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“Exceeded our expectations”
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Weekapaug Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Westerly
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2013

This is a beautifully restored property on the water in Rhode Island. It is a top notch operation from check in to check out. As you arrive, the doorman greets you and asks you your name and brings you to reception and introduces you. As you register, your bags are wisked to your room. You are offered a glass of champagne by the polished and uniformed reception staff and then given a tour of the Inn and taken to your room. Ours was a unique, sunny room on the third floor. Since this is a gratuity free Inn, no need to tip the door man, housekeeping, etc.. it is covered by the $26. resort fee. I don't care for resort fees, but at least here it has that upside. Our room was spotless, water pressure was excellent, towels were fluffy, wifi was good. They have a 24 hour guest pantry offering hot and cold beverages and snacks. Mugs are on a warming shelf - just an example of the attention given to detail here. There are various common areas to relax in and enjoy. The fitness room is in a detached building, just a short walk outside, but you do need to go outside. It is rather small and there are no TV monitors, but the exercise machines do face the water and pool area, so at least you have something to look at. By the way, there are no TV's in the room, but one can be requested. Breakfast is included and is delicious with some very interesting choices, excellent service, nice presentation and a view of the water. In additon to the cooked entree, you can help yourself from a buffet of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals and pastries.
They offer various activities; bicycles with helmets are at the ready outside and they have an on site naturalist who conducts tours and gives talks. It is right on the water and the beach is just a short and pleasant walk away. This is really a wonderfully restored property, modern, yet it retains the old fashioned feel of a refined ocean retreat. It abounds in history which can be relived through many books and pictures throughout the Inn. A great getaway.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antonia K, General Manager at Weekapaug Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the Inn. We are pleased that you found your stay so enjoyable. Please, do come back and visit us again soon. Summer on the Pond is a great time to experience the natural environment all around us.

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Antonia Korosec
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

As our 35th anniversary approached, my wife and I decided to try the newly renovated Weekapaug Inn. Having spent so many wonderful weekends there over the years prior to its closing five years ago, we were more than a bit ambivalent about seeing her renovated and under new ownership and worried that the inn might have lost its prior graciousness. Not to worry.
We were greeted by name and wished a Happy Anniversary by everyone from the young man who parked our car and brought our luggage to the room to the front desk attendant who greeted us with glasses of chilled sparkling wine, and the bar and dining room staff. Our lovely room was on the 3rd floor overlooking the lake which provided us with a nice view yesterday and a spectacular sunrise this morning.
Because we didn't want to be unfaithful to the old inn and the Buffum family which owned and ran the inn over four generations, I think we were secretly looking for something to criticize...some little off note so that we could say "Aha, this wouldn't have happened at the old inn." But we have been totally won over. While the building has undergone more of a transformation than just a renovation, the spirit of the Buffums lives on.
The new owners appear to have worked from the original skin inward with the utmost taste and have created a truly modern and sophisticated inn which manages to maintain a good deal of its original charm while having all the modern amenities. In fact, some of the furniture appears to be the original furniture which has been refinished and reupholstered.
From the heated towel rack in the fabulous bathroom (it's worth going just for the shower) to the genuine warmth of the staff to the extraordinary care and taste of all the furnishings, finishes, fabrics and physical design changes, this was a totally relaxing and pampering experience and, frankly, could not have been better.
There is a daily resort fee added so, other than in the restaurant, not only does one not have to tip, the staff politely refuses tips if you try to do so, as we did. And speaking of the restaurant (and I'll do a separate review on that), our dining experience at both dinner and breakfast was not only excellent, it was memorable.
Thank you to all involved and we hope to see you again soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antonia K, General Manager at Weekapaug Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2013

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary with us so much! It has been our goal and mission since before the renovations were complete that we stay true to the Buffum’s legacy of graciousness, friendliness and a welcoming attitude. We are so happy to have exceeded your expectations. We hope you will join us again soon.

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Antonia Korosec
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Just returned from our birthday weekend at the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly,R.I. Our last birthday was at the Ocean House which is there sister hotel which was also fantastic. My wife and I were greeted by a wonderful young lady whose name is Antonia Korosec, her title is Innkeeper. We once again were treated like family with a welcome glass of champagne and an escort to our suite which was just perfect overlooking the pond and ocean view of Block Island. General Manager Daniel Hostettler continues to build a team of staff members that are professional and friendly to all. Our breakfast was nothing short of spectacular with pond views as we ate. We would like to again thank everyone at the inn for another special birthday! Leonard and Christine Saponare

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antonia K, General Manager at Weekapaug Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your special celebration at the Weekapaug Inn this year. Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope you will continue the tradition and spend your birthday weekend with us again next year…perhaps one night at each property?

