Forty 1 North
What We Love
- Guests receive an iPad loaded with the hotel directory and a daily newspaper
- Dockside dining and fresh seafood at the Grill restaurant
- Wine tastings on Wednesday evenings
What To Know
- Children are allowed but the property doesn't cater to them
- The rate for transient boats at the marina is $8 per foot, per day
- Valet parking costs $30 per car, per day
- The hotel doesn't have a gym, but offers passes to one nearby
- A $35 resort fee per night will be collected at the hotel
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The sleek, LEED-certified hotel adds a contemporary zing to historic Newport’s breezy Narragansett Bay. The Cape Cod–style facade is classic New England, but inside the emphasis is on cool tones and a modern look, thanks to Philadelphia-based architects DAS. Natural light streams through floor-to-ceiling windows and bounces off the white marble and hardwood floors. Forty 1° North caters to yachters with an amenity-rich marina and dockside dining — but landlubbers are equally cared for in the restaurant and lounge areas.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms and cottages are dressed in muted grays and whites, and many have gas fireplaces and large balconies that overlook the marina. Luxe extras include beds dressed with soft Frette linens, 40-inch LED TVs and wet bars that can be stocked with special provisions on request. Modern bathrooms have sparkling mosaic tiles, tubs or showers, lovely Malin + Goetz products and fluffy robes.
The on-site restaurant takes full advantage of its waterfront real estate. Ease into the evening at the dockside Grill, which has deck seating and a menu that shows off what Newport does best: seafood. Come evening, enjoy cocktails in outdoor lounge areas and wine tastings on Wednesday evenings.
In the Area
The hotel’s downtown location, just off the main drag of Thames Street, means you’re walking distance to the famous Gilded Age mansions, including the Breakers and Chateau-sur-Mer, as well as the city’s myriad art galleries. Explore them all during Newport Gallery Night, every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. from February through December. Newport also has an impressive jazz legacy, and hosts one of the country’s best-known jazz festivals every August. Groove to jazz and soul at Newport Blues Café or One Pelham East, which has a history that goes back more than 30 years. Finally, you don’t need to own a boat to hit the water. Head to Newport Harbor and go on a day sail with Sail Newport, the city’s public sailing center.
How to Get There
Business Dinner for approximately 15 people. Served "family style" with platters of Meats, Seafood, Desserts, etc. They also had "towers" of seafood for appetizers!! The meal was just perfect! Our team had a table lined up on the water and it was just spectacular as the sun set surrounded by boats, water, and fun!! Make no mistake, this is a high end restaurant with high end pricing...but so worth it!!
I have now stayed twice at Forty 1 North, once with a girlfriend and the second with my family. BOTH were great. Rooms are VERY clean and beautiful as is the hotel. The hotel is also in the perfect area and right on the water. The food is great and the staff could not be any nicer! You can not go wrong staying here, it's worth it!!!
I was blown away by the beautiful harbor and the snobbery of the staff! We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated at a table in the worst location. It was placed right in the thoroughfare where everyone has to squeeze by whether it’s guests going to their seat or servers going to and from the kitchen. We asked to be moved. The hostess didn’t really care even though I explained why. She proceeded to seat others at the tables I asked to be moved to only to come back and say she had “a lot of reservations” but would ask the manager. 15 minutes go by and there are still multiple open tables. She passes by twice more, ignoring us.
Meanwhile the server was came to take our drink order. She was nice enough but didn’t seem experienced and wasn’t friendly. The hostess comes by and offered in a rush to move us to a back table where you can’t see the view at all. The whole reason (previously expalined) for dining here was the view. We stayed in our seats until finally another of the staff comes up and says they have a table for us up front. We move and are first served a dish of crackers which aren’t any good and then our entrees of halibut. The dish was ok but didn’t exceed expectations. The fish had a good sear but not very flavorful even with the syrupy sauce underneath. The fennel was barely soft but edible.
We watched the sun set over the gorgeous boats which is what I planned our whole evening around. It really was beautiful! It is a shame we were treated the way we were. It’s not as if we weren’t tidy or were underdressed. Besides, there were dogs under most of the guest tables and children who behaved poorly.
Loved everything about this hotel. Great location, beautiful room, excellent service. Bar out back was a great place for a drink after dinner and the views were gorgeous. One complaint: service at breakfast was lacking—both my husband’s food and my own arrived wrong and the waitress was unaccommodating. So breakfast elsewhere, but by all means, stay at Forty One North!!
We stayed in the grand suite for our wedding and it was spectacular. Definitely a splurge, but worth it for a special occasion.
We are lucky enough to have a family vacation home in the area, so we know Newport very well and choosing Forty 1 North for our wedding weekend was a no-brainer. It has an unbeatable location truly in the heart of downtown, with a modern luxury feel and water views that set it apart from other high end hotels in the area. Plus, the bar there has always been one of our favorite spots for a drink with a view.
The suite was beautiful - modern, spacious and bright, impeccably designed with high end finishes and best of all was the balcony overlooking the harbor. J and his groomsmen used the suite to get ready in for the wedding and it was a great space for that - definitely big enough, and good lighting for photos.
The service we got also was top notch. We had called ahead of time to see if we could check in early, which wasn't a problem and they kept on their promise to call us as soon as the room was ready. The front desk attendant was incredibly sweet, congratulating us and making sure we had everything we needed. She even had a nice bottle of champagne brought up to the room with a congratulatory note. Everyone we had contact with, from the valet attendant to the dining staff, was super friendly and wished us well from the moment we walked in until the moment we left.
The morning after the wedding, we enjoyed a nice breakfast at the outdoor restaurant and even that was a great experience - the people working there were super accommodating, pushing tables together for us as friends kept coming to join us.
Staying at Forty 1 North was such a treat, making the amazing wedding weekend we had all the more special. If you're thinking about it for a special occasion, just do it! You won't be sorry.