Standing grandly above Rhode Island’s spectacular Watch Hill Bluffs, the Ocean House is a cherished destination for wealthy celebrities and aristocratic jet-setters, thanks to its breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views and sophisticated ambiance. Built in 1868, this historic seaside enclave was unfortunately torn down in 2003 for a few safety reasons. But thankfully, a recent multi-million renovation has revived this large Victorian beauty with an infusion of cutting-edge technologies and modern niceties. Known as the first and only Forbes five-star and AAA Five Diamond hotel in Rhode Island, Ocean House is now paying homage to the golden age of hospitality in New England with its renewed civility and timeless elegance.
You’ll surely feel like you’ve stepped back in time, as soon as you set foot in this iconic New England respite. Famous for its old-world glamour and classy Victorian design, Ocean House was lovingly and meticulously restored to its eye-catching original design, down to interior wall hues and window placements. Of course, the resort also has a very romantic atmosphere, with its lush scenery and awe-inspiring panoramas of the ocean.
A plethora of outdoor activities
Recent guests of the Ocean House don’t just visit this paradisiacal resort for nostalgia’s sake. As a scenic beachfront resort, Ocean house is truly a great and soothing haven for enjoying all the excitement and beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. With an opulent seaside setting, staying at the Ocean House gives you an opportunity to experience the luxury and beauty of their remarkable private beach. Aside from hitting the beach, the resort offers a ton of other outdoor activities, including biking, surfing, paddling, tennis, croquet and yachting. As a guest in this five-star resort, you will never run out of things to do and enjoy.
Soothing and stylish accommodations
Ocean House has over a dozen of Signature Suites and 40 ritzy guestrooms that are all inspired from its dazzling oceanfront setting. Not only do these accommodations provide sweeping ocean views, but they are wonderfully furnished with gorgeous customized wood as well. Spacious, relaxing, cushy and immaculately clean, these rooms are also embellished with charming early 20th century decorations and New England artwork, providing you an unforgettable artsy vacation. On top of it all, each room is equipped with a medley of avant-garde amenities to cater to all the needs of your modern life, including an in-room iPad, iPod docking station, flat-screen TV, internet access and a whole lot more.
Standard guestrooms: 555 USD
Deluxe: 725 USD to 995 USD
Suite: 1,135 USD to 2,570 USD
A foodie’s delight
Whether you are in the mood for eating fresh island seafood, a brick-oven pizza or nectarous home-made desserts, the resort has a wide variety of culinary pleasures to suit your gusto. As a five-star hotel, Ocean House offers plenty of dining options to all kinds of foodies and travelers. Here, you can tickle your taste buds and please your gastronomic urges at any of its world-class restaurants, such as Seasons, Bistro, Dune Cottage, and the Verandah.
Unrivaled spa treatments
Ocean House’s OH! Spa lures travelers and city dwellers who want to get away and relax from hustle bustle urban jungle. One of the very few spas on the face of the earth to achieve a Forbes five-star rating, OH! Spa is a deluxe complex with a fascinating collection of spa products and personalized seasonal treatments. Plus, it has an elegant setting that will alleviate your stress, and calm down your senses.
Address: 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA
Price per Night: 500 USD to 2,570 USD
Book your reservations here: Ocean House Rhode Island
Photo attribution: All of the resort/hotel photos used are courtesy of Ocean House Rhode Island
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