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
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great B&B

4.0 on October 17, 2016

Great base for exploring Newport. Extremely helpful staff on arrival, beautiful room. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice.

labor day 2016

3.4 on September 10, 2016

Super nice place, great staff

Tuckerman Room

4.2 on September 08, 2016

Room was large and clean, very comfortable for four adults. Comfy beds and pillows. Bathroom was clean but could use a new toilet seat. Monique and Joyce in the kitchen were very pleasant and accommodating to our needs. Front desk was knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed sitting on the porch with morning coffee. Short walk into town but still a peaceful quiet location. Mini fridge was a bonus! Great location to bicycle from!

Very nice!

3.4 on September 08, 2016

Very nice and great location!

Cozy Wonderful Service

4.2 on September 04, 2016

Stayed at the Black Duck Inn and was greeted right away by who I assume is the primary caretaker of the Inn - found out she was also the one who cleaned all the rooms. Rooms were spotless and the linens were nicely in place, with a nice arrangement of towels, shampoos, and soaps. Things were cleaned perfectly by the time my girlfriend and I came back after along day out in Newport. As for the food, considering it was my first bed and breakfast, the breakfasts were cutely arranged and freshly made, and tasted wonderful. Complimentary cookies were also pretty fantastic to come back to :)

very nice people

4.6 on August 05, 2016

Lovely rooms, but check the amount of stairs that might be involved. Nice breakfast room with one choice of hot breakfast each day made by lovely people and many cold food choices. Went out of their way to be helpful to us at check - in and we really appreciated everything. Would stay again, and highly recommend.

Friendly and Charming

5 on August 01, 2016

My daughters and I had a two night stay at The Black Duck Inn. Our room was spacious and clean. The staff was friendly and made us yummy breakfast as well as having home made cookies available when we came in a night. It was a perfect mix of friendliness and privacy. I will never stay at a hotel again! It was in walking distance of the historic distric, restaurants, and shopping.

Everything was fine and the staff were very pleasant

3.0 on July 29, 2016

Everything was fine and the staff were very pleasant

Nice Stay

4.2 on July 29, 2016

We had a nice stay. Our room was clean and satisfactory. We had great french toast for breakfast - the breakfast staff was very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was the best part of our stay!

Had a great stay at Newport Blues

5 on July 27, 2016

The Newport Blues is located on a quiet neighborhood street but is surprising very convenient to everything Newport has to offer. We enjoyed the hospitality of the Innkeeper and the great homemade breakfast each morning with fresh fruit. Room was spacious, clean and in good repair, with A/C. We'll definitely be back!

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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!