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
Enjoyed another wonderful weekend in Newport staying at Forty 1 North!! People are super helpful, the location is perfect to walk everywhere and the rooms are super comfortable and warm! we especially love the fireplaces in the rooms.
This hotel is in the most perfect position with views over the harbour - lovely for watching the sun set. On arrival a young chap came up to the car, took our bags and then the keys to the car to park it but we were charged thirty dollars per night for parking.
Lovely friendly greeting - in fact all members of staff are very friendly and helpful. Our room was large, had a very comfy bed, fire but only one easy chair which is odd when two people are occupying the room. We had a good view but for me the room was just too fussy and this is a very personal opinion. We just couldn't settle with all the clutter around, glass wear, bottles and old books - just too much I am afraid. It was the end of the season and the room needed a little TLC but I suspect after a busy season this is to be expected. We also found that the hotel was very noisy. In our room we could hear noise from down in the bar area.
People should be aware that on top of the fee for the room there is an additional 35$ per night to be paid which is a resort fee.
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