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Waterfront, beachfront lodging ranges from family motels to romantic inns

Rhode Island is the Ocean State, so it is natural that many of its hotels, motels, resorts, and other lodgings are oceanfront or beachfront digs. Waterfront and beachfront lodging in RI can range from cozy inns to brand name chain hotels scattered along the ocean throughout Newport, South County, and into Misquamicut, Wakefield, and Watch Hill. A great vacation option for children and families and people who love the sand, sea, and sun (and don’t forget the numerous fairs and festivals throughout the year).

307 Great Island Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 Phone: 401-789-9341 Toll-Free: 877-789-9341

Vacation on the waterfront of a scenic seaside village

Your deluxe lodging is a beachfront airy in the bustling fishing village of Galilee. Just across the water is beautiful Block Island for a day well spent. Stroll harbor streets to the docks and ferry, fishing charters, sightseeing and whale-watch cruises, and fishermen busy with their tasks. 100 rooms set harbor side or poolside each feature wireless Internet access and the Inn has an indoor pool, spa and wellness facility with sauna. There’s a casual lounge and bar, an arcade and game room, and you can savor breakfast on the premises. That’s for starters. Your getaway by the sea will be filled with sandy beaches, ocean air, seagulls and sunshine to complement the sailing, golf, great seafood, and local pubs.

65 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-348-8200

Stay on the water, relax on land

Be on the water for your next vacation or getaway at this charming oceanfront resort. A warm and inviting atmosphere, newly refurbished rooms and bathrooms and the perfect beachside amenities all await your visit. You’ll enjoy king, queen or double beds and flat screen cable television, refrigerator, microwave, and free Wi-Fi. You’re on seven miles of sandy beach near Misquamicut State Beach and within easy reach of Block Island, Watch Hill and Mystic, Connecticut with their shops, restaurants, and popular attractions. Also nearby are golf, theater, kids amusements, farms, wineries, and casinos. Enjoy fresh local seafood and traditional American fare at the full service waterfront restaurant The Kitchen, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

25 Spray Rock Road Providence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, RI, 02891 Phone: 877-394-8902

Inn Offers Many Ways to Play at Ocean Beach and Tidal Pond

The historic Weekapaug Inn sits overlooking Quanochontaug Pond and Block Island Sound. Nearly every room and suite offer views of the water, salt marsh, and vast ocean lit sky. Other lodging accommodations include residence style suites – with expansive water views, ensuite bathrooms, and private, fully furnished decks – and the Salt Spray Farm Cottage. This 3,000- square-foot barn style cottage sits on 13 acres of land located close to the pond and beach. All of the newly renovated rooms are air conditioned, but windows still open to welcome the sweet fragrance of sun-warmed marsh grasses, rosa rugosa and salty breezes. The inn’s naturalist takes guests out onto the water, and into the marshes to explore the area’s unique flora and fauna.

49 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-9000 Toll-Free: 800-955-2558

Overlooking Beautiful Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor

Located on the waterfront in historic Queen Ann Square the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina also operates its own 60 slip marina for dock and stay convenience. Guests luxuriate in well-appointed rooms, many with spectacular harbor views. Relax in the indoor pool, enjoy a cocktail by the water, the shops of Queen Ann Square, or one of the many tours of the Newport mansions or harbor. All guestrooms have been re-appointed with new upscale décor, bathrooms with marble floors, pedestal sinks, and kimono style robes to enjoy during your stay. The hotel also boasts the new Saltwater Restaurant where you can combine the breathtaking view with an unforgettable dining experience.

117 Memorial Boulevard Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-1300 Toll-Free: 866-793-5664

Soak up Ocean Views and Salt Air in Newport, RI

Picture yourself awaking in a Newport, Rhode Island villa with ocean views of the Atlantic stretching to the horizon. You'll find that scene at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, a waterfront boutique hotel in Newport, RI. Our property is a Gilded Age mansion by the sea, meticulously restored to its former glory. We offer 20 distinctive Newport, RI accommodations, with views of the ocean or our gardens, elegant decor, canopy beds, Jacuzzi tubs, private courtyards, and secluded outdoor hot tubs. Enjoy spectacular ocean views when you dine at our Spiced Pear Restaurant (open for dinner) or The Veranda (open for breakfast and lunch.) In warmer months dine al fresco on our Terrace. Have our chefs prepare you a picnic lunch to enjoy on the beach. Later wander The Cliff Walk, a historic trail along the shore.

38-44 Bay Street Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: 877-394-8903

Find Plenty of Ways to Relax or Play Near or on the Water

The beauty of the New England coast and charm of a small coastal village seem to rise up the hill and drift through the windows at the luxury, all-suite Watch Hill Inn. This direct descendant of a Gilded Age hotel in this vacation community perches above an ocean cove and a glorious sand spit – Napatree Point – that offers an uplifting beach-and-dune walk. Rest or play in the waves at the private beach of neighboring Ocean House. If you hanker for time on the water, the Inn’s nearby sister property, the Weekapaug Inn, has boathouse with kayaks, paddle boards, and small sailboats to use. Weekapaug’s on-staff naturalist coaches guests in watercraft use and fishing. Or take a motorboat safari and explore coastal plants and animals.

1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442

Oceanside elegance with centuries old tradition

Immerse yourself in quiet luxury at the Ocean House, one of New England's last iconic seaside resorts. Natural beauty and rich heritage have drawn families here for centuries.
Set on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, this elegant resort is resplendent with waterfront ocean views. Porches and terraces, sweeping grounds, and a private beach with cabana service invite you to relax and explore. Legendary experiences are infused with traditions past, unfaltering attention to detail and uncompromising personal service. Pampered pleasures include OH! Spa, five restaurants including Seasons that serves delectable farm-to-table cuisine, and a myriad of daily resort vacation activities. Friday Night Clambakes are held on the beach from July through Labor Day Weekend - a true quintessential New England experience not to miss!

113 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 Phone: 401-783-4704

A seaside resort with tales to tell

Lovers of the sea have been coming here since 1897 to smell the salt air, watch the gulls, and listen to the waves lapping up against the rocky shoreline. Astride the sea and set amidst elm trees and the homes of 19th century whaling captains, sits this majestic Victorian Inn. 31 classic rooms feature private baths, air conditioning and hardwood floors, and some with private decks and unobstructed views of the ocean. The sprawling veranda has rocking chairs for gazing across the water to Newport and Jamestown. With endless coastline to explore you can enjoy beachcombing, shell collecting, kayaking and sailing. On land there’s biking and golf, antiquing and boutiques to browse in this charming sunlit village by the sea.