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Haven, Montauk

On the northeastern outskirts of Montauk, there's a sweet little hotel called Haven. Painted a deep blue and hidden by a lush row of tall hedges, it's the kind of place you go to get away from the east end's rowdier parts—a laid-back oasis a stone's throw away from the weekenders who swarm Surf Lodge and Rushmeyers clutching frosty cans of Summer Ale from Montauk Brewing Co. in their hands. 

The hotel is bookended by a grassy yard with a fire pit on one end, and a wide pool lined with low-slung lounge chairs on the other. The vibe is a cross between a vintage motor lodge and a coastal summer camp—S'mores kits in the guest rooms, people sitting cross-legged on the lawn. It's hip but not overly styled, which is why you might be surprised to find that off the lobby in a little nook, a treasure trove of chic summer essentials from the likes of Palmiers du Mal, Black Sea, A Peace Treaty, and Alix have been curated into a pop-up shop called Room 09.

It's a nice place to stop and browse when you've got the time. Especially if you're in need of a cozy white sweatshirt emblazoned with the word SURF in rainbow colors across the back and candles that smell like orange blossoms and clean laundry—two of Room 09's house brand specialties.


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