What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The bold vision by interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone
- Hanging out on the sundeck next to the heated outdoor pool
- Sunset drinks on the rooftop, complete with a water view
- All 16 rooms and common areas come have fireplaces
What To Know
- The hotel provides beach bags and chairs
- Bathrooms have heated floors and kimono robes
- Restaurant Chair 5 takes a creative approach to classic beach fare
- Free WiFi, Apple TV, iPads and iPod docking stations
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Nothing shouts beachside vacation quite like the upbeat decor of this 16-room newcomer, which has an irresistible Lilly-Pulitzer-goes-to-Rhode-Island vibe. Designed by Frank Karpowicz Architects, with interiors by Jocelyn Chiappone of Digs Design Company, the Break has a look that taps into the nostalgia for vintage surfer cool (local surfing legend Peter Pan rocked the waves here in the 1960s). Think lashings of turquoise, coral and sunshine yellow, with jazzy textiles and Danish Modern–inspired furnishings and light fixtures. Relaxation is the name of the game, with diversions like a spa and salon, a heated outdoor pool and a swanky ocean-view rooftop lounge where you can sip cocktails while nibbling on light bites. In the chillier months, get cozy by the fire in the plush lounge, with its Midcentury-style chairs and sofas, or curl up in your comfy room; you can luxuriate in the bathroom, which has a heated floor, before kicking back in your waffle kimono beside the fire.
In the Area
Enjoy all the preppy perks on offer within a stone’s throw of the hotel, in the laid-back but lively township of Narragansett. Tee off at the Rose Hill Golf Club, a nine-hole course that welcomes golfers of all skill levels and features a Cape Cod–style clubhouse, or learn to surf at the Peter Pan Surfing and SUP Academy, which, as the name suggests, also offers standup-paddleboarding instruction and rentals. Or sign up for a leisurely boat trip: Gansett Cruises offers harbor tours and sunset cruises on Narragansett Bay. (The adventurous and deep-pocketed can opt for the Sky & Sea package, which combines cruising with a chopper ride courtesy of Bird’s Eye View Helicopters.) Take in some wholesome fun at Theater by the Sea, a family-friendly local institution that hosts rollicking musicals during the summer season, then refuel at local favorite Matunuck Oyster Bar, which has a raw bar that features treats like littleneck clams and RI oysters, along with fresh-from-the-farm dishes such as goat cheese and beet salad, made with produce from the restaurant’s own garden.