Best Hotels in Rhode Island

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Rhode Island based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Ocean House
    Watch Hill, RI
    #1 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 873 reviewsTripAdvisor (873)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    You'll feel like you stepped back in time once you've stayed at the Ocean House's classic New England retreat. This historic resort has been lovingly restored to its original design, down to window placements and interior wall hues. But recent guests don't visit for nostalgia's sake. Rather, they come for the courteous and attentive service staff and the secluded feel of the resort's grounds and beach. They also come for the luxurious accommodations, equipped with high-end amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, wooden furnishings and luxury toiletries. Recent guests also reported returning year after year to indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments at OH! Spa and to treat their taste buds to award-winning cuisine and signature cocktails at Ocean House's several dining venues (though many visitors said that food was expensive here). You'll find the Ocean House located in Watch Hill on the south coast of Rhode Island, about 40 miles south of Newport.

    Watch Hill, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 873 reviewsTripAdvisor (873)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Chanler at Cliff Walk
    Newport, RI
    #2 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 898 reviewsTripAdvisor (898)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Nestled on the shore just steps from Newport's popular Cliff Walk, The Chanler's strongest feature is its breathtaking scenery. But there are plenty more compelling reasons to stay here. For one, the rooms are designed and named for royalty – the Louis XIV and the English Tudor suites are among the most dramatic. Despite its regal decor, each comes appointed with modern amenities like Fresh bath products, free Wi-Fi access, wet bars, heated bathroom floors and DVD players. Recent guests praise the hotel's easy access to the picturesque Cliff Walk and tasty cuisine served at Cara, the crown jewel of the property's three dining venues. The Chanler's attentive staff and romantic, tranquil setting also wins over visitors. Though a stay at the hotel will surely thin out your wallet, previous visitors say the indulgence is well worth the cost.

    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 898 reviewsTripAdvisor (898)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Weekapaug Inn
    Westerly, RI
    #3 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Guests have been coming to the Weekapaug Inn for a quiet, secluded getaway since it opened in 1899. A member of Relais & Chateâux, the hotel attracts guests to the peninsula on Quonochontaug Pond for the views, but according to recent visitors, they return because of the helpful staff and unexpected amenities. Guests can relax on the 2 miles of private beach, take a scenic tour around the large pond with the staff naturalist or use the complimentary cruiser bikes to explore Weekapaug. Visitors who would rather stay close by can take a dip in the lap pool (open seasonally), play lawn games like squash or work up a sweat in the fitness center. When it's time to sleep, accommodations include vintage pieces from the original Weekapaug Inn, a guest pantry with free snacks and complimentary Wi-Fi access. For many, the highlight of the inn is the restaurant. Previous visitors applauded not only the service, but the outstanding food. Visitors also note they were impressed by the level of service, saying that each staff member ensured that no detail was overlooked. You can find the Weekapaug Inn about 50 miles southwest of Providence, Rhode Island.

    Westerly, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Castle Hill Inn
    Newport, RI
    #4 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 827 reviewsTripAdvisor (827)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Once a summer "cottage" to a wealthy scientist and explorer, Castle Hill Inn is now one of the most exclusive collections of accommodations in Newport. The Inn and surrounding beach cottages are decorated with an aristocratic charm typical of the seaport's mansions, with perks like a private beach and complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea. Cottages feature cool blue, green and yellow tones reflective of the natural seaside setting and come furnished with high-end amenities, like plush linens and rainfall shower heads. But what continually wins over guests are the scenes of Narragansett Bay and the surrounding coastline. Recent visitors say the vistas are best enjoyed from the Inn's Adirondack chairs perched on the lawn. Previous guests also rave about the delectable cuisine served at The Dining Room. The only potential drawback lies in the location. The Castle Hill Inn sits about 5 miles outside of town, so you'll need a car if you're planning lots of sightseeing. On the upside, if you are a member of Relais & Châteaux's Club 5C, you're eligible for free perks, such as complimentary room upgrades.

