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
We were upgraded to a water view room without even asking! Whenever we called for something help was there In minutes. The food was delicious too! Would highly recommend Guerneys even in the off season. It’s close to everything we wanted to do
The staff was friendly and attentive. Enjoyed our ocean view and lighthouse. We came for a wedding reception. All the food we had was very good. Really enjoyed the flatbread pizza. Will be looking forward to another stay in the future.
We showed up around lunch time on a pretty chill fall midweek day with our two fur babies in tow. We were the only people there and brave enough to sit outside on the patio for lunch and drinks.
Tabitha came to greet us with a smile right away and assured us that she was content to get some brisk fresh air to serve us. A delicious lunch, fabulous cocktails as always, a few Gurney’s goat sightings were in store.
Tabitha even offered to take some photos of us with the Newport bridge as our backdrop. She was SO sweet to our two pups and we may have even gotten our holiday card photo out of the bunch she snapped!
Gurneys is always a blast, but Tabitha really made us feel special and brightened our day.