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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Massachusetts
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165 reviews 165 reviews
56 hotel reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderfully restored property from the Gilded Age. Beautiful beach with restaurant and drink service. Plenty of chairs and towels. The pool is essentially a 2 or 3 lane lap pool. It's adjacent to a patio area where you can get lunch and/or drinks. The sitting area at the pool is fairly limited, though attractively furnished. The burgers at the patio... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service from the time we pulled in the circle drive and the Valet took our car to the last sip of Dave's coffee from Rhode Island served in a french press. This is one of my all time favorite properties as we have been coming here since I was a kid and riding the carousel in town. The brunch... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went for lunch. was told it was going to be 20 minute wait-45 minutes later we got our table. once at our table, after about 15 minutes we had to send a search party out to find our server. food was good. when I went to get my car, the parking staff lost it-took forever to find it and for... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the porches are breathtaking. The rocking chairs you could sit in all day if the beach and surf don't start calling your name, which it did for us. After a lunch of Cobb Salad (Lobster Rolls were sold out by 11:45AM) which was a bummer but our waiter was most apologetic. The salad was OK, my friends... More

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

I’m so sorry we were out of lobster rolls- it was a very popular day for them! I am looking forward to seeing you back soon and hope you are able to get just what you want. Regards, Daniel Hostettler President & Group Managing Director More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm literally sat on the porch right now after a long and sunny day on the beach... And despite the very hefty price tag for a room here, they will not serve 'just a drink' at 4.45pm anywhere in their outdoor spaces. The Verandah is 'just for lunch (at 4.45?) ', the terrace out front 'they don't serve there' -... More

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

I do apologize for the miscommunication from our staff- while The Verandah restaurant is only for lunch and dinner service, due to the limited number of tables, you are welcome to take a cocktail and enjoy it anywhere on property, including the rocking chairs on the verandah. I hope the remainder of your stay was enjoyable and that our team... More

Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ocean House is a great place to spend a few days (or longer). we enjoyed the room, the beach, the food and the location. Hard to find a better spot anywhere on the East Coast. The resort is upscale and at the high end of the price spectrum, but value is what we are all ultimately in search of... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit and I am hopeful to see you back soon! Regards, Daniel Hostettler President & Group Managing Director More

New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not stay at the hotel but had dinner at the restaurant. The facilities are luxurious and the service quality is outstanding. While the location is priced at the highest end of the spectrum, it certainly gives it back. The only reason I didn't rate it higher was the quality of the coffee, even after being sent back and... More

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

I am glad you enjoyed your dining experience! While I realize that people have varying preferences in their coffee, we will be sure to look at the machine to ensure that all is functioning properly. Regards, Daniel Hostettler President & Group Managing Director More

Greenwich, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the good things. The Ocean House is stunning. The beach is the best beach I have seen in New England and the town of Watch Hill is charming. Everyone on the staff is extremely kind and helpful. We had a suite plus an adjoining room to accommodate the five of us. It certainly had almost everything we needed and... More

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

We rely on the helpful feedback from guests like yourselves to help us improve upon our service and all of your comments are extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I very much look forward to seeing you back soon. Regards, Daniel Hostettler President &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my young son to The Ocean house for 3 nights / 4 days. The staff were excellent!! They were so polite and kind to my son and to me. One morning before the beach restaurant opened, all servers took time to play paddle ball with my son. The Food and Beverage Director was excellent, as well. They rooms... More

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

I am so glad you and your son had such a nice visit! While we adore our return guests, it’s always wonderful to experience Ocean House through the eyes of our first-time visitors, so thank you for sharing with us! I look forward to seeing you again next summer, and hopefully before then as well! Regards, Daniel Hostettler President &... More

Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to attend the lobster bake for our anniversary. We were married at the Ocean House last July (see the review posted August 29, 2013) and were really looking forward to visting the property again. As there was a three night minimum in place for the weekend and no exceptions even if there were vacant rooms... More

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

I am very sorry your lobster boil experience was not as you expected. We do promote our lobster boils as family-style seating which is why you were seated with another couple for the evening; however we do our best to accommodate special requests should we receive them ahead of time. Unfortunately we do not typically have seagulls who are quite... 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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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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