Ocean House Hotel Westerly, Rhode Island
The Ocean House, one of New England’s last grand hotels, re-opened its doors in June 2010 after a $140 million rebuild and restoration. The 136-year-old property, originally built just after the Civil War, is perched high on the bluffs in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Guests enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk and Block Island from the resort’s 49 guestrooms and 15 signature suites.
Built in 1868, the Ocean House was one of five grand Watch Hill hotels. Over time, the building had fallen into disrepair and required demolition and restoration. The historic structure has been recreated into a first class hotel and residences. The Ocean House has been recreated to reflect its storied past while respecting modern code requirements and building practices. The grounds feature a championship croquet court, an events lawn/terrace garden, culinary herb garden, coastal buffer and dune restoration areas, and a beach walk with boardwalk access to the water and the beach pavilion.
Farm-to-table casual and fine dining, the 12,000-square-foot OH! Spa and more than 10,000 square feet of event space make the Ocean House ideal for mid-week business retreats, close-to-home family vacations, weekend luxury escapes and destination weddings. This stately property is the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated resort in Rhode Island.
Each of the Ocean House’s 49 splendid guestrooms and 15 Signature Suites is inspired by the hotel’s magnificent oceanfront setting, high atop a bluff overlooking the beach in coastal Rhode Island. Comfortable, soothing and spacious, our accommodations are beautifully appointed with turn-of-the-20th-century décor complete with custom wooden furnishings, a muted color scheme and Early New England artwork. Guestrooms offer high-tech touches such as Internet access, floor valet panel, voicemail, flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and in-room iPads to ensure your guestroom is technically wired to meet all your needs.
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