Historic Hill Inn

105 PELHAM STREET , NEWPORT, RI 02840 USA (Show map)


Built in 1839,the Inn offers old world charm and elegance. Centrally located, Downtown, in the heart of the gas lit Historic District. Walking distance to all the attractions Newport has to offer. Lovely, antique furnished rooms, private baths, suites and a separate two bedroom apartment with private entrance. Free on site parking.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.9


4.4 on May 15, 2016

Nicely furnished with many antiques. Comfortable and clean, easy walking to town with on site parking .Richard and Donna available for advice and suggestios. Brownie the dog is very sweet. Enjoyed sitting in the yard on down time and taking a little nap in the sunshine.

perfect hospitality and excellent value!

4.6 on December 31, 2014

My partner and I stayed in the budget double room, for a fantastic rate the room was very clean and the bed was comfortable, albeit the bed squeaked and the bathroom is private but not attached to the bedroom. The owners were extraordinarily friendly and helpful with restaurant and activity suggestions, we will certainly be back any future visit to Newport!

A welcome atmosphere with helpful hosts

5 on November 16, 2014

I enjoyed my stay.

Newport Weekend

4.2 on August 23, 2014

Our rooms were not the nicest but it was important for us to be on the first floor.The host and hostess could not be more friendly or accommodating. The interior of the house is beautiful, everything you would expect of an 1800's house. The location was ideal mid-way between town and Bellevue Avenue all within walking distance. Parking on the house grounds was a plus.

Great value, excellent service

5 on August 30, 2013

It's beautiful, but I value their service even more. Richard and Donna provide attentive, detailed service, helping us with our bags, making sure everything was to our satisfaction, and they had helpful info on where to eat and shop, where the best bargains were, where the best food is. Thanks to them, we had 4 days of bliss in Newport, starting of course with a delicious breakfast. Yes, it's Continental, but that term doesn't do it justice. They serve a variety of juices, pastries, muffins and breads, along with good coffee and tea if you wish, in a lively atmosphere. Morning banter with guests and hosts provided a great start to the day, along with tips on where to visit. At the end of the day, our queen bed was sublimely comfortable and gave us a good night's sleep, preparing us for the next day. Thanks Richard and Donna! We will stay here again.

Wonderful Anniversary Getaway

5 on July 19, 2013

This was just the place we wanted for our 20th anniversary getaway. The innkeepers Richard and Donna were so helpful and kind. The home was beautifully kept, cozy, and very welcoming. We truly felt like we were invited into their treasured home. The breakfast was delicious, and they were such nice people. Before arriving and during our stay they guided us on the best places to dine, sites to see, and things to do. We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to returning.

Review of Historic Hill Inn

5 on December 05, 2011

Our stay at Historic Hill Inn was amazing. The Inn is colorful and very charming. The proprietors Donna & Richard were very nice and knowledgeable about Newport.

Our New England journey in RI

4.2 on September 15, 2011

Nicely restored home within walking distance to downtown Newport and restaurants. Host was very helpful with maps and directions to local attractions.

Location and Kindness

4.6 on May 16, 2011

Great location in Newport, and could not have nicer innkeepers. Helpful in many ways. Clean, cozy, comfortable. You wont be disappointed if you visit this great spot.

Really, really enjoyed our visit!

4.8 on December 02, 2010

A year has passed since we stayed with Richard and Donna and I have been remiss in not posting a review. Richard and Donna went out of there way to make us feel at home. They were super helpful in every way--guiding us to favorite restaurants and sites to see while in Newport. The room was really great--comfortable and spotless. Historic Hill Inn is in a perfect location-- in a quiet, historic, neighborhood but within walking distance of the downtown area. We had only planned to stay one night, but once there decided to stay two because we had such a nice visit. We would love to go back to Newport again and will make every effort to stay with Richard and Donna. Thank you so much for everything that you did to make our stay truly wonderful.

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Rooms & Rates

Budget Double Room

Charming,cozy, Victorian room with one Double (full size) bed and a Private bath located outside of the room, down the hall. Located on the 2nd.floor. Room size is 105square ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $79 - $259


Relax and unwind in this comfy,cozy Queen room with ensuite Shower/Jacuzzi tub combo. Located on the 2nd.floor. Room size is 155 square ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $359

Deluxe King Victorian

Relax and unwind in this Large, Beautifuly appointed Deluxe King Victorian room. For for those that require two beds, or are travelling with a 3rd person, there is plenty of space for a roll out. Located on the 2nd.floor. Room size is 230 square ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $99 - $379

2 Bedroom Apartment Suite

This spacious Two Bedroom Apartment Suite features a Private entrance, 2 separate Queen Bedrooms, Living room with a Queen sized pull-out with an upgraded custom mattress, Kitchenette,full bath and a half. Ideal for families, couples, or groups of people travelling together. Located on the 1st.floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $559

Extra Large Deluxe King

Plenty of space to unwind and spread out in this Extra Large Deluxe King room with a sitting area. A comfy Full sized raised Aero bed or a roll out can be added for additional people, should the need arise. Located on the 2nd. floor. Rooms size is 310 square ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $109 - $399

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Location Type

Ocean Drive, Restaurants, Shopping, Best in town location, Historic District, Mansions, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Wine country


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

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mansions,Ocean Drive,Historic District, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fax Machine, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 1:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking permitted outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Apartment-any age-Main building-10years & older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 Day's deposit
  • Cancellations: Reservations cancelled more than 21 days prior to the start of the reservation will be charged a $35.00 cancellation fee.Reservations cancelled within 21 days of the start of a reservation will be charged the full cost of the room unless the room is rebooked for the same time.In that situation,the full cost of the room will be refunded less the $35.00 cancellation fee.



Richard & Donna Karlovich

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area