Bannister's Wharf - Newport, RI

Stay at Bannister's Wharf Guestrooms in Newport, RI, with Dates into April

Hotel at a Glance: Bannister's Wharf Guestrooms

Bannister's Wharf has been central to life in Newport since its construction in the mid-16th century, when citizens came to hear news from the incoming boats and buy food, cloth, and other necessities. In 1813, crowds gathered on the docks to welcome back commodore Oliver Hazard Perry after his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. You can get nice views of boats in the wharf from the Bannister's Wharf Guestrooms, which are located right along Newport Harbor.

  • A room with a view: Two-double rooms open onto a shared deck with views of the harbor; two-bedroom suites lack water views but have plenty of space, with living rooms and kitchenettes.
  • Go shopping at a handful of specialty shops and art galleries lining the wharf.
  • Eat here: the Clarke Cooke House, which serves up New England-style seafood in an 18th century home
  • Easy day trip: Boston is just a 1.5-hour drive north of Bannister's Wharf Guestrooms.

Newport, Rhode Island: Harbor Town with World-Famous Mansions

Newport sits on Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island, just 30 miles south of Providence and 70 miles south of Boston. With its picturesque cliffs running along the rocky coast, Newport became popular with America’s upper class at the turn of the 20th century. The prestigious Astor and Vanderbilt families joined other captains of industry in building their summer “cottages” here—sprawling estates that epitomized the Gilded Age’s glitz and glamour. You can sign up for mansion tours at the historic The Elms, Marble House, and The Breakers, a 70-room Italian Renaissance–style palazzo commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1893 and inspired by the palaces of Genoa and Turin.

Year-round, the Cliff Walk is one of the most popular activities in town. From sunrise to sunset you’ll find visitors strolling the 3.5-mile path, ensconced between the beautiful Newport shoreline and the spectacular mansions. If the conditions are ripe, you might see surfers catching waves on the ocean breakers.

The city slows its pace in winter; find time to shop on Thames and Spring Streets or visit the city’s many museums. The town is home to the National Museum of American Illustration, which features works by Saturday Evening Post artist Norman Rockwell, as well as the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.

The ocean is easily accessible from Newport’s western, eastern, and southern coastlines. It’s often referred to as “the Sailing Capital of the World,” and in the summertime, fishing boats fill its harbors and beachgoers flock to its shores. Easton’s Beach (or 1st Beach if you’re a local), the largest public beach, sits cater-cornered to the Cliff Walk’s stunning homes. Back on land, the city hosts a variety of festivals, including the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Kite Festival, held in the ocean-facing Brenton Point State Park.

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What You Get

  • Stay for four in the two-double room or for five in the two-bedroom suite
  • Dates into April

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 13% tax added at purchase

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Shared deck with harbor views (two-double rooms)
  • WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 13% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Two-Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Two-Bedroom Suite

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Kitchenette

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: Mon. - Thurs. from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at main office, at cookhouse after 5 p.m., Check in at cookhouse on weekends.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: each pet may be added for an additional $25 per night; must request upon booking.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 30 miles from Theodore Francis Green Memorial State Airport (PVD); about 75 miles from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Customer Reviews

Right in the heart of Newport!
Beth T. · June 2, 2017
Location was great!
Kristina W. · May 2, 2017
Location was perfect
Kim B. · May 1, 2017
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