Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel
An Experience to Remember Forever
Come discover our boutique waterfront hotel located in Long Island on Manhasset Bay in the quaint hamlet of Port Washington. Experience the Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel’s six luxurious rooms, 4 with views of the bay, 2 rooms with partial views, plush beds, signature Molten Brown bath amenities, rainfall shower heads, 48” flat screen TVs, and complimentary WiFi. The lounge chairs on the expansive terrace are a great place to enjoy the stunning sunsets with a glass of wine or beer from our lobby bar, and then take a walk along our private pier. We also offer a delightful complimentary continental breakfast each morning in our comfortable lobby.
King Room - Starboard
Our Starboard guestroom features offers 275 sq. ft. with a king bed with elegant pacific décor. Enjoy the spectacular views of Manhasset Bay through wall-to-wall windows, providing plenty of natural light. The bathroom features nautical themed fixtures and our finest amenities.
Maximum 2 Adults
King Room - Windward
Featuring full wall windows for beautiful views of the Bay, 275 st ft. and a king sized bed and a cozy bistro table to enjoy the gorgeous Port Washington sunrises. The bathroom features nautical themed fixtures and our finest amenities. Perfect for two!
Maximum 2 Adults
King Room - Helm
Our spacious 325 sq. ft. Presidential guestroom puts you at the helm of our beautiful hotel. Soothing décor is accompanied by full floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Manhasset Bay. The Helm features a lavish King bed with a Queen pull out sofa for maximum relaxation. Enjoy the breathtaking sunsets overlooking the bay while relaxing in the romantic seating area and private veranda with cushioned lounge chairs. The bathroom embraces double sinks, calming rain shower with plush towels, bathrobes and only our finest amenities.
Maximum 4 Adults
King Room - Avalon
This accessible room is a spacious choice for any guest. The guestroom is 275 sq. ft. and features a King sized bed with bistro table, and comfortable seating area with partial bay views. The bathroom features nautical themed fixtures, a roll in rain shower and our finest amenities.
Maximum 2 Adults
King Room - Delmara
Featuring an alcove with partial views of the Manhasset Bay, a 285 sq ft. guest room with a king bed, Full size pull-out sofa, and comfortable seating area. This guestroom offers a perfect balance of comfort and luxury. The bathroom is designed with nautical themed fixtures and our finest amenities.
Maximum 4 Adults
King Room - Aurora
The Aurora guestroom is cozy and designed using a neutral color pallet offering a spacious 250 sq. ft. Relax in our king sized bed and small seating area, the sunlight beams in and accents the gentle ambience of this room. The bathroom features nautical themed fixtures and our finest amenities. Perfect for couples!
Maximum 2 Adults
Founded in 1874 on the Harlem River, Manhattan, the Knickerbocker Yacht Club has prospered despite several relocations. Built to encourage “Yachting and the cultivation of Naval Science and Seamanship”, the club made its final move into Port Washington in 1907. The Knickerbocker Yacht Club endured both World Wars, The Great Depression, Hurricane Carol, numerous internal issues and survived as the second-oldest yacht club on the Long Island Sound. In the early 1980s, the club hosted approximately 300 families with 165 boats, thriving with iceboating and dinghy races in the winter months.
The club’s Knickerbocker Cup race became internationally known. World champion runner Lon Myers began his track career running for the Knickerbocker Yacht Club. Bus Mosbacher, who skippered two winning teams in the America’s Cup races, and world champion sailor Robert Mosbacher were members of the club. After the popularity of boating declined and the price of living on Long Island increased dramatically, members slowly left the Knickerbocker Yacht Club. In 2009, with membership below 120 families, a decision was made to close the Yacht Club. After being sold to Cord Meyer Development Company in 2012, development began on a new structure which today is the Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel.
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy
The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate embodies the grandeur and elegance that define the Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, when prominent American families built great mansions on large estates as summer retreats along the Long Island Sound. Sands Point was the famed “East Egg” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”
Today, the magnificent 216-acre park, including its historic mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center, is owned by Nassau County, NY, and is maintained and operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Conservancy provides year-round educational and cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, fitness activities as well as private/corporate event services and film/TV location facilities
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
The NYCB Theater at Westbury is an entertainment venue located in the hamlet of Jericho, New York. Constructed as a theater in the round style with seating for 2,870 that was originally developed as a means to present top performers and productions of popular theatrical musicals at a series of venues located in suburban locations on the East Coast of the United States. NYCB stands for New York Community Bank, who purchased the naming rights in 2010.
Discover the Best Prices and the Best Seats
at Our Port Washington Movie Theater
Escape from reality and enjoy all the latest releases at Soundview Cinemas. With our great rates and luxury seating, we are your Port Washington movie theater of choice. From our 6 theaters and arcade to our concession stand and birthday party packages, we cater to your every need with a smile.
Remember, we're open every day of the year with a holiday schedule that is the same as our weekend hours. Contact us for movie showtimes.
The Great Gatsby Boat Tour
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby was set on "that slender riotous island" otherwise known as Long Island. Join us on a boat tour of the bay that ignited Fitzgerald's imagination and become familiar with the peninsulas of West Egg (King's Point) and East Egg (Sand's Point).
Yacht clubs founded before the turn of the 20th century grace the harbor and continue Port Washington's yachting tradition. The homes of such legendary businessmen as Carl Fisher and John Hay (Jock) Whitney stand as they did in the days of the Prohibition. Try to envision where Gatsby's mansion might have stood and exchange stories of "the roaring twenties" on Long Island - a microcosm of the U.S.'s pre-WWII revolution in manners and morals.
This 90-minute tour of Manhasset Bay and Long Island Sound is $35. We limit the number of children's tickets. Please call 917-941-4504 for more information
Long Island Boat Rentals
Customers can operate our 13 to 24 foot boats on their own, given that the customer meets the Knowledge and Experience requirements stated above. While these Rental Boats are designed for experienced boaters to enjoy on their own, Long Island Boat Rentals can arrange for a licensed captain to take the helm for you on a trip using one of our Rental powerboats.
All our rental boats are equipped with user friendly Garmin GPS’s with depth sounders, waterproof navigation charts, life preservers, all safety equipment required by the USCG.
Port Water Taxi
The Port Washington Water Taxi was established in 1991 by Captain Matt Meyran.
They offer Launch service, harbor tours, and transportation to
and from local restaurants or any other accessible dock
on Manhasset Bay.
Since 2012, numerous improvements have been made to enhance the guest experience at Belmont, while preserving its historic architectural elements, including the installation of hundreds of HD televisions across the property and new video display boards in the Paddock, installing Trakus technology for horseplayers and enhancing and expanding the Belmont Cafe and the Top of the Stretch picnic area. Last year, guests were be greeted by $5 million in improvements to the transit rotunda on the west end of the Grandstand, as well as new rail station platforms, which increased the Belmont Station train capacity from eight to 10 cars and improved egress from the track on major racing days.
Port Salt Cave
Enjoy deep relaxation and wellness right here in Port Washington. The calming and detoxifying effects of Salt Therapy can support the immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems. Port Salt Cave differentiates itself by using state of the art technology in which we reproduce the atmosphere of a salt cave through a monitored therapeutic microclimate. Benefits may include reduced stress, increased energy, and aid in better sleep. Inhaling salt in the cave may improve skin conditions, arthritis, and respiratory conditions.