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
- 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
great rooms and ample amenities. make sure you book well in advance depending on when you want to go. that way you have your choice of room and location. call ahead to talk to the front desk once you book
My partner and I stayed at the Hotel Viking for 2 nights in March, it was our first time to the Newport area and we found the hotel to be good value and rates were reasonable given it was low season. We were in easy walking distance from shops and restaurants and because it was quiet we could access street parking rather than having to pay for valet. The only thing I would highlight to be aware of is a compulsory $30 per night ‘resort fee’ payable on check-out, which covers things like internet and pool access. I’m not sure why this isn’t incorporated into the room rate and it makes for a more expensive stay than anticipated. All in all we were happy with the stay and would recommend the hotel to others.
I travel a lot for work. I’d heard about this hotel & jumped at the chance to stay here overnight (Th-F) when a business opportunity took me to Newport. Color me shocked to discover that the rates were compliant with our travel policy. However, that was BEFORE the $30 ‘fee’ (for things, like use of an umbrella if needed, and other things that were only offered on weekend days.), and parking charges. (Yes, I am now on the hook for $50 over and above the room charge.)
The hotel is beautiful. However, not worth the money, in my opinion. Let’s just say, it was good that I was traveling alone because two people could not fit in this room. My room was SMALL and the furniture was HUGE. The door opened -literally - into the side of a large armoire. I could not walk straight into the room because of this. So, twisting sideways & negotiating my small roller bag, I entered between the armoire & king bed. The only place to hang anything was in the armoire, which could only accommodate the length of a blouse. (Coats, dresses, pants would pool at the bottom.) There was no full length mirror in the room. The bathroom was also a tight squeeze, with no counter space in the bathroom & very limited shelf space. The room/bathroom was clean, but not spotless. (some dust & a few suspicious stains in the bathroom) An alarm I did not set went off at 5:00am, which was annoying. (I feel like that’s something housekeeping should check as part of room prep.)
I had a drink & a salad in the hotel bar. No complaints. Both were fine.
Now, I know these are petty complaints, BUT when you’re paying that room rate, plus fees, and parking, I feel basic expectations should be met. As I said, I travel 2-3 days per week, and I can say that I’ve seen lesser caliber hotel properties do it better.
On a positive note, the staff is quite friendly. Everyone from check-in/out to the bar area to valet attendant, was professional & courteous.
I stayed at The Viking a couple nights this week for business. The hotel is very nice. My bed and pillows were great, the food prepared for our meeting was very good, the location is perfect especially for walking around town to the shops and restaurants. I would stay here again without hesitation.
Not impressed upon our recommendation our daughter and her boyfriend stayed at the the hotel for their anniversary, hotel was spot on but restaurant did not wow them. From wobbly table and lack of staff attention on arrival and menu selection left them to leave to their table and go into town for alternate dining which they hadn’t been planning on and no one in dining staff seemed to notice on a non busy night with three tables occupied?? Could that be an issue?