With its white sand beaches, centuries-old traditions, picturesque streets, and decaying mansions, Newport, Rhode Island, is a first-class destination. Whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner, or with the whole family in tow, you’ll find no shortage of things to do, see, and experience. But no matter how big the city is, the success of any vacation lies in your choice of accommodations… and there, you’re in luck. Without further ado, here is our pick of the top ten Newport, RI hotels for 2020.
10. Hotel Viking
Where: 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840-3205
With its combination of old world charm and 21st century comforts, the Viking Hotel sits somewhere between the best of both worlds. Guests can expect sumptuously comfortable rooms, delightfully hospitable service, and some truly delicious bites at the hotel’s One Bellevue restaurant.
9. Francis Malbone’s house
Where: 392 Thames St, Newport, RI
For elegant luxury, the 18th century Francis Malbone house has your name written all over it. With marble bathtubs, beautiful antiques, stately fireplaces, and gilded mirrors, this is a hotel that is clearly proud of its heritage and doesn’t hesitate to show it off. While amenities like the fitness center and business centers are scarce on the ground, the charming courtyard and tea room are more than makeup.
8. The Attwater
Where: 22 Liberty St, Newport, RI 02840
As a winner of the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award, The Attwater has no shortage of pedigree. Guests can expect a very modern take on traditional Newport style of old world luxury, with vibrant decor, a wonderfully inviting spa, and a cafe serving homemade lemon and ginger scones to die for.
7. Castle Hill Inn
Where: 590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
With its views over Narragansett Bay and the surrounding coastline, Castle Hill Inn occupies one of Newport’s most idyllic locations. The accommodation is almost as good as the scenery: decorated with a nod to the Newport of yesteryear, there is an exuberance and splendor to the interior of the inn that will have you rethinking your own décor before you know it. It’s not just about the past though – with luxuriously plush bedding, rainfall showerheads, and free WIFI, there are enough modern amenities to make you feel right and truly at home.
6. Grace Vanderbilt
Where: 41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840
If you go to Newport, a visit to the mansions is a must. If you want to take things a step further, why not spend a lot of money and stay in one … and not just any one, but the former home of one of Newport’s most famous names, Grace Vanderbilt? Grace Vanderbilt is today one of Newport’s premier destinations, combining staggering opulence with modern conveniences to dramatic effect. If you’re lucky enough to get one of the 33 rooms, don’t miss a visit to the hotel’s restaurant, Muse – with its French twist on New England classics, it’s a foodie’s dream.
5. Forty 1 North
Where: 351 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
If old world flair leaves you yawning, Forty 1 North should be on your street. Unlike most other offerings in town, this stylish little boutique has both feet firmly planted in the 21st century. Guests can expect every imaginable modern luxury and convenience, from in-room iPads and iPod-integrated multimedia systems to MALIN + GOETZ bath products and Frette bedding. Lively, vibrant, and with great green credentials (down to the low-flow showerheads and CFL bulbs), it’s a magnet for the youngsters.
4. Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection
Where: 41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840
Located on a turn-of-the-century property on the waterfront in downtown Newport, the Vanderbilt blends old and new to stunning effect. Elegant with class and packed with beautiful antique furnishings, it gives you a taste of the Golden Age without neglecting 21st century amenities like flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, gyms, pools, and spas. The sublime Vanderbilt Grill is also worth mentioning – for classic New England fare served with an innovative twist, it’s hard to beat.
Where: 23 Brinley St., Newport RI 02840
Playful, funny, and with his tongue permanently lodged in one cheek, Gilded makes an excellent lodging choice for anyone looking for something a little different from the norm. With a very 21st century take on 19th century glamor, the hotel features many eye-catching graphics, …