    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 827 reviewsTripAdvisor (827)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Newport, RI
    #5 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 669 reviewsTripAdvisor (669)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sitting near the waterfront in downtown Newport, Rhode Island, Vanderbilt recently joined the Auberge Resorts Collection hotel group. The property has been housing city visitors since 1909, and past guests said age hasn't hindered this hotel's ability to host. Travelers love the style of the boutique accommodations: Antique-inspired furnishings are a tribute to the property's history, while bright colors and luxury amenities give it a contemporary feel. Guest rooms and suites include flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes and complimentary Wi-Fi. (Some rooms also feature fireplaces.) Over the course of its long life, the property has seen the addition of pools, a gym and the acclaimed Vanderbilt Spa, which visitors love for its soothing atmosphere and relaxing treatments. Meanwhile, The Vanderbilt Grill earns praise for its classic New England fare.

    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 669 reviewsTripAdvisor (669)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
    Newport, RI
    #6 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 326 reviewsTripAdvisor (326)
    Free WiFi

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    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 326 reviewsTripAdvisor (326)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Forty 1° North
    Newport, RI
    #7 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 709 reviewsTripAdvisor (709)
    Free WiFi

    This modern boutique hotel is a bit of a maverick when compared to the other traditional New England properties around town. Accommodations here are high-tech, with iPod-integrated media systems and in-room iPads that download complimentary newspapers for guests every day. Plus, guests here are pampered with standard luxurious amenities too, like Frette bedding, MALIN+GOETZ bath products and gas fireplaces. The LEED-certified hotel is also eco-conscious, with low-flow shower heads and LED and CFL light bulbs in the light fixtures. But there's a pinch of classic Newport to the Forty 1° North formula, too; the private marina is available for the visitors with their yacht in tow. Most recent guests rave about the boutique's energetic, young vibe, and praise the outstanding service. Previous visitors also compliment Forty 1° North's two on-site dining venues; however, some do caution the entree costs are a tad expensive. The hotel's downtown location on Thames Street is also a crowd-pleaser.

    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 709 reviewsTripAdvisor (709)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Providence
    Providence, RI
    #8 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1379 reviewsTripAdvisor (1379)
    Free WiFi

    Hotel Providence is a modern boutique hotel with a touch of quaint New England hospitality. Rooms are comfortably furnished with top-notch amenities, like Gilchrist & Soames bath products, work spaces, plush robes and local works of art. There's even a collection of 16 Author Suites (inspired by New England authors like Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft), which are stocked with the literary works of their namesakes. The hotel's restaurant, Backstage Kitchen + Bar, is also a big hit among locals and recent guests, who love the establishment's American cuisine. Visitors also appreciate Hotel Providence's convenient locale – it's nestled in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. However, beware of expensive valet parking fees if you arrive with a vehicle. 

    Providence, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1379 reviewsTripAdvisor (1379)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
    Providence, RI
    #9 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)
    Free WiFi

    This uniquely designed property was originally intended as a Masonic temple, but it stood empty for nearly 80 years due to lack of funds during the Great Depression. Then Marriott gave the property a facelift, refashioning the building into a stylish hotel with contemporary furnishings. Some of the early design elements of the building are still preserved, like the marble columns and Masonic iconography on the tile flooring. The spacious guest rooms are furnished with upscale amenities, such as down comforters, feather pillows, marble bathrooms and minifridges. Though some recent guests bemoan the steep valet parking fees, most praise the hotel for its convenient location next to the State Capitol and hospitable front-desk and concierge staff. If you're signed up for the Marriott Bonvoy program, you're eligible to receive extra perks like complimentary stays by choosing to stay here.

