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Watch Hill

Ocean House, Rhode Island

The Ocean House hotel, in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Photo: Buff Strickland

1 Bluff Ave.
Watch Hill, RI, 2891, United States
TEL: (401) 584-7000
TEL: (888) 552-2588

Built in 1868 on a windswept bluff with views of the Atlantic, the Victorian hotel once catered to moneyed aristocrats but was eventually torn down. Redone to the tune of $146 million, the 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 39 suites have modern bathrooms (oversize soaking tubs; marble tiles) and custom-made dark wood furnishings. On the ground floor there's the farm-to-table Seasons restaurant, with a veranda overlooking a private white-sand beach-the perfect spot to idle away an afternoon, cocktail in hand. What more could you want for a summer getaway?

Room to Book:

Grand Deluxe Room 301 for its blue-tiled fireplace, freestanding bathtub with ocean views, and private terrace.

Insider Tip:

Consider a visit in the off-season—moody skies, long walks on the empty beach, and cozy treatments at the hotel spa make for easy romance.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Beach Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Historic
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports

Number of Rooms: 49

Number of Suites: 23 Private Residences

Year Opened: 2002



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