fabulous!
For our main entree we both chose Eggs Benedict served with Canadian Bacon, holandaise, and Long Island potatoes- The eggs were perfectly prepared and incomparably delicious with an English muffin.
We finished our brunch with coffee and tea.
We left the Maidstone with fabulous memories of an exciting staycation, wonderful and attentive service from an extremely attentive staff. Our brunch at the Living Room was a sensational taste treat in a gorgeous room with a very calm and laid back ambiance.
Congratulations to Sophie the General Manager, a lady of style, elegance and charm, India her assistanc who is all about pleasing each and every guest with her energy, laughter and competence. Kudos to Adam for making the Living Room into a much sought after dining venue in the Hampton's.
Highly recommended for couples, family's and pets...
Simply Sensational. perfect year round..
The Maidstone Inn and Living Room restaurant 207 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
tel: 631-324-5006 www.careohotels.com