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About Rhode Island
Rhode Island is the smallest American state - you can drive through it in about 45 minutes - but it’s got miles and miles of gorgeous coastline which make it a very appealing destination. Most of the best places to stay in Rhode Island centre in and around the cities of Newport and Providence, where there's a wide range of chic boutiques and elegant historical hotels. However, if the aim is to simply relax, choose one of our recommendations outside the cities, for a luxurious coastal stay.
Providence is Rhode island’s capital, a picturesque city rich in museums and galleries, and art and antique shops in wonderful old neighbourhoods. Unless you're only looking for the beach or the water, then it's worth at least passing through charming Providence. It’s also great for foodies and anyone who enjoys treating themselves to the finer things.
Newport is the state's other main city and is known both for its history and wonderful architecture. Some of the architecture is colonial and dates from the town’s founding. There are Tudor style mansions, French chateaux, Italian palaces and all sorts of castles and manors, built as summer houses by the rich and famous. One of the best ways to see the highlights of Newport is to take the ‘Famous Cliff walk’, a five and a half kilometre stroll along the clifftops with beautiful ocean vistas one side and views of some of the most extravagant mansions on the other.
Charleston, on the coast, is a great spot for a quiet, civilised beach break or family holiday, East Bay is where you go to learn about the earliest American settlers - with its whaling history and Bristol’s slave trade connections, or you might like to see Conanicut Island, another historic spot known for its Quaker farmers and the pirate, Captain Kidd.
Whether you're just passing through on a New England tour, or here for a longer stay, our selection of the best places to stay in Rhode Island has something for everyone: from great value city spots to all out luxury on the coast.
The Best places to stay in Rhode Island
- Built in 1910, The Attwater in Newport is an airy New England style boutique hotel with 17 spacious, nautical-chic rooms. You’re right in the heart of things, near the beaches, the restaurants and the harbour.
- Also in Newport, the Grace Vanderbilt has been converted from the Vanderbilt Hall, a building steeped in Newport’s history. As well as being centrally located, this 33 room hotel has sleek interiors, two pools, a fitness centre, billiards room, spa and a renowned restaurant.
For a city break
- Rhode Island’s Providence may not be an obvious city break destination, but there’s plenty going on here, and the Hotel Providence is the place to stay to see it. You’re right in the heart of town surrounded by city views and some great art and antiques.
For great value
- The Dean Hotel is a cool boutique offering in downtown Providence where the modern rooms offer nice features like works by local artists and rain showers. There’s also a hip cafe, a hip bar and a German restaurant.
- Also in Providence, NYLO is an industrial conversion overlooking the river with a great bar known for its live music. And its competitive price!
- The Castle Hill Inn was originally a Newport lookout post, so has unrivalled views of the Atlantic from its perch on Newport’s western point. Dating from the 18th Century, this inn is surrounded by 40 acres and has 35 rooms and a terrace bar and restaurant.
- Forty 1 North is a modern, boutique hotel right on Newport’s waterfront, so perfect for sailors. As well as views over the Atlantic, these 28 rooms are eco-friendly and there are two restaurants and a bar.
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The Beech Tree Inn and Cottage Newport 8 rooms from £79Historic - The property was built in the 1880s and is now made up of the original building and cottage wing, both surrounded by beech treesLocal exploring - Easily explore the island's long sandy beaches, impressve mansions, ocean trails, boutiques, museums and restaurantsValue chic - Impressive price and value compared with most of Newport's highly-priced historic B&BsSights nearby - Spend time exploring the Old Quarter, famous for its colonial buildings, grand Gilded Age mansions and 300 year old history
Great-value Victorian home converted into an inviting modern inn. As well as spacious and comfortable rooms, the property boasts gourmet breakfasts, large gardens, sunlit balconies, outdoor seating and a rooftop terrace. Fab historic exteriors, modern interiors, laid-back hosts and a quiet location. See More
The Dean Hotel Providence (Rhode Island) 52 rooms from £87Sights nearby - 18th Century John Brown House is a museum in a mansion.Great walks - Along to Pomham Rocks Lighthouse.Lively - Hip and happening.Full of characterRecommended by - Tablet
Cool downtown boutique in prime location for local exploring, restaurants and shopping. Rooms are modern, local art works hangs on the walls and tiled bathrooms with rain showers. The Boom Box for karaoke, Bolt Coffee for your morning fix, cocktails at Magdalenae Room and Faust is German cuisine. See More
