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 favorite cozy inns in Newport and get inspired!
Originally built as a sea captain's home, The Yankee Peddler Inn is one of the oldest inns in Newport, and it's location in the heart of downtown Newport is a major plus. 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 -- the twenty rooms do have charming touches (some have four-poster canopy beds). Ground are attractive (think: climbing ivy, potted plants) and the roof deck is lovely.
The Harbourside Inn's rooms may be nothing special (picture tube TVs and basic furniture), but with just 15 of them, the hotel has a cozy, laid-back vibe. And some rooms have harbor views with small balconioes. The hotel also offers a free continental breakfast in a sunny room overlooking the harbor.
Jailhouse Inn is a no-frills bed and breakfast with 23 rooms that are strikingly similar to those at the Harbourside Inn. More rooms and a not-quite-as-quaint breakfast room makes this hotel just slightly less cozy than than the Harbourside Inn. But it's history as a former county jail adds character to the decor, with details such as original steel gates and bars on common-area windows. And it's just about a 10-minute walk from the downtown area.