The Palms Hotel Fire Island

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The Palms Hotel Fire Island

3.5 star property
Art Deco hotel within easy reach of Ocean Beach

7.4/10 Good

137 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
168 Cottage Walk, Ocean Beach, NY, 11770
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Air conditioning
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium bedding
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Snack bar/deli
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk
  • Lake Ronkonkoma - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic) - 35 min drive
  • MacArthur Airport (ISP) - 41 min drive
  • Shirley, NY (WSH-Brookhaven Calabro) - 56 min drive
  • Westhampton, NY (FOK-Francis S. Gabreski) - 70 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 32.8 miles/52.7 km
  • Babylon Station - 24 min drive
  • East Islip Great River Station - 26 min drive
  • Bay Shore Station - 28 min drive

About this property

The Palms Hotel Fire Island

Situated by the ocean, The Palms Hotel Fire Island is a great choice for a stay in Ocean Beach. Guests can keep active with onsite kayaking, and free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Other highlights at this Art Deco hotel include a snack bar/deli and free bike rentals. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 42 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 25
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Kayaking
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 6 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas


  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Special features


Fire Island Coffee - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • In-room bottled water

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Palms Hotel Fire Island Ocean Beach
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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great staff hotel accommodations were excellent And they had a lot of great special touches that made my stay wonderful
Jeanine, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

From beginning to end, their entire approach is focused on convenience for hotel and not the customer. No one can access the rooms before 4:30pm even if they are ready! Staff is rude. Forgot to give us lock for trolly, towels and beach equipment. The King size room was tiny. Air conditioner was SO LOUD…we had to turn off because it was too loud. Room was dirty but they tried to cover it up with a very gross citrus scent that is sprayed all over. Breakfast doesn't start until 8:30 am and at that time, they are sending you a text message telling you you need to vacate the room by 1lam. Notwithstanding that the next ferry is at 12:10pm. Whole experience was awful. It's expensive also and not worth it in any way, shape or form. This Hotel is a miss for sure!!!! BTW I have a broken femur and a service dog and notwithstanding all that they gave us BY THEIR OWN ADMISSION the smallest King they had - notwithstanding my point of comfort being key in my situation -
Joseph, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

DO NOT STAY HERE - IT'S A RIP OFF AND POSITIVE REVIEWS ARE FAKE. I'm traveling a lot and this was my worst hotel experience ever. To enter or leave the hotel we needed to wade through a ankle deep puddle of canal water (yes, you read that right). The hotel didn't notify us about this in advance and didn't do anything to resolve the situation. In addition the rooms were so tiny that we could hardly open up our suitcases. On top of that rooms were dirty with hairs in the leaking sink and smelly blankets, we woke up covered by mosquito bites and the "great view" that was advertised was to a dark wall that was only two feet away from the windows. They were also freezing cold and we weren't able to regulate the AC. As if that wasn't enough the rooms were super noisy. We woke up every time when someone was walking in the corridor and constantly heard noises from the reception. Due to the backyard being flooded we needed to take our breakfast while standing in the reception. The food quality at breakfast was also quite poor - the watermelon was rotten Positive reviews are fake - the hotel promises benefits in case you leave a positive review. The whole place is a scam - do not go there.
Peter, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Convenient location, close to bars and restaurants, but not too close hence quite at night. Very friendly and accommodative stuff. Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and wagons at your convenience. You are able to leave your bags at concierge after you checked out, so don't have to rush from the island or carry bags with you.
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Staff was very professional and always helpful. Housekeeping is available twice a day via text. The only negative aspect to the property was the long wait lines for beach services.
3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Lisa, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Staff was very professional. Excellent customer service!
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eileen, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The room was too small not happy at all
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Palm hotel
Nice place in Ocean Beach. Small rooms as expected
Marty, 2-night trip
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