Marshall Slocum Inn Newport 5 rooms from £97Local exploring - Use the property as a charming base for sightseeing at a leisurely pace; visit beaches, grand Gilded Age mansions and museumsTotal relaxation - After a morning of sightseeing, spend relaxing afternoons sunbathing in the leafy gardens or reading on the covered porchSights nearby - Most of Newport's beaches are a 5 - 10 minute drive. Visit Easton's, Fort Adams State Park, Gooseberry and King's Park beachesSailing - Take a romantic sunset cruise around scenic Newport Harbor or head out on a private charter fishing expedition
Beautifully preserved Victorian mansion with an authentic feel and modern levels of comfort. Intimate rooms feature romantic canopy beds, 150-year old original pine flooring, fireplaces and tasteful period antiques. Enjoy chef-cooked breakfast, gardens and porch. Understated sophistication. See More
Christopher Dodge House Providence 14 rooms from £101Sights nearby - Visit Tiverton Four Corners, an important center for antiques, fine art, and decorative crafts.Four poster beds - For romantics.TraditionalBoutique
NYLO Providence (Rhode Island) 163 rooms from £121Sights nearby - Historic Providence gardens are worth a visit and check what is on during your stay - they have events all year around.Views - Great views from hotelLively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - Tablet
Industrial conversion on the river offers business facilities, airport shuttle, library and games room. Rooms are large with modern facilities & complimentary toiletries. Regional cuisine is served at The Loft overlooking the Pawtuxet River and live music at the bar. 17 miles from town exploring. See More
Cliffside Inn Newport 16 rooms from £125Local exploring - The perfect base for exploring the beauty, culture and nightlife of NewportSailing - From sailing classes and workshops to day trips and two-hour excursions, there are many opportunitiesGreat walks - First timers to Newport, the Cliff Walk is a mustRestrictions on children - Not suitable for children
A charming and luxurious Victorian mansion, situated in the heart of Newport. Rooms are unique and creative with whirlpool baths, spa showers, fireplaces and verandas showing off the stunning views of the famous Cliff Walk. Enjoy a delicious fresh breakfast and wine & appetisers in the evening. See More
The Wayfinder Newport 197 rooms from £132Beach Life - Set on a rugged & beautiful stretch of coastline - enjoy sea views, evenings beside the firepit, and delicious lobster rollsBoutique - A passion project run by group of local chefs, bartenders, artists, and designers creating a unique and individual hotelSailing - Spend a day sailing through Newport Harbor and Narraganset BaySwimming Pool - Seasonal outdoor pool with cocktail service!
A trendy boutique hotel run by a team of artists, chefs, and entrepreneurs who all have in common a love for the area. Chic rooms are modern and stylish with vintage furniture, local artworks, and a nautical palette. With a large pool, firepits, and seafood restaurant - this is coastal perfection. See More
The 1661 Inn New Shoreham, Block Island 24 rooms from £140Local exploring - This beautiful island has vast natural wonders, historic lighthouses, excellent restaurants & a fun family-friendly coastal feelFamilies - Families will feel at ease here with relaxed hosts, spacious rooms, beach & farm on the doorstep plus large green lawn for gamesBeach Life - Enjoy miles of wild picture-perfect New England coastline; wide golden sand beaches, large dunes & beautiful blue seaGreat walks - Take a leisurely stroll around the simply stunning exotic garden and orchard; the spring flowers are a sight worth visiting for
Historic white-clapboard beach-front inn. Classic contemporary rooms have a soft fresh nautical colour scheme, quirky layouts, sea views, wooden floors, spa baths and fireplaces. Enjoy the wrap-around veranda, manicured gardens and sea-facing restaurant. Stay for relaxed, easy-going beach holidays. See More
The Atlantic Inn New Shoreham, Block Island 21 rooms from £140Total relaxation - Peace and quiet with no TV or radio, sit out on the warparound veranda and watch the ships sail by from the Old Harbor.Great walks - This are is packed with fantastic walking, start off around the gardens and then head towards the harbour.Sights nearby - Check out the two neary lighthouses - Southeast and North.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Fodors
Mill Street Inn Newport (Rhode Island) 23 rooms from £144Great walks - Cruise miles of scenic coastline along the magnificent Ocean Drive or walk the famous Cliff Walk.Local markets - See hundreds of live crustaceans at the Aquidneck Lobster Company and bring home a live lobster.Birdwatching - Invigorate yourself with a nature hike to star-gaze or bird-watch at The Norman Bird Sanctuary.Sights nearby - Re-live the "Gilded Age" with a tour of an elegant Bellevue Avenue Mansion.Recommended by - Tablet
