An action-packed day in Newport is sure to leave even the most spry of pups pooped come nighttime. These hotels offer a place for both of you to rest your heads. For an all-around pup-approved stay, visit Paws on Pelham, a dog-friendly inn with in-room dog beds and a "rufftop" deck located steps from downtown. Craving a luxury experience? Visit The Vanderbilt, a boutique hotel set in a 1909 mansion boasting stylish, modern rooms and suites.
Whatever your style, these unique hotels and inns are ready to welcome you and your best friend for a cozy night's stay.
1 Paws on Pelham
Located at the former Newport Blues Inn is Paws on Pelham, part of the Vacation Newport collection and Newport's first dog-themed inn. The space offers 13 guest rooms equipped with dry bars, mini-fridges, sofa beds and one dog bed built into the design of each room in the form of a dog house or a Murphy-style bed depending on the room. In the morning, opt for Grab & Go breakfast options. Come sunset, make your way to the rooftop for sweeping views of downtown Newport.
2 Brenton Hotel
Fifty-seven sumptuously appointed rooms and a penthouse-level suite come with all the bells and whistles at Brenton Hotel overlooking Newport Harbor: King beds face floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies offer sea breeze-accompanied harbor views, chaise sitting areas in each room, picnic-style room service, on-site restaurants The Living Room and The Rooftop, Peloton delivery to your room, and the Brenton One, the hotel's private 36" Hinckley Picnic Boat, at your beck and call.
When adventure calls, opt for a staff-led outdoor activity like a guided run on Bellevue Avenue or a bike tour of Ocean Drive.
3 The Vanderbilt
This private mansion turned luxury boutique hotel was once owned by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, scion of the acclaimed Vanderbilt family. The roof deck offers one of the most stunning views in town, while the garden terrace provides the coveted feeling of being secluded while remaining in the center of downtown.
4 Cliffside Inn
Nestled in between Newport's famed 40 Steps at Cliff Walk and First Beach is The Cliffside Inn, a Lark Hotels property and Second Empire Victorian Manor House with 16 well-appointed rooms and suites. A boisterous palette of jewel tones, rich textures and eclectic patterns compliment your experience at this c. 1876 property that used to be Maryland Governor Thomas Swann's summer residence—hence the "Swan Villa" nickname. With gas fireplaces in every room, private outdoor spaces, a wrap-around front porch, parlor and library, Cliffside Inn is an unexpected breath of fresh air tucked away from the buzzing downtown area. Plus, it’s no secret their gourmet breakfast is one of the best in town.
5 Forty 1 North
Eco-friendly travel reaches its pinnacle at Forty 1 North, a sleek waterfront hotel off Newport's popular lower Thames Street where overnight accommodations include your choice of guest rooms, suites, cottages and lofts. The LEED-certified hotel incorporates eco-friendly elements into its architecture and design: Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the hotel with natural light, walkways are made of recycled glass and crushed shells mixed with a minimum amount of concrete, and CFL lightbulbs reduce energy consumption.
Explore one of the many nooks designed for lingering, including The Library, the hotel's most intimate bar with billiards table, fireplace and plush seating, and the Oval Bar + Lounge, offering a sophisticated menu of curated drinks with a side of understated glamour. Onsite dining here includes The Grill, the hotel's dockside restaurant (it's open-air in the summer months) offering up a fresh, upscale menu. In the warmer months, head outside to The Pavilion Bar, a summertime staple overlooking Newport Harbor and a collection of pretty impressive superyachts.
6 Hotel Viking
A member of Historic Hotels of America, Hotel Viking opened its Bellevue Avenue doors to guests in 1926. Tradition is alive and well here, evident in the original brass letterbox stationed in the lobby, while also complimented by a blend of modern amenities, classic finishings and elevated touches (hint: pillow-top mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens.)
7 Newport Harbor Island Resort
The essential resort experience awaits at Newport Harbor Island Resort, surrounded by water with views of both Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Two indoor/outdoor saltwater pools, a waterfront spa, a private sundeck, cabanas for rent, a historic lighthouse, a 22-slip marina, and a clan of goats (the property is located on Goat Island, after all) complete your stay at this chic seaside property.
8 Mill Street Inn
A former nineteenth century mill located in downtown Newport, Mill Street Inn offers all the luxury of suite accommodations combined with cozy historic accents. Just steps from downtown's restaurants, bars and attractions, it's the perfect home base for you and your four-legged BFF.
9 Sonesta Select
Enjoy comfort and convenience in Middletown at Sonesta Select, where pets are welcome and they love your pooch as much as you do. Sonesta provides special amenities like a comfy pet bed, bowls, waterproof mats, and dog treats at check-in for your fur friend. All Sonesta branded hotels are pet-friendly and will welcome well-mannered dogs, with no breed or weight restrictions, $75 fee per stay applies. Up to two dogs are permitted per guest room or suite.
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