Hotel at a Glance: The Inn At Fox Hollow Hotel
The Inn At Fox Hollow Hotel has a timeless elegance reminiscent of the North Shore’s early 20th-century mansions. Dark wood paneling, gilded light fixtures, and fresh floral arrangements add a touch of luxury to the lobby, which centers on a stone fireplace. Neoclassical suites boast full kitchens and platform beds topped with Simmons pillow-top mattresses. The grounds are similarly opulent, with gardens, waterfalls, a pool, and a hot tub scattered across 8 acres.
- Convenient location: The inn is a short drive from the North Shore’s charming coastal towns and harbors; a complimentary area shuttle is available Monday–Friday.
- Complimentary meals and snacks: daily American breakfast buffet, homemade cookies, and a dinner buffet (Monday–Thursday); stay includes a box of macaroons per stay, plus two bottled waters upon arrival.
- Raise a glass at the onsite Vintage 25 Wine Bar & Lounge, or dine on gourmet Italian food at Volpe Restaurant.
- Award winner: The hotel was awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014, and has been named the Best Hotel on Long Island by the Long Island Press.
- Local attractions include The Paramount theater, Tilles Center, and shopping at Walt Whitman Mall, Roosevelt Field Mall, Americana Manhasset, and Tanger Outlets.
Long Island’s North Shore: Lavish 20th-Century Estates and Art Museums Near New York City
The North Shore region of Long Island encompasses a string of coastal towns, from the Great Neck peninsula 7 miles west of Queens to Port Jefferson, a Revolutionary War village. Prominent families such as the Vanderbilts and the Whitneys began building private estates on the North Shore around the turn of the 20th century; given its high-class reputation, the area is still known as the Gold Coast today. A handful of these mansions are now open to the public, including Teddy Roosevelt’s summer home at Sagamore Hill, and Walt Whitman’s birthplace at Huntington Station.
This area also offers a number of first-class museums, including the Nassau County Museum of Art. Housed in a 19th-century Georgian mansion, the museum features a 600-piece collection with works from Roy Lichtenstein and Auguste Rodin.
There are a handful of outdoor attractions you can check out on the North Shore, too, such as the Old Westbury Gardens. Old Westbury is set on 210 sprawling acres of formal rose gardens and tranquil ponds, all surrounding a mansion built in 1906. You can stroll the grounds on your own or follow along on a 45-minute guided tour. Also worth a visit is Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. The property is known for its walking trails and the Camellia Greenhouse, which houses the largest collection of the namesake flowers in the northeast.