Antonia Korosec
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

My husband and I went for a last-minute getaway and really enjoyed it. Beautiful, casually elegant place with excellent food. Quiet location with fantastic views. Friendly, polished service. The room was cozy and beautiful. We'll definitely go back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Antonia K, General Manager at Weekapaug Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at the Weekapaug Inn. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you will visit us again this summer to see all the great activities and dining experiences we have planned for our guests.

Antonia Korosec
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

My husband and I took our son and his girlfriend to the Weekapaug Inn to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was a completely wonderful weekend from start to finish.We were welcomed with champagne, greeted by name. My husband and I were upgraded to a spectacular room on the 4th floor with a view of the cove and the ocean. It had a large shower and a claw-footed tub that was on a raised platform so you could still enjoy the view from the tub. The Inn is very careful to preserve its long history, with wonderful photographs on the walls - An inn tour filled in even more details. We were drawn to the Inn because it had a naturalist on staff. Each room comes equipped with binoculars and a bird book. We took great advantage of that feature. Mark, the naturalist led us on a fascinating nature walk along the beach, spotting loons and mergansers and getting a first-hand view of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The inn was a great escape and a wonderful way to have some real family time. The staff could not have been more attentive. The only comment I would have is that the kitchen is still a bit slow - but that did not diminish our very special anniversary dinner. Its a very special place.

Room Tip: The rooms on the 4th floor have a view of both the cove and the ocean.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antonia K, General Manager at Weekapaug Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. And thank you for selecting the Weekapaug Inn for your special celebration. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed it so much. We hope to welcome you again very soon.

Antonia Korosec
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We spent a night at the introductory rate since the Inn was still in opening "shakedown" mode. Our room was a bit small with a view of the parking lot. Dinner was pleasant with tasty local lobster. Breakfast was also very pleasant (the lobster hash was delicious) but only one waiter made for slow service. The view from the dining room is fantastic, with ducks paddling in the cove. On checkout I had to argue that we were entitled to the rate they had confirmed to us and not the higher "rack" rate.

Like the Ocean House in nearby Watch Hill, the owners have taken old run down facilities, remodeled and upgraded them to upscale locations with very upscale prices.

Hopefully once the "shakedown" period is over the service level will improve.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Daniel H, General Manager at Weekapaug Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2013

Thank you for trying us out and for sharing your experience. With any new property there is a period of adjustment or “shakedown” as you call it, where staff and management are learning the building, when busy times will be, understanding computer systems, etc. I am certain you will find a well oiled machine when you next return to the Weekapaug Inn. As a matter of fact, the Inn has just been accepted into the Relais & Chateaux collection, an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurants that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality.

Antonia Korosec
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

If you are looking for a great weekend getaway with an historic feel, you would be hard-pressed to find a better facility than the Weekapague Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island.

The original Inn dates from the late 1800, but the entire facility was rebuilt in 2010 to bring it up to its current high comfort feel and service level. The rooms do not come with a TV, but just ask the front desk and one is delivered to your room (which has been pre-wired with a cable antenna outlet). The bed is a pillow-topped delight, and the claw-foot tub is deep enough to scuba dive in.

Diner and drinks are a little pricey, but not unreasonable and in keeping with what you should expect from a quality Inn. The view of the pond and ocean and the fresh breeze off the water adds to the aura of the facility. I would definitely revisit this hotel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great and memorable stay.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper level, ocean side room.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Daniel H, General Manager at Weekapaug Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2013

Thank you for your kind comments. The original inn was only open during the summer, but we are open year round now. We hope you will join us again and see what the Inn has to offer in a different season.

Antonia Korosec
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Additional Information about Weekapaug Inn

Address: 25 Spray Rock Rd, Westerly, RI 02891-4606
Region: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Westerly
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Westerly
Price Range: £356 - £1,790 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Weekapaug Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Weekapaug Inn is a quintessential New England inn on the Rhode Island shore, steeped in history, ideal for intimate getaways and family retreats. First opened in 1899, the Inn is now a member of Relais & Chateaux, an association that sets the gold standard for unique, high-end, independent hotels and restaurants around the world. ... more   less 
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