A popular East Coast vacation destination, Newport, Rhode Island is home to beautiful Gilded Age mansions and many great places to stay.
Plan a weekend trip to one of these unique hotels, lodges and inns where you can rejuvenate with spa treatments, taste great food and go on romantic walks with a view. Here are the best places to stay in Newport, Rhode Island.
1. The Chanler at Cliff Walk
© The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Rhode Island Gilded Age charm meets modern elegance at the Chanler at Cliff Walk, one of the most romantic lodgings in Newport. The Chanler has been mentioned in many travel publications and is regularly suggested as an ideal venue for special celebrations. Several of the lavishly appointed guestrooms feature romantic 4-poster beds, in-room fire places and exceptional views. If you can tear yourself away from your room you can enjoy relaxing in the manicured gardens as you take in the ocean vistas, before heading to the Apple Cider Bar for cocktails. The Chanler has an on-site fine-dining restaurant as well as less formal dining at The Café.
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, 401 847 1300
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2. The Attwater
© The Attwater
Located in the heart of Newport, the Attwater provides a traditional bed and breakfast experience with an inviting ambience that will completely draw you in. The Attwater offers 17 nautically designed deluxe rooms and suites filled with modern amenities. With an Apple TV, iPod Docking stations, and a Kuerig coffee maker, you will feel at home during your stay.
Each morning, the Breakfast Café provides you with a delectable selection of baked goods, granola, and baked egg dishes.
With amazing sailing opportunities, beautiful beaches, and a variety of world-class festivals that take place throughout the year, you might even book your return trip before you leave.
22 Liberty Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401-846-7444
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3. The Ivy Lodge
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The Ivy Lodge is located off Bellevue Avenue in the historic mansion district of Newport. The opulent rooms of the lodge are beautifully decorated with time period antiques, giving the establishment an air of authenticity.
With eight thoughtfully decorated rooms, the lodge, built in the late 19th century, has elegant furnishings that will allow you to feel comfortable and sophisticated throughout your relaxing stay. The Satterlee Family Suite is perfect for a family of four, and it is also ideal for an evening of snuggling next to the fireplace.
12 Clay Street, Newport, RI 02840, 800-834-6865
4. The Vanderbilt Grace
© The Vanderbilt Grace
You can feel the rich history and tradition the moment you enter the Vanderbilt Grace, a historic boutique hotel located in Newport. During your stay at this restored mansion built in 1909, you can enjoy swimming in the indoor pool or relaxing in the beautifully maintained gardens. The concierge services and hotel staff are dedicated to meeting all your needs.
Luxury accommodations at the Vanderbilt Grace range from deluxe rooms to one and two bedroom suites that include charming kitchenettes, minibars, flat screen TV’s, and Wi-Fi access. Visit the fitness center for a great workout and then head to the spa for one of its many rejuvenating treatments. There are five restaurants at this establishment, including the spectacular roof bar where you can enjoy a perfect Newport sunset.
41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401-846-6200
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5. Admiral Fitzroy Inn
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Located in the center of Newport, the Admiral Fitzroy Inn was originally built in 1854. Today, it is a historic Bed and Breakfast with staff members who will attend to your every need and make you feel at home. The Inn has complimentary parking and offers a classic bed and breakfast experience.
There are eighteen elegantly designed rooms that feature tasteful splashes of color. All the rooms are comfortable, and staying here you will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Room amenities include cable TV, Internet access, and a small refrigerator.
Start each day with a delightful continental breakfast served in the sunny breakfast room. You are more than welcome to sit in a comfortable chair on the rooftop deck and unwind after spending an afternoon browsing Newport shops or playing at the beach.
398 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840, 866-848-8780
6. Cliffside Inn
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The Cliffside Inn provides a memorable getaways located steps away from Cliff Walk. This gorgeous and traditional bed and breakfast is an excellent destination for a romantic getaway, family trip, or an escape with friends. Accommodations consist of rooms in a Victorian Mansion and the Sea View Cottages, which are dog friendly. Each room features elegant Victorian furnishings and decor to create a welcoming atmosphere of sophistication.
