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
Lovely inn and location. Overall pleased, however, service was scattered and breakfasts were not done well. Start time of 8:30 is not convenient for early risers and was not well organized. No greeting in the breakfast area and no plates for the continental portion of the meal No coffee available for early risers, therefore, in-room coffee makers would be a nice addition. Afternoon snacks were not always available. Ordered rhody tote to enjoy throughout stay, however, did not arrive until last day and had to ask about it. Informed Tate we would be leaving early on our last day and he offered to make a grab and go breakfast which was nice but never coordinated time to provide it and nothing was ready when we departed. If there was a bit more detail to service, could be 5 star.
What a beautiful place to stay. The house is clean as a whistle and beautifully furnished. We really enjoyed the breakfast offerings and the little breakfast nook we sat in while we ate. It's close to everything so you an leave your car and go out on foot. We loved the place; the staff really made us feel welcome. We will stay there again the next time we go to Newport.
My husband and I spent a brief weekend in Newport and discovered the Bayberry Inn through some online searching. We stayed in the Newport Room and could not have been happier with the accommodations, service, food and amazing decor! The Bayberry team has done a wonderful job updating this beautiful home. Within a short walk to the main shopping and restaurants and located in a really neat neighborhood full of interesting architecture. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
We had a wonderful time at the Bayberry, our room was lovely, very comfortable, stylish and spacious. The team at the Inn were very kind and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. The Inn is also on an excellent location, we will be back!
My mom and I stayed at the Bayberry Inn for one night in the Captain Charles Hunter Suite. The furniture and decor is absolutely beautiful (and also comfortable)! We loved the gas fireplace and modern bathroom. Breakfast was perfect, and the location is ideal. We would definitely return!