#onalark: the break.

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of spending a night at one of Rhode Island's newest getaway spots: The Break in Narragansett. Lark Hotels invited Kate (my Boston Bloggers partner-in-crime) and I to sneak away to this stylish new outpost, which opened during the summer of 2015. From the minute we walked in the door, it felt like we had escaped into a beachside oasis -- even in the depths of winter.

Upon check-in, they provide an iPad for you to explore the property and surrounding areas. While you can't keep the iPad (no surprises there!), it felt like you had the hotel (and Narragansett) at your fingertips. With only 16 rooms, the property feels incredibly intimate without feeling like you're on top of other guests. I always judge hotel rooms on whether you can hear other patrons... and let's just put it this way: I didn't hear a single peep from anyone else during my stay. Each room has a totally different feel, so I loved getting a peek in Kate's room too. No detail is spared throughout the entire hotel, which shows just how much thought went into the design.

At The Break, they have a convenient on-site restaurant, Chair 5, which is charmingly decorated and (more importantly) positively delicious. The staff at Chair 5 treated us to an incredible dinner with more courses than I could count. The grilled oysters with housemade sriracha and miniature s'mores ice cream sandwiches were some of my most memorable bites. Another important stop at The Break? Their bustling rooftop bar with the cutest buoy lamps. Kate sipped a cocktail and I enjoyed my mocktail there after dinner.

Beyond our delightful dinner, we also had two other amazing dining experiences: a private cooking class with the talented executive chef at Chair 5, Basil Yu, and a brunch buffet fit for a king or queen. He made even this novice of a cook (me) feel comfortable making a more intensive dish -- that beautiful lobster pasta dish you see above. Kate shared the recipe on her blog here. (Since I left, I have been plotting ways for my husband and I to get back for another private class.) Kate and I also went back for multiple rounds at the breakfast buffet, which is included in your stay. Perfectly instagrammable ;)

As an aside: A few years back, I ran a race on Ocean Road, which is right where The Break sits. I was able to slip out early that morning and run the beautiful route, up to the Point Judith Lighthouse. When beach season is in full swing, the proximity of The Break to all of the area beaches is a serious plus -- though they do make their heated pool available to guests all year long ;) Beyond the beach, their in-house iPad offers a number of other ideas on things to do and places to eat. You can also take advantage of the spa, located on the bottom level of the hotel. It is private, clean, and relaxing... just what the doctor ordered for a getaway!

If you go for a getaway: Book in advance and use The Break's website to pick your ideal room. I had the pleasure of staying in the Ocean Deluxe King with Balcony. While you're booking, be sure to reserve your table at Chair 5. The Break truly thinks of everything -- from "nightcap" cookies (as I deemed them) to the heated bathroom floors.

If you go for dinner: While they welcome spontaneous visitors, I would highly suggest booking your table in advance -- especially in the winter. As it is one of the few winter dining options, it does book up fast! If you stay for after dinner drinks, you'll likely be treated to some wonderful tunes being played up on the rooftop bar.

If you go with children: This is not an adults' only hotel, though we didn't see many children during our stay. Infants and children do count as guests, so there is an additional charge of $50/person. The king rooms only accommodate two guests, so you are required to book a king suite. They do not provide cribs or pack 'n plays, so be sure to pack yours. 

I truly cannot thank the wonderful staff of The Break, Chair 5, or Lark Hotels enough for the much-needed 24-hour escape. If you're looking for a place to take a break on the Rhode Island coast, make the trip to The Break -- and I promise you will not regret it. xoxo {av}

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NOTE: This post was written in conjunction with my stay at The Break in January 2016. I did not receive compensation, other than my complimentary accommodations. I was not required to write this post in exchange for my stay; I chose to write this post after an extremely positive experience.


  1. Oh my gosh can we go back and eat that meal again!? I'm dreaming about it now!! More blogger getaway weekends please!

  2. That looks phenomenal - how restful and exciting all at the same time! And that cooking lesson! That lobster pasta dish is gorgeous!

  3. Oh my gosh can we go back and eat that meal again!? I'm dreaming about it now!! More blogger getaway weekends please! * gmail sign up

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