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 Dining4.6

Best of the Best!

5 on October 24, 2017

We're relatively new to the B&B scene. I found this after searching accommodations in Newport (that were obnoxiously overpriced), and after reading the reviews, decided to book a room. What a wonderful find! The owner, Phil, was awesome, very accommodating, and obviously loves his property. The property has all of the modern conveniences, but has been kept as a home of the period. The back steps to the 2nd floor "Estella" Room, and on up to the 3rd floor kitchen and dining room are steep and narrow and would pose a challenge to someone with ambulatory issues...however, the average person should have no issues. The morning breakfasts are prepared by Phil himself (he's a chef in his own right), and are delicious and expertly prepared to order. The views from the dining room of the property's gardens, neighboring hillside rooftops, and Newport harbor are beautiful! To top it off, Phil, his school-aged daughter, and sister, are all consummate hosts/hostesses and work hard to make each person's stay perfect. The location to the mansions is within easy walking distance...we loved walking by the beautiful homes of the area in addition to touring the glamourous opulence of the preserved mansions. We Lyft-ed/Uber-ed to the shopping/restaurant, everything was perfect. If/when we ever make it back to Newport, we will definitely return to The Artful Lodger.

October Tour of New England

4.0 on October 16, 2017

Very nice B&B. Owner was very friendly and attentive. Great central location.

Salve Regina visit

5 on September 27, 2017

This was a repeat visit to the Artful Lodger Inn. It is within convenient walking distance of Salve Regina University which I was visiting and yet also a short walk from restaurants etc. in Newport. The walk along the historic Spring street to the inn from Newport takes you past in incredible range of historic buildings. It is quiet, well-run and friendly with excellent breakfasts. I'll be returning again on my next visit to Newport.

Very nice place to stay

5 on September 12, 2017

Wonderful room. Excellent host. Great location. I would highly recommend this BnB.

good stay at 1833

4.8 on August 29, 2017

Inn located conveniently near mansions. Close to a variety of good restaurants in walking distance. Room a little small but price reasonable by Newport standards. King bed was very comfortable. Host was very nice and helpful with restaurant and attraction recommendations. Breakfast was very good with more choices than usual at B & Bs.

A Place To Forget !

1.4 on August 24, 2017

The room smelled from bleach ! Lots of dust bunnies ! Generally dirty in appearance! The mattress , bedding and furniture was thrift store quality The "breakfast" was sub par and served in a less than clean dining area, the kitchen was dirty.. The onsite pictures are misleading...The "garden" area was over grown and had broken furniture...not very inviting at all.. The smell of mildew permeated the building... This was not a good experience on any level !!!

good option in Newport

4.4 on August 16, 2017

The Inn Is located within walking distance of the Mansions and near several good restaurants. The Innkeeper is helpful with recommendations for activities and dining options. Breakfast is excellent with more choices than are often available at B & Bs. There is a refrigerator stocked with drinks and snacks. Beds are very comfortable. The room was a bit small but more than adequate. The price was reasonable by the standards of Newport lodging which tend to be high priced. Parking is available on site.

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!

Artful lodger

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.

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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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ocean & Energy Suite

Our New Remodeled Room (for our former guest the Ivy and Rose has been combined) 2 room suite with King Bed, wifi, cable T.V. in both living area and bedroom. Our new room features local Artist photography of the Ocean and the room and uniquely decorated with rock minerals to create a soothing spa relaxing stay. Located on the first floor.

  • 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: 2
  • 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

Ocean & Energy Room

Our New remodled King Suite. Located on the first floor. Seperate Bedroom from sitting area. Comes with Wifi Breakfast. Our Ocean Energy room has been designed with relaxation in mind. A spa like feeling in your room. Features energy rocks and local artist photos of our beautiful Narragansett Bay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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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