Best Beach House
Formerly a private mansion, this hotel nests on 40 acres of a panoramic peninsula. Shingled bungalows and cottage amenities range from outdoor fireplaces and decks to whirlpools, hardwood floors, and French doors; each cottage comes with an ocean view.
Romantic shout-out: Named one of the best places to stay in the world by National Geographic Traveler and "Best Romantic Restaurant" by Rhode Island Monthly. Features special "Romance" packages.
–Yankee Magazine, January/February 2012
Castle Hill Inn & Resort is all very F. Scott Fitzgerald: a rolling hill covered in a rich carpet of emerald-green grass, cascading to the water’s edge; sun-filled patio and a sea of umbrellas; the regulars in crisp linens and print sundresses sipping champagne and discussing whose yacht is in the harbor. But you don’t have to be of pedigreed heritage to enjoy the excellent food and outstanding vista from this 1874 grand dame situated on a 40-acre peninsula. Chef Jonathan Cambra offers fresh oysters with black-pepper gelée, or an ahi-tuna spring roll (tender, silky fish with crisp vegetables)—or even a juicy, perfectly cooked burger. And, trust us, few things are more heavenly than the banana split.
Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010