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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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.
Gilded is a beautiful, well-located property with thoughtful, attentive staff. We absolutely loved the decor and room (we were upgraded to Queen Deluxe). The bed and sheets were a dream! The food was fantastic and included - small plates that were all delicious. They even left us a small birthday gift, which was so kind. Only two items to note - our bathroom was small (which we did not mind) and parking is limited (which was not an issue as we were visiting during off season). The location is great as well - walking distance to all the great areas. We visit Newport quite frequently and we will definitely return!
Gilded is a more than fitting bed and breakfast, an updated take on opulence among the Newport mansions scene. After taking the tours, you do feel as if returning to your own mansion. It was more appropriate for us as well since I'm not a fan of the typical doilies and Victorian furniture of the typical B&Bs. Our room was on the smaller side and the bathroom tight to navigate around but I assume the point of a romantic getaway is to reconnect. The breakfast spread was impressive and more than adequate to start the morning. An iPad is provided at check in loaded with visitor recommendations but the welcoming staff is more than willing to give their own tips and suggestions. We signed up for the Lark members club and got a welcome gift, we'll gladly look for other Lark properties for future stays.
Wife and I stayed here for 1 night and we loved our stay immensely. Hotel is a stone's throw from all of the Newport action so the location is great. Rooms were very nice and very nicely decorated. We got upgraded too which was a nice touch. Breakfast is homemade and included in your stay - think small tapas bites but all very good. Definitely recommend this hotel for a nice romantic stay in the heart of Newport!