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1 Bluff Ave, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5703
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 4 in Watch Hill
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
Welcome to Rhode Island's only five-diamond resort. Ocean House is nestled on the very scenic Atlantic ocean coast, and was named one of 13 most luxurious properties in the world by Forbes. Ocean House is also home to the state's only five-star restaurant and spa. The property is conveniently located only two hours from Boston and three hours from New York -- an easy train or car drive away. Ocean House is also within an hour from Newport, Rhode Island. Ocean House Hotel is a luxury hotel offering a stunning and historic setting, beautifully appointed guest rooms, many guest amenities and complimentary activities. Guest can enjoy complimentary wine and cooking classes in the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts, fitness classes, complimentary squash and billiards, croquet classes during summer and a wide range of beach activities. Guests enjoy complimentary wifi and modern conveniences in the guest rooms. The hotel features in-room dining as well as floor valet and concierge services. For guests with a vehicle, complimentary valet parking is available. Guests can explore the scenic and charming village of Watch Hill, the historic light house and the lovely area of South County, Rhode Island. The staff at The Ocean House looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Boating
Squash
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Dan Z wrote a review May 18
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Ocean house has been on our bucket list for years. With our 1st anniversary approaching, we decided this was the perfect opportunity to visit watch hill. This is our 6th R&C property we have visited, and I can honestly say that this visit far exceeded our already high expectations. From the warm welcome at the front door, to the exceptional housekeeping service and we cannot forget their wonderful summer interns, Helena at the bistro and Eduardo from the Mexican restaurant pop-up on the porch (Best Asada tacos we have ever had!). Ocean house takes training and branding very seriously and their seamless anticipatory service is a direct result of great management. I highly recommend checking this property off your bucket list as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 5 days ago
Drea 471Danz, First, a warm note of congratulations on your anniversary and appreciation for selecting us for your special celebration. We're delighted to learn that we "exceeded your expectations," especially with your extensive travel background. We'll share your kind words with our team and thank you for your "high" recommendation. The best to you for the summer and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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Maria O wrote a review May 8
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I have been going to the ocean house and I can not say enough about the property,views and hotel. Today we attended the Mother’s Day brunch. Staff wonderful but the food was mediocre at best. Extremely disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Dant Hirsch , Other at The Ocean House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good Day 999mariaor, Thank you for your kind words about Ocean House, including the views, our staff and the property. We're sorry we didn't meet or exceed your expectations for your treasured Mother's Day Brunch. If you're interested in sharing details, we welcome your email at Communcations@oceanhouseri.com. We'd like to know so that we can improve for the future. Thank you for being a valued guest. Best regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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Barry Goldmeier wrote a review Apr 2022
Key Biscayne, Florida195 contributions100 helpful votes
The facility was picturesque but some rooms were dated. Staff were polite and professional but short handed most of the time. Foot was good but came with some stupid rules like to have a sandwich one had to move to a different room and wait till a certain time. Reservations had no clue what they were selling so call the hotel with questions if they pick up the phone.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear bgoldmeier, Thank you for your review and sharing your observations. We'll pass your comments along to our team. We're delighted you found Ocean House picturesque, and our colleagues polite and professional. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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Petit Passeport wrote a review Mar 2022
United States101 contributions90 helpful votes
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Gorgeous seaside location and charming historic property. We stayed during off-season and it was great to experience this property and its serene surroundings without the crowds. The service was excellent, dining was solid. Nice indoor pool and fitness center. The hotel also had a spa, private cinema, game room, and culinary and wine center. During winter they set up an outdoor Veuve Clicquot “Gondola Village”. Kids loved the scavenger hunt around the hotel. We loved the room — an Ocean Terrace Suite — which came stocked with lots of complimentary treats, snacks, and drinks (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic).
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Dant Hirsch , Other at The Ocean House
Responded Mar 14, 2022
Dear Petit Passeport, We're delighted that you had an "unforgettable" stay at Ocean House with your family. We appreciate your kind words about the property and all the things you and your children were do including the Gondola Village and even the scavenger hunt. We hope we have the pleasure of serving you and your family again. Until then, warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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Kathleen G wrote a review Feb 2022
47 contributions27 helpful votes
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Everything was perfect the moment we arrived at Ocean House. The staff was amazing and so attentive. The dining was impeccable. And the amenities - words cannot describe how beautiful and relaxing everything was. Even though it was winter, the grounds were picture perfect. I highly recommend visiting any time of the year!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Tips are included, but bring some cash - the staff goes above and beyond!
