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What We Love

  • Farm-to-table cuisine served in the dining room
  • Gorgeous sea-view spa and fitness/yoga studio with 20-meter indoor pool
  • A well-curated collection of fine art throughout the property
  • Resident jazz and blues pianist during Sunday brunch
  • Fifty art galleries within 50 miles of the resort
  • Wine tasting events
  • Views of Montauk and Block Island

What To Know

  • There is no kids' program; may not be appropriate for small children
  • This is a popular venue for weddings and parties, so there may be events on the property
  • Reservations recommended for the popular Sunday Jazz Brunch
  • No shorts or jeans allowed in the private members' Club Room

Amenities

  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, opened right after the Civil War, and the grand Victorian property welcomed generations of guests for whom “summer” was a verb. The original structure gradually crumbled beyond the point of renovation, but determined preservationists have now revived the property. About five years in the making, the reborn hotel replicates the design of the original, incorporating more than 5,000 artifacts, perfectly translating the tradition of the past into the luxury of the present.

The casually elegant design melds English country, American colonial and beach house styles in sun-bleached tones of yellow, blue, turquoise and cream. The 49 guestrooms are spacious and classic, with summer-house floral touches. The marble bathrooms are huge, with deep tubs and walk-in showers. All rooms have sea views and many have fireplaces as well. Despite the traditional touches, the technology is up-to-date with flat-panels, WiFi and a system that detects guests’ presence in rooms to prevent any ill-timed staff intrusions.

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For foodies, the resort puts on daily cooking demonstrations inspired by the farm-to-table menu that is the resort’s specialty. Away from the hotel, don’t miss a blustery walk along the idyllic white-sand beach or a day trip to the quaint seaside town of Watch Hill.

How to Get There

The Ocean House
One Bluff Avenue
Watch Hill, RI 02891 United States

Reviews

Old time elegance
savouritall_karen

We could imagine we were in another era, the setting was so elegant. We were welcomed and seated on the veranda and sank into the comfortable chairs to feel the sun on our backs and a breeze on our face.
The lobster rolls were big and stuffed full. We were able to talk and visit and just relax in this lovely setting.
Valet parking made this very easy too.

Don't ever eat on the terrace there
Felicity H

We just returned from eating on the terrace of ocean house and had the worst meal ever. The crab dip was inedible and the lobster roll was filled with mush - truly appalling and we paid a bill of $105 for two. Don''t eat there have a drink and enjoy the view which is beautiful!

Seaside Terrace at the Ocean House
plager

We made the drive to Westerly to experience the beautiful views and enjoy a lunch outside at the beautiful Ocean House. Unfortunately, we thought the experience was poor. First, the venue planted beautifu hydrangeas along the water side of the terrace. Unfortunately, this completely block the view that could have been enjoyed over the meal. Many people stood to enjoy it or take photos. We were served wine in plastic wine glasses. The food was average but the menu was less than appealing. For some reason the Seaside Terrace has a sub par menu versus the menu available on the verandah. Overall the experience doesn't make us want to return!