Best Hotels in Long Island (NY)
A historic Tudor mansion with extensive recreational grounds.
In 1925 millionaire Carl Fisher (the developer of Miami Beach) was looking for a new project to capture his imagination. He purchased 10,000 acres at the tip of Long Island and committed himself to building the most fabulous summer resort ever imagined. Thus was born this grand destination. This property, known as the “Castle on the Hill,” centers on a 200-room English Tudor hotel. Accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom apartments. While they are pleasant enough, the lure here is the on-site activities. Although the resort has been reduced to 12 acres over the decades, it still offers a wide range of recreation. The outdoor pool is enormous; the indoor one is smaller but still pretty, surrounded by white tile. As well, there are tennis courts, squash courts and a driving range. Dining is lavish at Tre Bella, serving Northern Italian cuisine and regional specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner.