A getaway to the City by the Sea is always a good idea. Looking for a way to make your Newport stay a little off-the-beaten-path? Search no further than these quirky places to stay in our coastal city. Whether you’re hoping for a serene stay in a private lighthouse or an overnight in a chic urban loft, we’ve got you covered with the most noteworthy spots in town.

Rose Island Lighthouse

What’s more magical than having your own private island for the night? For your stay in this historical lighthouse, you’ll be transported to the island by boat. There, enjoy a front-row view of the Newport bridge and catch a spectacular sunset before sitting by a campfire on a private beach. This seaside escape offers an experience like no other.

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Jailhouse Inn

Built in 1772 as Newport’s colonial jail and police station, a stay at the Jailhouse Inn today is far more desirable. The hotel, a National Historic Landmark, is within walking distance to Newport’s main downtown attractions. With comfortable rooms and complimentary breakfast, cookies, and tea daily, it would be a crime not to stay here.


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Firehouse Inn

Formerly the Newport Fire Department in 1892, this five-bedroom inn is everything you could ask for in the City by the Sea. Situated on Thames Street, the inn is conveniently located steps away from Newport’s best shops and restaurants. With gorgeously modern rooms and spa-inspired bathrooms, the inn will have you wanting to stay another night. 


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Mill Street Inn

Dating back to the early 1800's, Mill Street Inn originally functioned as a woodworking shop, thriving as a gilded age building industry. Today, the inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers guests a unique experience. Set in the heart of Newport's Historic Hill neighborhood, Mill Street Inn boasts beautiful rooms and incredible views of the Newport Harbor from their rooftop deck.

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Ocean Romance Yacht

If you're looking for a sweet escape out to sea, drop the anchor here. This dockside bed & breakfast is conveniently located on Goat Island where you'll catch views of both Newport harbor and the Newport bridge. This yacht is the only floating licensed bed and breakfast hotel in the country and is sure to make for a memorable stay.


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