Originally built in 1868, the grand Victorian hotel, Ocean House, with its columned porches, multi-paned windows and architectural trimmings, has served as an icon for Watch Hill for more than a century. Significant site preparation and demolition were necessary before Dimeo could begin replicating this historic hotel with added condominiums and underground parking.
The hotel is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean perched on a bluff above an unparalleled white sand beach. The 142,000 sq ft structure includes an additional 30,000 sq ft of porches and roof terraces. The new building is a re-creation of the historic hotel portion dating back to 1905 and incorporates 24 luxury residences with 48 hotel rooms. Open year round, the hotel is host to a world class spa, indoor lap pool, three seasonal dining venues, state-of-the-art exercise venue and all hotel amenities. In addition to the hotel site, Dimeo also constructed an eighty car surface lot across the street.
Ocean House is the recipient of several awards including Top Hotel by Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast’s prestigious Gold List for 2013, one of the 100 Best Hotels in the world by Fodor’s, among many others.