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There are two main things that make Ocean House different from other hotels: its rich history and unique location. The luxury property on the sunny bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. first opened in 1868 just after the end of the Civil War. During the Gilded Age and the hotel was a place for people to escape the heat in nearby cities for the summer. It continued to be a beloved vacation spot through the 20th century, but over the years age took its toll and the original structure was demolished in 2005. A new Ocean House was built to replicate the charm of the original, but with modern amenities including the award-winning OH! Spa. Along with its history, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is uniquely located right on a private beach. From nearly every point on the property you can take in expansive view of the Rhode Island coast.