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10 Wagner Rd, Westerly, RI 02891-4709
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#8 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Westerly
The Shelter Harbor Inn is a country-esque retreat on the Rhode Island shore. We provide upscale amenities in a setting that celebrates the best of New England beauty and traditions – from hearthside dining with freshly sourced seafood and greens, to the laughter of lawn games and breakfast outdoors on bright, clear mornings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Wayne C wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted to take our grandchildren to the Westerly RI beaches for about a week --- and we spent Monday to Friday at Shelter Harbor Inn. We stayed in a room in the charming main building which had two queen-sized beds. It was very pleasant and reasonably spacious. The shower was larger than usual and the extra room was welcome. The only disappointment was the lack of a refrigerator -- although small refrigerated coolers were available (and we could store some larger things in a refrigerator in the kitchen area.) The staff was always pleasant and accommodating. While it appears that housekeeping services can be requested for continuing guests, we elected to manage these tasks ourselves (frequent towel changes etc.) A continental breakfast was available to get us started in the morning and we had our dinners (take out) at the outside tables. My wife and I hope to return (just ourselves) for a quiet dinner at the on-premises Farmhouse Restaurant. We especially enjoyed the flexibility of the shuttle to the private Shelter Harbor beach at Weekapaug where we spent each of our vacation days. The Shelter Harbor beach area is spectacular and affords an opportunity to enjoy over a mile-and-a-half of (mostly) empty barrier beach -- something that is unique. We saw lots of sandpipers, sea gulls (of course) and even a small flock of American oyster catchers. A small path also leads to the bay (e.g., Quonochontaug Pond) where warm, shallow water harbors small fish and shellfish that entertained the grand kids. Overall, the accommodations and the welcoming staff made the vacation stay very enjoyable.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Bumi wrote a review Aug 2020
Westchester, New York, United States4 contributions
Property's Favourite Review
This was our first stay under the new ownership of the Flanagan family and it will definitely not be our last. The entire hotel has been gorgeously renovated . The complimentary breakfasts were delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely the nicest spot for a stay anywhere around this part of RI
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Heather Cox, Revenue Management at Shelter Harbor Inn
Responded 4 May 2021
Thank you for choosing the Shelter Harbor Inn, Charles N-- we are thrilled to hear your enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Elizabeth J wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello, Michael and staff: I appreciate your outreach to us regarding our stay. We had a wonderful time visiting Watch Hill and do hope to be back. I will take this opportunity to provide some feedback about the inn, as you suggest. We booked a one night stay and signed up for the beach getaway. I contacted the inn about arrangements, as no one followed up with me, and I was originally sent the banquet menus following my call (not the picnic options). We arrived at the inn and were able to check in early; this was terrific. The lunches were waiting for us and we were able to get on a shuttle to the beach straight away. Access to the beach was a real privilege for us and Jared was helpful and on time. We loved this aspect of your service. It was disappointing that the closure of the bar and restaurant on Monday and Tuesday meant that there were no refreshments or food available to us at the inn. Arriving from our drive, and from the beach, we were starving and there were no options for us except bottled water. Also disappointing that car services weren’t available and staff didn’t have an alternative to Uber, which we were told was unreliable, or the one taxi service that was unavailable. The cheat sheet to our room was helpful, but we would have loved more information about what we could do recreationally nearby. We saw bikes outside but no one mentioned them to us. Where could you ride them? Was there a tennis court? Were the fire pits outside in use? Did the staff have walks to recommend to guests? Our room in the main house was cheerful and inviting, but the bed was rather uncomfortable. We returned from A dinner around 11 pm and discovered a bag of refreshments from Honey Dew donuts at reception. Perhaps this was for breakfast in the morning, but it seemed odd. Breakfast in the morning was also disappointing: boxed Golden Grahams cereal, outsourced muffins and croissants, cold oats and eggs. We loved visiting Watch Hill and greatly enjoyed the shuttle service to the beach. But considering there were no other amenities available to us, I find our stay was far overpriced ($500+) for what it was: average accommodation with no food or beverage options and mediocre service. Currently, I wouldn’t recommend the inn to others and we would look for another inn or hotel in the area on a return trip.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
David P wrote a review Jul 2021
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This is a review for the Farmhouse Kitchen restaurant in the Shelter Harbor Inn. This is a big disappointment. As a local who lives in the community, we were looking forward to the Farmhouse Kitchen for frequent dining and drinks. To start the food is over priced and poor value for two reasons. First, the food has a very mainstream, conventional flavor which is mediocre at best and second, the portions are grossly small for the price they are charging. We took it upon ourselves to express our dissatisfaction and offer constructive feedback explaining we would like to return, giving them a chance to respond and address our concern. We first spoke to a woman and then Rob who is head of the kitchen. Apparently nobody at the Farmhouse values customers because when we kindly shared our thoughts, both the woman and Rob were dismissive and rude that gave a very strong message they don't care about making changes to satisfy not only customers but local ones right in their backyard. Needless to say that is the last time we ever give them our business again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Wanderer571220 wrote a review May 2021
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My husband and I loved our short stay at the Shelter Harbor Inn. Clean, updated, and charming in a great location for bike riding, running and a short ride to the ocean. We had dinner at the inn on Friday night and loved the warm corn bread and lobster roll. Excellent service at the both the restaurant and Inn. We also ate at the Bistro at the Ocean House, but enjoyed or meal at the Shelter Inn more. We hope to be back in the fall.
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Date of stay: May 2021
US$218 - US$542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelter Harbor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Shelter Harbor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Misquamicut State Beach (6.4 km), Fantastic Umbrella Factory (6.8 km), and East Beach (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelter Harbor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shelter Harbor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Shelter Harbor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shelter Harbor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shelter Harbor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ella's Fine Food and Drink, Two Little Fish, and Dave's Coffee.
Are pets allowed at Shelter Harbor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Shelter Harbor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Babcock-Smith House (7.5 km) and Florence Nightingale's Nursing Cap (7.5 km).
Does Shelter Harbor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Shelter Harbor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.