Newport + The Coast

Hotels in Newport + The Coast

Vacationers come to Narragansett, midway along Rhode Island’s shore, for surf-worthy waves and waters warmer than the typically bracing New England beach. For an unobstructed view of the Atlantic, stay at the Ocean Rose Inn, a nine-room Victorian villa built in 1896.

After taking a tour of the mansions on Newport's Bellevue Avenue, where you can gawk at the lavish lifestyles of turn-of-the-century industrialists, retreat to your own Gilded Age "cottage" by the sea.

There are only twenty rooms at the Chanler, built  in 1873 as a private summer home.

In 1874, mining magnate Alexander Agassiz, gentleman explorer and part-time oceanographer, had a sprawling summer house built just outside of Newport. It was an ideal setting for a man who'd made strides in the field of marine biology.

Built in 1868 on a windswept bluff with views of the Atlantic, the Victorian hotel once catered to moneyed aristocrats but was eventually torn down.

Indoor and outdoor pools make this a good choice for families.

Formerly Vanderbilt Hall.

In 1909, the Vanderbilts gave the property to the city of Newport; it's been a hotel since 1997.

Built with the modern yacht-owning crowd in mind, this chic boutique hotel, opened in 2010 on Narragansett Bay, has its own marina with parking for super-sized conveyances.

The 137-year-old hotel has been in the same family since 1969. The 16 rooms are decorated with antique furniture, and some have vaulted wood-beamed ceilings and canopy beds.

On Sakonnet Point, 30 miles from Newport’s crowded beaches, the 13-room property is a quiet hideaway. The 155-year-old stone Italianate villa just opened after a two-year renovation.