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.
How to Get There
Was looking for a quick get away to spend the night with an out of town friend from Florida. I stumbled across the review for this place and mention of the Wednesday special rate. The rate includes a wine tasting, $50 off dinner and 1/2 price bottle of wine making this a really great deal.
The hotel is just beautiful and has a very homey feel. I even took a couple of pictures of things to think about for my own beach house. The weather was horrible, but who cares as the place was beyond lovely.
The wine tasting was well attended and one of the nicest I had been to...be there at 6PM sharp (we were a little late).
Dinner was lovely and shout out to our waitress who was beyond attentive and wonderful. The bartender in the afternoon was awesome as well.
My friend is a world traveler and hard to impress and I know that he thought it was a great find as well. I can't wait to go back and explore the area.
One last thing...I didn't research ahead and was pleasantly surprised to find that the heated saltwater pool is open year round..I forgot my bathing suit..
And the breakfast which was included was great as well....
We had an amazing stay in this lovely hotel. The decor is beautiful, the food is top rate and the staff was incredibly attentive and nice. We enjoyed two meals in Chair 5--both were delicious and the suggested wine was excellent. The breakfast was first rate--from the omelettes, to the oatmeal, to the freshly backed scones and muffins.
We also loved the warm chocolate chip cookies that were waiting in our hallway in the evening. We didn't get the chance to try the heated pool and sauna but they looked like a lot of fun. Don't hesitate to book a stay at this fabulous property!
The Break isn't part of any chain and it seems to be family run. We were there just at the end of the season and it was nice to see that in the evening, the breakfast area on the ground floor, was open for a community bingo evening as it seemed that the hotel was opening to the local community for social purposes. That did not interfere at all with the ambience at all. It just gave the feeling of a place not just devoted to tourists. They have a heated pool which works very well and my wife had a great swim.
The room on the third floor was spacious even to US standards and the bed extremely comfortable, it seems that the Yankees have a knack for mattresses! The shower room was equipped with two head showers and it worked a beauty. Breakfast was well catered for and omelettes are very good. The restaurant on the top floor has a great view on the beach in daytime and the staff is extremely cordial (they work for their tips seriously); we had supper there and the lobster was very good indeed. After dinner drinks were serve generously and kindly. If you are driving from Boston to NYC thesis a great spot to stop to.