    Providence, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Viking
    Newport, RI
    #10 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2508 reviewsTripAdvisor (2508)

    Just steps away from Newport's scenic harbor, Hotel Viking exudes a sense of Old World charm, combining period decor with luxurious accents like Egyptian-cotton bed linens and satin duvets. But this hotel isn't stuck in the past: Each room includes an LCD TV and complimentary Wi-Fi (included in the daily resort fee). Despite their high opinions of the room design, guests do warn that this hotel can be noisy. Hotel Viking wows with the award-winning wine lists and delectable bites offered at its premier restaurant, One Bellevue, not to mention the replenishing Newport-inspired spa treatments at SpaFjör.

    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2508 reviewsTripAdvisor (2508)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Newport Marriott
    Newport, RI
    #11 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 866 reviewsTripAdvisor (866)
    Free WiFi

    The Newport Marriott’s prime location along the Newport Harbor make it a favorite among recent guests who are in Newport, Rhode Island, looking to explore. Newport’s iconic Thames Street, with a variety of shopping and restaurants, is within walking distance. Meanwhile, Naval Station Newport, Cliff Walk and Fort Adams are all within 5 miles. Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast (for a fee). Then, they can take a dip in the bright indoor pool with views of the sundeck (recent guests have noted it’s a little difficult to find) or check out the fitness center. Additional amenities include three casual, on-site restaurants throughout the hotel. Some eateries have harbor views and have special options, like a raw bar or specialty cocktails. Contemporary accommodations offer guests a chance to unwind with pillow-top beds, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Marriott Rewards members can earn and redeem points here.

    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 866 reviewsTripAdvisor (866)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Providence Biltmore
    Providence, RI
    #12 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1546 reviewsTripAdvisor (1546)
    Free WiFi

    The Providence Biltmore impresses guests with its central downtown Providence, Rhode Island, location and architectural legacy (the hotel was designed by the architects responsible for NYC's Grand Central Station). Though the Providence Biltmore has been a downtown landmark since 1922, the hotel isn't stuck in the past: Rooms are outfitted with modern furnishings, including flat-screen LED TVs, iHome radios and minifridges. Plus, every room offers complimentary Wi-Fi access. Recent travelers were generally pleased with the accommodations, citing comfy beds and newly renovated decor, but some guests were disappointed with the efficiency of the housekeeping staff. Patrons were happier with the hotel's dining: McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks is located on-site (so is Starbucks). If you're not craving surf and turf, you can find plenty of other restaurants nearby (the hotel sits about a mile from the city's arts, entertainment and historic districts). If you're in need of a massage or facial, the Biltmore has you covered there, too: The Spa at the Providence Biltmore is the city's only on-site hotel spa. 

    Providence, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1546 reviewsTripAdvisor (1546)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Dean Hotel
    Providence, RI
    #13 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1237 reviewsTripAdvisor (1237)
    Free WiFi

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    Providence, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1237 reviewsTripAdvisor (1237)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Francis Malbone House
    Newport, RI
    #14 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1374 reviewsTripAdvisor (1374)
    Free WiFi

    With a history dating back to the 18th century, The Francis Malbone House features elegant decor, antique furnishings and an idyllic atmosphere perfect for any celebration or romantic getaway. Located within walking distance of many attractions in Newport, Rhode Island, the small inn has 20 unique rooms with distinct themes and layouts, and each accommodation includes Wi-Fi access and a TV. Suites with minifridges, Jacuzzis, marble baths and private entrances are also available. Plus, common areas, such as the courtyard garden, tea room, library, sunroom and front parlor with a fireplace, are sure to please guests looking for relaxation. Recent visitors lauded the staff's ability to help plan excursions and suggest excellent food and activity options in the area. Though the hotel lacks common amenities such as a business or fitness center, the property serves a complimentary breakfast and an afternoon tea, and off-street parking is free.

    Newport, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1374 reviewsTripAdvisor (1374)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The 1661 Inn
    New Shoreham, RI
    #15 in Best Hotels in Rhode Island
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 698 reviewsTripAdvisor (698)
    Free WiFi
    The 1661 Inn is a 3.5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 698 reviews.
    New Shoreham, RI
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 698 reviewsTripAdvisor (698)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi