Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
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
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
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
The room was comfortable. We had a lovely view of the bay. The service was excellent. We enjoyed Scarpetta’s restaurant for dinner. The Spa was wonderful. Deb welcomed us and showed us around, I felt refreshed and relaxed after my facial by Arlene and my husband felt great after the massage by Michaela’
Visited for their Valentines deal. Very nice hotel on Goat Island, and yes they have a couple of goats. Great bar and well seasoned bartenders who know when to shake and when to stir. Our room was upgraded for the holiday and had a beautiful view of the water, goats, and bridge. A complementary bottle of champagne and some truffles were also waiting for us. They have a nice indoor pool and small but functional gym as well as a (currently closed for weather) outdoor pool. On site spa is also available though our timeline didn’t let us take advantage. They have a complementary shuttle that runs on the half hour to/from Bowen’s Wharf. They currently have “igloos” to sit outside in during the colder weather and we used them both at night for a couple cocktails and in the morning had breakfast in them. The service was top notch and everyone is very friendly. We had an issue with our lock the day we were leaving and although they couldn’t repair it before we left (we were leaving in an hour), the manager offered to personally escort us each time we needed to get back to our room. We definitely will return, though the summer prices may be a bit too steep, though it is Newport.
Everything you could want and need with amazing water views! The beds and pillows are very comfortable. Robes and slippers provided are a really nice feature. Spa, restaurant, bar/lounge, iceskating. You will not find all of that for the price anywhere else in Newport!
We stayed at Gurney's recently for a conference. Duane (Dwayne? not sure of the spelling) brought our bags to our room and we had a great conversation with him; he wanted to be sure we didn't miss anything the resort or Newport had to offer during our stay. He made sure we knew all about our room, as well. We called the front desk with a small problem with our room and Jamie, the hotel engineer was prompt and took great care of us. These two men really went above and beyond with us and for us - Gurney's has a great team!!! Our breakfast ahead of the conference in the hotel restaurant was extraordinary - the food was superb and, again, the service was top notch - THANK-YOU!
we found the staff to be as friendly,knowledgeable, and helpful which made our weekend so wonderful and hassle free everyone from the luggage people,housekeepers front desk reservations food and beverage all the way to the GM who actually stop to ask us how are stay was going .