Artful Lodger Inn

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

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." Certain weekends may have a minimum 3night stay - call Inn with any questions-800-503-1850

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

Great old houses with quirky old furnishings, clean but the bathroom could have done with being updated.

2.8 on September 19, 2016

Great location just a few minutes from the main drag or the mansions. The rooms are old as you would expect, the breakfast is at the top of the stairs with a great view over Newport harbour , which are quite steep, didn't bother us but may be a little more difficult for the elderly. breakfast was good, however I asked for eggs and bacon rather than Phills planned breakfast. He was a good host. We enjoyed ouselves preferring to stay somewhere that isn't too clinicle, like a chain hotel.


Very good breakfast and wonderful view!

4.2 on September 15, 2016

Phil makes a great breakfast and the view from the dining room is wonderful!


Great stay

5 on August 20, 2016

The location was excellent and the breakfasts were fun. The staff gave wonderful advice on where to go. Very competitive pricing.


Great Location in Lovely Newport

4.0 on August 19, 2016

Nice little Inn, with a great location - within walking distance of most Newport sights. The full, hearty breakfasts, with a lovely view are a great way to start the day. Off-street parking is an added bonus since we didn't use our car very much. Our host, Phil, and his staff were friendly, without being obtrusive, and offered good suggestions for dining and area attractions.


Great spot

4.2 on August 01, 2016

The Artful Lodger was a great find and we will definitely be back. Exactly what we were looking for, close but not right in the middle of everything. Clean, cozy and inviting. Breakfast was fantastic and what a view!


Excellent stay!

4.4 on July 14, 2016

This was our first time staying at a b&b. We are normally five star hotel people. We were greeted by a very sweet younger girl who showed us our room. Met another nice lady who had some connection to the owners. Very personable and kind! The room we stayed in was very large. The bed was so comfortable. I was overly impressed at how clean every aspect of that place was. The bathroom was spotless, large, and accommodating. The only downfall was the mild water pressure in the shower. There are a million things to to within a few minutes walk from this location. We had a great time!!


Great place to stay while in Newport

5 on June 09, 2016

Great room and space, especially loved the views from the dined room.


Good Play to Stay

4.0 on June 06, 2016

This was my fire stay an a B&B and my stay was extremely pleasant, the staff was pleasant and helpful; the suite immaculate, the jacuzzi wonderful. The breakfast room had a magnificient view and the food was prepared well with detail to presentation. The Inn was located close to the mansions and a short walk took you to Thames St. and restaurants and boutique shopping.


Affordable stay in great accommodation.

5 on May 17, 2016

We stayed only one night, mid-week, at the Artful lodger. We got a very reasonable rate through this website, and the room was well worth the money. It had a sunroom, a porch, and a fire in the guest room. It was a good location, close to restaurants on Thayer street and the forty steps. The breakfast in the morning was delicious, with a beautiful view over the sea (I am told that sunset is spectacular from the breakfast room but Iwemissed it). Phil was a lovely and considerate host. Highly recommended.


Very cozy!

3.6 on April 30, 2016

Great location! Close to everything!


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Rooms & Rates

Estella

Lovely large luxury suite romantically decorated, king bed with extra deep mattress, antiques, 2 person jacuzzi spa, private bath with separate shower, fireplace,wifi, cable TV, AC & mini fridge in room

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

Ivy

Quaint room w/Queen bed, looking out on garden through Rue de France lace curtains , There is a private bath, wifi, cable TV, AC & hair dryer.

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

Rose

Cozy, lovely room, roses theme, high antique full spindle bed (Lincoln Era) with Private Bath just outside your room. Bath robes provided. Rooms has wifi, cable TV, AC and hair dryer. Recommended for constant traveler. 1 person recommended not ideal room for long stays.

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

Havisham

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

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

Grace

King bed with partial canopy,and 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. Room has wifi, cable TV,AC & hair dryer.

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

Victoria

Nice size room with comfyKing bed with partial canopy, and private bath, Room has wifi, cable TV,AC & hair dryer.

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

Annes

Spacious lovely room with king bed, partial canopy, tastefully decorated to give you that romantic get-away feeling. This room includes a private bath,wifi,cable TV, AC & mini fridge and fire place. You can enjoy sitting on the private porch over looking the Elms Mansion or the attached outside deck.

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

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Location

Location Type

Wildlife Preserve, Walking Paths, Ocean Drive, Historic Areas, Famous Cliffwalk, Yachting Village, vineyards, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Waterview

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, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Cliffwalk, Turn of the Century Mansions, Ocean Drive, Fort Adams State Park, Providence Waterfire,wild life refuge & bird sanctuary, antique car museum, sailing , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Library, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, 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, Amenities Basket, Bike rental, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, 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, Boat Rentals, Vintage Boat Cruises, Newport Music Festivals, Preservation Mansions, Cliffwalk, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: First nights stay or 50% deposit on multiple nights stay
  • Cancellations: Only Cancellations received at least 2 weeks prior to arrival date will be refunded

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Randy and Lisa

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Phil Hadley was born and raised in Newport Rhode Island. From 1995-2010 he traveled and studied around the world. Through his time he has been in the hospitality field from mom and pop establishments to managing multi hotel corporations. Back home he brings a unique culinary perspective.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Upon advance notice


Signature Dish

Sweet Bread French Toast
Local Baked Portguese Sweet Bread served with a protein and Fresh Fruit and Yogurt.


Deals

Hot Deal

Fireplace rooms Sunday-Thursday

Regular Rate: $259 now $129 (50% Savings:)

Fireplace, King Bed Luxury Suites, Perfect Walkable Location, 20 seconds to Elms Mansion Grounds, Free Parking, Breakfast in Conservatory with Spectacular View of Newport Harbor, Jacuzzi or Enclosed Private Porch and Deck, Free WIFI. Please contact the inn directly at Not Listed to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday