A Visit to Montauk’s Memory Motel

A Visit to Montauk’s Memory Motel

Everyone that has ever passed through Long Island’s easternmost town of Montauk seems to know of the Memory Motel. The name is also special to many Rolling Stones fans.

Memory Motel in Montauk NY

In 1975, while staying in Montauk at Andy Warhol’s Eothen compound, Mick Jagger began penning a song called Memory Motel. It is a ballad about love and life on the road.

Montauk - The EndThe motel was said to be one of the only places in town at the time to have a pool table and a piano and the band would occasionally hang out there.

We spent a lonely night at the Memory Motel
It’s on the ocean, I guess you know it well…

On the surface, the motel doesn’t appear to be anything special.  The magic must come from the people who continue to belly-up to the bar and the fans of the music who are looking to touch a piece of the legend.

Have you been to the Memory Motel?

Memory Motel
692 Montauk Hwy.
Montauk, NY 11954

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5 Replies to “A Visit to Montauk’s Memory Motel”

  1. Interesting 🙂
    I was in Montauk on business about 15 years ago and have never been back. I guess I will have to take a trip out there this summer and spend a night at the Memory Motel 😉

    1. I love being on Montauk. There is just something about that town that feels… i don’t know. Like you want to just get a room that opens up on to the beach and spend the day listening to the waves roll in.

  2. I am a Stones FREAK and have never heard tales from their Montauk visits,very cool.
    I just discovered your site and it’s very refreshing.I’m recovering from a throwdown on my Drz during Daytona last week, and have gotten pretty bored with all my other bike sites. I couldn’t find contact info to give you a few ideas on Pennsylvania rides you might like. I’m a 1050 guy too, but in a Tiger.

    1. Hey Ralph 🙂
      Thanks very much!

      Recovering? Oof. That sounds bad. What happened?
      I’d love to hear some of your PA suggestions, thanks! You can send them to fuzzygalore at fuzzygalore dot com. That’d be swell.

      Is PA where you’re located?

      Love the Tiger!

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