Architect's Inn

2 Sunnyside Pl., off Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA

Designed by George Champlin Mason, a Newport-based architect also responsible for the historic Chepstow mansion a mile away, this distinctive Swiss chalet–inspired house completed in 1873 has good-size guest rooms decorated in classic Victorian style. All have fireplaces, some have antique claw-foot bathtubs, and luxurious linens top the beds. The inn's well-maintained hardwood floors are works of art in themselves. Blueberry-stuffed French toast is among the favorites at breakfast (included). Murder-mystery weekends, during which guests interact with improv actors to solve crimes, take place October–May.

PROS

  • distinctive design
  • central but quiet location
  • friendly hosts cater to guests' dietary needs

CONS

  • guests asked to go shoeless to protect wood floors
  • one room is an anteroom that is not private

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 401-845–2547 | 877-466–2547

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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