The truly delectable dining options available at the inn are particularly popular with guests. Enjoy your meal in a classic Victorian parlor or on the veranda. Each day begins with a mouthwatering multi-course breakfast, and you can also take advantage of afternoon hors d’oeuvres and wine or a late night treat around the fire pit.
2 Seaview Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, 800-845-1811
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7. The Castle Hill Inn
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The Castle Hill Inn offers direct access to a private beach. During your stay at this stunning 40-acre estate, you can take in incredible ocean views or spend time on the beach sitting on comfortable chairs. The Castle features 35 spacious rooms designed to capture the New England coastal feel, including deluxe suites, beach houses, the harbor house, and beach cottages. Modern amenities include a minibar, flat screen TV, charging station, Bluetooth enabled sound system, and plush robes.
During your stay at this seaside oasis, you can dine on New England al fresco cuisine in the classic dining room or on the lawn, where you can enjoy the ocean view. This is a great location for weddings, romantic escapes, or family fun.
590 Ocean Drive, Newport, RI 02840, 401-849-3800
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8. The Samuel Durfee House
© The Samuel Durfee House
The Samuel Durfee House, a Federal Period Inn built in 1803, is conveniently located near shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and local yachting opportunities. Each room is warm and inviting with rugs covering the hardwood floors, mahogany furnishings, and all the comforts you need for a relaxing and pampering experience. Convenient amenities include iPod docking stations, refrigerators, and luxury toiletries.
Mornings at the Samuel Durfee House begin with a delicious and filling breakfast served in the dining room. At the end of your magical day in Newport, you can enjoy fresh baked goods, fresh coffee, and hot tea prepared by the attentive staff. With easy access to fun, sun, and adventure, this bed and breakfast has everything you could want.
352 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, 401-847-1652
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9. The Captain Simeon Potter House
© The Captain Simeon Potter House
The Captain Simeon Potter House offers a unique vacation experience, as it is an 18th century sea captain’s home replete with modern amenities. Each room is decorated with original artwork and period pieces to celebrate the rich history of the home.
The establishment has four spacious chambers and suites that have hardwood floors, cozy poster beds, and every modern amenity you could need to indulge in rest and relaxation.
Each morning you can savor a homemade breakfast with fresh farm-to-table options so delicious you will want to take a second helping. This traditional bed and breakfast is perfect for family reunions and romantic vacations.
37 Marsh St, Newport, RI 02840, 401-848-0443
10. Newport Harbor Island Resort
Formerly known as Gurneys Newport Resort and Marina, the Newport Harbor Island Resort has changed hands, but still remains one of the most romantic destinations for a special getaway. The resort is located on Goat Island, where it covers 10 sprawling water-side acres. This resort has the perfect ambiance for romance – the guestrooms and suites are elegantly decorated and all offer great views. There is an on-site spa where you can enjoy a couples’ massage and a restaurant will beautiful ocean views. The venue offers a perfect setting for a romantic water-side wedding celebration with enough accommodation for all your guests.
1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840, 844 807 5857
11. The Marshall Slocum Inn
© The Marshall Slocum Inn
The Marshall Slocum Inn is a beautiful and classic 1855 Victorian home filled with period antiques and artwork honoring its Colonial and nautical heritage. Throughout your stay, you can take advantage of modern conveniences and all the comforts the Inn has to offer. Spend a pleasant afternoon or evening relaxing in wicker rockers under the big copper beech tree out front.
The inn has five classic Newport rooms with luxurious features like whirlpool bathtubs, a fireplace, and skylights, all of which provide a cozy atmosphere in which you can rest and recharge. A heavenly breakfast is prepared fresh daily, and some of the options may include sinfully amazing blueberry pancakes or banana stuffed French toast. You can enjoy your meal on the deck, in the dining room, or in your room for the true bed and breakfast experience.
29 Kay Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401-841-5120
12. Hotel Viking
© Hotel Viking
As soon as you step into the lobby you will become aware of all the special little touches which make Hotel Viking so special. This hotel has managed to perfectly combine historic elements of Newport’s Gilded Age with all the modern conveniences that discerning guests demand. All the guestrooms are elegant and comfortable but if you can stretch your budget and book one of the hotel’s fabulous Mansion Suites you will certainly set the scene for an unforgettable stay. You and your partner can enjoy a couple’s massage or other relaxing treatment at the on-site spa before enjoying cocktails on the rooftop bar.
