South County, Rhode Island’s Weekapaug Inn Named to Travel + Leisure Magazine’s

2024 Top 500 Best Hotels in the World List

The Relais and Chateaux Property is the Only Hotel in Rhode Island

with a Forbes Five Star Rating to Earn the Coveted Distinction This Year


April 25, 2024, Westerly, Rhode Island – Travel + Leisure ("T+L") unveiled its directory of 2024 Top 500 Best Hotels in the World which includes Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. This esteemed list is comprised of the highest scoring hotels from readers votes in the T+L World’s Best Awards survey and will be featured in the May 2024 issue of Travel + Leisure. 

The prestigious list of recognized winners, T+L’s highest honor, features a total of 21 New England hotels and resorts in the region to have earned the coveted recognition. 

“We are honored to be included on Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 Best Hotels list, which recognizes Weekapaug Inn as a world-class property in the charming and welcoming beachside town of Westerly, Rhode Island,” says General Manager Daniel Abrashoff. “This wonderful recognition is a tribute to our dedicated team of service professionals who create an authentic coastal New England experience for all guests,” he adds. 

“This is not only an honor for Weekapaug Inn but for South County, RI as a region,” says Louise Bishop, President of South County Tourism Council. “We here know the beauty and quiet luxury of Weekapaug Inn, and we’re thrilled to share it with the world.”

The 21 New England properties that are recognized as part of 2024’s 500 Best Hotels in the World include the Benton Hotel (RI), Candleberry Inn (MA), Chatham Inn (MA), Faraway Nantucket (MA), Hammetts Hotel (RI), The Newbury Boston (MA), 21 Broad Hotel (MA), The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection (RI), The Wauwinet (MA), Weekapaug Inn (RI), Wequassett Resort & Golf Club (MA), Pickering House Inn (NH), Rabbit Hill Inn (VT), Twin (VT), Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, ME), Hidden Pond (ME), Lincoln Hotel (ME), Lockwood Hotel (ME), Quisisana Resort (ME), White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection (ME), White Elephant (ME). 

About Weekapaug Inn 

Weekapaug Inn is an award-winning, Forbes Five-Star historic inn, named one of the “Best Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure and the #1 Hotel in the Northeast by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. A member of Relais & Chateaux, the property is a natural gem that is nestled on the scenic Atlantic Coast, surrounded by a salt pond and overlooking a barrier beach. Guests can enjoy 33 guest rooms including four two-bedroom Signature Suites, a new Meeting House with retractable windows, sweeping waterfront views, an outdoor pool and access to a private community beach. The property’s dedicated on-staff Naturalist helps guests of all ages discover and engage with their surroundings, with guided beach walks, boating excursions, biking, bird watching, stargazing, and more. Weekapaug Inn also offers the Hunter Boot borrowing closet so guests of all ages can explore the area in all weather conditions. 

About The T+L 500 List 

Each year, the readers of Travel + Leisure vote for their favorite destinations, city hotels, resorts, and more in the World’s Best Awards survey. Drawing on the 2023 World’s Best Awards survey results, Travel + Leisure recognizes the 500 best hotels around the globe in the 2024 edition of the T+L 500. The T+L 500 properties are divided into eight geographic regions, designed to serve as a trusted resource for millions of enthusiastic travelers. The T+L 500 is not a ranked list. 

For reservations and information, visit or call 855-679-2995. 

See the full list of honorees on Travel + Leisure. 

About South County Tourism Council The South County Tourism Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the towns of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich and Westerly as a single leisure travel destination known as “South County”.   For more information, please visit



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