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What We Love

  • The only resort-style hotel on Goat Island, it’s just one mile (a five-minute shuttle) from all of Newport’s waterfront attractions and downtown restaurants
  • The guestrooms are huge and most have views of Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor or Newport Bridge
  • Eclectic mix of on-site activities, including yoga classes, arts and crafts sessions and wine tastings

What To Know

  • The quiet location on Goat Island, across the bridge from downtown Newport, is a perk for seclusion seekers
  • Check-in is on the late side at 4 p.m.
  • With vast outdoor and indoor event spaces, it’s a popular pick with the business and convention crowd
  • A $20 resort fee per night will be collected at the property


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Waterfront digs on Goat Island overlooking Narragansett Bay, with huge rooms, three restaurants and a Director of Fun

The Lowdown

In a prime location on Goat Island, a five-minute shuttle ride across Newport Bridge from buzzing downtown Newport, the Hyatt Regency offers resort-style amenities in a quintessential New England setting. The interiors take inspiration from the seaside spot, with nautical motifs in the lobby and public spaces and navy blue accents in all 257 guestrooms. Unlike downtown Newport’s historic inns, this purpose-built hotel has uniformly spacious guestrooms with modern comforts including WiFi, iHome stereos, flat-screen TVs and dedicated work areas, plus waterfront views of Narragansett Bay or Newport Harbor from most. The restaurants take full advantage of the waterfront location, with alfresco dining at homey Pineapples by the Bay (open May to September) and drinks on the sundeck of the Five33 Lounge. At Windward Coastal Grille, snag a table beside the huge floor-to-ceiling windows for seafood favorites with a beautiful harbor backdrop.

In the Area

Beyond the activities along the harbor, a stay in Newport is all about the famous Gilded Age mansions, including the Breakers and Château-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

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
1 Goat Island
Newport, RI 02840 United States


4.5 Very Good 177 Reviews
Top of the Top
Reviewed 22 hours ago

Had a wonderful time at the precious gem located on Goat Island , RI

A group of my family and friends booked a bunch of rooms for Mother's day and just enjoyed the property immensly.

Michael Nenner has this place on the right track and he can thank his great staff.

David Smiley, Resort Manager is a wonderful lead and makes you feel warm and welcome.

When you have an employee like BK as your welcoming bellman you are always guaranteed to get off the a great start.

We all dined at Scarpetta and thats the only slight downer. I know they can be better.

The weather was also in the need of some sun and heat so I think we will try this place again for sure in the warmer season.

Went for the Volvo Ocean Race
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two nights at GURNEY’S and what I can highlight about my trip was, a few people in the staff... Samuel brought my breakfast to the room and he was the happiest employee I’ve ever seen, willing to help and super motivated towards his job! Jeff and Dave!!! Two bellman and shuttle bus drivers. AMAZING service. Thanks for everything!

in for a treat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to stay at Gurney's Newport on a travel promotion. We expected a lot and got more...exceeded all our expectations. The location, view, hospitality and incredibly welcoming staff will blow you away. We will return sooner than later. So will you . Don't miss it.

Nice greeting, service and view
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for Newport for just one night and stayed at Gurney's. All arrangements were efficient, the greeting and checkin was pleasant, and the room was fresh and clean. The view from the room was beautiful overlooking the bay. Would love to return for a several day visit next time.

Amazing engagement celebration
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I decided to take a weekend trip to Gurneys to celebrate our recent engagement - it was the best decision we could've made! The customer service was beyond stellar and the ambiance of the resort is impeccable.

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by Leidy at the front desk with a massive smile. She is the best - extremely thoughtful, professional and easy to talk to. Make sure to ask her for things to-do in Newport because she had some great suggestions during our stay.

Gurneys is a quick drive into downtown Newport and probably has the best views in town. We could see the Newport bridge, Goat Island lighthouse and the ocean while laying in our bed. It was one of my favorite memories from the trip. Honestly, it doesn't matter what room you're in because every location on the property is jaw dropping. Although it was a bit chilly during our stay, we spent a lot of time outside checking out the goats, sitting by the ocean/fire, hanging out on the swing and walking near the light house especially during sunset. Don't miss the sunset - it is out of this world!

We were lucky enough to catch the St. Patty's day parade, do the cliff walks and explore the town during our stay. It was loads of fun. On our last night we had dinner at Scarpetta. I'm a tough food critic but I enjoyed every bite. It's a little pricey but totally worth it! Also, our server Bram was such a gentleman and had great recommendations on what to order.

All of the staff at Gurneys, from the shuttle driver to the valet and even the ones in the middle of a task as we roamed the hallways, made us feel special, asked if were enjoying our stay and were really excited about our engagement. To top it off we even got a complimentary glass of champagne.

I highly recommend going to Gurney's especially during the summer. You'll be able to take greater advantage of the outdoor amenities including the gorgeous pool. I find it hard to believe anyone would regret staying here. We're certainly planning a follow up trip soon!