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9 Great New U.S.Beach Hotels, CNN Travel
August 19, 2014 – As ‘Gansett’s first boutique hotel, The Break expects to close out summer with a bang after its in mid-August opening. Crisp, colorful hues highlight each of the 16 rooms, including coral-motif pillows and nightstands the color of tangerines that provide a mid-century, surf-chic vibe. Read more.

2015 Design Awards, Rhode Island Monthly
October 23, 2015 – Commercial Interior Design – Gold. Fun, Fun, Fun! The Break, Narragansett’s freshly opened boutique hotel, swept into our office like a wave of color and light and that’s no accident. A hang ten vibe and an infusion of late ’60s surfer nostalgia, Chiappone explained, was the motivation for the hotel’s scheme. And, really, what better tone for a place of relaxation? Chiappone credits everyone involved, from the owners to the architect, for the winning outcome. But her unwavering focus — bold colors, nifty patterns, hip furnishings and what she labels coastal-inspired textures and materials (even down to the baths and wait till you see the restaurant) — ties the hotel together. Never crossing the line into cutesy, the designer has cleverly condensed summer on the shore, then and now, into one fantastic package.

Ten Top Waterfront Hotels in the Northeast, HuffPost
January 19, 2016 – The Break, Narragansett RI. On a side street in a quiet residential neighborhood a couple of blocks from the steely Atlantic Ocean, this beautifully and whimsically designed 16-room boutique hotel is a respite for travelers who appreciate what’s come to be a growing trend in American hospitality: the happy middle ground between stark minimalism and over the top glitz, efficient, friendly, but not overly fussy service, and in-house “small-bite” farm-to-plate destination dining. Read more.

The Break Hotel Impresses With Style, The Block Island Times
January 6, 2016 – Just a short walking distance from the Point Judith Lighthouse sits a prize of a boutique hotel property with a retro-chic surf vibe and delectable food that caters to tourists and weary travelers alike. It’s called The Break Hotel and it is the first boutique hotel of its kind to reside in the seaside community of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Read more.

Send Off Summer in South County Rhode Island, New York Magazine
Sep 21, 2016 – Take a step back into Rhode Island’s surfing past at the 1960s-inspired Break Hotel (from $199). The year-old 16-room boutique property is nestled right in the middle of a beachside Narragansett neighborhood — an area where legendary surfers such as Peter Pan plied (and continue to ply) their trade. Vintage photos of surfers adorn the hotel’s colorful, vibrant interior, and rooms are spacious: The Sunset King includes a fireplace, 50-inch Apple TV, lounge area, and balcony overlooking summer homes and ocean swells. Be sure to have a cocktail at the rooftop bar, then grab some grub at the Break’s Chair 5 restaurant before exploring the dive bars and ice-cream parlors at night. Read more.

Find Your Ocean Fix at The Break, New England Today Travel
August 25, 2017 – This vintage-chic hotel has Ocean State style in every detail. The black-and-white photos displayed in the lobby of Narragansett’s only boutique hotel look like they were shot in southern California at the height of the ’60s surfing craze. A bikini-clad surfer with glistening skin and determined eyes conquers a breaking wave. A Volkswagen Beetle sports a “WESURF” license plate. These nostalgic moments are, however, as Rhode Island as can be. Each was hand-selected from the personal photo albums of local surfing legend Peter Pan. Read more.

Narragansett’s The Break a Boutique Beauty,
The Break’s interior design is part of its “vintage beach community” brand, tapping into the seaside vibe and surfer nostalgia of the late ‘60s – when local surfing legend/guru/enigma Peter Pan burst onto the surfing scene. The lobby is wide open, airy and deliciously appointed with lush lounging by the fireplace and a giant mid-room aquarium, the décor bright and bold with blue and beige tones abounding. In season, a popular hangout is the rooftop bar and snack lounge, as well as heated pool. Read more.

The Break Hotel Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers Choice Award
October 24, 2017 –Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Break Hotel recognized as #8 on the list of Top Hotels in New England. Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports. “To be recognized by our guests and Condé Nast Traveler is a tremendous honor,” stated Jim Durkin, owner of The Break Hotel located in Narragansett, Rhode Island. “We are so excited that the Break Hotel and Chair 5 bisto have become one of South County’s favorite destinations. Our vibrant interior, spacious rooms and close proximity to the beach provide the perfect year-round escape.” View the List.

WCVB Channel 5 Boston – A Tank Away: Narragansett
The Break Hotel (including owners, Jim & Becky Durkin) were featured on WCVB Channel 5 Boston as they highlighted Narragansett on on an episode of A Tank Away! Check it out below.

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Stayed for three days and wished we could stay longer! Quiet, immaculate, beautiful upstairs deck/bar and Chair 5 was one of the best meals I have had in my life! The rooms were beachy modern and clean. Highly recommend and can't wait to come back!

-TripAdvisor Review: ebst


The hotel was decorated so beautiful. The staff was so friendly and attentive. The food was great , the room was so pretty. Love the fireplace in the bedroom and the heated pool. I guess we loved everything. Can't wait to go back.

-Facebook Review: Gail P.


Very pleasant, attentive staff who went out of their way to delight us. Rooms are modern, very well equipped including a gas fireplace. Ours had a nice balcony with great views of the sunrise. Bar areas are well appointed and the drinks are generous.

-TripAdvisor Review: Fred P.


Loved everything about this hotel. My husband and I snuck away on the off season for a little getaway and it was just perfect!

