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
My partner and I stayed here for a two night get away in one of the Harbor View Suites. The room wonderful! Exceptionally clean, well appointed, comfortable, and the view of the harbor from the large window in our room and from our balcony was just beautiful. The staff was some of the most attentive and friendliest people we have ever encountered on our travels. From the time we pulled up until the time we checked out, everyone there made sure to ask if we needed anything, to accommodate any request, and to really go out of the way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The hotel location is ideal - walking distance to great shopping, sailing, dining, scooter rentals - whatever you need is right there. We are already talking about going back! We have stayed at other hotels in Newport and Forty 1 North is definitely our new favorite.
My girlfriend and I had a wedding up in Newport and decided to stay at Forty 1 North for the weekend. When we arrived, we were greeted by the valet and he helped us with our bags while I was checking in. By the time I was done checking in our bags were already in our room. We stayed in the Red Cottage and absolutely loved it. We had the entire cottage to ourselves for the weekend and it felt extremely "homey". The cottage was cozy and provided us with more than enough room to even have some guests over for drinks prior to a night out. I strongly suggest staying at Forty 1 North and we will definitely be back. Oliver, the valet, and Rafaela at guest services were amazing. We recommended it to all of our friends and family!
Have the pleasure of staying at 41N a few times a year on business. Truly an oasis of calm and comfort. Cannot overstate the quality of the property, itself. From the rooms, common areas, and in particular the incredibly warm staff - everything about 41N is superb. After a long day on the road, there's no better place to which one can return - for a great glass of wine or cocktail, superb dinner, comfortable ambiance and great company. Always eagerly await my next visit not only to indulge in the property, but also to interact with the wonderful and welcoming people who maintain it.
High-end waterfront property, walking distance to restaurants. Luxurious lobby indoor bar area with billiards game room. Outdoor bar area overlooks the dock. Great views with huge outside chessboard. Expansive in room liquor bar. Shower was luxurious yet complicated.
Forty 1 North is an exceptional hotel. It has a great location; it is within walking distance to downtown Newport, Ocean Drive, and many different restaurants. It is immaculately clean and Rafella, the concierge, welcomed us the moment we walked in. She went out of her way to accommodate us. The rooms have a beautiful tiled bathroom/shower and extremely comfortable beds. It also has free bikes if you wish to ride along Ocean Drive. Thank you to Rafella for making our stay at Forty 1 North so enjoyable.