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.
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Great location and views. Nicely redone. Comfortable and well furnished rooms. Fun spot to enjoy evening cocktails with family/friends while watching the sunset. Great food too. Service was as expected for this price point - on top of it.
Now our go-to place: Great location, amenities, food, and service. Inside pool is great for year-round. Awesome chocolate chip cookies. Skip the fancier restaurant for dinner - food not as good as the bar or others in the area.
Me and my husband planned this getaway trip to Rhode Island since it was his birthday we wanted to go somewhere different.The staff at this hotel were very friendly and welcoming.We loved our room with the “view” it was beautiful.The balcony was the best you can see the bridge from the balcony.Beautiful at night.The room was very clean as well.The in room service was great.We will definitely be visiting again especially when the weather gets warmer.
We spent 5 days at the resort and loved every minute. The staff was wonderful. We appreciated the shuttle to downtown. We loved the spa and had a wonderful day there. The restaurants on site were amazing if you're in the mood for a quick bite or a 5 star meal - they accommodate. Scarpetta's has amazing views and an extensive wine list. We loved our room that was spacious and with a balcony view of the water and the newport bridge.
We came for a conference and stayed Friday and Saturday night. We have some suggestions for management. Over all we enjoyed our experience but there are no towel racks in the bathroom!
The heating and cooling system, no matter how high we put the heat up it blew cold air.
We will mention that when we check out. We didn't mention it before check out because we didn't want to change our Room. Because we were at a conference we weren't in the Room that much anyway.