by Terry Ward
For a family-friendly stay in the Ocean State, consider booking in at this coastal Rhode Island resort, known for old-fashioned fun and a timeless atmosphere. Kids get a kick out of activities like exploring the tidelines for critters and trying their hands at crabbing. Loaner kites, fishing poles and bikes can keep everyone entertained for hours, too. The property fronts the bay in southwestern Rhode Island, and beautiful beaches are a short drive away. The inn dates to 1939, but it’s been updated with 27 luxurious rooms and four spacious suites, so you can pick the perfect stay for your crew. The woodburning fireplace in the hotel’s main restaurant is a cozy place to gather during the winter months, and there’s an outdoor patio for al fresco dining when it’s warmer.
Our Editor Loves
- Old-fashioned, cozy atmosphere
- Bicycles, kites, and fishing poles on loan
- Local beaches
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
A friend and I visited on 11/2 for an event at the Inn titled Seal's Day. We enjoyed a boat ride out on the pond along with a few others and a superb Naturalist. We did get to see the seals (they had binoculars), many birds and enjoyed a journey out to see the jetty heading out to the Atlantic. The Inn itself is a charming, quaint sister property of the Ocean House (which we love). The views and the grounds are really calming and serene. We got to the Restaurant after lunch hours but they allowed us to sit there because of a wedding gatheing happening at the bar and that was much appreciated. Our waitress Elizabeth was friendly and attentive. We much enjoyed the lighter fare menu and I suspect the regular menu to be of the quality. Prices can vary but it's well worth it, especially on a fun girl's day out. Thank you.
Stopped in with the wife for a drink.
We found it to be stuffy and expensive.
$15 for an old fashioned . Rooms are outrageously expensive... but hey... if money is no concern this is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy.