Watch Hill Inn, the latest from the team behind Rhode Island’s famous Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn properties, is now taking reservations for the summer season. We had the opportunity to check out these properties (at least from the outside) during a recent visit to Ocean House, and we must say, we’re excited. Located just down the hill from Ocean House proper,the Inn is built in the community’s oldest structure and offers unobstructed views of Little Narragansett Bay as well as easy proximity to all of the shops, restaurants and attractions (including the famous Flying Horse Carousel) of Watch Hill.

This tiny village once drew guests like Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Andrew Mellon, Clark Gable and Henry Ford, who took an electric trolley system from the posh area of downtown Westerley to charming Watch Hill. By the end of the 19th century, the home operated as a luxury hotel. But in 1938, a devastating hurricane destroyed all but but two of Watch Hill’s original hotels – Ocean House and Watch Hill Inn. But as time went on, the Watch Hill Inn fell into disrepair until a 2006 renovation brought it back to life as a collection of private condos.

Another renovation has now given the hotel life once again as a charming apartment-style retreat perfect for families and young couples.

The Inn is now accepting renovations for late May onward for its 18 duplexes, which range in size from 650 to 4,000 square feet. Each room includes a custom kitchen, stainless steel appliances and a stove, as well as full or partial views of Little Narragansett Bay. Many offer terraces and fireplaces. Guests will also have access of the amenities available to Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn guests, which include a full-service spa, multiple restaurants, croquet lawn, pool, meeting rooms and much, much more.

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