1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, 401 847 3300
13. Forty 1 North Hotel
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Featuring modern contemporary furnishings and décor, the Forty 1 North Hotel is an elegant marina resort and one of the best hotels in Newport RI. Overlooking the water, the property has direct access to the docks and marina, and it provides a coastal atmosphere of adventure, beauty, and opportunities for rejuvenation.
The Forty 1 North has 28 deluxe suites and rooms featuring large floor to ceiling windows with spectacular views, cozy contemporary furnishings, private fireplaces, and state of the art technology, features that will allow you to forget your worries and make the most of your stay. Just steps away from your room, you can find quite a few tempting dining options, including Christie’s, which serves flavorful burgers, and The Grill, an exclusive dockside restaurant.
351 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401-846-8018
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14. The Almondy Bed and Breakfast Inn
© The Almondy Bed and Breakfast Inn
If you are looking for a classic Victorian getaway experience, the Almondy Bed and Breakfast is perfect for you. Built in the 1890’s, this remarkable building has been transformed into a luxury inn from where you can easily access all of the fun and adventure Newport has to offer.
Featuring five guest rooms and suites decorated with period antiques pieces, classic furnishings, and a cozy fireplace, this establishment promises an intimate and luxurious experience. Each room includes a television, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and comfortable robes perfect for lounging.
A filling daily breakfast that features sinfully delicious homemade pastries is served in the dining room. Finish your day with a wine and cheese spread served in the parlor and take the time to unwind and connect with other guests.
25 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840, 800-478-6155
15. The Architect's Inn
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The Architect’s Inn is a great destination if you want to experience a Victorian bed and breakfast that will magically transport you back in time. The mansion was built in 1873, and you will love the quaint furnishings and original pieces. With easy access to Newport and all of its adventures, this location is ideal for any traveller.
With ten elegantly decorated rooms and suites featuring Victorian antiques, the establishment ensures that your stay will be a blend of elegance and relaxation. Each room features a private bath, cable television, complimentary Wi-Fi, and concierge service.
The Architect’s Inn provides a scrumptious daily breakfast with a tasty mix of hot and cold items to start your day. You will love staying at an Inn, whose staff members are passionate about celebrating the Victorian era and its traditions.
2 Sunnyside Place, Newport, RI 02840, 401-845-2547
16. The Francis Malbone House
© The Francis Malbone House
Located on historic Thames Street in Newport, the Francis Malbone House provides a luxurious bed and breakfast experience that will truly delight you.
With 20 luxury rooms and suites, you are guaranteed to enjoy your stay. The establishment boasts carefully maintained private garden patios and common areas with Queen Anne style furnishings and beautiful rugs. Many of the Victorian styled suites feature double whirlpools, fireplaces, and traditional furnishings and also include modern conveniences and amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking stations, fabulous toiletries, and plush robes.
Savor the tasty homemade multi-course breakfast served in the dining room, which features a 15-foot domed ceiling and a cozy fireplace. To really appreciate the authentic Victorian era, you will want to take part in afternoon tea with delicious tea and amazing treats.
329 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840, 800-846-0392
17. Wellington Resort
The Wellington Resort is an all-suite resort which occupies what is arguably the best location in Newport. The resort is spread over 7 acres and the views are exceptional. The spacious suites are perfect for those who prefer a little more privacy and offer one or two bedrooms, a spacious sitting and dining area and everything you need to rustle up a seafood dinner for two. All the suites have an outdoor seating area where you can sip some wine and enjoy views over the harbor. There is an outdoor pool with loungers as well as an indoor pool for cooler weather. A fitness center, BBQ area and bike share facility complete the picture.
551 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401 849 1770
18. Hydrangea House Inn
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Located on the historic Bellevue Ave in Newport, the Hydrangea House is within walking distance of the Old Quarter, which is renowned for its shopping, entertainment, and restaurants. This traditional bed and breakfast provides an ambience of sophistication and style through thoughtful details, careful design, and comfortable furnishings.
