The perfect coffee-lover experience on Rhode Island’s Coast

If you are looking for a truly unique, coffee-filled experience that will take you back in time to New England’s golden age of hospitality, look no further than Ocean House in Watch Hill. This quintessential New England seaside resort is the first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in Rhode Island. It’s also home to a Forbes Five-Star rated Spa and Restaurant, making Ocean House one of only thirteen resorts in the entire world with a triple Five-Star rating. The resort is also a proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, which sets the gold standard for unique, independent hotels and restaurants around the world.

From the moment you arrive at the resort’s glamorous entrance, you feel as though you have stepped into another world — one where you are (obviously) the most important person on the planet. Your bags will be whisked away to your room and a refreshing beverage will be placed in your hand while the staff delight you with stories of the resort’s history. When they tell you it’s their pleasure to serve you, they really mean it! Be sure to join the daily resort tour where stunning coastal views greet you from the bell tower and you can traipse through the Presidential Suite like you own the place.

2FFD22BD-DF88-4030-94BB-F46EDA366686Ocean House has taken great pride in selecting their luxury partnerships to ensure that guests truly have the best possible experience. Your beach cabana will be equipped with a Bose sound system. If you feel like taking a drive, you can borrow one of their complimentary Mercedes and they have even dedicated an entire bar to their preferred champagne, Veuve Clicquot!

And when it comes to making your morning caffeinated brew (obviously the most important part of any stay), they only offer the best. Guests staying in one of Ocean House’s Signature Suites will enjoy use of their own De’Longhi Eletta Fully-Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine throughout their stay. De’Longhi’s beautifully Italian-designed espresso and cappuccino machines deliver an authentic espresso experience every time, with an emphasis on simplicity and authenticity. Wake up in the morning and make yourself a perfectly brewed cappuccino with the push of a button. Need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up? Hit another button and within seconds you’ll have a barista-quality latte. Wish you had an after-dinner espresso? Not a problem. Select a single or double shot and within seconds you’ll be finishing your meal like a true Italian! You might even be tempted to take a passeggiata (after-dinner stroll). 

E124B968-E449-4DA5-8BCB-A71804165A53Seriously, this machine is so fantastic I’m already having withdrawals. Unlike other coffee and espresso machines, the De’Longhi Eletta uses real beans – not plastic pods. Its integrated stainless steel burr grinder has 13 adjustable settings and grinds fresh beans every time you select a beverage, to ensure maximum freshness in every cup. It also has a patented LatteCrema system™ that is light years ahead of any other machine in the market. Its integrated milk carafe has a cleaning function and produces steamed milk for latte and frothed milk for cappuccino and Italian macchiato. The milk carafe is detachable, so you can simply place it in the refrigerator between uses, so no milk is wasted. And it has two separate heating elements, one for cappuccino preparation and one for milk preparation. This simultaneous heating function ensures the perfect temperature and measurement every time. There is even a cup warmer on top so that your perfect beverage stays warm as long as you are drinking it.

005C484E-2451-43A7-893B-D6224000F331Guests not staying in one of the Ocean House Signature suites can enjoy the De’Longhi barista quality, bean-to-cup experience in several other locations on the resort such as the Secret Garden Champagne Bar, Below Deck or the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. Here you can also enjoy one of the resort’s complimentary classes. I learned a lot and found a new favorite cordial (or liqueur) in the center’s Coffee & Cordials class. And if you just cannot live without this gorgeous machine after experiencing it, you can also purchase one in the resort’s boutique. I know what I’m putting on my Christmas list this year!

For a truly special treat, coffee lovers will not want to miss the New England Coffee Scrub offered in the five-star OH! Spa. This treatment combines the deep aromas of coffee and sugar for an exfoliating scrub, followed by a light application of organic citrus lotion. This 45-minute treatment will leave your skin feeling revived and supple – and of course, you’ll smell amazing!

