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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 506 Reviews

We stayed for three nights during the Jazz Fest. Though there is no view of interest, the room was great. We had a one bedroom suite that was very nicely appointed and comfortable. Mornings included a continental breakfast in the lobby. It is easy walking distance to Thames and the surrounding areas. We would definitely book again.

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Susan H

We loved the Attwater!! The room was so clean and loved the shower!! Bed was comfortable!! The breakfast was awesome!! Loved the variety!! Definetly will be back soon!! Staff was friendly and helpful!!


The Attwater is clean, comfortable, posh without being pretentious, upscale, and has a great location. Breakfast was creative, fancy minus the fussy, & healthily prepared. The staff even accommodated my gluten free needs. This is a friendly, high end place where you're made to feel special & valued. I was impressed again and again. This is my place to stay in Newport.