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
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Excellent Location and Lodging

5 on July 12, 2017

This inn is located in walking distance to the Thames Ave restaurants on the water and to the mansions on Bellevue. They make it so easy to check in and check out and make sure that you are welcomed upon your arrival. The breakfast was cooked to order and so delicious. The bed was so comfortable and the room was clean. A great place to stay!

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4.8 on July 11, 2017

Phil's great ,great breakfast,great room.will come back.

Very convenient place to stay in Newport

4.4 on June 24, 2017

I enjoyed my stay at the Artful Lodger very much. My room (Grace's room) on the first floor rear was clean, comfortable and quiet. The B&B is very convenient to the mansions (the Elms is across the street!) and within walking distance of all the attractions and downtown restaurants.

Hidden Gem!

5 on May 02, 2017

Everything about our stay was fantastic! Phil and the staff were incredibly easy to communicate with before and during our stay and the inn was charming and authentic. Breakfast was AMAZING and cooked to order - definitely not the continental breakfast of store-bought pastries that you get at many other places! So good!!! The homemade biscotti was an excellent touch! I highly recommend the Artful Lodger - We will definitely look to stay here again!

Very Nice

5 on May 01, 2017

We made a last minute reservation and stayed in a beautiful suite on the second floor. with a fireplace and very comfortable bed. The breakfast room was on the third floor and had a wonderful view. Phil made us a terrific breakfast cooked to order and he was very personable. We walked across the street to the Elms and toured the magnificent property. The B & B is conveniently located to the mansions and many fine restaurants and pubs. We would stay here again. Ralph Cataldo.

Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful house.

4.6 on April 25, 2017

Very nice room and breakfast. Great location. Good value.

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.

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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

Winter Rooms Now Open!

Regular Rate: $299 now $129 (57% Savings:)

Book early for the best winter dates and availability! Fireplace rooms go quick! Please contact the inn directly at Not Listed to redeem this deal.

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