Bayberry Inn of Newport
What We Love
- Requesting a custom picnic basket to bring on a day trip
- The out-of-this-world breakfasts, featuring treats like banana-coconut bread
- Taking a break to watch the world go by from a rocking chair on the porch
What To Know
- Every room has a Jacuzzi tub, some big enough for two
- Most rooms—but not all—have fireplaces
- Free WiFi and off-street parking
A B&B for the smart set, this teensy Newport hotel has just seven rooms and the kind of intimate, personalized service that makes guests return again and again. With a central location, it’s a good spot for anyone in town for a festival or a summer holiday, although with most rooms designed for couples this is a better place for a romantic getaway than it is for a family vacation. The impeccably clean rooms were recently refreshed (and have none of the chintzy décor of a traditional B&B), so the hotel has a brand-new feel that belies its Victorian roots. Breakfast is a particular highlight, with guests raving about the baked goods and specialty coffee. Rooms are set up to enhance comfort: turn on the gas fireplace in the chilly evenings and cozy up with a bottle of champagne; or hop in the Jacuzzi tub and grab the Gilchrist & Soames products for an in-room spa experience.
In the Area
The Inn’s location, on a quiet street within walking distance of excellent restaurants and the town’s major landmarks including its sweeping and historic Gilded Mansions on Bellevue, is hard to beat. In good weather, a walk along the cliffs reveals the beauty of the shoreline; in bad weather, take yourself out for a seafood lunch at the Lobster Bar, where harbor views are fabulous even when it rains. The White Horse Tavern makes an elegant dinner spot—the building dates back to the 17th century but the menu of local fish, Rhode Island artisan cheeses, and cornmeal-crusted oysters is modern and ambitious. Newport also hosts a slew of interesting festivals each year. Check the calendar for dates for the Jazz and Folk Festivals, the Food and Wine Festival, and the Newport Boat Show.
How to Get There
My college girlfriends and I stayed at the Bayberry Inn for a very special celebration of some life events. From the moment of booking to saying goodbye to Nikki the Innkeeper, our experience was beyond expectation. The Inn was beautiful The rooms were clean, comfortable and filled with lovely decor. Bathrooms were modern and elegant.
The food was delicious and our every request was met with a smile and immediate attention. We enjoyed chatting on the expansive front porch and around the firepit.
Bayberry Inn is in a perfect location and provides easy access to the highlights of Newport. Nikki gave us great suggestions for restaurants and activities. I would highly recommend the Inn for your "home" away from home while visiting Newport RI.
Quaint outside; very modern, very roomy inside. Comfortable king size bed; wonderful shower. Very comfortable home away from home. Young hosts are very sociable, helpful and make delicious breakfasts. Parking. Shirt walk to Newport city center; shirt rides to all major sights. Excellent! Highly recommend.
We took a king size room and a king suite over Labor Day weekend. We had a fantastic stay. The rooms were LUXURY, large, full of amenities, and our hosts could not have been more available or helful. Contraray to one of the reviews listed above, we experienced nothing except top of the line treatment and accomodations. We have stayed all over the world in five star luxury hotels and the Bay Berry Inn definitely qualifies as luxury and is very comparable to other high-end rooms. The decor was all Serena & Lily style, with lots of chairs and sofas to read and relax. I will come back and I recommend.