Watch Hill Inn
What We Love
- A Narragansett Bay stay at one of only ten Forbes Triple Five-Star hotels in the world, with extrasThe spacious, modern suites, all with partial or full bay views
- Incredible Ocean House, the inn’s sister property, with its golf course and elegant restaurants
- The property’s status as one of only ten Forbes Triple Five-Star hotels in the world
What To Know
- The inn has access to Ocean House's facilities and beach but it is walk or short drive away
- It is not beachfront, but bay front with views of the Narragansett Harbor
- The seasonal property was last renovated in 2013
- Suite-style rooms have Apple TVs, full kitchens and modern decor
Watch Hill, Rhode Island is known as the kind of place where high-profile figures can get some peace and quiet. It’s as tranquil as destinations come, set on Narragansett Bay, with beaches lapped by cool Atlantic waters. This classic New England town houses a historic free-flying carousel, as well as its very own lighthouse (naturally). World-famous Ocean House stands on the bluffs over at the Atlantic, and colonial homes line the streets. You can see not only why stars like Taylor Swift and Conan O’Brien choose to hide out here, but how.
The best way to do the same is with a stay at Watch Hill Inn. A sister property of Ocean House – a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards pick for The Most Romantic Weekend Getaways in the U.S. – as well as of Weekapaug Inn, the property comprises spacious, contemporary suites set right on the bay’s shores. One of Forbes’ ten Triple Five-Star hotels in the world, Watch Hill serves a charming afternoon tea, but you’ll inevitably take a meal or two at Ocean House’s veranda, living room or Forbes Five-Star restaurant Seasons. You’ll also probably tee off at its golf course or get a wrap at its spa, but when you’re ready to call it a day, your discreet suite means that you, too, can escape from Watch Hill eyes.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $38 (plus tax) per room, per night will be added on the payment screen. The resort fee includes Wi-Fi, parking, Apple TV with Netflix and gratuities for the hotel staff at Watch Hill and Ocean House (excluding dining outlets).
Watch Hill Inn’s suites span the building itself and the neighboring Bay View building and feature spacious, contemporary design. The one-bedroom Harbor Terrace suite comes with a king-sized bed, full bathroom with a shower/tub combo, kitchen, living room with a gas-burning fireplace and – of course – a terrace, from which you can take in pretty partial bay views. Go for all-out luxury with a secluded and spacious Duplex suite. Located in the Bay View building, these split-level suites feel completely residential and boast full-to-partial views of Little Narragansett Bay. On the entry level, you’ll find a gourmet kitchen and a living room with a fireplace, plus a private terrace. Downstairs, there’s the master bedroom, with its king-sized bed, plus a second bedroom with the option of two twins or a single king-sized bed.
Thanks to partnerships with both Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn, Watch Hill Inn gives you lots of culinary choices. If you stay here, you’re able to sample from snacks and sandwiches or arrange private dining, but if you head over to Weekapaug Inn, you can dine at its intimate, modern seafood restaurant, enjoy traditional New England cuisine at The Garden Room and try casual fare at SeaRoom.Over at Ocean House, you’ll love Seasons, a Forbes five-star fine-dining Atlantic-view restaurant. You’ll be invited to pair lemonade in the warmer seasons, and warm cider or hot cocoa when it’s colder, with seafood and steak dishes, made from native-foraged and local ingredients. Find brasserie fare, such as grilled meats, at the Bistro, Bar and Lounge, sushi and cocktails in the Living Room, brick-oven pizzas at Dune Cottage and light bites at the sweeping oceanview Veranda. You can also choose from a healthy breakfast at the Seaside Terrace or Seasons’ Champagne Jazz Brunch. Also available are wine-tasting sessions, lobster boils and cooking classes.
Head over to OH! Spa at Ocean House, a fragrant, sunlit space where you’ll wear a cozy bathrobe and sip fruit-infused water, before skilled therapists give you a massage or wrap you in marine mud or lavender body butter. This relaxing space also features a salon, a fitness center, a yoga studio, an herbal steam room and a lovely pool on the other side of French doors from the Seaside Terrace sun deck.
Watch Hill is a quaint New England town on Narragansett Bay whose old-fashioned charm has enchanted such public figures as Taylor Swift. As a guest at Watch Hill Inn, you’ll be able to enjoy the facilities of Ocean House, Rhode Island’s first five-star resort, such as the Lake of Isles 90-acre golf course. You can also explore the area lighthouse and museum, ride the country’s oldest continuously operating free-flying carousel, go shopping or lie on any of numerous beaches – including the private ones at Ocean House.
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Filthy old inn! Not worth < $1000 per day! Carpet dirty!! Please remove dirty old carpets. Bed mattresses old!! Overall a dump! The furniture is outdated! Bathrooms are old and not clean!! Carpets in the bed6have a moldy smell. Old air conditioners!
It was a nice place to stay - we had a 2 br 2 ba unit; however the ac in the main br was on the blink and didnt cool and made noises all night so we had to go to the couch in the living room to sleep. The amenities are a 2 block walk uphill at Ocean House, which is a gorgeous property but the main restaurant was closed Monday and Tuesday, we were told at check in. Just a bit disappointing as we weren't fully informed. But the view from Ocean House is breathtaking.
Our family just recently turned from (another) truly fabulous stay at the Watch Hill Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. This was our first stay in the "Eagle's Nest" 1,600 square foot, two bedroom suite! Plenty of room & fabulous amenities for our family!
Million Dollar Views, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, washer & dryer and we really enjoyed the access to the complimentary "snack room" as our kid's called it -- continental breakfast, adult beverages and snacks throughout our stay.
We always prefer to stay at the Watch Hill Inn (fraction of the cost of the Ocean House) yet also provides us access to all the amenities at the Ocean House (private beach, beach chairs with umbrellas, beachside restaurant, hotel restaurants, croquet, shuffleboard, squash, etc.
The Ocean House is a very short walk from the Watch Hill Inn or the valets will take you back and forth in one the resort's four Mercedez SUV's - the valet's even encouraged us to take out one of the vehicles for a spin so we did. (FYI, there is no tipping at the Ocean House)