Artful Lodger Inn

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


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
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great place for a visit to Newport

4.6 on February 02, 2017

This old Victorian house is conveniently situated for walking around downtown Newport. Gardens of one of the more famous of the mansions, the Elms, is just across the street. Phil, the host, is delightful and most considerate of special dietary needs. Not the best place if you have trouble with stairs as the dining area has you looking over the neighboring roof tops. On the other hand there is a small living room on the first floor and obliging Phil is probably able to work something out.

Cozy and we felt pampered

4.8 on January 23, 2017

Phil operates a wonderful B&B that is near to many options for dining and also to the famous "mansions". In fact, the Elms is directly across the street from this B&B. We've already booked a return visit. Phil was most thoughtful to adjust his breakfast offerings to accommodate some dietary needs of one of our party. This is NOT a place for someone who cannot manage stairs, I submit. Our breakfast was served in a lovely setting with excellent views, but it is on the 3rd floor (stairs only). There are some accommodations on the first floor and perhaps Phil could arrange to serve someone with mobility considerations in the parlor room, which is nicely outfitted.

Great Place

3.8 on October 27, 2016

Very pleasant stay. When we decided to stay in Newport an additional night we couldn't, there were no rooms available. We would have and wanted to stay one more night at the Artful Lodger.

Artful lodger was wonderful!

4.4 on October 22, 2016

My wife and I stayed there this fall on a trip back home to the east coast. The house was very nice and our room was great ( Estella). It was a close walk to the mansions and the wharf ( we highly recommend both) and if you like fried clam strips, check out Flo's. Best clam strips ever! Thanks, we'll be back again.

Comfortable stay in a historical home

4.2 on October 05, 2016

Loved the location of the Artful Lodger....stones throw from many of the mansions. We were able to easily walk to the cliff walk and almost all dining options. Our room was at the front of the house and although a bit of street noise during the day, our sleep was not disturbed at night. The bed was extremely comfortable and the two breakfast we were served were tasty and satisfying ( open faced egg BLTS and pancakes and sausage).

Great location B & B

3.2 on September 29, 2016

We were very happy with the room and location! Only down side was the breakfasts lacked imagination. The onsite parking was great to have also!!

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.

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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. Recommended for constant traveler. 1 person recommended not ideal room for long stays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • 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 and wifi, 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 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 Type

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


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

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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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  • 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
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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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  • 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.

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Hot Deal

March King Room Hot Deal

Regular Rate: $169 now $99 (41% Savings:)

March King Bedrooms on the first floor 99 while rooms last! Please contact the inn directly at Not Listed to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday