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
We had an amazing experience at the Bayberry. Nate the Inn Keeper was welcoming and provided us with everything we needed from the perfect room to dinner reservations and a great breakfast the next morning. Our room was perfect with a fireplace and jacuzzi tub. Just what we needed for a quick relaxing get away. We can not wait to return.
We loved this place. It is very tastefully decorated mixing traditional features and modern amenities very successfully. Very comfortable bed and modern bathroom. The owners are welcoming, friendly and helpful. It is well located and has on site parking. Outside is a lovely garden with a fire pit for sitting outside in the evening. Breakfast is provided but apart from a few bits there is not a choice. The host cooks something different each day. We enjoyed the eggs benedict but couldn't stomach the quinoa with poached egg on our second morning! A bit of a choice would be an improvement.
Overall I would definitely recommend this place to stay in Newport. Excellent.
We stayed at The Bayberry Inn during our daughter's nearby wedding. They went above and beyond to accommodate us. They made everything so stress free and relaxing. We cannot thank them enough for their excellent service. Highly recommend!
The place is beautiful. The room is elegant, very nice decorated and comfortable. The breakfast was very good and served in a beautiful setting. Nikki and her father are very friendly and helpful.Newport is so beautiful !
The Bayberry Inn is a lovely captains home that has a unique combination of architectural history and modern decor. It is run by warm and caring people who made us feel right at home. The location is great as we were able to walk to many attractions, restaurants, shops and the waterfront. We look forward to returning and highly recommend this charming inn.