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The Victoria Skylar

Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)
4.7
32 Reviews
$229 - $269
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About

An Elegant, Romantic, Victorian Bed and Breakfast, located in the quiet, historic Point District of Newport, RI, one block from the harbor and a short walk to the restaurants, parks, and shopping of Newport's downtown area. Relax in one of the beautifully decorated bedrooms with fresh cut flowers, Godiva chocolates, and Evian and San Pellegrino bottled waters. Rooms have Queen-size beds, some carved, four-poster, plush pillow-top mattresses with luxurious designer 600-1000 thread count linens and Italian-tiled private baths with Toiletries from Crabtree & Evelyn; central air conditioning for your comfort, as well as cable TV with DVD, and a free wireless network (WI-FI). Check out our virtual tour at .VictoriaSkylar/virtualtour.html Start your morning with a full gourmet breakfast, served in a candlelit dining room. In the summer, take your morning coffee and afternoon refreshments in the beautiful formal garden amidst award winning roses and perennials. In the evening, enjoy evening sherry or brandy in the parlor; in the fall and winter, in front of a cozy fireplace. Open year round, with Romantic Weekend Specials and Summer Festival packages available. We are a Smoke Free Environment. **We specialize in Gluten and Lactose-Free Breakfasts** -Ann and Derek Coulton, Innkeepers E-mail or call us to make reservations!

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.9

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One Night Stay

4.0 on August 10, 2014

We should have made it a point to make our reservation earlier in order to get a larger room. the Skylar room was simply too small for our taste. It is too long a walk to the main downtown area where all the "action" is. So, that should be taken into consideration in booking it. The hospitality and the gourmet breakfast were wonderful!


Memorial Day Weekend 2014

4.4 on June 23, 2014

Me and my husband stayed at the Victoria Skylar this past Memorial Day weekend and we had a wonderful time. The B&B was clean, cozy, accommodating, and the gourmet breakfasts were phenomenal! Our room had a private bathroom, a fireplace, and fresh cut roses. The lovely garden in the backyard is beautiful and peaceful. The location was perfect (right over the bridge as soon as you enter into Newport) since it's wasn't located in the center of town where all of the Atlantic Cup traffic was that weekend. The location is approx a 10 minute walk to the middle of town, which was fine since the weather was so nice. There is also parking in the driveway, so if driving is necessary it's easy to come and go as you please. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable about the area and local attractions. We were even given fresh baked cookies to take with us on our way home! We would definitely stay here again.


Lovely stay for anniversary

4.2 on October 08, 2013

Wonderful stay for our 10th wedding anniversary. Mentioned this when I booked and received a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room. I also have a gluten and dairy allergy which they were more than able to accommodate. There was a basket of gluten free snacks in our room and a delicious gourmet allergy friendly breakfast the next morning. Will definitely return and recommend to others!


Newport Vacation

5 on September 28, 2013

Ann & Derek were wonderful hosts & made us feel like we were at home. Very helpful with tips about sites to see & restaurants to visit. Gourmet breakfasts were outstanding with Anne's personal touch. We would recommend without reservatio Jan & Gary /Sacramento Ca


Excellent Service!

5 on July 25, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Victoria Skylar. The InnKeepers are so nice and cooked an amazing breakfast, the best we have had. Plus, the private bathroom is gorgoeus with italian furnishings. I highly recommend people stay here, great price, great value and great service all around!


Wonderful Romantic stay

4.4 on July 17, 2013

Charming B&B off the beaten path...but close enough to everything. Attention to detail in a beautifully restored house. It's like staying with your favorite aunt, not a hotel chain.


Fabulous Place to Stay

5 on October 07, 2012

This is our 3rd time staying at the Victoria Skylar -- and each time is better than the last -- food fabulous! Beautifully decorated room and so clean! Spotless. Can't wait to come back in Dec. A must stay if you come to Newport!


Wonderful B&B ever!

