What We Love
- The Eco Escape Facial with organic treatment products at SpaTerre
- Sustainable seafood at One Bellevue
- Live local music and city views from the rooftop bar
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What To Know
- The pool and Jacuzzi area is open from 6 am to 11 pm
- A $15 per night resort fee (includes WiFi) will be collected at the hotel
- Valet parking is $10 per day from November 1 through March 31, and $30 per day from April 1 through October 31
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Newport’s Gilded Age celeb hangout dazzles with a pool, rooftop bar and eco-friendly spa
Nordic Runes nod to the hotel’s Viking name, but this 1926 charmer is all American, turn-of-the-century glamour. The Vanderbilts, Astors and Kennedys once sashayed among naval officers and movie stars in the building’s infamous old Skoal Room. Today, the debonair One Bellevue and its sunny garden patio draw Newport’s moneyed set with champagne, sustainable seafood and oysters on the half shell. Go for a drink with a view at the Top of Newport bar (open seasonally), then unwind with the Balinese- and Thai-inspired, organic treatments at SpaTerre.
In the Area
Located a few blocks from historic downtown Newport, the hotel is a prime base for exploring one of New England’s most treasured coastal enclaves and one of America’s most famous summer playgrounds. From the grand 1893 Breakers to boardwalk-style candy shops, there’s a pretty broad spectrum of sunny Americana. Head out along the coast-hugging three-and-a-half mile cliff walk for Atlantic vistas and Newport-mansion backdrops, or hop in the car for the 10-mile, historic Ocean Drive. Indulge in Tallulah on Thames’ 3-course prix-fixe menus with seasonal palate-pleasers like wild ramp gnocchi with buerre monte and spring onion.
How to Get There
We had one of the luxury suites (Marble House). A lot of repairs needed. The ceiling had been fixed and spackled but not painted. They had an extension cord connecting the heater to the wall outlet and it was taped to the bottom of the wall. The wall paper seams were peeling apart. There were dirty dishes from room service in the hall the entire day.
Both days we were there no one came to clean the room. We had to call at 4 and 5 oclock.
It's a shame. We were married here 6 years ago before it was renovated and it was a palace.
Now it appears to be managed like an ordinary motel.
Hotel Viking is an extremely nice hotel and place and the accommodations were great.
Nice walking tour of Touro Synagogue and the history of Newport Rhode Island.
I would definitely return again in the future.
We were very excited to stay at the Hotel Viking. The lobby was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. However, upon arriving to our room we were sadly disappointed. The room was very small and looked out into the parking lot. The bathroom was even smaller with a very out of date tub (not to mention the black mold). We decided to try to raise our spirits and head to the pool. The pool area was surrounded by soggy wet carpet and many of the ceiling tiles were missing or damaged. When in the bathrooms by the pool we went to change and realized there was an unlocked door that looked like it led to the kitchen. While my daughter was changing I locked it only to have a staff member go back through and unlock it. Once finished with our swim we headed back to our room ( which meant going by all the lovely weddings and guests). The beds were comfortable and it is in a great location but the price was not worth it.