Neighboring Taylor Swift’s ocean cliff mansion, is a pastel yellow resort built in 1868 that recently made Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, which rounds up the world’s greatest hotels and resorts. Ocean House, set on Watch Hill in Westerly, Rhode Island’s East Beach, the clear aqua waters of the resort’s private beach are just steps from your balcony, which overlooks the Atlantic.
The Gold List is determined by a selective team of well-traveled Condé Nast editors spanning seven cities and three continents. Ocean House is the only New England resort to make this Gold List.
The publication wrote about Ocean House:
Since opening its big wooden doors on the remote Watch Hill in 1868, Ocean House has remained resolutely committed to a version of hospitality that simply makes people feel good. For all the resort’s plush surroundings, it is the thoughtful, personal, easy service that keeps this grande dame top of mind year-round … Staying at Ocean House feels special and effortless, which is a slam-dunk formula for a vacation you want to repeat year after year.
This isn’t the only praise for Ocean House, a Relais & Châteaux property. It’s one of the world’s only 14 triple five-star properties! It received a 5-star accreditation from Forbes in addition to ranking as “America’s fourth best waterfront hotel” according to USA Today Traveler’s Choice Awards. Ocean House offers bay-view windows, world-class cuisine, racquet sports, yachting, biking, and a surf house on-site.
The resort’s restaurants, Coast and Seasons at the Ocean House, both recently made La Liste a prestigious ranking of the world’s top restaurants.
Other Relais & Châteaux properties, situated in Massachusetts, include the Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, Blantyre in Lenox, Chatham Inn in Chatham, The Charlotte Inn and The Terrace in Edgartown, and The Wauwinet in Nantucket. The group also owns several other properties and restaurants including Barbara Lynch’s Boston-based Menton.
Ocean House is located on Watch Hill in Westerly, Rhode Island which is both a 2-hour drive or Amtrak ride from Boston.
Find Ocean House at 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891