What We Love
- Location overlooking quiet Quonochontaug Pond; rooms come with binoculars for birdwatching, and there’s an in-house naturalist
- Bathrooms with heated marble floors and old-fashioned clawfoot tubs, along with modern showers
- Air of romance, from the wood-burning fireplaces to the furnished wraparound porch
What To Know
- Resort fee of $26 per day covers gratuities for bellmen and housekeepers, but not servers
- Reservations strongly recommended at the restaurant — and no shorts or flip-flops at dinner
- Free transfers to sister property Ocean House
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Classic Cape Cod. The building sports weathered cedar shingles accented by rust-colored shutters and dark brown trim; crushed clamshell walkways, hydrangeas and sea grasses enhance the beach house look. Interiors look to nature for design inspiration: a beach scene mural in the stairwell, Audubon prints in the lobby, rattan and wicker furniture mixed with traditional pieces in the common areas. A palette of cream, white, beige and soft greens replicates the colors of the New England shore, which is on show through the multiple uncluttered windows.
Bed and Bath
Spacious rooms have simple but comfortable furnishings, from braided rugs on hardwood floors to small tables with slat-backed chairs. Feathertop beds are dressed in Frette linens, and while there are no phones or televisions, each room is connected to the front desk by an intercom, and you can request a TV if you must. All baths have heated marble floors and towel racks (in the cool season), and many have old-fashioned clawfoot tubs, along with modern showers. Toiletries are custom-made by Red Flower for the Weekapaug and the Ocean House.
A fitness center and heated outdoor lap pool are adjacent to the main building. The wide white sand beach is a five-minute walk along a sidewalk that skirts the pond, passing sea grass, beach roses and the multi-balconied mansions that make up the tony village of Weekapaug. During the summer season, the inn operates the Bath House, which has showers, beach chairs, umbrellas and a snack bar serving Del’s lemonade, a Rhode Island classic. The inn’s formal dining room, the Restaurant, presents modern interpretations of New England coastal fare on a menu that changes daily. The sunny Garden Room offers casual dining and drinks. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and a 24-hour guest pantry is stocked with various coffee options and fresh-baked cookies.
How to Get There
My husband and I spent two nights here and had an amazing time. We were looking for a quiet, peaceful, romantic getaway and Weekapaug Inn did not disappoint.
We arrived a few hours before check-in and were happy to hear that our room was ready. The room was lovely and the bathroom was huge with a claw foot tub and a shower with perfect pressure. The room faced the parking lot but we still had water views (both sides of the Inn do). The beds were very comfortable (which I read in a review before we got there).
Outside there was easy access to water activities. We tried kayaking and paddle boarding both days. We didn't have to pay extra or sign up in advance. They made it super easy to enjoy the nature that surrounds the Inn. The pond was so peaceful and we really enjoying getting out on the water. We also used the bikes for a morning bike ride - again, no signing up or extra charge. The door man gave set us up with bikes and water as well as offered suggestions for a riding route. The surrounding neighborhoods have such beautiful homes. Of course, the coast line also made the bike ride special.
One day we walked to the beach which is a 5 minute walk. Again, the Inn made it so easy to enjoy ourselves. We signed in at the beach and a young man brought us towels, chairs and umbrella and set it up for us. The (ocean) beach was quiet and there was a snack shack (a luxurious "shack") where we could get food and drinks. We sat there for lunch (which was delicious) and had a view of the pond. It was wonderful!
The pool at the Inn was a highlight for us. It was beautiful with plenty of umbrellas and lounge chairs. The pool had a modern, sleek look to it . The water temperature was perfect. There was also a Jacuzzi next to the pool.
The entire grounds had a quiet, peaceful atmosphere about it. I'm sure how they manage to do this as there were some families with small children, but there was such a sense of calm throughout the Inn. The staff was very attentive and took great care of us. They spoke to us by name, even after only one night.
We ate at The Restaurant and while the food wasn't memorable, it was good and the ambiance was romantic and comfortable.
Weekapaug Inn gave us the weekend getaway we were looking for. We had no complaints and can't wait to return next year!
My husband and I returned the Weekapaug Inn for the 4th time this past Sunday. It's a trip we have been looking forward to for a long while. When in Weekapaug you forget about the outside world and are able to relax. This had to be the best visit out of all of our stays at the Inn.
The natural beauty surrounding the hotel is the most beautiful in all of Rhode Island (I grew up in this state). The pond at the rear of the hotel is the real gem. Make sure to take advantage of the kayaks, boat tours, and other water activities. We even took a narrated electric car ride around Weekapaug (fascinating).
The ride on the Quonnie Queen from Nathan was the highlight of the trip as far as activities go. He was a great captain and pointed out tons of interesting facts during our tour of the pond.
We were cautioned by staff at the beach that some Weekapaug locals complained and now guests of the Weekapaug Inn are not allowed on the right side of the lifeguard tower. All people should be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the area equally. Make sure to wear your lanyard (issued at the front desk) when heading to the beach.
The staff were without fault and incredibly friendly and hard working. I cannot say enough good things about everyone there. Each and every person we encountered seems to go above and beyond in their job. If the service wasn't there we wouldn't return.
The rooms are still as beautiful and well maintained as well and the shower's water pressure is very high! They have replaced the OH! Spa shower gel with Molton Brown.
The food in the main restaurant for dinner was simply outstanding and worthy of a Michelin star. We would make a trip down from Boston just to dine here again some evening as it's difficult to find food as good in Boston.
We were very saddened to learn that complimentary breakfast is no longer offered in the room rate, however as we were returning guests they graciously provided us with a full breakfast each morning.
We plan to return this winter and next summer.
Such a pleasant surprise when I come across a gem. The inn is old world charm with modern infusion. It’s as upscale as any where I’ve been without pretentious overtones.The service was wonderful the food worthy of a stand alone restaurant with great views. Even though it’s an upscale venue you feel at home.
No reservations from me reserving this place.