The ten rooms pay homage the historical heritage of the mansion, and you will enjoy relaxing in your carefully arranged room or suite. Room amenities include flat screen TV’s, complimentary wife, iPod hook ups, and plush robes. Each morning, an exquisite breakfast of pastries, pancakes, egg dishes, or granola is served in the formal dining room. You will not be able to resist the homemade cookies baked and served daily.
16 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, 401-846-4435
19. Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina
© Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina
When you check into the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina you will find yourself right in the heart of downtown Newport, yet just steps from the Narragansett Bay marina where you can admire some of the remarkable visiting yachts. The hotel provides guests with a selection of tastefully furnished and luxurious guestrooms, all of which have views of the harbor, the wharf or downtown Newport. On-site amenities include the communal harbor-side fire pit (for romantic sunset cocktails) an indoor saltwater swimming pool with harbor views and the fabulous Saltwater Restaurant which is famous for serving up wonderful freshly-caught seafood and lobster. All the downtown Newport attractions are just steps from the hotel.
49 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840,
407 536 2761
20. Atlantic Beach Hotel
© Atlantic Beach Hotel
The Atlantic Beach Hotel is hard to beat for a beach getaway. The hotel’s location directly across the road from the sprawling Atlantic Beach is highly rated among visitors who want to be close to the surf and the sand. You can spend your days soaking up the sun or rent a surfboard and get out on the water. The Atlantic Beach hotel has a selection of guestrooms on offer, and you can anticipate falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean. All rooms have a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. If you would like more space and privacy you can rent the Beach Cottage which has a full kitchen.
28 Aquidneck Ave, Newport, RI 02842, 401 847 5330
21. Harborside Inn
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Located right in the heart of the harbor-side hustle and bustle in downtown Newport, the Harborside Inn is an ideal base from which to explore Newport. The inn has 15 attractively appointed guest rooms with city or harbor views and private balconies. The Waterfront rooms are particularly suitable for a special romantic getaway – you can sit on your private balcony and sip a sundowner as you watch the activities in the harbor. Harborside Inn serves a complimentary Continental breakfast every morning and an afternoon tea with freshly-baked cookies. Guests are within easy walking distance of many restaurants, bars and shops - you can simply park your car and walk everywhere.
1 Christie’s Landing, Newport, RI 02840, 401 846 6600
22. Hammetts Hotel
© Hammetts Hotel
Perfectly positioned for guests to relax, dine, shop and explore, Hammetts Hotel at the historic Hammetts Wharf is ideal for a romantic getaway. The rooms and suites have been carefully designed to reflect Hammetts’ industrial past and the décor combines industrial elements alongside fine Italian bed linen, walk-in rain showers and luxury bath amenities. Most of the rooms and suites offer excellent views down the famous Americas Cup Avenue. The Hammetts Deck is the place to enjoy an evening drink surrounded by amazing views. The hotel is proudly home to Giusto Restaurant which serves up innovative modern Italian cuisine with a strong emphasis on home-made pasta and freshly-caught seafood.
4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, 401 324 7500
23. Serenity Inn
© Serenity Inn
Surrounded by other two and three-hundred year old residences, Serenity Inn is peacefully tucked into one of Newport’s most historic neighborhoods. The lovely old house was originally built in 1855 on what was America’s first gas-lit street. When you visit today you will feel as though you have stepped back in time. Perfectly setting the scene for a romantic getaway, the rooms are elegant and comfortable and all offer little luxuries like air conditioning and luxury bathrooms. The Inn serves a delicious complimentary breakfast every day which you can enjoy on the terrace if the weather permits. In-room spa treatments are also available.
93 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401 845 9400
24. Pelham Court Hotel
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Conveniently located in the heart of bustling downtown Newport, the Pelham Court Hotel was originally built as a carriage barn back in 1870. After extensive alterations and renovations the striking building opened to the public as Pelham Court Hotel, home to 7 luxury suites which are ideal for a romantic getaway. The suites all have a separate living area with a kitchen and either one, two or three spacious bedrooms with Queen Size beds. Several of the suites have 4-poster beds to add to the romantic ambiance, while all rooms feature luxury linens and bath amenities. There is a pleasant communal garden courtyard and guest enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning.
14 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840, 401 324 1240
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