Charming converted saw mill with exposed brick and beams. The modern, comfortable rooms come with complimentary breakfast on the rooftop offering sea views of Newport. The perfect location to explore local restaurants and bars. A memorable coastal weekend break for all the family. See More
Gurney's Newport Newport 257 rooms from £148Families - With complimentary rollaway beds, kids menu and a fantastic kids club, the resort is well catered to needs of familiesSailing - Guests can dock their boats here as the vast marina features 22 slips accommodating boats from small tenders to 125 feetGreat walks - Wonder down Bellevue Avenue and gaze at its magnificent mansions, just over a mile away from the resortKids Club - In the summer there is a complimentary kids club which runs daily activities
A beautiful, luxury resort located on the historic Goat Island, just minutes from downtown Newport. Rooms are modern with lots of natural light and hints of blue and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers. Relax at the Regent Lounge by the firepit and enjoy delicious Italian fare at Scarpetta. See More
Gilded Newport 17 rooms from £148Romantic Break - A cosy spot for a getaway for two, plush bedding, chic rooms, indulgent bathrooms and a sense of privacyGreat walks - The Cliff Walk is a must for all guests, a curated walk along the coast offering spectacular seaside viewsFull of characterHouse party feel - Be prepared to meet people.Recommended by - Great Small Hotels , Tablet
A wonderfully whimsical Victorian era B&B, just off centre in the seaside town of Newport. The fabulous interiors by Rachel Reider are a nod to the Golden Age, with bold bright colours and rococo and Beaux-Arts style furnishings. The breakfast is excellent and the atmosphere is relaxed. See More
Hydrangea House Inn Newport 11 rooms from £152City Style - An architectural gem which has stayed faithful to its rich history in decor, interiors & style while feeling incredibly spoilingLocal exploring - Located in the centre of the 'Old Quarter', it's walking distance to Gilded Age mansions, the harborfront, shops and restaurantsRomantic Break - Check-in to an indulgent suite for romantic touches like fireplaces, two person tubs, fluffy bathrobes and in-room massagesArchitectural - The property has been recognised by the Rhode Island Historical Society for its unique architectural details
Quaint historic inn located on prestigious tree-lined Bellevue Avenue. Elegant period interiors are brimming with old-world charm; think opulent four-poster beds, flowered pelmets, grand fireplaces and painted panel moulding. Relax in the parlour or homely covered patio. Authentic slice of the past. See More
The Francis Malbone House Newport 20 rooms from £154Local exploring - Nestled in the lively downtown waterfront district, restaurants, galleries, shops and impressive homes are all walking distanceTotal relaxation - The courtyard garden provides a haven of calm & privacy just minutes from the action. Curl up with book & cup of tea in the sunCity Style - A class act that allows guests to experience Newport's notorious Gilded Age history and charm firsthandRomantic Break - A heavenly grown-up getaway with romantic fireplaces, harbour views, spa baths and divine interiors
Harbourfront historic inn boasting authentic period decor and interiors. Rooms successfully marry old and new; four-poster beds, fireplaces and Georgian-style walls combine with discreet flat-screen TVs and docking stations. Manicured lawn plus cosy lounges create an exclusive home-away-from-home. See More
The Attwater Newport (Rhode Island) 17 rooms from £158Sailing - Lessons or rentals for the experienced - sailing is a way of life in this town.Great walks - The Newport Cliff Walk is 3.5 miles of shoreline for all the public.Sights nearby - Newport Country Club is 10 minutes drive away.BoutiqueRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, CN Traveller
Built in 1910, this airy and New England style boutique hotel offers contemporary luxury in the heart of Newport. Rooms are spacious with colours mirroring the nautical life of the city. Nearby are restaurants, beaches, harbours and a vibrant city life. A great weekend break for all! See More
Hotel Providence Providence (Rhode Island) 80 rooms from £164Sights nearby - Roger Williams Zoo.Full of characterRecommended by - Tablet
Downtown Providence hotel filled with antiques and art. The large, comfortable rooms offer city views and modern marble bathrooms. Aspire Restaurant offers local cuisine, a popular spot for pre-theatre dinning. Fitness and business facilities, prime location for restaurants, bars and attractions. See More
The Break Narragansett, Rhode Island 16 rooms from £165Beach Life - Narragansett is considered one of the best New England beach towns. Stays include complimentary beach bags, towels & chairsBack to Nature - With the sea just 500m away, this is the place to relish the great outdoors with surfing, swimming, kayaking & fishingTotal relaxation - Sink into the relaxing vintage beach community vibe, with laid-back surfers, rustic fisherman and a slow pace of lifeSights nearby - Take a day trip to Newport, famous for its fine art and architecture, world-class restaurants, yachting, fishing and golfRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Boutique hotel with retro beach house vibe. The funky nautical palette combines modern art and colour pops to striking effect. Plush homely rooms all come with super-soft linens, robes, gas fires & high-tech touches. Chic retreat with saltwater pool, rooftop restaurant & bar, sea views and spa. See More