-Facebook Review: Elizabeth


I love the break and chair 5 for a night out. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are well decorated and very clean. … You feel like you are on vacation as soon as you step in the building.

-TripAdvisor Review: Onna H

The hotel is beautiful including the design, the colors, the furniture, the bars, the restaurant, the pictures, the fireplaces, the lobby, and the very comfortable suites with a balcony facing the ocean a block way.

-TripAdvisor Review: joconnor691


The entire staff was friendly, warm, and caring. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't mind staying here and driving the 16 miles to Newport. It's THAT Good!

-TripAdvisor Review: Melonie S


I cannot say enough about this hidden gem! It was the perfect escape! The owners have seriously thought of everything...EVERYTHING. The lobby, rooms, and restaurants are stylishly decorated - think New York chic blended with a comfortable beach house.

-Facebook Review: Nancy


We stayed for the weekend for our anniversary. It was wonderful! The room was like being in your own beach place, balcony, rain shower. The extras were top notch - Kuerig in the room, spa quality toiletries, cookies at night, Lindt truffles on the pillow.

-Facebook Review: Lindsay


This hotel is sublime! Every corner is beautiful. We stayed here for our wedding night and came back for our one-year anniversary. Elegant, luxurious, beautiful, do not need to even leave! So much to do! I highly recommend this as a getaway for everyone! Worth every penny! Perfection!

-Facebook Review: Suzanne


What a gem! Every part of this hotel has been thought through with an attention to detail rarely seen in these parts. From the Usb outlets underneath the bar to the heated floors in the bathroom and the option for an in-room iPad for use during your stay (and Apple TV).

-Yelp Review: Toby H.


Needing a place to visit and catch up with friends from NYC, picked The Break figuring that RI was a decent 1/2 point. What a great decision! This has got to be one of the best finds. A boutique hotel, with gorgeous (and I mean 'gawgeous!!) water views from the 4th floor bar and lounge.

-Yelp Review: Marc T.


Wonderful experience. The break has a casual elegance that made our stay comfortable and relaxing. The room was spotless, the pool refreshing, and the location perfect. There were small touches that we appreciated, such as having a cot ready in the room for our daughter without having to ask, and fresh baked cookies at check in. Very nice staff. We're looking forward to our next stay.

-TripAdvisor Review: Edward W


My wife and in the past 2 weeks spent 2 nights each week at this exceptional property. We have stayed the hotel before and will again. Narragansett is a lovely area full of charm and great ocean vibes and the break is the full definition of this. Classy but not over the top. The staff is amazing n also invisible if you want them to be.

-TripAdvisor Review: Freddy


I highly recommend staying at The Break. It was perfectly located. Very comfortable. The pool and the area around the pool was beautiful. The restaurant on the 4th floors food was delicious with gorgeous view of the lighthouse and ocean. I hope I have chance to stay there again.

-TripAdvisor Review: Nico


We had four suites for my son's wedding in late June, 2022. The hotel was more sophisticated than I expected for the Rhode Island coastline. Everything was superlative. All the the suites were bright, up to date, and most importantly , they were sparkling clean. And they were cleaned every day. The views of the ocean were spectacular.

-TripAdvisor Review: Paul S


All the great reviews are true! We had such a pleasant stay at The Break Hotel. Prior to arrival, the staff called to let me know that the restaurant would be close for dinner the day we arrived. They provided a list of nearby restaurants and apologized for the inconvenience.

-TripAdvisor Review: SaintsFanGirl


With our long weekend stay in BI cut short due to weather, we weren't ready to head home so our friend recommended The Break in Narragansett and we couldn't be happier!

-TripAdvisor Review: Eileen Montross


What a fantastic time, we LOVED it!! The hotel is beautifully decorated, the people were SOOO friendly and helpful, the pool was fabulous, dinner at Chair 5 was fantastic and definitely eat or have a drink on the west facing balcony to watch the sunset, it was perfect! The hotel provided us with beach chairs and towels which was so convenient...

-TripAdvisor Review: Anne G

Beautiful hotel, the little details made a difference - fresh baked cookies outside your room each afternoon, delicious breakfast included in your stay, rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking the Ocean. Lane at the front desk was so sweet and helpful. Great experience!

-Expedia Review: Kelleigh


I loved every oz of this sweet, inviting boutique hotel. Thank you for creating a getaway of happiness.

-Expedia Review: Jennifer

My husband and I had a wonderful 3 night stay here. Service was amazing. People were very gracious and the rooms were immaculate. We will be back! 🤌🏽

-Google Review: Helen Rivera


I recently stayed at The Break Hotel and EVERYTHING was amazing! The rooftop overlooking the Atlantic was mesmerizing. The food- pork chop- so delicious! Plus the craft cocktails was such a bonus! I enjoyed the heated pool and renting the bicycle as well. 20 thumbs up!   Thanks for making my Rhode Island trip such a blessing!

-Google Review: Nicky Williams


Perfect little place. Beautiful setting, beachy decor, excellent food. Bed and linens were wonderful. Wish I had a whole week here and not just one night. Ocean view room worth it.

-Google Review: Kirsten Orszag


My wife and I just got home from a Thanksgiving stay here. We were pleased with the room we had a ocean view deluxe room with a balcony. Everything is very clean and nicely decorated. We got to use the nice gas fireplace in our room and they have many warm fires burning throughout the hotel, even one outside next to the heated pool....

-TripAdvisor Review: John D


(401) 363-9800
The Break Hotel
1208 Ocean Road
Narragansett RI 02882

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