What We Love
- Daily breakfast (think baked portobello stuffed with quahog clam cake and an open-face pulled pork and egg sandwich) is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The croquet lawn is the perfect spot for the BYO-booze “G and Tea” time: You bring the hooch; the hotel’s staff has all the mixers you need
- Designer Rachel Reider's fun, sly style
What To Know
- The hotel opened in May 2015
- Each of the 17 brightly colored guestrooms and suites is unique
- Prime location near Thames Street
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With its lingering Gilded Age glory, storied sailing scene and sophisticated jazz festival, Newport has long been the preferred destination for New England’s elite. The latest boutique by Lark Hotels adds another reason to love this coastal haven, taking a cheeky approach to the rococo, Beaux Arts and Victorian styles pervasive during Newport’s heyday. Designer Rachel Reider piled on plenty of modern grandeur in details such as a stairway filled with gold mirrors; colorful butterfly print wallpaper; bold purples, reds and yellows; and lots of lacquer, including a sleek black billiards table. Each of the 17 guestrooms and suites is unique, exploding in bright hues and ranging in size from a petite 144 to 411 square feet. All are teched out with 40-inch flat-screen TVs, iPads preprogrammed with local intel and free WiFi. Breakfast is served in a sunny dining room brimming with color and vigor — the perfect start to a day spent gallery hopping or jamming to live jazz. The small plate offerings are innovative, farmers market–driven delights, including dishes such as baked portobello stuffed with quahog clam cake and an open-face pulled pork and egg sandwich. This perch is intended as a jumping-off point for Newport’s myriad charms, so there’s no restaurant or bar on-site. A pleasant amenity is the croquet lawn, the perfect spot for the BYO-booze “G and Tea” time: You bring the hooch; the hotel’s staff has all the mixers you need.
In the Area
Enjoying your stay in Gilded’s restored mansion? Check out some of the other choice homes in a tour of 11 Gilded Age mansions covering more than 250 years of American social, architectural and landscaping history. This new hotel is also close to the dramatic views and pristine seaside flora and fauna of the Newport Cliff Walk, a must for first-time and repeat visitors alike. You can’t leave town without going sailing, and whether you’re interested in beginner classes, two-hour excursions or a full daytrip, Sail Newport is your one-stop for all things nautical.
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We stayed at the Gilded Hotel in Newport for one night. It's a fabulous hotel. I would highly recommend. The staff are so friendly and really helpful. We got some great indormation on Newport and what to visit. Fabulous breakfast and scrumptious home made cookies on arrival. The room was fabulous - beautifully decorated. The whole place was amazing. Only regret that I had booked one night only. Would have loved to have stayed longer.
Just returned from a lovely weekend in Newport. Very pleased with Gilded, the inn we stayed at. We arrived early and Peter was kind enough to make sure our room was ready so we could check in right away. He was extremely helpful with restaurant recommendations and walking directions. Gilded is in a great location, making walking and Ubering a breeze. The inn was very clean and provided some extra touches that really made us feel at home, such as freshly baked cookies, hot tea and coffee, as well as a cocktail mixing station (you provide your own alcohol and they provide mixers and garnish) available throughout the day. Since my husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary, they surprised us with a small bottle of Prosecco, a box of cookies and a handwritten note in our room for us to enjoy upon arrival. We can’t wait to come back!
This is a fantastic hotel. They took great care of us during our weekend in Newport, and it was centrally located for walks all over town. The coffee, breakfasts, and cookies were all delicious. We've already recommended Gilded to friends.
Had a wonderful experience at Gilded. The staff were fabulous , went above and beyond is all aspects of the service and the rooms were amazing. Such a fun and eclectic hotel. Thanks for a wonderful weekend !
We thought location would be good based on ratings but we were very disappointed. There is not enough private parking. You can park in the street but the surrounding neighborhood seemed sketchy and we saw what looked like homeless people walking about. We didn’t feel safe leaving our car much less walking around. The front desk said the harbor was walking distance or we could Uber it. Really? Or we could drive it but then you have to look for parking. Ugh. We wanted a place where we could walk out right to restaurants, shops and the harbor. And also where you could safely park your car.
In the room you could hear everything right through the doors and walls. It was like being in someone’s house. The breakfast area was tiny. This place might be great for some people but it was all wrong for us. Never again. Staying right on the main street with a harbor view from now on.