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
We went to the Wednesday wine tasting experience, you get 5 small glasses of wine accompanied with a small plate of food...it was outstanding.
Our host talked us through each of the wines, he was very knowledgeable, the value was good $35 each
My only niggle was walking outside to have a drink, one medium wine and a vodka and orange $32 that's a bit overpriced guys
The place was beautiful. Room was great. Beds were comfortable. View was perfect. Great location. BUT... The entire place just had such an strange, abandon feeling to it! We were very disappointed especially because of the very high price per night! Parking and breakfast not even included! No coffee pot... but there was a full bar in the room. Went to breakfast at 8am and no one was there to take our order. No coffee. Nothing. Reception was strange. Music in lobby was loud. Young inexperienced girls. Will not go back and do not recommend this hotel. Not at all a feel good place. Where was everyone??? Left us with such a strange feeling.
Every detail of this hotel is absolute perfection. My
Husband and I were welcomed upon arrive by the manager who was absolutely lovely. The lobby is so tasteful and modern. Our room was so beautiful - I was completely obsessed with every detail from the tasteful mini bar, to the hand written welcome note, to the decor which included a variety of fascinating books , the exquisite bath products, oh and the TUB. I lived in that tub for a solid hour with a glass red wine in heaven. And I’m glad I forced myself to get out because that was followed by quite possibly the most amazing meal we have ever had downstairs at the grill. The view is in the heart of the marina surrounded by these gorgeous yachts. We were treated to a chefs tasting menu that was mind blowing. We cannot wait to go back!!!!