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
Service was great, rooms were spotless and the restaurant was top-notch. From check-in process, to the valet to check-out, the service was impeccable. My friend and I were visiting for a spa weekend (Spa Bhodi) and really enjoyed ourselves. The hotel is within walking distance the all the great shops and restaurants in Newport. The room was a little quirky, which you can expect at a historic place, in that the toilet and shower were in one room, and the sink in another but it worked ok. Beds were very comfortable.
Hotel was nicely decorated and staff was excellent. Out room looked out on the courtyard which was nice and beds very comfortable. I appreciated that there was a separate area with a mirror so that you didn't have to get ready in the bathroom, but it would have been nice to have the sink in the bathroom so you could wash your hands prior to opening the door.
From the outside the hotel looks lovely. Nice lobby, spacious and decorated sparingly for Christmas season. The best part of our stay was the valets. They were friendly and eager to help get our car. The room had a strange set up. The toilet was across the hall from the sink vanity. There was one waste basket in the toilet room. One had to keep going from the toilet room to the vanity room to wash hands. There was only one chair in the room at the desk. How are two people supposed to put on their shoes with only one chair...I guess sit on the high bed. Every time the music in the lobby was playing so loud, one could not hear the information given by the front desk staff. I asked a few times, can't they turn the music down to no avail. So the room cost was $149 plus room tax, plus, tourism marketing district tax, plus room occupancy city tax. OK I understands you have to pay taxes to support the local tourism economy I get that so the cost of the room plus the taxes totaled $169.37 PLUS the resort fee of $25 and a resort fee tax of $1. So the total overnight stay was $195.37. The restaurant which is separate from the hotel is just ok. Lots of great places to eat, breakfast lunch and dinner off site.
I'm really trying to see the up-side. Convenient location. Historic building 90+ minutes after we were told to check in, for a room. Significantly over-booked? Bathrooms out of order. Primary elevators out of order. The rooms are acceptable. For all they could be the new owners are missing the "sense of time and enjoyment" for guests.
GPS takes you to the back of the hotel. Go around to the front door circular driveway. Valet was very crowded, but efficient. Waited 90+minutes, at 4pm for a room. It was obvious in my discussion with the front desk that new owners and management do NOT want to be involved with the guests. A look of terror when I suggested speaking with the manager.
The hotel is obviously aged but it is nice. The bed was very comfortable. Staff was very nice. Rooms were a little out of synch, for example, my shower door was difficult to open. Overall a great place to stay in historic Newport.