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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My husband and I had previously stayed at Gurneys for the first time last summer (2018).
It was a nice place but we were disappointed with a few things. My husband happened to meet the manager David Smiley and expressed to him about our stay. David was very understanding and very sympathetic.He asked if we would give him and Gurney’s another chance in the future and promised we wouldn't be disappointed. We took him up on his offer and went with 2 other couples this past week.
My husband made the reservations directly with David and he personally made sure we got nice rooms and even sent a welcome back card in our room with a bottle of wine. It was really nice of him to do that.
From the moment we checked in to the moment we left, our stay was phenomenal. The staff (especially all the valet guys out front), the rooms, the service....everything went great.
They provide a shuttle into town or to restaurants within a few mile radius of Gurney’s. The pool area is really kept quite clean and the bar is nice and close. Don’t miss sitting out by the water in the hammocks or Adirondack chairs or the fire pits in the evening with a nice end of night cocktail. The view is just amazing and so is the staff.
The only thing that is missing is more gym equipment and much more room in the gym for floor work, more weights, mats, perhaps a trainer, etc.
David fulfilled his promise. we all had a great time. We would most definitely stay at Gurneys again and would highly recommend the hotel to all.
Gurneys is the place to stay in Newport if you are looking for a sophisticated yet relaxed/beachy-vibe waterfront hotel.
The gorgeous yellow building out on Goat Island has amazing grounds...the outdoor pool is a saltwater heaven adorned with gorgeous lounges, cabanas and umbrellas. The deck is outfitted with many fire pits and cafe lights set to a fun soundtrack. Stunning hydrangeas, flowers and tall grasses along with a spectacular view of the bridge and the bay make for a breathtaking view. Adirondack chairs overlook the bay and you can grab a cocktail and some guacamole at The Pineapple Club.
Our room was great! Super clean, very comfortable bed, thick towels. Unsure of what people mean by “old carpet” (ours was brand new) and “odd furniture”. The look throughout the hotel is coastal chic - from the lobby to the rooms. If you are looking for mahogany and heavy linens/furnishings then this is not your place!
The staff was incredible. So friendly, so accommodating. The shuttle into town is a lovely perk. Always on time and always pleasant. There is also a boat shuttle but we did not get to use that! Can not wait to return! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!!
This hotel is old and in need of renovation. Our bathroom was not clean. The website says it’s a 429 SF spacious room with tranquil views. Our room was tiny and looked at roof HVAC equipment. When I spoke to the front desk, they said all of their rooms were this size. Do not waste your money!