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The Ocean House

1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Watch Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
John G Fleming Island, Florida
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Fleming Island, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here July 7th thru the 10th, after spending 6 nights in Newport. Ocean House is a stunning property, as it replicates a 19th century grand New England hotel, but is completely a 21st century property. Hotels like Ocean House are rarely seen anymore, which is a pity. Its location is superb as it fronts the... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Ocean House 4 times, it's my favorite hotel and I've stayed at some very nice hotels. The property and its perch upon the ocean are absolutely unrivaled. The hotel is very expensive, but it's well worth it. It's the creation of a very wealthy individual who spared no expense in creating it and stocking it with... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ocean House is a nice place sitting on a nice piece of property. I am not sure that what you get is worth the money. The rooms are very nice and offer free snacks and soft drinks. It has a nice fitness center and indoor pool. No out door pool, but it sits on the ocean. The verandah is... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were celebrating our 40th anniversary so we decided to stay at The Ocean House. The room was outstanding beautiful view the amenities were amazing. Our room had it's own ipad to make reservation on property and review menus and close by attractions . The room was so elegant. There was no detail they left out,they even... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you pull into thier entryway, you are treated like a king (and queen). We had to wait for our room because we arrived arounf 11:30 AM. Had a wonderful linch overlooking the Atlantic. Beet salad was nicely fressed but could have used a few more beets. Presentation is above and beyond. Our room was large and nicely... More

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Newington, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at The Ocean House. No detail was overlooked and the staff was more than attentive. Our room was so luxurious that we hated to leave, and the hotel and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. They did a marvelous job with the renovation. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend The... More

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is everything as advertised plus, plus, plus. If you can afford it, just do it. This is an ideal atmosphere for unwinding with absolutely no pressure to do anything other than what appeals. We did not make full use of all facilities, but that was by choice, and the days we spent there were relaxing and rejuvenating.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Ocean House for our anniversary. The moment we walk in, we knew we were in for a great experience. A glass of champagne during check-in. Flowers, cheese, grapes, bottle of champagne, chocolates and more in our room (no charge). The grounds have beautiful gardens overlooking the ocean. We felt as if we were... More

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New York City
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel combines a number of great features. Renovation: The restoration of the hotel was well done. All public rooms, guest rooms, etc are in great shape. Ammenities: The spa, indoor pool, squash courts, bikes, beach chairs, etc are all top-notch. Restaurants: The effort to bring in fresh, locally-sourced products is clear, and the food was consistently delicious and well-presented.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been blessed to have traveled to many wonderful locations around the world but at the end of the day where I have had the best dining, lodging and spa experiences with my sister and family is here!

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Daniel H, General Manager at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Please know how much your words mean to us and how truly proud you have made all of us here at Ocean House! I hope you are able to continue to travel the world, but still always find time to come back to visit us in Watch Hill. Regards, Daniel Hostettler President & Managing Director More

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Address: 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Westerly > Watch Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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