World's Best Beach Hotels
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No. 13 Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI
A Victorian hilltop hotel redone to the tune of $146 million, this 1868 property is as grand as ever: expansive decks and manicured croquet lawns are a nod to old-world glamour, while the light-filled 49 guest rooms and 22 private villas have custom-made dark wood furnishings and bathrooms featuring oversize soaking tubs and marble tiles. Dine on farm-to-table fare at Seasons restaurant, with a veranda overlooking a private white-sand beach—the perfect spot to idle away an afternoon, cocktail in hand.