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Response from Dant Hirsch , Other at The Ocean House
Responded Mar 14, 2022
Dear Kathleen, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation of Ocean House. Even more important, we are pleased that you had a "perfect" and relaxing getaway. We hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you again, if your travels bring you back to Watch Hill. All our best, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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SMM38 wrote a review Jan 2022
Boston, Massachusetts24 contributions17 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ocean House. We stayed in a Terrace King and we found the room to be clean and well maintained. The hotel has amazing grounds that were great to walk around. I decided to give it four stars (in instead of 5) largely because it is a rather expensive resort so the great amenities and high service to me are more expected than a benefit. If you go, we'd suggest you you try a Dandy Cruise, which is a private boat tour of the local area by water. It's an additional charge, but we learned a lot and it was nice to get out on the water for a couple hours. Lastly (and not a huge deal), but the parking situation is a little hectic and so it can be challenging to "come and go". If you plan to use your car, give the valet a heads up or else you'll end up waiting. All in all, a good experience probably best reserved for special occasions to truly enjoy.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in a Terrace King, which had a balcony and nice views out to the ocean.
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Responded Jan 17, 2022
Dear SMM38, We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Ocean House and we appreciate your recommendation about the Dandy Cruise, and advance notice at the valet. This is an area we are improving upon with added staffing. We look forward to serving you again if your travels bring you back to the beautiful Watch Hill area. Until then, warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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BAH85 wrote a review Dec 2021
Durham, North Carolina38 contributions71 helpful votes
First trip to the NE coast for my wife and I. We went in the spring but would recommend holding off until the summer months if possible since they seem to have many more activities for the guests. For the exception of our initial check-in the service and staff were excellent. While the food at the bistro restaurant was a bit spotty at times, our experience at Coast was phenomenal. We had difficulties with the scheduling at the spa but ultimately this turned out ok. The AMG fleet was a nice added bonus. Enjoyed it overall.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Ocean House Collection, Other at The Ocean House
Responded Dec 27, 2021
Dear BAH85, Thank you for selecting Ocean House on your first trip to the New England Coast. We apologize for your initial check in experience, but glad you found the service and staff "excellent" and you were able to take advantage of our year-round amenities like our complimentary Mercedes fleet. We're delighted you enjoyed you COAST dining experience, and will share you kind words with the culinary team. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again this summer, if your plans bring you back to the region. Until then, the best for the New Year. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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sweetcarolinaj wrote a review Dec 2021
87 contributions26 helpful votes
This was my second time visiting the Ocean House to experience the Gondola Village! I highly recommend the experience. Not only is it one of the best meals I have had in a while, but the experience itself is well worth it. It is also a great way to eat out while being socially distant this winter.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Highly recommend an ocean view!
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Responded Dec 27, 2021
Dear SweetCarolina, Thank you for your very kind words about Gondola Village. We're delighted that you enjoyed the culinary experience and setting of our special seasonal pop-up. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again. The best to you and yours for the New Year. Warm regards, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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Valerie K wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We started coming to Ocean House about 5 years ago. Since then, we've managed about 2 or 3 visits a year. Each time, we are struck by the beauty of the location and the exceptional service provided by all. It's the small things that impress, like being recognized by the maitre'd. And that it's in our guest notes, what server's table we like being seated at. Or because this trip was in celebration of my husband's birthday, there was champagne and special snacks in our room and a birthday card on our table at dinner for him. They make everything so easy and pleasant. We usually make our next reservation before we leave, which we did this time too. We'll be back in March and when we leave, we'll have made our August reservation. Since covid, we have given up other travel. We are both so grateful that Ocean House is a safe and splendid destination, close to home.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Dec 7, 2021
Dear Valerie (aka B6113GQvaleriek), Thank you for selecting Ocean House for your husband's treasured birthday celebration. It was a joy to read your review and to learn how much you enjoy your time here. We appreciate you being a loyal guest, and will look forward to your return visits this March and August. We'll share your kind words with our team, and wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. All our best, Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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Cheryl C wrote a review Nov 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan3 contributions4 helpful votes
In full disclosure, I grew up in Watch Hill and am biased to the beauty and serene ambience of the area. As a child, I was at the Ocean House often, and sadly watched it fall into disrepair as the years past. Luckliy, it was saved by a generous and forward thinking gentleman and restored to the grandeur it so rightfully deserved. The exterior and interior of the Ocean House is stunning. You are footsteps away from the ocean and miles of walking beach sand. The staff is highly trained in accomodating the most dicerning guest, and tends to your every need. Whatever your interests are while on property, there is a daily event schedule that is diverse and interesting. The culinary offerings are also diverse, ranging from casual to well thought out dining masterpieces. I can not endorse this property enough. Well done everyone for making my "coming home" an incomparable visit!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded Dec 7, 2021
Dear Cheryl, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and "endorsement." We are grateful that we can be your destination of choice when you return "home." We appreciate your kind words about our ownership and our team here. We look forward to welcoming you again when you're travels bring you back. Until then, warm regards and best for the holidays. Dant Hirsch President and Managing Director
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ocean House
Which popular attractions are close to The Ocean House?
Nearby attractions include Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round (0.3 miles), Watch Hill Lighthouse (0.5 miles), and Watch Hill Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ocean House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Ocean House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ocean House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ocean House?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ocean House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olympia Tea Room, St. Clair Annex Restaurant, and Coast.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ocean House?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Is The Ocean House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Watch Hill.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ocean House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Ocean House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Ocean House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.