Fodor's Expert Review Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina

1 Goat Island, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA Fodor's Choice

A former Navy base that's now connected by causeway to the downtown area, Goat Island is home to this resort (formerly known as Gurney's Newport) that comes complete with a walking path around the island, a marina full of yachts, a fitness center, and a picturesque lighthouse. Most guest rooms and suites have a water view and are furnished in a contemporary style in calm colors that reflect the sea, sky, and sand. Dining options include the Saltwater restaurant and a casual poolside place for a drink or casual bite to eat. Saltwater Lounge drinks and snacks can also be taken onto a fire pit deck for the best sunset views in downtown Newport. In winter, the hotel has a skating rink on the shores of the bay and serves hot cocoa and other warming goodies.


  • unmatched harbor views
  • ADA accessible rooms available
  • quiet location


  • no shuttle service, and it's a 15-minute walk to downtown activities
  • awkward building layout and design
  • limited free parking




Phones: 401-847--9000 | 800-955--2558


257 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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