We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ocean House

Certificate of Excellence
1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Ocean House
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
The Ocean House
Write a Review

463 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    338
    50
    34
    23
    18
See reviews for
69
269
15
34
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (125)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (463)
  • Mar-May only
    (116)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (146)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (120)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (81)
All months
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

my girlfriend and I, along with another couple, took our first, but definitely not last, trip to the Ocean House this past weekend. From the moment we arrived, until the time we (reluctantly) left, our stay was perfect. Champagne on arrival, beautiful rooms, and a staff which went beyond expectations to provide for our every need, and even some we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mystic, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the property for a banquet. I valet parked my car and the person was rude. They say that they don't take tips so I was surprised when I offered a 10 dollar bill that the valet person took the money. When I got my car back (I dont smoke and dont allow smoking in my car) that it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmingdale, Maine
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AMAZING!!! if you are on the fence because of the cost /.....just do it! I have dreamed of going to the Ocean House for a few years and finally got to go for my birthday. It was more than I could have imagined. White glove service from start to finish> all the staff is great but, if you are lucky... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dobbs Ferry, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I scheduled a weekend at the OH to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We have stayed at the OH several times. Overall, we had a wonderful time but were surprised and amused by some of the mishaps. When we arrived, we were greeted with "happy birthday". When we were taken to our room, the young lady said"... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Grafton,VT
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I returned for a two night stay to celebrate her birthday -- exactly two years since our first stay which is reviewed elsewhere. If you have researched The Ocean House you've seen the accolades and they are all well deserved. All the pieces are there, or should I say still there: the by-the-ocean, semi-causal ambiance, the quality... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were scheduled to fly to block island for thanksgiving but the weather grounded air traffic. Lucky us ! We stayed at the ocean house for the night and absolutely loved it. We had a great dinner and bfast the next morning. The room was incredible and the staff was perfect. We still made it to Block Island for Turkey... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Daniel H, General Manager at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear David W, While we understand how frustrating disrupted travel plans are, we are very happy that you were able to enjoy our hotel while en route to your Thanksgiving celebrations! Thank you for very kind remarks, as I look forward to sharing them with our staff. I look forward to welcoming you back and wish you safe travels. Regards,... More 

Bethany, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently celebrated a friend's birthday by attending the Jazz Brunch. After a slight delay in being seated everything went smoothly and efficiently. The food was exquisite and plentiful, the ambience and the view were spectacular. Even the weather cooperated although I'm sure Ocean House cannot control that aspect of our visit. Our server Tiu was excellent attending to all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Daniel H, General Manager at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear Joseph M, Thank you for sharing your Sunday Jazz Brunch experience. We strive to accommodate the needs of each our guests and it makes me proud to know that each of your party was well-cared for. I am so happy that you enjoyed our Jazz Brunch, as we think it is a great Sunday tradition. Unfortunately, we are still... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband treated us to an overnight stay for my birthday, from the moment we arrived we felt taken care of..Unfortunatly our room was'nt ready, but when it was we were escorted upstairs glass of champagne in hand to our delightful ocean view suite..(they actually took $100 of the price for the delay). I never heard so many Happy Birthday... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Daniel H, General Manager at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear 357elizabeth, Please let me first wish you a Happy Belated Birthday, and thank you for sharing such a special occasion with Ocean House. We love helping to make celebrations even more memorable for our guests and I am happy to know you were able to experience this first hand. I look forward to welcoming you back for your next... More 

South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There is a reason that the Ocean House consistently gets such high marks as a 5-star plus luxury hotel. They consistently deliver above expectations every time. This was our second vacation at the Ocean House and it was better than the first (last year we had a Valentine’s Day Snow storm so we couldn’t venture down to the beach). This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Daniel H, General Manager at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear JpG1644, Thank you for your kind remarks. I am so happy that you had the opportunity to enjoy the winter activities at the hotel. The property has such a storied past and we love being able to share that with out guests - I am glad that you enjoyed it so well. Our staff is dedicated to treating our... More 

Stonington, Ct.
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We returned to The Ocean House for a special Anniversary dinner in their Seasons Restaurant. The food, the service and the atmosphere is so consistently superb they deserved our return business. From the special extras provided by the Chef to the venison chop and scallops it was once again an amazing dining experience. If you're in a hurry, don't do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Daniel H, General Manager at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear REPE3, I am so honored that you chose to celebrate your Anniversary with us. We are humbled to be a part of so many important family traditions - including yours! Thank you for your kind remarks, I am sure the Season's staff will be thrilled to know that you so thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience. I look forward to... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

892 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (189)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (45)
Viewed
Room/suite (42)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (23)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
View from room (19)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (28)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (702)
Viewed
Amenities (222)
Viewed
Beach (18)
Viewed
Grand Deluxe Bayview (130)
Viewed
Pool (21)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (126)
Viewed
Terrace King (101)
Viewed
The Hotel (84)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question