Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top value picks in Newport and get inspired!
Every room at the Yankee Peddler Inn has a different configuration, thanks to the nature of the historic mansion's architecture, but all are perfectly sufficient as far as size goes. Although the decor could use a facelift -- there are old tube TVs and boring artwork on the walls -- rooms do have charming touches (some have four-poster canopy beds). Ground are attractive (think: climbing ivy, potted plants), the roof deck is lovely, and rates are more affordable than at other properties nearby, making this a solid, centrally located value option in pricey Newport.
Newport Beach Hotel and Suites is not located directly on the beach, as the hotel’s website would have you believe -- you actually have to cross a pretty busy street to get to the ocean. Once there, the water is full of seaweed. But it's still a great value for an upper-middle-range beach hotel, and it has some nice on-site amenities, such as a lovely rooftop deck with a hot tub and fire pit (not to mention views of Newport Pond), a small spa, and a decent fitness center. The rooms are spacious enough, and have modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. But this is about a mile outside downtown, so you'll need to drive to get to anything.
Families and business travelers will likely appreciate the comfortable multi-room suites with full kitchenettes (featuring cooktops and dishwashers) at this mid-range hotel, as well as the free daily breakfast and evening socials offered throughout the week. Rates are often slightly higher than those at the quainter, more centrally-located Peddler Inn, but the Residence Inn has far more on-site amenities, including an indoor heated pool, a sports court, and a decent-sized fitness center, as well as tons of freebies such as Wi-Fi, parking, evening socials, and hot breakfast.