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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


Great Place to Stay

This is a nice place to stay in the Newport area. The hotel and rooms were clean and neat. The staff was very friendly and helpful with information about the area. There was a nice complimentary breakfast. We would definitely stay here again.

Most accommodating staff!

What a pleasant stay! Each morning I needed to leave prior to breakfast being served. The staff accommodated me, preparing and leaving breakfast items the night before in the refrigerator for the next morning. They went above and beyond to make my business related stay in Newport enjoyable. This is the best little hotel in town. Thank you!

Totally Surpassed Expectations
Richard H

We booked 2 rooms at the Attwater in late September. My wife and I met up with a family member here to enjoy the sites of Newport. We have stayed at hotels and B&Bs throughout the world and this wonderful place was right there with the absolute best. For one, every convenience has been thought through with regard to bedding comfort, bathroom efficiency, room design, morning breakfast and, to boot, fabulous location. The bed linens and mattresses were like sleeping on a cloud. Never have we had a hotel bed feel so good. The toiletries provided were outstanding-Lather brand.The breakfast choices were unique and excellent. Their homemade granola was the best we have EVER had-and they give out the recipe! We are early risers (before 6) and they already had the fresh coffee available. There's a quaint outside porch at the rear of the home that is shaded later in the day and many quiet sitting areas to just enjoy the ambience. They forgot nothing and you will be pampered. Would we stay here again? In a heartbeat.