4.8 on September 09, 2012

My girlfriend and I visited The Victoria Skylar on Labor Day long weekend for two nights. We had a great B&B experience there. The Victoria Skylar is beautiful and comfortable. Also, inn owners Derek and Ann were so friendly and treated us well that made us felt like staying in our own house. Two breakfasts we had there is undoubtedly delicious and it was even better than eating outside in the restaurant! I will recommend people to stay in The Victoria Skylar for sure!


True b&b

3.6 on August 15, 2012

Great location and lovely innkeepers. Awesome breakfast...it's a true bed and breakfast. Recommended


Perfect B&B Experience!

5 on August 03, 2012

I cannot believe how lucky we were to find this gem of a B&B. We attended the Newport Folk Festival and decided we wanted to stay within walking distance to the ferry and to downtown Newport. Not only was this so easily located for both (less than a 10 minute walk to the ferry and just few more blocks to the heart of downtown Newport), Ann and Derric made this trip so incredibly memorable. The breakfasts they serve are stellar (like 5 star, gourmet stellar). The Victoria Skylar is the very definition of hospitable. One night we returned to the B&B just as a monstrous rain storm started and Ann very kindly offered us some delicious wine and food to pass the time with. Also, price-wise you really can't beat it (the Marriott down the street was almost a $100 more a night we learned.) The accommodations are very cozy and welcoming (the bed was incredibly comfortable) and the inn is perfectly situated close to the water for a morning stroll. It is also incredibly close to the bridge so it is very easy to get in and out of the area if you decide to venture outside of Newport (we went across the bridge to Jamestown for dinner one night - highly recommend since it is much less crowded). We will absolutely be staying here again next year!


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Location

Location Type

Restaurants/Shopping District on Thames St., Harbor/Wharf Area, Beachside, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanside, Wine country

Airport

Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 27 miles

Directions to property:

1: Start out going SOUTHWEST on POST RD/ US-1 toward FRESNO RD. 2: Take the ramp toward I-95. 3: Merge onto AIRPORT CONNECTOR RD W. 4: Merge onto I-95 S toward NEW YORK. 5: Keep LEFT to take RI-4 S via EXIT 9 toward NORTH KINGSTOWN. 6: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto TOWER HILL RD/ US-1 S. 7: Merge onto RI-138 E toward JAMESTOWN/ NEWPORT/ BRIDGES (Portions toll). 8: Take the RI-238 S ramp toward SCENIC NEWPORT. From the Newport Bridge, take the first exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Farewell St, and take the first right at the light onto Van Zandt St. Take the third right onto Bayside St. to the end; take a right, and then another right onto Second St. 5th House on the Left; Large front porch. Look for B&B Flag

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Zoo Nearby in Providence, Historic Gilded Age Mansions, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Yachting Restoration Center (IYRS), Festivals (Jazz, Oktoberfest, Irish, Black Ships), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Evening Wine and Cheese on Day of Arrival, Sherry and Brandy in the Parlor, Off-Street Parking, Gift Baskets Available, Snacks and Bottled Water

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Segway / Scooter Rentals, Sunset Dinner Sailing, International Polo Matches, Horse/Carriage Rides, Helicopter Tours, Sailing Races, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 Nights during Festival Weekends/Events. 1 night when available.
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50 percent of the total stay.
  • Cancellations: * Deposit refund, less $25 process fee will be issued if the cancellation is received 14 days prior to arrival date. * If canceled within 14 days, a credit towards a future stay will be issued for the amount of deposit, less $25 processing fee, and will be given only if we are able to re-book the room for the same amount of days as original reservation. This credit will be good for one year from date issued * No refunds given for early departure - No refunds or credit will be given for no-shows.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ann & Derek Coulton / Daniel Smart

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

1 Cat , Cat (not in guest area of inn) Others

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Painting

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Cost: 0
  • Time Served: 9:00-10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Lactose-Free, Gluten-Free


Signature Dish

French Toast Grand Marnier
Cinnamon Swirled bread, dipped in a rich egg batter, infused with Grand Marnier. Lightly sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Topped with fresh strawberries, also in a Grand Marnier marinade, and then dusted again with powerdered sugar and finished with Chantilly whipped cream. An absolute favorite of all the guests.


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

107 Second street , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)

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