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 husband and I picked forty 1 north to be the destination for our dream wedding. We love the way we feel when we are there! It’s so gorgeous, relaxing, and chic all @ the same time. The customer service is above and beyond! Lauren, Emily, and Rafaela were the ultimate dream team!
They literally thought of everything! They were so knowledgeable but the icing on the cake were their incredible personalities!
Everything down to the smallest detail was perfect! We were treated like a prince and princess the entire time we were there.
All of our guests were from out of town and were also blown away by the beauty and charm of forty 1 north.
I can’t thank the entire team enough for making my dream day come true.
We can’t wait to go back!!
Everything from the interiors to the staff was impeccable! The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was nicely decorated and had more than we needed. The views from the room were of the marina and harbor, which is why we wanted to stay here. Did not disappoint!
This hotel is right in the heart of Newport, but tucked back away from most of the street noise. It is contemporary and the rooms are a comfortable size. Our room faced the water and had a balcony. That was the good part.
The food is just Okay. We had a breakfast there and as along as it is something that they just have to assemble (such as a yogurt parfait) it is fine, if it is something they actually have to cook, watch out. It was obvious that my bacon had been heated and reheated multiple times, to the point where it was pretty much uneatable.
I thought that it was a non-smoking hotel, but the people just below us were constantly smoking on their balcony.
Also the music that plays incessantly is a loud dreadful techno mess. The hotel is right on the water, it would have been nice just to have the tranquility of the harbor sounds.
Service is nonexistent, as everyone who works there appears to be under the age of 20. It began when we arrived, the kid manning the front desk was on the phone and we had to wait till she was done. Adults acknowledge new guests and tell them that they will be with them shortly. Upon checking into our room, we found that two of the waste baskets were full of garbage. When we asked questions of the front desk people, they had little knowledge of the area, and one of the girls was frequently flirting with the valet guys.
Upon returning home, we checked our email for our receipt, and unfortunately there was an error. It has been impossible to talk to anyone with any knowledge or authority to do anything about it. They do not return phone calls, nor do they “look into it” when they say they will. While the staff was friendly, they truly were less than competent. All they do is send another copy of the incorrect bill.
STAY AWAY!! There are a number of other very nice hotels in the area and new ones are opening all of the time.