Affordable Seaside Inns
Ocean Rose Inn, Narragansett, RI
From $209 to $239 high season weekday; $259–$289 high season weekend
Vacationers come to Narragansett, midway along Rhode Island’s shore, for surf-worthy waves and waters warmer than the typically bracing New England beach. For an unobstructed view of the Atlantic, stay at the Ocean Rose Inn, a nine-room Victorian villa built in 1896. Budget-minded visitors can get a motel room in the annex building behind the villa. Turtle Soup, the restaurant on the ground floor of the inn, is the perfect spot to have dinner while you watch the sunset from the patio.
Insider Tip: Take a 10-minute walk along the seawall to the beach, where surf instructors are waiting to teach you how to ride the waves.