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About Fathoms Hotel & Marina

Location and History

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Fathoms is an intimate six-room hotel located directly on Manhasset Bay, on the North Shore of Long Island. Because of our small size we can offer an extremely high level of both privacy and individualized customer experience. We are easily accessible by car, rail or boat. While we occupy an extremely tranquil location, Manhattan is a mere 21 miles away, creating infinite possibilities for work or play. Our Marina has transient slips and public moorings available. Please contact us at (516) 883-4800 for dockage information.

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Knickerbocker Yacht Club

Founded in 1874

Fathoms is built on the original site of the famed Knickerbocker Yacht Club. The Knickerbocker Yacht Club was founded in 1874 on the Harlem River to encourage “yachting and the cultivation of naval science and seamanship.” Claimed to be the second-oldest yacht club on the Long Island Sound, it migrated from its original Manhattan location to Port Washington in 1907. Some firsts of the yacht club include the concept of winter "frostbite racing" in the 1930's, and establishment in 1982 of the Knickerbocker Cup yacht race that attracted top sailors from around the world.

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See what our Guests are Saying

About their Stay at Fathoms Hotel

  • "It’s too bad Google doesn’t allow TEN STARS for its reviews, because that’s what we’d give The Fathoms Hotel & Marina. Imagine having a suite on the top deck of the world’s most luxurious cruise liner -- complete with concierge recommendations for local touring -- and that is what the owners of this fabulous hotel provide. Fresh NY bagels every morning and wonderful snacks throughout the day, top-flight products in all the bathrooms, warm and comfy robes (we ended up buying two and taking them home!) and hospitality-plus. Our family has stayed in luxury hotels and resorts all over the world; but as they left Port Washington on our last morning, our kids said, from now on, they just want to pack up The Fathoms and take it with us wherever we go! We will be back!"
  • "In my 20 years of business travel, my stay at Fathoms is one of the best hotel experiences in recent memory. The service and friendly staff are unparalleled. The attention to detail and willingness to accommodate a guest go above and beyond. Not to mention the beautifully designed rooms and the sunset views of Manhasset Bay. I can’t wait to visit again!"
  • "The Fathom was one of the best hotel experiences I have had in my 66 years. I have traveled all over the world and Steve & Cindie provide a true best in class guest experience. Room was clean and well appointed, private deck was the stuff of vacation memories, and the amenities were outstanding. The owners are genuinely nice folks! It was an 11 out of 10 for us!"