The Hotel Maria Westerly, Rhode Island 31 rooms from £171Beach Life - Perfect for those looking to fill leisurely days with beach walks, swimming, massages, sunbathing, reading and ocean viewsFamilies - Perfect setting for picture-postcard family holidays with beach access, icecreams, nearby playgrounds and amusement parksSights nearby - Atlantic Beach Park, Mystic Aquarium, Flying House Carousel & Bayview Fun Park are wonderful nearby attractions for all agesSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Laid-back family-run hotel located steps from the beach. Spacious sea-facing rooms are fresh and contemporary; pastel shades, bold prints pops and Mid-Century-style furniture add character. Enjoy the restaurant, Sunset Club, ocean-facing balconies & great views. Nostalgic family-holiday fun. See More
Paws on Pelham Newport 22 rooms from £173Local exploring - It's walking distance to the harbourfront's boutiques, restaurants, shops and sites and easy access to nearby beachesPet friendly - The inn has been created with dogs in mind. Each room comes with a custom-made dog bed and feeding bowlsSailing - Take a private boat charter around scenic Newport Harbor; look out for grand Gilded Age mansions and impressive sail boatsSights nearby - The historic district location means that Newport's famous mansions are just minutes away. A guided tour is recommended
Contemporary inn with focus on furry friends. All rooms have been designed especially for guests with pets & there's a relaxed homely vibe. Decor combines a fresh palette with bold pooch prints. Take in the sun from the rooftop deck or traditional clapboard porch. Best option in town for dog-lovers. See More
The Bayberry Newport 7 rooms from £176Beach Life - Spend lazy days on stunning sandy beaches. Make sure to visit Eastons, Goosberry & Baileys to experience the best on the islandCity Style - A stylish yet homely base which perfectly captures the history and glamour of Newport in a fresh contemporary styleLocal exploring - The location is halfway between Newport's bustling harborfront and the island's picturesque beachesSailing - Newport is known as one of the sailing capitals of the world. Head out onto the water for a harbour cruise or private charter
Historic home sensitively remodelled into a designer boutique inn. Decor combines a modern oceanic colour palette with sleek one-of-a-kind furniture, bold prints and fireplaces. Comes with gardens, covered porch & cosy lounge. Perfect for couples looking for peace and quiet, style and privacy. See More
Hotel Manisses RI, Block Island 17 rooms from £194Groups - Hotel Manisses caters to large groups with sample menus for private dining and block booking options for roomsHoneymoons - This romantic beachside hotel offering unique special touches for newlyweds is perfect for honeymooningBeach Life - Explore the iconic beach paradise of Block IslandSights nearby - Explore Block Island and its gorgeous landmarks including the South East Lighthouse
A beautifully renovated Victorian beach house offering guests boutique accommodation. Rooms are elegantly designed with plush furnishings. The restaurant menu is lovingly curated and can be tailored to guest's needs for social events. The bar has an impressive selection of drinks and daily specials. See More
Block Island Beach House New Shoreham, Block Island 31 rooms from £210Beach Life - Block Island Beach House overlooking Crescent Beach offers the only beachfront hotel rooms on the island.Active Holiday - Block Island is a paradise for surfers, paddleboarders, walkers and cyclists alikeSurfing - Hit the waves in one of America's most iconic surf spotsViews - Great views from hotel
Offering a perfect combination of laid back vibes and gorgeous accommodation with vintage-inspired rooms, some of which have balconies with impressive sea views, and direct beach access. The onsite restaurant, The Surf serves great food whilst the Beach Bar has an impressive cocktail menu. See More
Forty 1 North Newport (Rhode Island) 28 rooms from £215Sights nearby - Museum of Newport History is one of a handful of cultural sights to see during your stay.Great walks - Walks along the shoreline at Cliff Walk are worth doing.Sailing - Sailing is very much part of Newport's lifestyle.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
This waterfront boutique hotel is eco, nautical in decor and contemporary in style. Rooms offer Atlantic Ocean views. Two restaurants offering locally sourced ingredients from grilled fish and meat to an Asian tapas bar. The ideal base to explore the Gatsby-esque mansions of the Jazz era. See More
