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

Exceptional water views just one of the many charms of this renowned New England inn

When visitors came to the original Ocean House resort on the shores of Rhode Island, they marveled at the breathtaking views of the ocean and bay from their rooms. When the luxury inn was newly constructed in 2004, all of its 247 windows remained in their original positions. Water views from spacious rooms and suites are one of the inn’s many charms, which also include an award-winning spa, a variety of waterfront dining options, classes at an active Center for Wine & Culinary Arts and world-class amenities. Enjoy cabana service at the private white-sand beach, swim in the heated indoor saltwater lap pool, take a yoga or pilates class. There are children’s programs, a putting green, a sweeping croquet lawn, fire pits and yacht and fishing cruises. Recently named to Forbes Magazine's "Most Luxurious Hotels & Spas", and one of the top 100 hotels in the world among Travel + Leisure readers.

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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

A tradition of elegance, comfort and engaging activities continues at waterfront inn

Effortlessly combining casual comfort with luxurious accommodations and inspired amenities, the Weekapaug Inn, on the Rhode Island shoreline, has been offering guests the perfect waterfront getaway for over a century. The inn, with its $20 million renovation in 2012, offers the same stellar service and pond side location as the original 1899 inn, adding in amenities like a saline lap pool, fitness center, delectable dining at its farm-to-table restaurant and rooms and suites with feathertop beds, soaking tubs and fabulous views. Activities on the pond and private beach include kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, beach-walking with a naturalist and swimming. Play bocce, take a surfing lesson or enjoy a wine-tasting. In the evening, make s’mores by the fire pit as the stars emerge over the water.

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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

Adventures by the sea, as well as breathtaking views, await at this elegant, welcoming inn

If you bring your continental breakfast up to your spacious suite-style accommodations at the Watch Hill Inn, you can start your day gazing out over Little Narragansett Bay from your private terrace. Then head over to the inn’s sister property, the Weekapaug Inn, and enjoy cabana and beverage service at a private beach, where a variety of boats are also available as well as walks guided by a resident naturalist. At another sister property, the Ocean House, marvel at the water views from the Seaside Terrace for lunch or The Verandah for dinner or book a private fishing charter. Mystic Seaport, miles of Rhode Island and Connecticut beaches, are only a short drive away. The inn can help you create a customized curated itinerary for your seaside stay.

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