Beachside Hotels in Newport

by Lee Grayson Google
Hotels in Newport, Rhode Island, offer beach-side access for surfing.

Hotels in Newport, Rhode Island, offer beach-side access for surfing.

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The historic Gilded Age mansions, flower gardens and miles of public sandy beaches in Newport, Rhode Island, provide visitors a choice of diverse overnight accommodations, including suites, guestrooms and historic and modern hotel rooms. While the nearby villages and towns include motels and hotels, the beach accommodations along the coast in Newport allow easy access to popular tourist attractions, including the Cliff Walk and lighthouses.

Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

Newport Beach Hotel & Suites, one of the Historic Hotels of America listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, features an indoor pool with a view of Newport Pond, adjacent to the hotel. A laundry, business center, rooftop deck (also with water view) and a rooftop hot tub are also available to guests. Services include private fitness trainers and yoga and Pilates instruction at the hotel's fitness center. Easton Beach, adjacent to the hotel, offers sand volleyball courts and picnic areas. Auto parking for one guest is included as part of the room fee. Summer parking requires an additional parking fee, while off-season parking is complimentary.

Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel

The Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel features rooms cleaned by a six-step hypoallergenic process, including a complete disinfection of the air system, to reduce allergy irritants. Accommodation options include a choice of smoking or nonsmoking rooms and suites, some with a view of the water. Amenities feature a room work area, complimentary morning newspaper and iPod docking stations. On-site dining options comprise the Windward Restaurant and Pineapples on the Bay, both fine-dining eateries with water views. The hotel’s 533 Lounge, located on the sundeck, serves cocktails, and Hyatt’s Galley features a coffee bar.

Newport Marriott Hotel

The Newport Marriott Hotel provides guests a choice of 319 rooms and suites. Business travelers have the option of rooms incorporating work desks and chairs and additional multimedia outlets. Hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and rooms on a special concierge floor. The hotel's Fathoms restaurant and lounge, open for all meals, specializes in seafood dishes. In addition to beach access, the Newport Marriott allows access to the Cliff Walk and easy access to the Castle Hill Lighthouse.

Bannister's Wharf Guest Rooms

Bannister’s Wharf is a collection of galleries, shops and eateries. Bannister's Wharf Guest Rooms offers five single-room accommodations and a one-bedroom suite. Two-bedroom suites and apartments with kitchenettes are also available. Pets are welcome in all rooms. Room rates vary with the season, and the hotel is open throughout the year. Snacks and coffee are available in the wharf area at the Coffee Grinder and Ben & Jerry’s; the Clarke Cooke House offers more formal dining at the Bistro (in summer), Summer Sushi and The Porch, as well as drinks at The SkyBar.

Castle Hill Inn & Resort

The Castle Hill Inn & Resort celebrates the early architectural history of Newport. The beach-side resort features rooms in the original mansion and at the chalet, as well as accommodations in the beach cottages. All rooms offer views of the water. Room fees include breakfast and an afternoon tea. The inn features four separate dining rooms, the Sunset, Newport, Agassiz and Ocean Rooms, offering a choice of fine dining and featuring views of Narragansett Bay, formal decor and small, intimate settings. The Castle Hill Bar serves wines and liquors.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.

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