Where to Stay When Traveling to
Newport, RI

Front view of Hammetts Wharf building with pedestrians walking/shopping.

History, modern amenities, and coastal views are the trifecta in scenic Newport, Rhode Island.

From the iconic mansions perched on picturesque cliffs to the bustling harbor where you can find some of the freshest seafood on the East Coast and a variety of shops, there’s plenty to do in one of the smallest state’s busiest cities.

But before you can enjoy everything Newport has to offer, you have to find a place to stay. With many new hotels in Newport, you have plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of our tips for where to stay in the area.

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Of all the places to stay in the city, the waterfront shouldn’t be missed. Newport is known for its spectacularly rugged coastline and working harbors, so it’s best to stay in a waterfront accommodation like Hammetts Hotel. Here, you are not only located near plenty of shops and restaurants, but you also have access to the marina in Newport.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the main streets and enjoy a spectacular sunset over the ocean.

Three people sailing of the Newport, RI waterfront


During your stay, you will also want to be close to the many restaurants in the area. From pop-up clam shacks with fresh, flash-fried seafood to fine dining with waterfront views, find a Newport hotel in Rhode Island that is walkable to these establishments and more.

Hammetts wharf hotel is conveniently located near many of the city’s well-loved restaurants so you can easily walk to dinner without worrying about parking or navigating the often busy Newport streets.

Guests sitting at outdoor seating area with view of harbor.


Newport Art Association is one of the oldest continuously operating art associations in the country, so it’s no surprise that the city is home to many artists and galleries. Finding a Newport hotel in Rhode Island that supports local artists can instantly make you feel more connected to the community (and help you find a one-of-a-kind souvenir). At Hammetts Hotel, we have carefully curated work from artists with Newport ties that grace our rooms and public spaces to help you capture the true spirit of the city.

pictures of cars in Hammetts Hotel


Newport has a unique history that you can experience through each distinct part of the city. The Newport mansions instantly transport you back a century while the harbor is rich with maritime past. A hotel that’s connected to the historical aspect of the city can help you gain a deeper understanding of where you’re staying.

Hammett’s Bell, manufactured in 1872, is the beacon of our hotel. Its size and original clapper draw guests and locals alike to take in the over hundred years of history it has likely witnessed. Though only rung on special occasions, it serves as a reminder of the rich history Newport has to offer alongside modern shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

dining room in the elms newport mansion

Hammetts Hotel Newport, Rhode Island

Experience your own corner of downtown Newport at Hammetts Hotel. Centrally located yet perfectly secluded, you can duck into this peaceful enclave and soak in the waterfront scenery while still having access to shops and restaurants. 

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