Long-awaited hotel now in the works for Patchogue riverfront


Editor’s note: The planned hotel is five floors, not six as originally reported, along with the rooftop amenities.

A major hotel chain is planning to build a 116-room hotel on the riverfront in Patchogue.

The proposed five-floor facility at 138 West Ave. would include 16 apartments, large event spaces, a spacious gym and a rooftop restaurant and bar featuring a 3,000-square-foot outdoor seating area. The property’s shuttered bowling alley, which closed permanently in November 2021, would be razed.

It’s a project that would change the landscape of Patchogue and cement the village as a key destination point on Long Island’s South Shore.

For longtime Mayor Paul Pontieri, seeing a modern hotel built in Patchogue would be an administrative dream come true. Reached Thursday night, the mayor was uber-confident that the proposed project will come to fruition.

“I’m giving this an A-plus chance of happening,” he told “This was one of the first promises I made when I became mayor 20 years ago. I have made good on most of the others.”

Pontieri, who would not disclose the name of the hotel chain, added that if plans for the hotel are indeed approved, he would be comfortable in ending his time as mayor, with his commitment to the community fully etched into the village’s history.

“I feel pretty good where we’re at,” he said. “This is going to happen.”

Below is a slideshow of artist renderings of the project that have been submitted to Patchogue’s zoning and planning boards, who will be reviewing the project in the coming weeks. You can click here to look at more renderings, as well as architectural drawings of the project, which lists Allon Avgi of Merrick as the developer.

Pontieri said the property sits in a floating hotel zone created years ago to pave the way for the kind of hotel now under consideration by the village.

Of the building’s 16 apartments, 14 have two bedrooms and two have one bedroom. The plan calls for 10 hotel suites, 56 “king rooms” and 50 “double queens.”

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Occupying a large corner property at Division Street and West Avenue, the proposed hotel will be only steps away from the Long Island Rail Road’s Patchogue train station. It will also be adjacent to the Fire Island National Seashore’s Patchogue River dock and its ferry service to Watch Hill on Fire Island.

“Travelers from outside the state would be able fly into New York, take a train to Patchogue, check into the hotel, walk over to the ferry and be on the beach on Fire Island in one day,” Pontieri said. “Villages and communities are judged by the assets they have. This is yet another asset, and one that will enhance all of the others.”

This is a developing story. Please check back with for updates. The top photo is an artist rendering of the project.

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