Quintessentials B&B Reviews


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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

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Quaint & Cozy... Felt like home!

5 on August 29, 2017

My mom and I recently stayed at Quintessentials for a "retreat." We wanted to support a black owned establishment if possible and we were happy to discover Sylvia Daley's home. We were greeted upon arrival with cookies and conversation and we instantly felt welcomed. Sylvia is so warm and friendly, funny and fascinating! Breakfast each morning was delicious and more than just a "quick meal." Each morning set the tone for our day with thought-provoking conversation with Sylvia and the other guests. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We had a balcony overlooking the garden and I took advantage of the hammock out back! It was the perfect place to read my book. If we ever return to the North Fork (from California) Quintessentials is definitely where we will stay!

Our new " home" on the North Fork

5 on July 15, 2016

My wife and I had a fantastic and relaxing time. Sylvia is beyond an innkeeper, she is an INSPIRATION. You will not leave the same way you arrived. You will have clear vision on what life is TRULY about and how to achieve your goals. The B&B itself is classic, charming and inviting in all aspects. We LOVE her and will be back frequently. Jaques and Kimberly Lesure


5 on May 04, 2016

Fabulous stay! Sylvia's hospitality was top notch! The massage was amazing and was just the relaxation we were looking for! The gardens were sprouting and we relaxed on a hammock drinking our coffee in the morning! The location was perfect for a quick drive to beautiful Orient state park as well as shopping and dining in Greenport! Breakfast was delicious! We look forward to visiting again in the summer!


5 on October 29, 2015

Absolutely Delightful. Warm accommodating hostess. Generous breakfasts. Wonderful nearby adventures. Lovely restored historical home. Spa Delicious! Stay here, restore your body and soul!

A slice of heaven in East Marion

5 on May 18, 2015

Perfect destination for a winery weekend with friends. The Inn is beautiful, the grounds delightful and the innkeeper a treasure. She instantaneously makes you feel like an old friend. The breakfast is a treat, with fresh baked good, fresh fruit, and hot dishes from all over the world. The inn is located close enough to the towns and wineries to be convenient but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be relaxing. Highly recommended!


5 on April 27, 2015

I call it the happy place. We were treated like royalty. Sylvia was a gracious host. The room was spacious and comfortable, we will be back again!


5 on February 27, 2015

We got married at this wonderful B&B on 12/13/14. Sylvia and staff went above and beyond for us and exceeded our expectations. Room was beautiful, inviting, food was amazing, Just perfect!!!

Serene tranquility

5 on February 24, 2015

I am sure that people who read reviews are skeptical that they are written by someone other than the hotel guest. I am so thrilled by my experience that I just had to write. My husband and I stayed for a long weekend at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and it was truly a magical experience. The house itself is idyllic, reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. We arrived with fresh snow falling and were greeted by Sylvia Daley, the inn keeper.This woman is magic, she made us warm and welcome in minutes, offering up hot tea and delicious fresh baked cookies.We stayed in the Negril room, it has a beautiful fireplace that kept the room cozy and warm and a deep soaking Jacuzzi tub that was great for relaxing. The room has a beautiful view of the garden and a large picture window where we saw gorgeous red cardinals. It also has a deck that overlooks the beautiful expansive yard. Breakfast was where we got to experience Sylvia's magic again, just delicious! I cannot say enough about the incredible 175 year old house, it was clean,smelled fresh and was as warm and inviting as our host. The town of Greenport is a stone's throw away and it too is adorable. Shopping and food galore. There are wineries all up and down the road and Sylvia will help set you up anything you like. We are already planning our trip back in the summer to take advantage of the beaches and the outdoor activities the North Shore of Long Island has to offer. Guests that were leaving raved to us about the spa services , can't wait for summer 2015!

Wine Country Holiday

5 on July 09, 2014

Lovely inn, gracious hostess.

Anniversary Getaway

4.4 on June 04, 2014

We spent our first anniversary here. It was the perfect place to be. It was a very quiet town. It's close to many wonderful restaurants. The establishment was extremely comfortable and made us feel right at home.

The Perfect B&B Experience

4.8 on February 17, 2014

I was looking for a last-minute spa retreat for me and my girlfriend for Valentine's getaway. With all big hotels/resorts being overbooked months in advance, I had to pick something of a smaller scale and, boy, am I glad I ran into Quintessentials. This is the perfect B&B experience for me. - A lovely, well-traveled, well-educated, well-prepared host, who is also an amazing cook, a great conversationalist, and an overall great person. - A low-key place with a plantation-style old-school decorations, yet luxurious and pampering with a hot tub in our bathroom, gourmet breakfast/brunch, cookies/tea in the afternoon and spa treatments - Great location that is sufficiently far from the city, so that you feel like you are having a proper vacation and you can unplug entirely, yet only a couple hours drive away from Manhattan. Relatively close to wineries, dining options, the ocean and Orient beach, great farms where you can pick up local produce (more relevant in summer months), etc. The most important thing was that Sylvia made us feel right at home and closer to her native Jamaican vibe - everything was easy, natural, and relaxed. She and her assistant make amazing brunch-style meals in the morning and everyone staying at the B&B gathers around a big table like a family, sparking conversations about your day around town, your interests, your life, etc. And somehow, you don't feel awkward about sharing intimate moments and personal stories with people you just met. That's how good Sylvia is at what she does - she makes you feel right at ease. After staying at her B&B for two nights, we felt like we've known her for ages. We hugged each other and promised to come back again... Highly recommended!

Great Time for All!

5 on December 20, 2013

Sylvia was the quintessential of hostess. the Inn is lovely and we had a great time.


5 on October 15, 2013

Very relaxing weekend getaway. Beautiful property, house and rooms. Extremely accommodating. Very enjoyable stay. Would absolutely recommend.

Weekend Spectacular

5 on September 04, 2013

OMG! I had an amazing time. Even though the weather was not the greatest. Quintessentials made me feel special and gave me a home away from home. Loved it.

Healthy Nirvana 2

5 on August 23, 2013

Part 2 (due to space) My wife & I are not novices when it comes to Spas, having enjoyed Canyon Ranch, The Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Miami, FL; Berkeley Springs, WV; The Spa at Glenmoor in [yes] Canton, OH; Seven Springs Resort & Spa in PA; etc.  While most have had wonderfully unique aspects, only Quintessentials has Ms. Sylvia Daley & Quintessentials! This unique aspect makes a Spa Day or session at Quintessentials the very best!!!!! While I have not stayed at the B&B, due to physical limitations, my Wife, Sister-In-Law, & 18 year old Niece have & wanted to return for R&R+++  Since I came along, this trip, & could not stay there, we stayed across the street at the lovely Arbor View House & were the guests of the dynamic duo of Wilfred and Veda Joseph - which is not, by any means, a second rate consolation prize, yet very different. As James Brown would say as the happier, healthier, me - since Quintessentials, "I feeeel  Gooood!" Well, actually, GREAT!!!!! The health benefits continue! Book it! Go there! Do it! Enjoy it! And please, send my warmest greetings & appreciation!

Healthful Nirvana!

5 on August 23, 2013

Part one (due to space) Ms. Sylvia Daley is a World Class Esthetician/Therapist! Quintessentials is a beautiful place that leaves the ladies feeling and looking even more beautiful - both inside & out. As for me, (& the other men), I felt better, upon walking in & meeting Ms. Daley. She is very warm, friendly, bright, and charming - putting me at ease, making me feel comfortable, & happy to be placing myself in her very capable, knowledgeable, experienced, caring, competent, & extremely professional hands. Regarding ones customized treatments - reflective of ones health & needs/or pleasures - that have been discussed with her, in advance (combined with her assessments upon meeting/seeing you), Sylvia is without equal!!!!! Extremely professional, yet not harsh or distant - she obviously cares deeply about what she does & about each client - & is extraordinarily great at it! I had an invigorating, yet soothing, Detoxifying Body Scrub, followed by a Detoxifying and Enriching Body Wrap. After I "baked" for a good while, in the Wrap, I enjoyed a fabulous steam bath (in "my" lovely spacious, private steam room/shower in "my" beautiful private bathroom), where I fell into a deep state of relaxation - while simultaneously feeling keenly alive! Yes, FALLING deeper & deeper into a profound state of relaxation, while FLOATING higher & higher towards Nirvana! Mmmm... WOW! After completing my stay, as the day progressed, I felt healthier, stronger, more flexible, & GREAT for having this first (of many to come) experience(s) - with Sylvia at Quintessentials.

Absolute Pleasure

5 on August 23, 2013

Quintessentials is a beautiful B&B that's decorated like something out of Better Homes and Gardens. The accommodations are relaxing, clean and comfortable. The spa services are outstanding and breakfasts are truly amazing. My teenage daughter, my sister and I stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed even longer. Sylvia Daley, the owner, makes Quintessentials an outstanding B&B. She is a lovely person who made us feel at home. This was my first stay at a B&B, so I did not know what to expect. When we walked in, Sylvia greeted us with tea and other refreshments. By the time we left I felt like I had been visiting a long lost relative. She was such great company and a terrific hostess. Our breakfasts, one morning inside the beautiful dining room and the other morning outside on the lovely deck, were amazing. The food is fresh and deeeeelicious! I highly recommend Quintessentials . It's close to lots of wineries, great restaurants, farm stands, beaches, Orient State Park and downtown Greenport. This B&B is a great place for a "girls get-away" or for a "couples weekend". We will be back!


5 on August 16, 2013

I have a new found passion for the bed and breakfast experience. I had a wonderful time at Quintessentials and will return soon with several friends and family.

Perfect Getaway

5 on August 13, 2013

It was the perfect place - beautiful, quiet, peaceful to get away from every day stress and a busy life for a couple of days.

Best choice ever!

5 on June 10, 2013

The decor, food, peace and quiet were well worth the trip! Sylvia's hospitality, company and food is second to none!

A Truly Relaxing Experience.

5 on September 06, 2012

A wonderful mini vacation, with great hospitality and a relaxing spa experience.


5 on April 09, 2012

Great time. Awesome. Clean. Delicious food. Friendly hostess!

A Wonderful weekend

5 on November 03, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Quintessentials, a lovely bed & breakfast in East Marion. The accommodations and tasty breakfast were only matched by our gracious hostess Sylvia. We will definitely be back.

The best B&B in the Northfork

5 on October 02, 2011

The B&B is beautiful and clean. Sylvia, the innkeeper is wonderful. She made us feel at home & very comfortable. The room was great & the food was delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone.

A perfect getaway!

5 on August 08, 2011

This was our first time at a B&B and we had an absolutely wonderful experience! Quintessentials is a beautiful inn, and Sylvia is a wonderful host! Everything was perfect!

Short stay that we wish were longer

4.8 on July 10, 2011

We had a wonderful time and a wonderful (and seemingly neverending) brunch. Sylvia was a pleasure to meet and made us feel completely welcome.

Wonderful Relaxation!

5 on December 06, 2010

Fantastic breakfast, great room, relaxing environment -- one of a kind hostess!

A Relaxing Retreat

5 on June 23, 2010

Absolutely wonderful stay. Room is comfortable and nicely appointed. Courteous and relaxing staff. Great food!


5 on March 30, 2010

Such a cozy and tranquil environment. My husband's birthday was special because of you, Silvia.


5 on March 25, 2010

Beautiful B&B. Excellent service, nice atmosphere. It was my first time and I will definitely come back.

My Valentine's Day Stay

5 on March 03, 2010

Very relaxing time. Sylvia makes you feel at home. The massage was incredible and breakfast was delicious! Thank you!

Great weekend getaway

5 on October 15, 2009

Charming B&B for anyone seeking a weekend getaway or a taste of the Long Island wine scene.

A weekend getaway to write home about!

4.6 on October 02, 2009

Quintessentials is the perfect bed and breakfast for any trip with that special someone. Especially if it's to visit Long Island's North Fork Vineyards. Sylvia is an amazing hostess, dazzling her guests with beautiful rooms, entertaining intellectual conversation and exquisite gourmet breakfasts. if I could move in, I would have my bags already packed!!

Cozy getaway

4.2 on October 02, 2009

Romantic, quiet despite traffic and construction out front. Cozy grape arbor in back for outdoor eating. 10 minute walk to shopping and waterfront.

Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa

5 on October 02, 2009

Outstanding B&B, everything was frist class and Sylvia, the owner, brings a wonderful charm and character. Highly recommended!

Honeymoon heaven!

5 on October 02, 2009

We came to Quintessential for our honeymoon and absolutely loved our stay. The room was beautiful and Sylvia was an exceptional hostess. Everything about this place made it very memorable and we look forward to returning.

A fantastic weekend!

5 on September 30, 2009

My wife and I stayed at Quintessentials in East Marion for our 1st anniversary. The location was great as it was just a short drive to both many restaurants and all the wineries. The service and accommodations were fantastic. Sylvia is a wonderful hostess who provides great conversation and fantastic breakfasts!

Gourmet Gem

4.2 on September 22, 2009

Unassuming exterior conceals charming and exquisite interior, where rooms are comfortably old fashioned. Innkeeper cooks and serves gourmet breakfast--not to be missed.

Quintessentially spectacular!

5 on September 21, 2009

A wellspring of superlatives for this beautiful, elegant, homey, and warm B&B, punctuated by Sylvia's worldly acumen and intelligent attention to pampering and relaxation.

Perfect Getaway

4.4 on September 01, 2009

A great place to stay to relax and unwind, plus have a great conversation too! Everything you want in a B&B.

Home away from home

4.8 on July 31, 2009

It felt like a family gathering.

A peaceful existence

5 on July 01, 2009

Sylvia provides a wholesome and relaxing environment where one can truly feel at peace. I have visited both with my mother and with my husband and each stay was a unique vacation, perfect for the circumstances.

romantic getaway for two

5 on June 11, 2009

This was my first time staying at a B&B and it was a wonderful experience. The place was very quaint and clean and the innkeeper was most hospitable. I will be returning!

a home away from home

5 on June 11, 2009

Once I walked in the door, I felt as if I was at home. My stay included excellent food, great conversations, and plenty of rest. My jog around the neighborhood allowed me to breath in fresh oxygen.

life saver

4.2 on June 11, 2009

We were looking for a place to call home on L.I North Shore. Sylvia made us feel so at home. Our wishes were fulfilled!

fabulous getaway

4.8 on June 11, 2009

Staying at the inn was a wonderful experience. We loved the room, the hospitality, and wonderful conversation.

our 25th

5 on May 27, 2009

My husband and I had a wonderful 25th anniversary. Thanks to the amazing hospitality of Sylvia, our hostess. She made our stay here incredible and comfortable.

wedding getaway

5 on May 26, 2009

Everything we expected and more! Very therapeutic!

Breathh of fresh air

5 on May 13, 2009

The area was beautiful, the inn was like staying with family, and Sylvia was like a freind immediately it was a great experience


5 on April 21, 2009

OUTSTANDING-Will come again. Great service. Food AMAZING

Dream Getaway

5 on April 14, 2009

Amazing welcome, warm atmosphere, friendly staff- will definitely return!

amazing stay

5 on April 14, 2009

Wonderful conversation, felt so loved and taken care of!

will stay here again

4.8 on April 09, 2009

Food was awesome, very cozy atmosphere, and great conversation!

Hope to return again!

4.8 on April 09, 2009

Great food, spa services, and conversation. A very lovely B&B. We hope to come again!

corned beef hash to die for!

5 on March 27, 2009

Warm and entertaining hospitality by Sylvia.


5 on March 27, 2009

great hospitality, great food. Sylvia is wonderful!

what a great place!

4.6 on March 27, 2009

My facial was fantastic and all of the accommodations were 4 stars; especially breakfast!

great getaway weekend

5 on March 27, 2009

Had an awesome time. Great room. Great hospitality. We will be back.

great hospitality

5 on March 27, 2009

Brilliant massage at a B&B. The best of both worlds. Amazing!

A 10! I loved it!

5 on March 11, 2009

Everything was perfect! Cannot wait to return!

Simply the best

5 on March 11, 2009

Get hospitality! The room was very cozy and clean. I loved it and will be back again!

Quintessentials B&B


  • Nightly Rate $225 - $325
  • Reviews (61) 4.9
  • Rooms 5
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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