Montauk Oceanfront Retreats for Writers


Montauk, New York is at the eastern-most tip of Long Island, 3 hours from New York City. You will be staying at the Royal Atlantic Hotel, 126 South Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY 11954. 631-668-5103

If you’re driving
Mapquest or a GPS will direct you to the Royal Atlantic Hotel, 126 South Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY 11954. 631-668-5103

If you’re flying
Arrive at Kennedy or LaGuardia airports.  Rent a car or take a taxi to the Hampton Jitney’s Queens Airport Connection stop in Fresh Meadows, Queens.  It’s at the corner of 190th Street and the Eastbound Service Road of the Long Island Expressway (L.I.E. to Exit 25 east; follow service road to the Cineplex Odeon Movie Theatre). Allow 15 to 20 minutes from LaGuardia, 25 to 30 minutes from Kennedy. The taxi will cost about $20 from LaGuardia, about $28 from Kennedy. An alternative is Luxury Car Service, 718-279-4444 (make a reservation). From the Queens Airport Connection Stop, take the Hampton Jitney to Montauk.

You can also fly into Long Island’s Islip Airport. At the airport, you can take the nearby Long Island Rail Road, which costs $8 one way and is a 2 hour ride.  Or call Colonial Taxi (use airport courtesy phone). The fare is $12 by reservation; $25 with no reservation.  The taxi will take you to the SE corner of Ronkonkoma Ave. and the Long Island Expressway Service Road, East (Exit 60 East). There, you can get Call the Hampton Jitney, $30 one way to Montauk. Reservations required. Call 631-283-4600 upon arrival at the airport to reconfirm pick-up.

If you’re not driving
(you don’t need a car as all services are within walking distance)

Bus: From NYC, the Hampton Jitney, a somewhat comfortable bus, takes about 3 hours and costs $30 one way ($53 round trip). Reservations are advised. The Jitney makes several pick-up stops in Manhattan. Complete information is available here.  Walk to hotel.

Train: From NYC, take the Long Island Railroad at Penn Station East 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue. A one-way ticket costs $18-25, if purchased at the station. The trip takes 3 to 3 1/2 hours, including a connection at Jamaica Station. Montauk is the last stop. More information, including schedules, is available at here.  Take a taxi to the hotel:  Call Lindy’s at 631-668-8888 or 4747 or Pink Tuna at 631-668-3838.  $8.