Newport Blues Inn

96 Pelham Street , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)


Classic Bed and Breakfast with modern appeal makes the Newport Blues Inn, one of the most attractive Bed and Breakfasts in Newport. Come visit the Newport Blues Inn and join the many guests who return frequently to their home away from home. Pelham Street was the first street to be lighted by gas in the United States. The Newport Blues Inn is perfectly situated within walking distance to all that Newport has to offer. Beautiful Bellevue Avenue with its mansions, shops, Tennis Hall of Fame, and museum is only one block above, and the Thames Street waterfront area with all its well known restaurants, shops, galleries, nightlife.So many historic sites, that are just a few blocks away. The close proximity to the beaches, Cliff walk, and wharf area makes the Newport Blues Inn an ideal accommodation choice for your next Newport vacation.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Once again

3.8 on November 13, 2015

We've stayed at The Newport Blues Inn for many years, in fact, even back when it was La Forge Cottage. It's always been a pleasure. We plan to return next year.

A wonderful find in Newport

5 on August 09, 2015

I booked a room at the Newport Blues Inn to attend the Newport Folk Festival this year. Although I felt like I waited until the last minute to book a room, the price was reasonable. The space was very pleasing and the staff were exceedingly welcoming. I look forward to staying here again!

Girls weekend!

5 on August 05, 2015

This 2 bedroom suite was perfect for a girls weekend. I sitting area between the rooms was perfect to chat and have some before dinner drinks. Breakfast was delicious and the staff friendly and cheerful. Definitely will stay again.

Location location and a pleasant staff

4.8 on July 08, 2015

This was our first visit. The room was cozy and clean, breakfast was great and you can't beat the afternoon cheese and wine.

Volvo ocean Race

4.8 on May 23, 2015

Came here for our second time in a year! Staff is great room are great and location is perfect! Loved every second of it.

Wonderful stay (as always!!)

5 on May 06, 2015

I had a wonderful stay with you all! I've stayed at your properties three or four times now (and put in a request for the second weekend in June, fingers crossed!!) and it's always wonderful (and continue to recommend you to friends). Thank you again!!! Best, Erin

Awesome weekend

4.8 on April 20, 2015

We had a great time. They let us check in early and I just love the hospitality. We would definitely come back and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

Newport Blues Inn (April 3-5, 2015)

4.4 on April 19, 2015

Our room was very nice and it was on the third floor of the inn. We stayed with two other couples and we had the entire third floor to ourselves as there are only 3 rooms up there. The common areas on the third floor are fantastic and allowed the six of us to fully relax and have a good time without bothering other guests. The common area on the third floor of the Newport Blues Inn includes a living room with plenty of seating and a kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink and a dining set seating for 4 or more adults. We made full use of the kitchen and the refrigerator allowed us to store perishable items we purchased for the weekend. This allowed us to play cards well into the evening with plenty to eat and drink without bothering with coolers and bags of ice. Breakfast was good and we had plenty to eat. The chef, Tracy, was very nice and took the time to recommend local attractions based on what we like to do. Our room, New Orleans, is the biggest of the three on the third floor and has plenty of room to stretch out. The bathroom is very large for a B&B and quite nice. We did not use the soaking tub, but it is very big! This was our second stay at the Newport Blues and we plan to stay there again.

It was a great stay!

4.8 on February 18, 2015

cute little room. walking distance to restaurants, stores, waterfront!

great stay

4.2 on November 25, 2014

Really good stay; quiet (although out of season) and very well situated for wharfs/dining etc. Inn keeper was v. friendly and provided useful local knowledge. Would stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

Dlx Brenton Room

Deluxe, 2nd fl, Queen Four Poster Bed, Shower Tub, Closet

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

Ste Narragansett

Suite, 1st floor, Queen Bed, private sitting room with a pull out sofa, closet (extra guests $25.00/each per night)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Dlx Chardonnay

Deluxe, 1st floor, Queen bed, large bathroom with shower stall, Armoire

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

Dlx Sakonnet Room

Deluxe, 1st floor, Queen four Poster Bed, Shower Tub, closet

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

Std Zinfandel

Classic Standard room, 1st floor, Queen bed, large shower stall, closet

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

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Location Type

Newport's Historic Hill, Harborside, Historic Bed and Breakfast, Downtown area, Waterfront area, Wharf area, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village, Wine country


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From Boston: Follow RT 128 South to RT 24 South to RT 114 South. Follow signs to Newport. Stay on RT 114 South all the way to into Middletown. Take a left at the light at Valley Road, (RT-214 South). Stay on Valley Rd. through three lights then bear right towards the Newport Beach (Memorial Blvd.). Stay on Memorial Blvd. to Bellevue Ave. Take a right onto Bellevue Ave. and the third street on the left is Pelham St. Touro park at the head of Pelham St. and the Newport Blues Inn is two houses below the park.

From Providence: Follow RT 195 East to RT 114 South via Mt. Hope Bridge into Newport. Or follow RT 195 East to RT 24 South via Sakonnet River Bridge to Newport. (Appx 3/4 hour)

From New York: Follow RT I-95 North to RT 138 East and follow blue road signs for Newport Bridge into Newport. (Appx. 3 1/2 hours) Take the scenic exit off the Newport Bridge, turn right at the bottom. Go through to the second set of lights and bear left onto Thames St.. Go through the stop sign and bear right (still on Thames St.) Go straight on Thames through another light and continue until you see a park on your left (Mill St.). Turn left onto Mill St.. Go up two blocks to a small park on your right (Touro Park). Turn right onto Touro Park West and right again onto Pelham St. The Newport Blues Inn is two houses below the park on your right. This should only take ten minutes.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cliff walk, Newport's Tennis Hall of Fame, Historic Mansions, Restaurants, shopping, Sailing, Waterfront. , Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Front Porch, Full Breakfast, Daily housekeeping, Tea & Coffee bar, Free Parking, Private Bathrooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Dancing, Ice Skating in the Winter, Walking Routes, Jogging Routes, Historic Tours, Beach, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 10 years olds and over are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No We do not offer child care services.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We do not allow pets.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum during Peak Season Weekends, Event Weekends & Holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment for a one night stay, half the balance is required upon booking two or more nights.
  • Cancellations: A cancellation 15 days prior to arrival will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 15 days will result in loss of the first night stay amount,unless the room is re-booked. If the room is resold a $25 cancellation fee is charged. Payment is required in full upon arrival. There are no refunds for early departure.



Diane Moore & Susan Morrow (Gen Mgr), Cathy Holloman

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Our Innkeepers and staff at the Newport Blues Inn want you to enjoy Newport as much as they do! They share your interest in the local Newport attractions, social gathering and great dining.

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Full Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8 Am to10 Am
  • Serving Location: garden patio, front porch, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Buttermilk Pancakes
Golden buttermilk pancakes served plain or with fruit, sprinkled with powdered sugar served with crisp bacon, whip cream and a strawberry!


Hot Deal

Last Minute Memorial Day Special

Regular Rate: $289 now $155 (46% Savings:)

Memorial Day weekend getaway. Stay in a Deluxe room and enjoy off street parking and full breakfast for 2 people. 2 night minimum required. Applies to new reservations only. Can not be combined with other offers. Some restrictions apply. Please contact the inn directly at 1 4018474400 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday