If you like to stay where there's a sense of history, here are a few options to consider.
The Jailhouse Inn, a former jail in Newport built in 1772 to replace an earlier jail on the same spot built in 1680, and remained the headquarters of the Newport Police until 1986. There were several notable escapes, including a mason in the 1800's who removed bricks around the window to break out.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk was built from 1870-1873 by a New York congressman and his wife, a member of the prominent Astor family. It is an example of the Newport's Gilded Age summer "cottages" (aka mansions).
The Graduate Providence (formerly The Biltmore) was built in 1922 by the same architectural firm that created Grand Central Station. At the time it hosted celebrities including Louis Armstrong, Douglas Fairbanks, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and during prohibition the basement was a speakeasy.
When good design matters to you as much as comfort and amenities.
The Attwater, in Newport pops with color, energy and uniquely nautical flair. It offers complimentary small plate breakfast, cafe lounge, secluded back patio, fitness room, onsite spa services and more.
The Break Hotel boasts tourquoise color scheems and a retro-chic surf vibe in the beach community of Narragansett. It offers a designer year-round saltwater pool, rooftop bar, complimentary backpack beach chairs and bikes.
The Block Island Beach House features bright vintange-beach house decor with modern amenities on beautiful Block Island. It offers direct access to the beach, a lounge and beach bar, all just a block from the ferry.
When nothing but the very best in comfort, service and amenities will do.
Ocean House is the height of luxury and highly individualized service perched on 13 acres of ocean front landscape on the bluffs of Watch Hill. It's the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in Rhode Island. Ocean House features an award-winning spa, daily resort activities, available classes in their Center for Wine Culinary Arts, an extensive art collection, an 8,000-bottle library wine cellar, white sand private beach, a salt water lap pool, and more.
Weekapaug Inn in Westerly overlooks Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic Ocean just beyond. The Weekapaug offers casual comfort and modern Yankee decor, luxury linens, farm to table dining, complimentary nature-based activities, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary guest pantry, outdoor lap pool, complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats and pedal boats and more.
Castle Hill Inn in Newport is a luxurious and romantic retreat on an exclusive 40-acre peninsula offering rooms, suites and cottages. Providing luxury accommodations on a private beach and named to Travel + Leisure's Top 500 Hotels in the World, the Castle Hill in features an onsite spa, full gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea daily, launch service to Newport Harbor and more.