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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our weekend at The Ocean House was truly spectacular! From the second we walked in, we could tell the service was unlike any other hotel we had been to. We were kindly welcomed at reception with champagne (as we were celebrating our engagement) and Cole generously escorted us up to our room and gave us some information about the property....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this place and planned to go in December..with work and life getting in the way we moved our trip to March. Pulling up the sheer beauty and size of this property left us in awe. It is exquisite, and that is just from the outside..in March..even when the grass is dead. Stepping inside it was breathtaking; every...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear ashleyhrln, I’m so pleased your first visit to Ocean House left you wanting to return! We believe small details make the stay extra special, and I’m happy you enjoyed the macaroons and monogramed pillow. Although Ocean House is a relaxing getaway in the cooler months, I’m confident you’ll enjoy our warm weather activities and private white-sand beach. I do...

Wilbraham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Way overpriced for offseason, restaurant made my wife and I sick, phone ringing in next room kept us awake at night, fell short of our high expectations. We have stayed at many other properties in this price range that are much better.

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear A8102DYbrianb, I’m sorry to hear your visit to Ocean House didn’t live up to expectations. We set very high standards for ourselves in all aspects of the hotel from accommodations and amenities to food and service. I’m sorry we missed the mark, and I hope for the opportunity to welcome you back in the future to better demonstrate the...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One word for our experience at the Ocean House Rhode Island: Perfection. Family members from all parts of the country gathered for an incredible weekend long 50th Birthday Party. Everyone shared rave reviews on their rooms, the service, and the abundant amenities within the resort. Music filled the lobby Sunday morning, the common areas were comfortably appointed and our every...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear Robin N, Thank you so much for staying at Ocean House and for allowing us to be a part of your family’s special celebration. As a Forbes triple Five-Star resort, we strive for perfection every day with a goal of creating outstanding experiences and memories for our guests. I’ll just sure to share your praise with the entire team,...

Westerly, Rhode Island
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful location, impeccable service, upscale in every way. We had a view of Taylor Swift's estate and the wide blue ocean, right outside our hotel window. The private beach is perfectly located and well appointed for your every need. There is nothing the staff would withhold from any guest here, as long as you are able to pay. If you...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear suz1sam, Thank you for staying at Ocean House. I’m thrilled you consider the resort to be a once-in-a-lifetime destination. Although meals and spa services are not included in the room rate–as is typical with most resorts–we do offer a wealth of complimentary amenities for guests to enjoy. We are a gratuity-free property outside of our restaurants and spa, host...

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is something special. The service is off the charts. You will feel pampered the minute you pull up to the valet. The spa is blissful. The Sunday brunch is to die for. Plan on spending a couple hours savoring the experience if you decide to brunch. We had a basic room that was quite lovely, although we were...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear Renee B, Thank you for staying at Ocean House! What a compliment you consider us to be one of the best hotels you’ve ever visited. Sunday Brunch is certainly one of my favorite offerings with its raw bar, dessert display and live jazz music. It’s true all 49 guestrooms will undergo a head-to-toe renovation during a three-week closure in...

NY NY
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have visited Ocean House 6 times, either shoulder (Spring and Autumn) or fully "Off" season - in the dead of winter - and always find the Hotel and locale magical. Hotel staff spectacular, amenities great (lap pool fitness center is superb), 2 squash courts (!), welcoming restaurant and bar area. The setting is memorable - ocean views to Montauk,...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear desmd, Thank you for joining us again! It is always the highest compliment when guests return to Ocean House. I agree that even in the midst of winter the locale is something special. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards, Daniel Hostettler President & Group Managing Director

Wilton, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 February 2017

There aren't many hotels like this anymore. Maybe a Ritz or Four Seasons comes close in terms of service, but there's something about the ambiance here that is special. The setting is spectacular. The hotel itself is a throwback to more gracious times, but in no way old-fashioned. Just as important, you are treated as a valued guest, from start...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear jhiggins5, Thank you so much for staying at Ocean House and for your support. We are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated team of hospitality professionals who genuinely enjoy providing outstanding guest experiences. I hope to welcome you back very soon. Regards, Daniel Hostettler President & Group Managing Director

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this hotel with my family to celebrate a birthday. The hotel is gorgeous, the rooms are immaculate, spacious and with almost every amenity you could think of. The staff was lovely, accommodating and very helpful. I've been here in both summer and winter and can safely say that the ocean house is a great place to stay no...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear Michelle M, Thank you so much for staying at Ocean House. I wholeheartedly agree that Ocean House is a perfect retreat in any season, and I hope to welcome you back very soon to enjoy more memorable meals in Seasons and our completely refreshed guest rooms debuting in mid-March. Regards, Daniel Hostettler President & Group Managing Director

Agawam, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Ocean House sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. This is a beautiful and elegant historic New England seaside resort and the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in the state. At the main entrance we were welcomed to the resort, the luggage was whisked away and the car parked in the...

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Daniel H, President & Group Managing Director at The Ocean House, responded to this review

Dear Loves2Research, Thank you for staying at Ocean House and for taking the time to craft such a detailed review of your visit. I’m thrilled you were able to take advantage of our Forbes Five-Star OH! Spa and Seasons restaurant during your stay. From accommodations and amenities to cuisine and service, we aim for excellence in all areas of the...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Seasons at the Ocean House
Seasons at the Ocean House
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Ocean House

Address: 1 Bluff Ave, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5703
Region: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Westerly > Watch Hill
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ocean House 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
The Ocean House Hotel Watch Hill
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“There is NOT a bad view at this Resort!”
 of 5 bubbles KualoaNokaOi, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the best ocean views - such as Rooms 301 and 206”
 of 5 bubbles desmd, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Signature suites are the way to go. In room complimentary bars and spectacularly beautiful views of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryR963, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view”
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