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
We had an amazing time, loved the small feeling of the Inn, felt well cared for, and found the hotel and setting beautiful, relaxing, and a luxurious place to stay. Loved biking, kayaking and the pool. The room was small but very nice and the bed was super comfortable. The service was amazing. Also great that you can use the beach at Ocean House too.
Stayed here for business and wished I could have been here for pleasure. Not sure I could afford being here for pleasure, but it is certainly a very nice place. The room I stayed in was one of their largest suites, which wasn’t supposed to be my room, but was really fantastic as a suite for a full family. The inn had really great views of the salt water pond where it is located, with folks clamming in the shallows each of the three and half days I was there. The services and amenities were very nice, but the restaurant cooking could have been better - most of the food was a little overdone to be honest. It’s an upscale place in an upscale area, including a very posh pool area overlooking the pond, with rooms above a conference room (where I was for the whole stay) overlooking the pool. I would recommend it for an upscale stay for a small party.