The Victoria Skylar

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


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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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great stay at the Victoria Skylar for a weekend

5 on September 22, 2016

We had a great stay at the Victoria Skylar! It was just a girls weekend trip to Newport for the first time. Our room was very clean, the breakfast was delicious and Derrek was so nice. I would definitely recommend. It's also in a great location, not too far from the tourist things to do.

Wonderful weekend in newport

4.4 on July 20, 2016

The owners were wonderful. Quiet and gave guests their own space but readily available. Wonderful breakfasts (save lots of room...). A bit far from downtown but a very lovely walk through that area of newport and with parking passes (and lots of spots on the streets in the area) it's very convenient.

A Wonderful Stay

5 on July 19, 2016

Our room was great. The home was immaculate. The breakfast was amazing and delicious. Our first stay at a bed and breakfast, definitely not our last. Would definitely recommend to anyone to stay.

A lovely place in Newport

5 on July 30, 2015

Beautifully maintained and thoughtfully designed. Our only regret is that breakfast wasn't served until 9 am, so we missed it and cannot comment.( although they did give us a delicious fruit cup and pastry.Although close to the bridge, we never heard a sound. They also had some beautiful rose bushes.

Excellent B&B In Newport

4.6 on September 04, 2014

We stayed at the Victoria Skylar for a long holiday weekend and had a wonderful time! Our hosts were very accommodating and very kind, and they made us a delicious breakfast every morning. The rooms were slightly small but certainly comfortable enough, and the house was very charmingly decorated. Everything had a luxurious feel despite a reasonable price. The one thing to note is that the location is a bit of a walk to downtown Newport (15 min). We were perfectly fine with this because the weather was great and the location was more quiet than downtown, but it is worth noting. Thanks for everything!


5 on August 27, 2014

Best b&b we have stayed at in a long time. Extremely clean, owners were wonderful hosts and the breakfasts were incredible! Will return!

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

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Location Type

Restaurants/Shopping District on Thames St., Harbor/Wharf Area, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

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

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Inn Details

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, 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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  • Check In:: 2-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside in the garden/on one side of porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 Nights during Festival Weekends/Events. 1 night when available.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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Ann & Derek Coulton / Daniel Smart

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Cat (not in guest area of inn)

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Painting

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  • 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.

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