Hotels in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island’s coastal hotels are among the most gorgeous along the entire eastern seaboard. With dramatic, far-flung vistas and easy access to wide,... Read More

Rhode Island’s coastal hotels are among the most gorgeous along the entire eastern seaboard. With dramatic, far-flung vistas and easy access to wide, smooth sandy beaches, water is a prominent feature at these exceptional lodges and inns. Ocean House, built on a narrow horn of land jutting sharply into the Atlantic, has a Victorian-era feel, as well as croquet and award-winning cuisine. Further east, on breezy Aquidneck Island, you’ll find the distinguished hotels of Newport on the edge of cliffs or nestled into the marina (consider booking at places like Forty 1º North, the Chanler at Cliffwalk, and Castle Hill Inn)—you’ll never starve for a decent view.

Travelers who make their way out to Little Compton will be happy to find a quiet Rhode Island hotel, the Stone House. This small, historic hotel is located in the mansion of the man who invented the three-ring binder. With just 13 rooms, the space is charmingly old-fashioned.

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  • Castle Hill Inn Hotel in Rhode Island Courtesy of Castle Hill Inn
    Castle Hill Inn

    In 1874, mining magnate Alexander Agassiz had a sprawling summer house built just outside of Newport. It was an ideal oceanside setting for a man who'd... Read More

  • The Chanler at Cliff Walk Courtesy of The Chanler at Cliff Walk
    Chanler at Cliff Walk

    There are only 20 rooms at the Chanler, built in 1873 as a private summer home. Each guest room is individually named and designed—some reflect a French... Read More

  • Cliffside Inn Hotel in Rhode Island Courtesy of Cliffside Inn
    Cliffside Inn

    Set above the Atlantic Ocean overlooking Newport's Cliff Walk, this Victorian manor house and former home of painter Beatrice Turner channels the sort... Read More

  • Forty 1 North Hotel in Rhode Island Courtesy of Forty 1° North
    Forty 1° North

    Constructed with the modern yacht-owning crowd in mind, this chic boutique hotel opened in 2010 on Narragansett Bay and has its own marina... Read More

  • Ocean House © Ocean House
    Ocean House

    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.... Read More

  • OceanCliff Hotel in Rhode Island Courtesy of The Newport Experience
    OceanCliff

    After touring the mansions on Newport's Bellevue Avenue, retreat to your own Gilded Age "cottage" by the sea. The Oceancliff, a red granite estate built... Read More

  • Stone House Hotel in Rhode Island Courtesy of The Newport Experience
    Stone House

    On Sakonnet Point, 30 miles from Newport’s crowded beaches, Stone House, a 13-room property, is a quiet hideaway. The stone Italianate villa (originally... Read More

  • The Dean Hotel in Rhode Island Courtesy of The Dean
    The Dean

    Downtown Providence used to offer little in the way of artsy lodging—for high-minded digs, travelers would stick to ocean-facing suites along the state... Read More

  • Vanderbilt Grace Hotel in Rhode Island Courtesy of The Vanderbilt Grace
    Vanderbilt Grace

    For many of Newport’s grand, ocean-facing hotels, the appeal lies in a sense of seclusion from the bustle of town. Not so with this elegant brick... Read More

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