Newport is one of Rhode Island's most popular vacation destinations, decorated by magnificent mansions such as The Breakers, Marble House, and Rough Point. The picturesque Cliff Walk trail hugs the coastline and allows a glimpse of all three. No matter where you choose to stay, each neighborhood offers easy access to beaches and iconic attractions such as Fort Adams State Park and the National Museum of American Illustration. Book a great hotel near scenic beaches surrounding Newport for sunny days filled with surfing, lazing on the sand, and enjoying delicious waterfront dining. Restaurants with delectable seafood are plentiful here.
Where to stayin Newport
Where to Stay for Beaches
The ocean is never far away no matter where in Newport visitors choose to stay. Located in Middletown, hotels close to Easton's Beach or First Beach offer prime access to the start of the Cliff Walk. A charming boardwalk lines the surf beach. It's possible to rent beach chairs, umbrellas, and boogie boards here. Nearby are Sachuest Beach or Second Beach and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Historic landmarks, coastal views, and elegant accommodations dot Ocean Drive. This scenic route, also known as Ten Mile Drive, offers plenty of spots to swim, fish, and enjoy sweeping panoramas and enchanting sunrises.
Great Neighborhoods for Culture and History
Newport is a dream for lovers of history and culture, especially in the Bellevue Avenue Historic District. Book a hotel nearby to discover national historic landmarks such as the Isaac Bell House, Marble House, The Breakers, and the gothic revival mansion of Kingscote. The Point is one of Newport's beautiful historic neighborhoods, where accommodations are surrounded by well-preserved colonial homes and waterfront views. The Cliff Walk is easily accessible from hotels along Memorial Boulevard, Sheppard Avenue, and Webster Street. Stroll along the scenic, coastal route that meanders past the opulent backyards of historic mansions.
Recommended hotels in Bellevue Avenue Historic District
Where to Stay for Shopping and Dining
The center of shopping, dining, and nightlife action is Thames Street in Downtown Newport. Find a room here to be within walking distance of excellent restaurants. Shop for unique items from stores lining both sides of the historic street. When the sun goes down, Irish pubs and jazz clubs feature live music and a lively atmosphere. For cozy bars, craft beer, and outdoor restaurants, book a hotel near the trendy Broadway District. Among the coastal communities near Newport, Jamestown is a relaxing place to stay at quaint hotels, dine at seafood restaurants, and shop at art galleries and locally owned stores.