Historic Inns near Charming Newport Harbor
On a tree-lined street near Newport’s harbor, the Inns of Newport paint a charming picture of what New England was like centuries ago. All four inns—The Clarkeston, The Cleveland House, Admiral Farragut Inn, and Melville House Inn—neighbor each other on the centrally located Clarke Street. The inns are part of the quaint Newport Historic District, where gas lamps light the streets and many of its clapboard buildings date back to the colonial era.
After selecting a room type, you will be placed at one of the four inns based on availability.
Built in the early 18th century, The Clarkeston was extensively restored in 1993 to update its amenities while preserving the details from its rich colonial past—it’s now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the inn, you’ll find antique furnishings, burnished hardwood floors, and several four-poster beds. A brick fireplace warms sunny Room Seven, which is accented with white-wicker furniture and pastoral art. The Clarkeston also serves breakfast each morning (extra fees).
The Cleveland House
Across the street, the vibe is strictly Victorian at The Cleveland House. Each of its 12 rooms is elegantly appointed with vintage furniture and lacy accents, while some rooms have a jacuzzi tub. The Cleveland House’s daily breakfast is not included with this Groupon.
Admiral Farragut Inn
The Admiral Farragut Inn harkens back to historic Newport. Each guest room is unique—some sport Shaker-style four-poster beds and imported English antiques; others feature colonial-style windows. In the morning, breakfast is served for an additional fee.
Melville House Inn
Further along down Clarke Street, a handful of quaint guest rooms make up the Melville House Inn, which dates back to 1750. The colonial B&B is just a few blocks from Thames Street’s shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Breakfast is available each morning for an additional fee.
No matter which inn you stay at, you’ll check in at The Cleveland House at 27 Clarke Street.
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 understandably attracted 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 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.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.