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Artful Lodger Inn

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

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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



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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The Artful Lodger Inn

4.6 on May 18, 2015

Wonderful Innkeepers. Great breakfast with a beautiful view of Newport!

Cozy and quaint, with the best breakfast in town

4.4 on April 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Artful Lodger recently for a weekend getaway. The Inn is perfectly located in town - no need to drive around, as everything is within a reasonable walking distance (historic mansions, piers, Thames Street, and lots of yummy restaurant options). The Inn itself is quiet, comfortable and cozy - nothing too over the top and nothing underwhelming about it. It's perfectly hospitable, the bed was comfortable and the room was clean and met all of our needs. Lisa and Randy were the best part about staying there; they were incredibly friendly, welcoming, and fun. Not to mention they make a mean breakfast, which is served on the top floor of the inn and overlooks Thames down to the water. If we are able to get up to Newport again, we will definitely be staying here!

Lovely, charming B & B

4.2 on April 22, 2015

Breakfast was delicious and talking with the other guests while eating was very pleasant. Lisa was very helpful with sights to see and restaurants to patronize. It was a pleasant atmosphere and the room was clean and large. We would definitely return.

March 14, 2015

4.6 on March 18, 2015

Fabulous. I would definitely stay again.

Excellent experience

4.8 on February 21, 2015

Warm and friendly atmosphere asnd host/hostess. Excellent service.

Getaway for Valentines' Weekend

5 on February 20, 2015

Lisa and Randy are awesome innkeepers, and breakfast is DELICIOUS. We loved our visit!

Already planning a return trip

5 on December 01, 2014

The Artful Lodger Inn was beautiful, the beds were extremely comfortable, and breakfast was delicious. The views from the sunroom/breakfast table were incredible. The inn was easy to find and within walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. We are already planning a return trip to Newport and cannot wait to stay there again!

great weekend getaway

4.8 on November 19, 2014

Despite being blocks away from the fun Newport night life, was a great relaxing weekend getaway spot.

Wonderful weekend

4.6 on November 01, 2014

The B&B was great. Loved the location, loved the room, and loved Randy and Lisa. The breakfasts were wonderful and the view of Newport from the breakfast table can't be beat. You can walk just about everywhere because it's in the middle of everything. We will definitely return.

A short honeymoon in Newport

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.

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Rooms & Rates


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


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


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.

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


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

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


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


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


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. 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 Type

Wildlife Preserve, Walking Paths, Ocean Drive, Historic Areas, Famous Cliffwalk, Yachting Village, vineyards, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Village


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, 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, Tours, 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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, 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, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Terms and Conditions



Randy and Lisa

Languages spoken


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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  • 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

Randy beats Bobby Flay
Poached eggs set on top of sauteed baby bella mushrooms,mix of Italian cheeses,and a toasted, buttered English muffin then sprinkled with arugula and served with tasty home fries and fruit.


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

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