La Farge Perry House Newport 5 rooms from £216Local exploring - The historic district location means Newport's centre and harbourfront (with shops, sites & restaurants) are walking distanceTotal relaxation - The quiet, intimate setting, beautiful blooming gardens and covered porch with rocking chairs create a relaxing holiday feelBeach Life - During your stay make sure to explore Easton's beach, Sachuest beach (for surfing) and the quiet and peaceful 3rd beachGreat walks - Walk along nearby Bellevue Avenue to enjoy the mansions of great families who lived in the area; the Astors, Vanderbilts & Dukes
Idyllic historical B&B close to Newport's downtown. Exquisite period decor creates an authentic feel; expect canopy beds, intricate oriental rugs and chandeliers, as well as grand dining room and parlour. Enjoy peaceful afternoons in the English country-style gardens. A chic, tranquil & homely stay. See More
Grace Vanderbilt Newport (Rhode Island) 33 rooms from £219Sights nearby - Touro Synaoguge is 100 metres away and bult in 1763.Great walks - Newport Cliff WalkSailing - Can be booked nearby.Full of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
Formerly the Vanderbilt Hall, this centrally located mansion oozes Newport history. Fabulous rooms offer cool, sleek interiors plus there are two pools, fitness centre, billiards room and spa. Throw in a restaurant and a roof deck bar, and it's the perfect Rhode Island destination! See More
Castle Hill Inn Newport (Rhode Island) 35 rooms from £238Sights nearby - The Cliff Walk along the shore is 3km away and worth a stroll.Great walks - Castle Hill Lighthouse is worth a visit closeby.Sailing - Newport is known for its love of sailing.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Relais & Chateaux, Mr & Mrs Smith
Resting in 40 acres on the western point, this 18th Century lookout post offers dramatic views of the Atlantic. Rooms are all unique and beautifully decorated. Sunset Terrace Bar and the restaurant offer farm to fork dining. Sailing, beaches and much more are ready for all the family. Stunning! See More
Ocean House Westerly, Rhode Island 49 rooms from £300Fishing - Instruction in how to tie flies, how to cast, and what flies to use depending on season, tides and fish.Sights nearby - Flying Horse Carousel, the oldest continuously operating carousel in the USA.Surfing - Surfing and Paddle Boarding are both popular in the area.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Standing in a league of it's own, tall on the buffs of Watch Hill with ocean views over a long private white sandy beach. Large, naturally light rooms have private balconies & plush Italian linens. You'll find charm, style and service with thoughtful touches throughout. Inspired cuisine. Delightful. See More
Weekapaug Inn Westerly, Rhode Island 31 rooms from £318Birdwatching - Borrow some binoculars and look out for the herons and egrets in warm weather and in the colder months, ducks.Sights nearby - Watch Hill Lighthouse and Museum is over 200 years old.Great walks - The ocean beach offers two miles of white sand shore.Kayaking - Take a kayak and explore the waters.Recommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Quintessentially 1899 New England inn with Atlantic views, private beach and pool. Spacious rooms decked with local artist works, offset by a light colour palette and tasteful bathrooms. Farm-to-table cuisine across four restaurants and unique settings - do not miss Sunday brunch. See More
The Chanler at Cliff Walk Newport (Rhode Island) 20 rooms from £358Great walks - The Cliff Walk allows one to explore the shoreline by foot whilst making a memorable and leisurely afternoon stroll.Sights nearby - The Preservation Society of Newport County has over 10 mansions for you to discover during your stay.Back to Nature - Along the waterfront there is much to see and explore in terms of sealife, as well as activities.Sailing - Board an America’s Cup 12-metre yacht and explore the shoreline from the seas.
This European-style oceanfront boutique is one of the Newport mansions, but the only one open to guests. Each room is unique, but with a common theme of comfort, plush linens and luxurious bathrooms. Dine at award winning Spiced Pear, Cliff Walk Terrace for al fresco, or head to the lively bar. See More
The Villa at Westerly Westerly, Rhode Island 8 rooms from £468Local exploring - The villa is perfect base for discovering the beauty and wonder of Rhode Island, with car and bicycle hire avaliableRomantic Break - Enjoy a romantic getaway with your loved one at the villa, with room services, spa tubs and beautiful groundsSights nearby - Take a ferry ride to Block Island, a short day trip to Newport, Jamestown or nearby Mystic Seaport and VillagePrivate Hot Tub - Rooms come with 2-person spa tubs
A luxury coastal B&B in Westerley. Rooms are themed in a classic Mediterranean style with antique furnishings, fireplaces and spacious bathrooms with large spa tubs. Enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast in the garden and take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. A cosy hideaway. See More