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).
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

Seaside resort’s sweeping vistas, superior service add up to the perfect waterfront getaway

It’s impossible to imagine a resort with more stunning, sweeping water vistas than those to be had at the elegant Ocean House resort: 13 acres on a bluff overlooking scenic Block Island Sound. From your room, suite or private cottage you will feel like the sea surrounds you, from the soothing decor to the views of the Atlantic or Little Narragansett Bay. World-class accommodation amenities from high-end linens to deep-soaking tubs, private terraces and fireplaces join world-class dining at COAST restaurant and world-class services at the OH! Spa to guarantee a memorable seaside retreat. A private white-sand beach beckons. And area activities include light house tours, wineries, hiking trails, boutique shopping, Mystic Seaport and the famous Flying Horse Carousel.

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Sunrise Ocean View 500x250 - Watch Hill Inn - Westerly, RI
Watch Hill Inn

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

Seaside sunsets, superlative service come standard at this lovely shoreline inn

Spectacular sunsets are standard at the Watch Hill Inn, where seaside allure has been drawing guests seeking coastal retreats for generations. The inn’s unique waterfront beauty can be experienced from many of its spacious suites with views of Little Narragansett Bay. Duplex suites feature views of the bay, and magnificent three-bedroom suites have dramatic windows looking out over the bay on three sides. At the Eagle’s Nest suite, you can curl up on a window seat and look out over the water and the quintessential New England village of Watch Hill. Suites come with fireplaces, terraces and luxurious linens, as well as continental breakfasts. At the inn’s two nearby sister resorts, a private sandy beach and a full menu of activities beckon.

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Penthouse Suite - Brenton Hotel - Newport, RI
Brenton Hotel

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

Nestled by the harbor, this boutique hotel provides an exceptional getaway experience

Wake to the sun glinting off the harbor when you stay at the Brenton Hotel, Newport’s newest luxury boutique inn at the corner of America’s Cup Avenue and Long Wharf. Whether it’s from a spacious room’s floor-to-ceiling windows or from the private balcony of the penthouse suite, you’ll marvel at the water and city views, which you can also enjoy when you dine on exceptional cuisine in the Living Room or on The Rooftop. Spacious lodgings let you relax and plan your time in this historic, welcoming city with its great beaches, fabulous mansions and cliff walks, unique shops and museums. Go on a staff-led walking or bike tour or hop on a trolley tour (it leaves from right outside the hotel door).
Sunset View from the Water - Weekapaug Inn - Westerly, RI
Weekapaug Inn

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

Beautiful beach, sterling accommodations, exceptional service at this waterfront resort

The beautiful sands of Weekapaug Beach await visitors to the Weekapaug Inn, overlooking Quonochontaug Pond, with the Atlantic just beyond, on the Rhode Island shore. For decades, guests have come to this ideal spot to enjoy swimming, fishing and sailing, to dine on fresh seafood at the inn’s restaurant and enjoy activities (bocce, horseshoes) on its sweeping lawns. Spacious, airy rooms and suites (you can actually open the windows to sea breezes) offer picturesque views of the pond, cove and surrounding community. Even the heated lap pool has amazing water views. The resort has an on-site naturalist to lead tours, an electrical boat for sunset and wine cruises and Adirondack chairs for gazing at the stars on picture-perfect evenings.

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Beach View Room - Hotel Maria - Westerly, RI
Hotel Maria

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

Stunning panoramic ocean views are everywhere at this beachside resort hotel

You know you are at a real beachside hotel when water is everywhere you look from your private balcony. At the Hotel Maria, across the street from private access to a sandy stretch of beach,, your cottage-style room or suite will feature panoramic ocean views as well as modern amenities from high-speed wifi to fluffy beach towels and wine glasses. Dine al fresco at Maria’s Seaside Cafe on fresh-off-the-boat seafood, or grab appetizers and cocktails at the fourth-floor Sunset Bar with amazing water views. Complimentary bikes ensure you can really enjoy the town’s beach bars, restaurants and ice cream shops. Family amusement centers and playgrounds are also nearby.