Rhode Island family friendly lodging, hotels, resorts welcome kids

Since Rhode Island is a vacation paradise with lots of outdoor and indoor attractions and entertainments, it follows that RI hotels, motels, and lodgings are family friendly. Accommodations in every price range place children and families close to fun adventures like the Newport and South County beaches, Roger Williams Park and Zoo and the Providence Children’s Museum, and the many warm-weather festivals, from dragon boats in Woonsocket to seafood in Charlestown, that take place throughout the year.
Kids & Crabs - Weekapaug Inn - Westerly, RI
Weekapaug Inn

25 Spray Rock Road Westerly, RI, 02891 Phone: 877-394-8902

No shortage of things to do for everyone in the family at this seaside resort

You know a resort is family-friendly when it offers kid-sized bikes and fishing poles. At the Weekapaug Inn, family fun runs the gamut from lawn games like bocce and bean-bag toss to a scavenger hunt for fairy homes placed throughout the landscape. A full-time naturalist also offers guided beach walks and boating excursions, and the Quonnie Queen electrical boat will take you to a remote beach to hunt for moon snails, or you can rent a kayak, sailboat or standup paddle boat. Beach jaunts are stress-free: Umbrellas, towels and chairs are in the Bathhouse, and attendants will set everything up. Save time to visit Watch Hill’s Flying Horse Carousel, the oldest continuously operating carousel in the country.

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Outdoor Pool - Breezeway Resort - Misquamicut, RI
Breezeway Resort

70 Winnapaug Road Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-348-8953 Toll-Free: 800-462-8872

In the business of families and their love affair with the beach

Families know families and this cozy beach resort on the southern shore of Rhode Island has been in the same family for 46 years. You’re on your very own piece of private ocean front property near Misquamicut, Westerly and Watch Hill, including a private beach. Enjoy a beach bag filled with fluffy beach towels and parking passes, with umbrellas and chairs available for rent. 50 non-smoking rooms include a mini-refrigerator, some with a fireplace and a kitchen. Suites feature a full living room area, wet bar and ocean views. There’s complimentary continental breakfast and lunch & dinner served at Maria's Seaside Cafe. The swimming pool, playground, and shuffleboard court invite a little family competition or visit Watch Hill, Newport, Block Island and quaint coastal villages.
Kids on the Bed - Brenton Hotel - Newport, RI
Brenton Hotel

31 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-849-3100

Family-friendly rooms and suites your home base for exploring Newport’s attractions

At the Brenton Hotel, on the harbor and close to all that makes Newport so much fun, the rooms, with water or city views, are suite-sized and the suites home-sized, making them perfect accommodations for families of all sizes. Let the hotel concierge plan your itinerary, take a staff-led walking or bike tour, or set off on your own to explore this historic city’s mansions, beaches, scenic walks and trails. Take a boat or trolley tour (they leave from right outside the hotel door), check out the eclectic shops and restaurants, visit the auto museum or tennis hall of fame. And don’t forget to ask about the Saturday and Sunday Tarts and Toons brunch in the hotel Living Room, with homemade toaster pastries and cartoons.
Beach View Room - Hotel Maria - Westerly, RI
Hotel Maria

132 Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-622-4000

No shortage of fun family activities at this relaxed, scenic beachside hotel

Hotel Maria, a relaxed beachside resort, has everything you need for that memorable, laid-back family vacation. Rooms and suites are airy, come with high-speed wifi, microwaves, mini-fridges and balconies with sweeping ocean views. (Some suites have dishwashers, washers and dryers.) Maria’s Seaside Cafe is a great place for family dining al fresco. Private access to sandy beaches are right across the street. Complimentary bikes are ready for you to tour the town with its children’s amusements and ice cream shopd. Area activities include pristine beaches and fun family entertainment from kiddie rides to mini golf and bumper boats at Atlantic Beach Park and Bayview Fun Park.
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Deck View of the Beach 500x250 - Ocean House Resort - Watch Hill, RI
Ocean House Resort

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

Every family will find their perfect combination of relaxation and recreation at this ocean inn

Whether your family is in the mood for a relaxing getaway by the sea or an activities-filled vacation, the Ocean House resort is the perfect place. Rooms and suites in this five-star resort are spacious and comfortable, with spectacular views. For more privacy, there are cottages with pools and media rooms. On-site activities at Ocean House include croquet and a heated indoor saltwater lap pool. At the private white-sand beach, you can learn to surf or paddle board. Dining options range from more formal at COAST to the beach Taco Shack (and the Below Deck candy and ice cream shop). There are special welcome amenities for children and, In the summer, the Sand Castles children’s program with morning and evening activities.

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Sweet Suite - Neptune House - Block Island, RI
Neptune House

64 Connecticut Avenue Block Island (New Shoreham), RI, 02807 Phone: 401-466-2100 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Beaches and beyond provide fun for the whole family at this island resort

It’s a family affair when you visit the natural wonder that is Block Island and stay in one of the condominium units at the Neptune House. The room-to-stretch units feature full kitchens with all the comforts of home for up to six people. There are tennis courts, a pool table, board games, BBQ grills and shaded picnic tables – and washers and dryers onsite. This summer, a heated outdoor pool adds to the things to do at the resort. On the island, families enjoy 17 miles of beaches, 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, 365 freshwater ponds, a skateboard park, boutique shopping, lighthouses, bonfires on the beach – even an animal farm where camels, emus and a fainting goat roam.
Hobbit House - The Preserve Club & Residences - Richmond, RI
The Preserve Club and Residences

87 Kingstown Road Richmond, RI, 02898 Phone: 401-539-4653

Resort’s outdoor activities a great way to ensure fun-filled vacation for everyone in the family

The great outdoors has a way of engaging every member of the family when it comes to vacations. At The Preserve Club & Residences, four seasons of world-class outdoor adventures means there is something for everyone, from zip lining through the trees to rock climbing, archery, hiking, mountain biking to horseback riding, fishing, tennis and, in the winter, cross-county skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing. Kids will be enchanted by the resort’s two Hobbit Houses nestled into hillside boulders, where lunch and dinner are served in a total Tolkien environment. Lodging options include suites with private patios, spacious townhomes with dedicated concierges to arrange for children’s amenities, luxurious cottages and cabins for the ultimate in privacy, glamping tents – and an actual treehouse.
Penthouse Suite Living Area 500x250 - Watch Hill Inn - Westerly, RI
Watch Hill Inn

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

From this scenic seaside inn, families can plan full days of activities by the shore

There is something for everyone at the Watch Hill Inn, the historic seaside resort in the heart of charming Watch Hill village. That’s why families come back year after year. The suites are spacious, with room for everyone to stretch out. They have fully equipped kitchens and terraces as well as great views of the water, village and courtyard. Some have washers and dryers. Activities at nearby sister resorts range from swimming, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding at private sandy beaches to scavenger hunts for fairy houses and other children’s programs as well as lawn games and nature cruises.. Nearby activities include amusement parks, nature centers, a lighthouse museum, shopping, the famous Flying Horse Carousel and the hidden ruins of an old battle fort.

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