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Artful Lodger Inn

503 Spring Street , Newport, RI 2840 USA (Show map)
4.4
177 Reviews
$79 - $299
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About

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."

Rooms & Rates

A-2

Lovely large luxury suite romantically decorated, king bed with extra deep mattress, antiques, 2 person jacuzzi spa, private bath with separate shower, fireplace, cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

D

Queen bed, beautiful ivy decor, looking out on garden through Rue de France lace curtains from the popular local factory, very charming, AC, private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

E

Cozy, lovely room, roses theme, high antique full spindle bed (Lincoln Era) with Private Bath just outside your room. Bath robes provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

A-1

Lovely large luxury suite romantically decorated, king bed with extra deep mattress, antiques, 2 person jacuzzi spa, private bath with separate shower, fireplace and cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

C-2

King bed with partial canopy, AC, Cable TV, private bath, embellished with lace and art in a unique fashion to induce, imagination, maybe fantasy, and hopefully an appreciation of beauty in art and motion or at least a break from the everyday norm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

C-1

King bed with partial canopy, AC, Cable TV, private bath, embellished in art in a unique fashion to induce, imagination, maybe fantasy, and hopefully an appreciation of beauty in art and motion or at least a break from the everyday norm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

B

Spacious lovely room with king bed, partial canopy, tastefully decorated to give you that romantic get-away feeling. This room is equiped with A/C, fireplace and a private bath. Be prepared to enjoy a beverage of your choice on the exended poarch over looking The Elms Mansion.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.7

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B&B in Newport

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.


Absolutely Wonderful!

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!


Nice place if you can't spend a fortune on lodging.

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.


Nice place to stay and relax.

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.


Great location, helpful, friendly owners

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.


Enjoyable stay at the Artful Lodger in Newport

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


Very Pleasant Stay

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.


Wonderful Experiance!!

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!!


Overnight

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"


Romantic for a summer getaway

4.4 on July 30, 2014

We had never stayed in a bed & breakfast before, so we were not sure what to expect... but Randy and Lisa exceeded our expectations in every way, particularly with the breakfasts! (Cinnamon bun pancakes, breakfast burritos, french toast... and the most amazing breakfast potatoes you will ever eat!) We visited for the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival, which we very much enjoyed. We loved staying in such close proximity to the festival, because we were able to enjoy the city of Newport as well! Lisa provided excellent recommendations - the Cliff Walk, Easton's Beach (and other beaches in Middletown), a schooner ride, and a host of restaurants. We only wish that we were able to stay longer! We absolutely loved Newport, and enjoyed our lovely and comfortable stay at the Artful Lodger Inn. We will most definitely be back!


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Location

Location Type

Wildlife Preserve, Walking Paths, Ocean Drive, Historic Areas, Famous Cliffwalk, Yachting Village, Beachside, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Village

Airport

Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 45 miles

Directions to property:

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).

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , FREE OFF STREET PARKING, FREE FULL BREAKFEAST, FREE WI-FI, Harborview from Conservatory, Location,Location,Location, Fireplaces

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes 12yrs an older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekend and holidays
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimum one night deposit or half of reservation.
  • Cancellations: If we receive your cancellation notice at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date, we will refund your deposit less a $35 per room processing fee. In some instances, three or four weeks in advance may be required to cancel, and/or a deposit check sent by mail.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Randy and Lisa

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Newport Harborview Conservatory, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Upon advance notice


Signature Dish

International Omelet
Light tasty omelet filled with cheese from around the world. Enhanced with fresh italian herbs, accompanied with fresh fruit, bagel and cream cheese.


Details

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503 Spring Street , Newport, RI 2840 USA (Show map)

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