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Ocean House in Watchill, Rhode Island

Elegance on the coast of Rhode Island is pristine and inviting at the Ocean House. Iconic white washed facades and traditional architecture are captured by the sunny seaside and miles of white sand. This grand Victorian invites travelers to a slow paced vacation, set to the tranquil timetable of the tides, and sun, teatime, cocktails, sailing regattas, and bonfires on the beach. Perched on the bluffs of Watch Hill, the rebirth of a New England resort is meticulous, an homage to legends of the pass. Personal services for guests offer uncompromising accommodations and treatment. World class amenities are reminiscent of a golden age of hospitality and renewed charm. Whether in Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, your faultless destination is soothing throughout the year. A 12,000 square foot spa is overflowing from light, pale blue greens and washes of paint invoke the calming nature of the sea. Inspired by organic produce from New England harvests, therapeutic elements of the sea are for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul.

Rest at night in a spacious guest room, observing flickering of distant stars and sweeping ocean views. Luxury linens and spa inspired bathrooms are understated yet beautifully appointed with impeccable features. Discover a timeless destination, Ocean House, for a post card perfect New England retreat.

Location of Ocean House

Ocean House
1 Bluff Avenue
Watchill, Rhode Island

Nearest Airport: PVD

Amenities for Ocean House

  • General Information
  • 49 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Organic Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Pool
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Indoor Pool
  • Valet Parking
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Amenities
  • Putting Green
  • Lap Pool
  • Steam Room
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Players
  • Fireplaces
  • In-Room Safes
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Train Station
  • Art Galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Golf

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 17 hours ago

My wife and I needed a relaxation break from a long winter and our daughter recommended the Ocean House. She told us about the excellent service and the no tips policy, etc and usually when your expectations are high you get disappointed but this place exceeded our expectations on everything except dining (more on that later). From the time we arrived to the time we left it was a full service stress free environment, not having to worry about having change to tip , when and who and how much adds to that. It was hard to get used to everyone seeming to know your name. We stayed in a Terrace King room where the terrace is as big as the room, it was called a "partial ocean view" and most of the time you would complain about not enough view but it was the best "partial" view I have ever seen AND we had a direct line to Taylor Swift's home on the bluff although she was not home or I would have used the binoculars they provide (chuckle). From the maid service which folded your clothes, the best chocolate malt balls ever!, and the soaking tub you could swim in ... the room was great. Because it was not quite in season for them, not a lot of activities plus some of the summer dining facilities were not open thereby limiting your options but we tried a few, afternoon tea, Farm to Vin, Sunday Brunch, and the Spa. Afternoon Tea was I guess average not really being an afternoon or a tea guy, but as always service great and the Harp playing was relaxing having just come from the Spa. The Spa was great and again the thing that separates it is the service , they bring you tea, granola, and chocolate to their relaxation room which is co-ed and overlooks the Ocean. The saltwater lap pool was also great and it looks like it opens up to the veranda in the summer which would be fantastic. I like more options than just a steam room (ie steam, sauna, quenching pool, and whirlpool is the standard all are judged) but if only one the steam is the best to have. Now to the dining, we stayed three nights so started with Farm to Vin, then Coast (Wine Pairing menu only), then Bistro. Breakfast , Lunch, and Brunch are also served in the same "area" as the Coast which is the windowed room that you walk thru the Bistro/Bar area to get to so it really is all the same restaurant just different dining areas which we ended up the last night in the "Club Room" next door the last night as I thought there were no reservations for the Bistro but I guess they do take them, and in typical service fashion they knew our name when we walked up, "pretended" that we had reservations, said it would be a few minutes, and shortly we were escorted to the Club Room which is for member only and only had a couple of tables active. We then sampled the Bistro menu which was great, try the Dry Aged Rib Eye Bolognese! For the rest of dining , the Farm to Vin tried to hard and just did not appeal to us, The Coast was good for me, not so for my wife, first day breakfast was so slow that they did not charge us (thanks Austin!) and also not what I would expect for a Five Star hotel, Brunch I had the what was supposed to be corned beef hash which was not eatable (and I eat anything!) , again trying to hard? But remember the service here is great and did overcome some but not all of the dining disappointment. Also all weekend the gnats in the dining area were a minor irritant. I would stay again here, choosing different dining options like dinner in the room, staying in a different room style, season, etc. The goal of total relaxation was achieved!

XJRag - Albany, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely one of the, if not the, best resort travel experience we’ve ever had. From the moment you step out of your vehicle, every consideration for your comfort and every attention to detail has been made. We were greeted by name by the valet, and wished a happy 10th Anniversary. Check-in was quick, easy and pleasant and we were escorted all the way to our room by our extremely friendly concierge, champagne in hand. Our bags arrived in our room even before we did. Everything in the room is complimentary. You don’t have to think about a thing, simply enjoy it. And this continued to be the theme throughout our stay. We had an absolutely amazing time, and I sincerely hope to return soon. Thank you for everything!

sarah o - Providence, Rhode Island

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

My adult daughter and I spent a girls weekend here and were delighted with the experience. From the moment we drove up to the hotel it was one amazing experience after another. The hotel and its surroundings are gorgeous, our room was very comfortable and loaded with amenities. We had breakfast both mornings and the food was fabulous! The spa, which is what initially drew us here, was top notch.They have several Mercedes Benz cars for the guests' use and we were thrilled to take their brand new, two seater convertible sportscar out for the afternoon...what a blast!! On Sunday morning we took a cooking class which was superb! Every aspect of our weekend was pure perfection however it was the exceptional level of service we received that was the icing on the cake....absolutely outstanding! We will definitely be going back!

Traveloverx4 - New Hampshire

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at Ocean House for a weekend getaway with my husband. The beach in Westerly is fantastic. The rooms are comfortable. But, the stuffy dress code, the obsequious staff, the piano/harp player at the lobby clearly caterers to an older crowd and gives it a luxury nursing home feel. I ate in the restaurant three times and was disappointed every time. This could be an awesome hotel if they were more relaxed.

haagensena - Boston, Massachusetts

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we enjoyed our 4th Annual visit to one of Rhode Island's most beautiful locations. The views of the ocean compliment the best brunch venues. The raw bar is outstanding. Order a crepe made especially to your wants. Champagne pouring as much as you need by excellent servers. Salads Charcuterie desserts and then an array of entrees to choose one from. Never rushed to leave, we stayed for a couple of hours then just hung in the lobby for couple of more. Yes it is expensive but as an annual treat incredible

Frank K

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