South County Hotels


Fodor's 2012 Hotel Award Winner

Ocean House

Ocean House, Watch Hill

At a Glance


  • exceptional service
  • private sand beach with cabanas
  • full-size championship croquet lawn
  • spa with 25-meter lap pool
  • complimentary cooking classes led by a resident "food forager."


  • rooms start at $715 a night during high season
  • two-night minimum on weekends
  • traditionalists may dislike no-gratuity policy resulting from $32-per-night resort fee

Ocean House Review

High on bluffs overlooking Block Island Sound is this extraordinary replica of the Victorian grand hotel of the same name built on the same spot in 1868. After the dilapidated original hotel was torn down in 2004, a $140 million project rebuilt Ocean House with the same warm yellow exterior, lobby fireplace stonework, and even front desk mail slots. But this new version has a third of the original's rooms and more than twice the windows to appreciate its stunning views. The excellent fine-dining restaurant, Seasons, has inspired farm-to-table cuisine. The spacious rooms have feather-top beds with 400-thread-count linens, marble bathrooms, plush towels and bathrobes, and flat-screen TVs. Deluxe rooms have deep soaking tubs.

    Hotel Details

  • 49 rooms, 23 residences, 13 signature suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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