New England

Editor’s Picks: Best B&Bs and Inns in Newport, RI

by Breawna Power Eaton  |  Published August 29, 2017

Walking under the canopy of trees along Bellevue Avenue, one can easily sense what led America’s Gilded Age royalty to build their summer “cottages” in this quaint, colonial town. Tours of these lavish residences give a taste of high society life at the turn of the 20th century, but Newport is home to more than the Breakers, The Elms and Marble House. Rich in colonial and maritime history, the seaside escape is also known for its world-renowned folk and jazz festivals and a bounty of galleries, boutiques and local restaurants.

Many of Newport’s almost 100 Inns and Bed and Breakfasts also provide a chance to step back in time, offering intimate experiences in restored historic homes. Below are our picks for five of the best, based on local insight and consistently high customer ratings online.