Watch Hill, Rhode Island
A blend of modern luxury and Victorian charm
What it is
A 19th-century beachfront hotel that’s been revamped to its former glory.
What it isn't
A young crowd or a lively scene.
What we think
Located on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Ocean House is a grand Victorian resort that’s been restored to its former glory thanks to a multi-million dollar renovation. The 13-acre property overlooks a stretch of private beach making for some amazing views. Among the vast property, you’ll find a manicured croquet lawn, putting green and beachfront fire pit. And, during the summer months, luxury cabanas are yours for the taking down at the beach. This is also a great choice for foodies, since the hotel’s Center for Wine and Culinary Arts has almost a dozen culinary classes for your choosing. Inside, the 49 rooms and 16 suites and elegant and peaceful with a distinctly homey look and feel. Though the standard rooms definitely aren’t small (beginning at about 400 square feet), it definitely pays to upgrade to one of the deluxe rooms which start at 500 square feet, and have deep-soaking tubs and water views. For couples planning to tie the knot, the hotel is known for its amazing weddings!
You're here because
You’re looking for a romantic getaway that has an old-world charm.
Learning the secrets of traditional local cuisine at the culinary center...and then eating your creation!
Restaurants & Bars
Seasons - Farm to Table concept
Bistro - Traditional Brasserie fare with a New England flavor; served in our Winter Garden, Club Room & Seasons Bar
The Verandah - Full raw bar & New England specialties (Open Seasonally)
Dune Cottage - Mediterranean inspired menu (Open Seasonally)
Seaside Terrace - Casual menu with burgers, wraps and salads (Open Seasonally)
Seasons Bar & Lounge
Flying Horse Carousel - Located a short walk from the Ocean House, the Flying Carousel is the oldest carousel with horses suspended from chains. No trip to the carousel is complete without a stop at St. Clair's for ice cream.
Mystic Aquarium - A twenty minute drive away you will find interactive exhibits and a 4-D theater sure to delight children and parents alike. To add some variety to your day opt for the Mystic Pass Tickets which include admission to the historic Mystic Seaport.
The hotel is just steps from the seaside village of Watch Hill and is close to the historic sites like the country’s oldest operating carousel.