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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Just returned from a wonderful five night stay at Forty 1. Our King room was very nicely furnished and well appointed, especially the very comfortable bed! The hotel staff was very attentive and friendly. The onsite restaurant is also quite the experience in fine dining.
It was a last minute decision to just pick up and head for the ocean. I knew nothing about this hotel other than what I saw on 'google', and it looked great! I called to make a reservation, request a water view room, and was quoted very high rates. Feeling adventurous, I decided to try my luck and venture out without any reservation anywhere! I put that Hotel's address in my GPS as it is right on the water, and thought I'd check it out first hand. The concierge gave me a terrific tip! She said go on Hoteltonight.com and make a reservation through that site. Then come back and we'll find the best room. What a tip! A four-star hotel with a fabulous room, small view of the water (but, still) and less than half the price! Was superb! They have two restaurants (both with the same menu), and the cafe offers outdoor seating as well. The restaurants are just fair and very pricey. I recommend early evening drinks in the outdoor cafe as you watch the sunset and the boats drift in and out. Devine! Then go somewhere else for dinner. Breakfast also might be ok outside. The water is always magic early day or late afternoon. I was a very happy camper.
I stayed at this hotel last minute. It’s a bit tricky to find because you need to go to the end of the street and head towards the water, where the restaurant is located.
The room was very comfortable, quiet, and had a great bed and large bathroom. It also had a fireplace. Although I didn’t eat at the restaurant, it looked very nice on the water.
It’s very close the center of Newport.
Overall, I would describe it as a fairly high end B&B. The only slightly odd thing was when I returned after midnight and I needed the staff to open up the hotel door entrance because they lock it.
This is an excellent hotel right in the heart of Newport. I like it the best as some of the other high end hotels are not downtown and are more expensive. Valet parking, great vibe, awesome restaurant and friendly staff. Rooms with water views are very nice. Very Clean, great bathroom, fireplace, with a great bar(not really a mini bar). Robes, slippers, safe, desk, comfortable bed. What else can you ask for(Ok, maybe a coffee machine in the bedroom)
Booked this room last minute for a family of four while on a road trip traveling to Newport. Great location on the water, very clean and classy hotel. Loved the decor and the bathroom was huge with a fancy shower. All room info was on an iPad in the room. If you wanted breakfast or the typical amenities then you went to the neighboring Marriott that I guess they worked out a deal with. They did provide bikes for no charge if you wanted to ride around Ocean drive or around town. Valet guys very helpful with restaurant recs and getting around town. There’s paid parking available in the lot directly in front of the hotel and we were able to leave our car there after checkout to explore the city.