No matter what sort of accommodation you choose,
it's a good idea to reserve your room in
particularly in summer and especially on weekends.
If you arrive
in Newport on Friday from mid-July through early September, you may well have to spend
hours searching for that
last hotel or inn room.
On summer weekdays there
may be more rooms, but you may not be able to
preferred facilities and price unless you reserve
Remember that Rhode Island has a 6%
sales tax, and that a 5% Newport room tax is
in establishments with 10 or more rooms.
Bed-and Breakfast Guesthouses
Newport has been a wealthy town for years.
Now that much of its wealth comes from tourism, many
fine old houses have been converted to
bed-and-breakfast guesthouses. These are among Newport's
most delightful and convenient places to stay, at
moderate prices. More...
Several grand 19th-century mansions have
become luxury inns. This may be the best way to get
the feel for what it was like to be part of Newport
society a century and a half ago. More...
Newport's hotels offer all the modern comforts,
conveniences and services, and most are within an
easy walk of the town center. More...
Neighboring Middletown RI, which has many
inexpensive motels and more guesthouses, is so close
visitors to Newport stay in motels in Middletown
and then drive the mile or two into Newport to see
Bed & Breakfast
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