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What We Love

  • A daily small plates breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Central location next to the art museum, steps away from Newport Harbor, restaurants, shopping and more
  • Preprogrammed guest iPads loaded with travel recommendations

What To Know

  • The bathrooms are smaller than average, but have waffled kimonos
  • No elevator, and there are no rooms on the first floor
  • The hotel is closed for the month of January
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  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Spa
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Historic B&B turned contemporary hotel in Newport, RI, with an all-day cafe and impressive tech amenities

The Look

Once a Bavarian restaurant and later a B&B, the Attwater has been welcoming visitors to tony Newport since the early 1900s. After a fresh, contemporary upgrade in summer 2012, there’s nary a lace doily or brocade pillow in sight. Instead you’ll find a funky mix of graphic mod patterns, a bright palette of lime, coral, cobalt and chartreuse, and a playful Jonathan Adler–esque vibe. There are also subtle nods to the area’s nautical heritage, from rope mirrors to sea coral to sailor’s knots adorning tables.

Bed and Bath

Guestrooms are equipped with a full suite of tech amenities, including iPod docking stations, Apple TV, free WiFi and sleek gas fireplaces (in suites). Most have sliding wood doors that reveal white tiled bathrooms with a separate shower area. Waffled kimonos hang in the closets, and oversize beds with designer linens ensure a soothing night’s sleep.


For relaxation outside the room, there’s a patio and downstairs lounge. The small café serves a tasty small plates breakfast such as caramelized onion and walnut bread with bacon jam. It’s easy to linger over the free gourmet breakfast of scones, biscuits and muffins, but the hotel’s real perk is its central location close to all of Newport’s attractions.

How to Get There

The Attwater
22 Liberty St
Newport, RI 02840 United States


4.5 Very Good 495 Reviews
2x5 stars=10 stars
Reviewed 1 day ago

First time to Newport for a quick 2 night stay at the Attwater was wonderful. The hotel location is perfect centrally located to everything in Newport. The rooms are spacious, modern and clean. Wifi worked great. Shower hot and strong with a rainfall type shower head.

The breakfast is included and it is really different and tasty. Small plates of very interesting items from hard boiled eggs to overnight oatmeal and fruit. Throughout the day there are a few items left out on the counter for snacking. Don't miss the homemade chocolate chip cookies. Tea and coffee is available 24 hrs a day.

Tracy at the front desk was so helpful, friendly and efficient. Ask her for dining or shopping suggestions an you won't be disappointed.

Cozy Boutique Inn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed for one night in a deluxe king room. Room had ample space with a separate sitting area from "bedroom." Bathroom was on the small side but well appointed. The property has been wonderfully restored - retaining its charm yet has a modern feel and is very clean. Staff is welcoming and helpful. Parking in the side lot is a tight squeeze but additional parking is available across the street. Location is convenient as restaurants and shops are in walking distance. I enjoyed my brief visit and would stay here again.

Terrific boutique hotel!
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently, we stayed two nights at The Attwater, and we have only wonderful things to say about the hotel. It is an extremely charming hotel located on a quiet side street but just down from a street with many shops and restaurants. Our room was fairly small but was one of our favorite rooms in which we have stayed on our travels. We especially liked the comfortable sitting areas on each floor, the very, very special breakfasts (small, delicious, creative bowls with fantastic scones, juices, and hot beverages), and the very gracious staff who went out of their way to assist us. We will absolutely return to the Attwater on our next visit to Newport.

Birthday trip
Reviewed 7 days ago

I do not even know where to start... upon arrival, Peter was there to greet me and sitting in my room was a chilled bottle of my favorite wine and a box of delicious cookies in a bag waiting on the night stand. It just kept getting better. Rooms are spotless, the decor is right out of architectural digest. The very creative unique breakfast was delicious. Place was absolutely fantastic I highly recommend

Excellent b&b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is amazing from when you arrive. Rooms are clean, we had a king suite and it was huge. Ideal location. Walking to town took 10 minutes, walked to the cliff walk was .8 away. The breakfast had small plates of food that I have never experienced in my life. Reasonable priced. My wife and I will be back.