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NewportUnited States of America

Come to Newport to stroll down mansion-lined boulevards, eat in fine harbor-side restaurants, shop in classy boutique stores or enjoy a music festival.

For many years a playground to America’s elite, Newport, Rhode Island now makes a multitude of riches accessible to all. Relax on pristine beaches, enjoy superb shopping and dining and visit the former mansions of some of America’s wealthiest people.

Walk down Bellevue Avenue and peer over hedges at opulent mansions once owned by the Vanderbilts and other millionaires. Luxury yachts gleaming in the sun in the harbor make an impressive spectacle as well.

If you’re looking for something more understated, stroll down narrow cobbled streets in the town’s center, where you’ll also see a large number of 18th-century colonial homes. Stop in a café or explore Newport’s many boutique stores. Discover the highest concentration of shops, restaurants and bars along Thames Street.

It’s easy to see why America’s elite have vacationed here for decades when you discover the natural beauty the town has to offer. Visit Bailey’s Beach or the popular Ballard Park. Enjoy some of the most scenic sections by walking the famous Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) stroll with stunning views and abundant wildlife.

Some of America’s most important music festivals take place on the lawns of Fort Adams, a short boat ride from Newport Harbor. The Newport Folk Festival in July and the Newport Jazz Festival in August are pinnacles of an excellent year-round schedule of events.

Newport is an easy city to get around on foot or by bike. Make sure you spend time on the water during your visit too. Take a cruise along the coast or rent a kayak and explore alone. Join one of the daily fishing charters or test your skill as a photographer by capturing one of Newport’s stunning sunsets.

Many visitors fly into Boston and then drive 71 miles (114 kilometers) to Newport. Visit during summer to enjoy Newport in all its bustling and sun-drenched glory or come in winter to have quaint streets, stunning mansions and beautiful beaches to yourself.

Where to stay in Newport

Top hotels in Newport

The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
3 out of 5
49 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
The price is £70 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in the heart of Newport, this hotel is steps away from Bowen's Wharf and Thames Street. Newport Mansions and Easton's Beach are also within 2 miles (3 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"Great location and room was clean. It is an older property so the bathroom was very small."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
Hotel Viking
Hotel Viking
4 out of 5
1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

Located in Historic Hill, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Bannister's Wharf. Kingscote Newport ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,327 reviews)

"We enjoyed staying here, the hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to Thames st. Shops and restaurants in every direction. The Fjor spa located on site was fantastic as well as One Bellevue (hotel restaurant) which has outdoor dining with multiple fireplaces. We will definitely be staying here again."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Hotel Viking
Wayfinder Hotel
Wayfinder Hotel
4 out of 5
151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI
The price is £85 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in the heart of Newport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Newport Playhouse and within 3 miles (5 km) of Thames Street and Easton's Beach. Newport Mansions ...

4/5Very Good! (75 reviews)

"Enjoyed this hotel a lot! It was perfect price for being 5 mins away from the center of town. It was clean and the staff was always willing to help. There is a restaurant on site which is nice for days you don’t feel like going anywhere. The noise lever was always really minimal which I loved! My ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

Wayfinder Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Newport

The East Island Reserve Hotel
The East Island Reserve Hotel
3.5 out of 5
985 East Main Road, Middletown, RI
The price is £91 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Easton's Beach, Naval War College Museum and Touro Synagogue. Second Beach and International ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (141 reviews)
An overall wonderful stay!

"This hotel was the perfect place to stay when you have to get away during a pandemic. Since they offer individual cottages, there is no risk due to shared hallways or HVAC systems. There is a sign-up sheet for the pool so the capacity can be limited. The bed was very comfortable and it was nice to ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

The East Island Reserve Hotel
Newport Lofts - 194 Thames Street
Newport Lofts - 194 Thames Street
4 out of 5
194 Thames Street, Newport, RI
The price is £337 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Located in the heart of Newport, this holiday home is steps away from Queen Anne Square and Thames Street. Newport Mansions and Easton's Beach are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
A MUST STAY!

"The loft was in the perfect location and had amazing views of the entire city! The communication with the owners was wonderful, as well."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2020

Newport Lofts - 194 Thames Street
The Newport Lofts - 359 Thames Street
The Newport Lofts - 359 Thames Street
4 out of 5
359 Thames Street, Newport, RI
The price is £438 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in Yachting Village, this holiday home is steps away from Newport Harbour and Thames Street. Newport Mansions and Easton's Beach are also within 1 mile ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"We LOVED our stay there. We debated between here and staying on the beach and we are so happy we went with this choice. I don’t think we’ve ever found more comfortable accommodations for a larger family and it’s in the epicenter of town making everything walkable at night (and the car is convenient ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2018

The Newport Lofts - 359 Thames Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Newport

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16 Oct 2019

Nice small hotel located in centre of Newport and convenient for local facilities

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Oct 2019

Unfortunately it did rain for the two days but we enjoyed the cliff walk and good food and beer at The Red Parrot and The Brick Alley pub

5/5 - Excellent

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29 May 2019

Great mansions, lovely cliff walk.

5/5 - Excellent

Roses

24 May 2019

Newport is a lovely place to go on holiday, we got a great few days of sun so spent lots of time sightseeing and visiting the beach. We did a trolley tour which was one of the best bits along with the cliff walk and mansion visit.

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