To make your experience a truly triple five-star experience, make a reservation at COAST, where you will get much more than a meal. You’ll enjoy a true dining experience comprised of seasonal, local New England ingredients and spread out over five courses that change daily. The restaurants chefs source all ingredients for your meal from within 150 miles of the restaurant.

BFB44A61-9D7C-4613-98F5-045C9D7C3E7B02710674-A9A8-44E5-89BE-3E41B4055E75Thank you so very much to the Ocean House and De’Longhi for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at the Ocean House, visit their website here: Ocean House. To learn more about the De’Longhi line of products and purchase your own De’Longhi machine please visit their website here: De’Longhi. All opinions and images are my own.

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28 thoughts on “The perfect coffee-lover experience on Rhode Island’s Coast

  1. Wow, so luxurious yet it looks so quaint from the outside. Triple 5-stars is extremely impressive. But those coffee machines show why. I love that they grind the beans specially for each roast.

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  2. What a stately Inn, love to visit and stay in wonderful places like this and with wonderful upgrades or amenities. The coffee/cappuccino machines are a nice touch to staying in the suites and perfect for that morning wake up.


  3. What a beautiful resort! Triple five-stars! I didn’t know that that was possible! I love it when a resort hosts classes for their guests on the finer aspects of their offerings. And to get a nice drink out of it is even better! If I had a coffee machine like the one you had I don’t think I’d ever need to leave the house again! You had me at built-in cup warmer. And there’s a coffee scrub! Sounds like heaven to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I am sure it is an excellent property but I must also commend the photography here. Both indoor and outdoor pics are so professionally done that it makes one feel like visiting it immediately. Especially the view of the building with the pathway on the foreground is excellent.

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  5. I am truly lucky in that I have one of those DeLonghi machines at home – no cupwarmer on my model (prima donna elite) but it really does make superb coffee. Now If I could just move to the Presidential Suite at Ocean House in Watch Hill that would be fine. It looks just like something from the great gatsby – but I bet there wasn’t such a good coffee machine then!

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  6. A resort that offers free resort tours and amazing views, welcomes you so warmly and has a coffee machine that makes coffee using fresh beans, wow. It all sounds perfect! And food made from seasonal local ingredients, icing on the cake!

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  7. Wow, the Ocean House truly is a beautiful property. I love staying at hotels with history and character, and Ocean House certainly hits those marks. I’d love to take the tour you mentioned to learn more about the history.
    I am a fellow coffee lover as well, and having access to the coffee machines for freshly ground coffee at my disposal would be heavenly.

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  8. What an incredible place to stay! I love hotels that have so much history with staff that are proud of that history. I would definitely want to take a tour of the hotel. And that coffee! Wow, it sounds so amazing! And I love that there’s a cup warmer too!

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  9. What a fantastic resort experience! We want to get to New England, and this place looks amazing. Especially for coffee lovers! Wow! I had no idea such a fancy coffee machine exists. 🙂

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  10. The Ocean House looks like a stunning place where to spend a wonderful and relaxing time. The coffee machine has a beautiful design.

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  11. I love DeLonghi machines and it’s amazing at how many hotel rooms you find them now; I’m always very happy. Anyway, I always wanted to visit New England and this hotel would definitely be an option – it looks so beautiful and seems to be exactly what I’d expect in Rhode Island.

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  12. This is one of its kind experience. Such a posh place in Rhodes island – Forbe’s 5 star! Got to be the best. The complementary Mercedes drive would be a great thing. I am not a coffee lover but I can be there just for the other luxurious reasons.

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  13. You had me at the New England coffee scrub! I’m a spa girl, so would love to check out this Forbes recommended spa! I’m also a coffee lover; living in Italy half the year, it’s almost obligatory! We have a Nespresso in London and I have to say it’s pretty good. Would love to try the DeLonghi; I’ve heard so many things about it.

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  14. Looks awesome. As a coffee lover, I highly appreciate, when a blogger shares their best coffee places. I would love to be there at some point.

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