This is wonderful for New England – a year round, upscale, boutique hotel on the ocean less than two hours from
Boston! I was at the opening ceremony so it is official. The management is very experienced and the owners are hands
on, wanting only the best. The staff is so thrilled to be working in such a beautiful place and make you feel so welcome.
The hotel was constructed on the site of a turn-of-the-century, closed summer hotel and many of the architectural
features have been incorporated into the new. In the reception living area, they have put back a huge stone fireplace and
they will be serving tea and drinks there. Because of the design of the building, the bedrooms and suites vary greatly.
However, they are all large. Some have views of the bay rather than the ocean and not all of them have terraces. They
are beautifully furnished and decorated. The pillow top beds have Frette linens, large bathrooms with thick, luxurious
towels and Molten Brown toiletries.They are completing stunning condominium apartments within the hotel and will be
available when the owners are not using them.
There are a variety of places to dine. They will serve on the beach which is the only private beach in Watch Hill and is
really beautiful. Another is on one of the many porches facing the ocean. The large main dining room also has an open
kitchen with a seating area. They will offer cooking, food and wine classes, shopping and excursions. They only intend
to use locally grown food products. There is a winery nearby and you will be able to create your own blend and label.
There is a very attractive, paneled Club Room with its own terrace that serves lunch and dinner. Hotel guests will be
able to eat there when space is available.
There is 24-hour room service, a very attractive spa with seven treatment rooms and a relaxation room with a beautiful
sea view. The very large exercise room has the latest equipment including a newly invented virtual trainer machine.
There is a classroom for yoga and tai chi and also classes offered on the beach.
They have two boats, one for charter, the other for day excursions to Block Island, Narragansett, shopping and
historical tours. They have a squash court and privileges at two nearby fine golf courses and an indoor tennis club.
Each guest will be assigned a “House Concierge” and will be contacted prior to arrival for any desired reservations and
for during their stay. The hotel and its location are absolutely beautiful. It should earn top rating and honors. Already
there are sold out dates. You should absolutely include Ocean House as one of your holidays.
We look forward to your call for this or for travel anywhere in the world.