It's no secret that Newport's beaches are a hot spot for swimming come summer months. But when you're looking for something a little more chill and a little less sandy, there's an alternative: hotel pools. Full-service offerings, exclusive cabanas and a classic coastal atmosphere sans the sand make these top hotel pools a covetable spot for sun-basking.

You need to be a hotel guest if you want to take a dip in many of these pools, but some welcome non-guests (for a fee) who want to soak up the atmosphere.

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

 

THE WAYFINDER HOTEL

Cool and quirky, The Wayfinder Hotel speaks to those looking for a Newport experience out of the ordinary. Situated off the beaten path in Newport's north end, this 197-room boutique hotel was created by a group of local chefs, bartenders, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs who banded together to create a fresh take on the traditional Newport hotel experience.

The outdoor pool space offers up full service, chill vibes and poolside games while artfully reflecting the essence of being in Newport with a hand-painted motif of waves by Rhode Island based artist Sean Spellman. Kick your feet up in one of the vibrant seating areas under a canopy of Edison bulb string lights and order up a light bite from the Poolshack like a poke bowl, ceviche, or a snack from the hotel's onsite restaurant, Nomi Park

 

access: 

The pool is open to hotel guests. Non-guests must make a reservation through Nomi Park and are required to meet a minimum food + beverage spend of $75. 

   

GURNEY'S NEWPORT RESORT & MARINA

If you love the sea, this is your nautical nirvana. An outdoor waterfront saltwater pool, private sun deck, plush lounge chairs and cabanas for rent overlooking the bay complete your experience at Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina on Goat Island. Sit back and enjoy full service with offerings from the hotel's Pineapple Club. On the weekends, catch the guest DJ from 5 - 11pm. 

 

Access:

The pool and cabana rentals are open to hotel and marina guests only. 

Gurney's Newport Resort Pool

 

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. 

For an ideal respite, make your way to the outdoor pool situated in the garden terrace where you can relax the afternoon away alternating between refreshing dips and lounging in the sun. During the cooler months, enjoy the property's indoor heated pool adjacent to the spa and fitness center, offering a tranquil oasis for your exercise routine or simply a moment of peace. 

 

Access:

Access to both the indoor and outdoor pool is exclusive for hotel guests. 

   

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.) 

The indoor pool might seem extra sparkly, and that's because it's brand new. Settle into one of three spacious cabanas available by reservation, sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet. 

 

Access:

The pool is open to hotel guests and those with a fitness membership only. 

Hotel Viking Pool

 

NEWPORT MARRIOTT

Located along Newport's waterfront, the Newport Marriott offers an upscale overnight stay within walking distance to Newport's attractions. Drop your bags and make your way down to Skiff Bar, the hotel's onsite bar with plush outdoor seating overlooking the harbor, for light bites and cocktails. When it's time to unwind, the indoor heated pool with adjacent sun deck is your spot.

 

Access:

Non-guests must purchase a $25 pool pass from the hotel spa (Open 9am - 5pm daily). Access is dependent on capacity and granted at the discretion of hotel staff.

Newport Marriott Pool

EAST ISLAND RESERVE HOTEL

Welcome to East Island Reserve Hotel where the comforts of home meet the amenities of a hotel. Located adjacent to Newport Vineyards, these private cottages, suites and rooms offer fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, spa-like bathrooms and in some cases your own private balcony. Their onsite saltwater swimming pool is open seasonally and provides a secluded spot to lounge and unwind. 

 

Access:

The pool and is open to hotel guests only. 

   

NEWPORT HARBOR HOTEL

Set among cobblestone paths on iconic America's Cup Avenue you'll find Newport Harbor Hotel. After a day of exploring adjacent Bowen's Wharf and the shops on neighboring Thames Street, a sunset on the harbor is in order. Settle into one of the Adirondack chairs outside your room and soak up a famed Newport sunset. 

When nothing but the pool will do, make your way to the hotel's large, indoor heated saltwater pool. In the warmer months, relax on the seasonal sun deck overlooking the marina.

 

Access:

Non-guests must purchase a $10 pool pass. Access is dependent on capacity and granted at the discretion of the front desk staff.

   

NEWPORT BEACH HOTEL AND SUITES

Newport Beach Hotel and Suites is located steps from Easton's Beach just over the Middletown line. Oceanfront views, coastal ambiance and custom-designed furniture accompany your visit at this recently renovated hotel. Looking for a luxurious experience? Reserve a suite for floor-to-ceiling windows, a Juliet balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. 

Your visit to the indoor pool comes complimented by nautical artwork and inlaid glass mosaics for a tranquil experience overlooking Newport pond. Make your way to the rooftop deck to soak in the hot tub or lounge in the sun. 

   

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