Newport, Rhode Island is easily one of the most beautiful locations that you could ever decide to stay in. There’s just something about that area that really grabs hold of you and refuses to let go. Many people that make the decision to go there for a vacation eventually decide to relocate permanently, even if it is only during the summer months. Some of the more hearty individuals decide to stick it out year-round. If you’ve never been there before, choosing the right place to stay can really help you make the most out of your experience. Any of the five places listed below should make you happy, maybe even to the point of reconsidering where you eventually decide to live.
The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina
If you want to stay right on the water, you can’t really ask for a better place than this. As is the case with so many of the buildings in the area, this one is in a historic building that gives you a real sense of history when you walk inside. As previously mentioned, it sits right on the water’s edge, giving you a perfect view of all of the yachts traveling back and forth. You also have the advantage of walking along storied cobblestone streets and you’re well within walking distance of both the Block Island Ferry and the Long Wharf Shopping Mall. As far as the hotel itself goes, you can take advantage of things like the pool, restaurants, and the bar, all of which are on site. The rooms are also luxurious and spacious enough to allow you to spread out without feeling like you’re invading someone else’s space.
Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center
Maybe you’re more interested in finding a hotel that has an outstanding conference center where you can conduct meetings or hold seminars. This is the perfect fit, as it has more than enough space to do exactly that. You can also book the conference center weeks or even months in advance so you don’t have to worry about your event conflicting with someone else’s. The hotel has everything that you could possibly want, including a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and even a fitness center. As is the case with most of the hotels in the area, you can easily walk to anything you’re interested in seeing. In this case, you’re close to the Naval War College Museum.
If your idea of the perfect place to stay involves both history and luxury, you might want to stay here at Hotel Viking. The building itself has been there for a very long time and the hotel has been in business since the 1920s. The rooms are spacious and they have the feel of total luxury without losing their sense of history. As a matter of fact, the entire facility is quite striking, both in its appearance and in the services and amenities provided. If you want to stay somewhere that offers a great restaurant and an equally well-respected bar, you can mark off all those check marks here.
Beech Tree Inn and Cottage
This is a beautiful facility in a Victorian-era building. It’s easily one of the most relaxing places to stay, and it has rooms that have been meticulously prepared for your arrival. Enjoy the rooms that are spacious enough to prevent you from feeling cramped, yet still small enough to feel cozy. If that’s not enough to get you interested, you can enjoy the garden tub in the bathroom or go for a walk and relax in the surroundings. It’s also important to know that if you prefer traveling with your pet, this is a location that welcomes them for the duration of your stay.
Howland House Inn
The rooms here are fairly straightforward, but they are still nice and rather spacious. There is also a free breakfast served each morning, all from the common kitchen area. Each room has its own bathroom, so you can enjoy your privacy any time you’re in the mood for some alone time. The building itself has been there since the 1700s, so it’s a great place to stay when you’re in the mood for a little history.