Hit the road, Jack
Watch Hill Inn, located in the village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, is closer than you think – approximately three hours from New York City (2 ½ hours by train); two hours from Greenwich, CT; 1 ½ hours from Boston; and 45 minutes from historic Newport and Providence. With easy access from Route I-95, the Inn is easily reached from all major metropolitan areas in New England.
Take Route 93 South. Merge onto Route I-95 South towards Providence, Rhode Island. Once in Rhode Island, take Exit 1 (Route 3, Hopkinton, Westerly) off Route I-95. Turn right off of the exit ramp, and follow the road for several miles until you see signs for Route 78 East. Take a left turn onto Route 78 and follow the road until it ends at the Intersection. Go straight through intersection onto Airport Road and continue straight through the first stop sign. At the end of Airport Road and the second stop sign, take a left onto Watch Hill Road toward Ocean House. Follow Watch Hill Road until you see Watch Hill Inn on your left. The parking area is located directly after the building.
From New York City
Take Route I-95 North to Exit 92 in Connecticut (North Stonington/Pawcatuck exit). At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Liberty Street and after driving close to 1.5 miles, take a right onto Route 78 East towards Rhode Island beaches. Follow Route 78 until it ends at an intersection. Go straight through intersection onto Airport Road and continue straight through the first stop sign. At end of Airport Road, at the second stop sign, take a left onto Watch Hill Road. Follow Watch Hill Road until you see Watch Hill Inn on your left. The parking area is located directly after the building.
La Route du Bonheur
Watch Hill Inn is a proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, an association that sets the gold standard for unique, high-end, independent hotels and restaurants around the world. Over 50 years ago, the association was first conceived as a travel itinerary from Paris to the South of France with stops at charming and unique properties along the way. This travel route was affectionately known as La Route du Bonheur – the route of happiness. Today “La Route du Bonheur” stretches well beyond the borders of France and extends to all five continents of the globe.
Along with other northeast Relais & Châteaux hotels, we are proud to introduce our own “route of happiness”. This journey will take you to some of the most unique and fascinating properties in America—each offering an unforgettable sense of place, inspired by the history and culture of the region. May our Northeast American “Route of Happiness” stimulate all of your senses and provide you with enchanting memories to last a lifetime. Click here to start your journey.