The Artful Lodger is a bright and airy Victorian built in 1850 located in the Mansion District, and centrally located within 5 minutes from downtown Newport's shopping and dining area. We guarantee you private off-street parking, private baths with all rooms and suites, and an exquisite gourmet breakfast in our conservatory overlooking the Newport Harbor. Our warmest welcome! When you stay with us, you will be neighboring "The Elms," a Newport mansion owned by the infamous robber baron, E. J. Berwind. The mansion is famous for its sunken gardens and lavish parties (even in present day). The secret coal tunnel designed by the coal magnate is steps away from our front door. It was used for discreetly transporting fuel for the first electric lights of the turn of the century elite's "summer cottages."
4.2 on October 23, 2014
This was a last minute trip for my wife and I who just got married a few days before. The accommodations were great...the only complaint I really had were the disrespectful people outside at 3am screaming drunk about who knows what. I know that the college is near by but it is also still a tourist attraction for most of the year.
4.4 on October 19, 2014
The Artful Lodger is as delightful as its name implies. The location is perfect--an easy walk to the mansions, or the cliff walk, or downtown Newport. Our room was very small, but we were outside all weekend, so that was fine. The breakfast was, a advertised, excellent: gourmet french toast one morning, and eggs benedict on the other morning. Randy and Lisa know a lot about Newport, and made good suggestions about where to go and what to see. They communicated this information in advance via email, which was thoughtful, although it arrived in a very odd, scrambled format with little punctuation--it seems to be a problem with the browser or email client, but it happened twice.
5 on October 02, 2014
My husband & I stayed at the Artful Lodger for 3 nights to celebrate our anniversary. It was an absolute pleasure staying there! The rooms were appointed nicely, the suite was fantastic! The innkeepers Lisa & Randy were amazing! Breakfast was super happy & Randy was a great cook ready to accommodate all of my husband's food issues/allergies. Beautiful view from the upstairs dining room. Can't wait to go back!
4.4 on September 25, 2014
The configuration of the house was a little odd, but that is to be expected from an old house since made into a lodging facility. The location was exceptional for us since we were on vacation to see the mansions and this house is located right behind the Elms. We could walk to most everything. Our room was large and the bed was nice. The best part was definitely Randy and Lisa. Exceptional hosting couple. All in all, a good place to stay if you can't afford the luxury B&B's in Newport.
4.0 on September 24, 2014
Lisa and Randy were pleasant hosts. They accommodated my gluten sensitivity for breakfast. This is our second time staying here and would definitely stay here again.
4.2 on September 05, 2014
Great breakfasts, good view of the harbor at sunset, owners were very helpful, gave us lots of good information about local sights. Highly recommended.
4.0 on August 26, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised with the old style charm yet modern twist of the Inn. Our room was clean and I have to note how beautifully soft the bed sheets were. It was very comfortable. The deck with view of Newport Harbor was nice. We were late for breakfast and they still made us feel welcome and served us right away. The food was substantial and delicious. The location is superb. I would recommend a stay here. ~Katy
4.6 on August 26, 2014
My wife and I stayed for two nights in late August. Although the price seems high, you really do get what you pay for. First, the location is ideal. The end of Dixon St. is in as quiet and residential an area as you could want, but is close enough to walk to all of the restaurants and shops downtown. You can also walk to the mansions and cliff walk, though some are farther than others. The Elms is right across the street. We walked to The Breakers as well, though that was a bit more of a hike. Breakfast was probably the best I have ever had at a B&B. Randy and Lisa, the innkeepers/managers, cook up some wonderful stuff. The first morning consisted of your choice of two frittatas, one with vegetables and one with meat, along with an english muffin, a slice of cantaloupe, and the best home fries I have ever had. The second morning consisted of an english muffin topped with prosciutto, basil, tomato, and poached eggs, along with pineapple and more home fries. The breakfast room is a glassed-in area on the third floor with excellent views of the harbor. We stayed in Grace's Room, which is a somewhat smaller room in the back on the first floor. The king bed was firm but still comfy. It took up most of the room, but there was still enough space to get around. The bathroom consisted of a toilet, shower, and very small sink (it's an old house, you have to expect that kind of thing). Everything was clean and perfectly functional. There was a tv in the room as well, on top of the dresser along a side wall. The tv was small and located in a slightly awkward position, but let's face it--you're not staying here to watch tv. With ample free parking, quiet and tidy rooms, and the most pleasant staff you could ask for, I would say this is the best B&B I have ever stayed at. I would highly recommend it to anyone, and have suggested to my parents that they stay there the next time they are in Newport.
5 on August 24, 2014
We recently stayed at this bed and breakfast and could not have been more pleased with our visit. The few negative reviews I have seen are clearly from people who were impossible to please. Our room was lovely and the innkeeper did everything possible to make our experience a positive one. She was informative and helpful without being imposing. The location is perfect, close enough to walk everywhere but far enough from the center of activity that it is quiet at night. Breakfast was excellent and the view from the upstairs outer porch was to die for. This was our first visit to Newport and we will absolutely stay here on our next trip. Thanks!!
3.8 on August 05, 2014
We arrived late and left somewhat early, wished we could have stayed longer. Managers were very nice and food was excellent. Location was terrific for "mansion viewing"
Wildlife Preserve, Walking Paths, Ocean Drive, Historic Areas, Famous Cliffwalk, Yachting Village, Beachside, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Village
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 45 miles
When you hit Newport: Once on America's Cup Ave. (Waterfront), stay in right lane and merge onto Thames St. After Shell Gas Station, take 2nd left onto Dixon St. Turn right into parking lot at sign for 503 Spring St. Please enter through front. From Boston, VT & NH: Take Rt. 128 S to Rt. 24 S to Rt. 114 S (becomes Broadway). After left at Pier 1 Imports, follow traffic onto America's Cup Ave. (See above.) From NY, CT & NJ: Take I-95 to Rt. 138 E to Jamestown Bridge and over the Newport Bridge. Take first exit once over the bridges (Downtown/Scenic Newport). Follow to Farewell St. (Rt. 238). Bear right onto Averica's Cup Ave. (See above). From NORTHERN RI & NEARBY MA: Take I-95 S to exit 9 in E. Greenwich, RI (Rt. 4) Continue onto Rt.1, then 138 E and over Jamestown Bridge and then Newport Bridge. Take first exit off bridge (Downtown Scenic Newport exit), and turn right on Farewell St. (Rt. 238). Bear Right onto America's Cup Ave.(See above).
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cliffwalk, Turn of the Century Mansions, Ocean Drive, Fort Adams State Park, Providence Waterfire, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Bath robes, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , FREE OFF STREET PARKING, FREE FULL BREAKFEAST, FREE WI-FI, Harborview from Conservatory, Location,Location,Location, Fireplaces
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Boat Rentals, Vintage Boat Cruises, Newport Music Festivals, Preservation Mansions, Cliffwalk, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Randy and Lisa
Innkeepers Lisa and Randy are exceptional in their desire to please Artful Lodger guests and guarantee them a pampered and relaxing stay. Their Breakfasts are the "Talk of the Town" and their experiences as Captain and 1st Mate of a yacht in Newport Harbor give their conversation at breakfast with guests a unique twist.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Upon advance notice
Light tasty omelet filled with cheese from around the world. Enhanced with fresh italian herbs, accompanied with fresh fruit, bagel and cream cheese.