Hotel Viking

Rhode Island, New England

The hotel

The Viking opened its doors to the public in the roaring 20s and has since played host to a multitude of guests, including famous dignitaries and celebrities. You’ll feel pretty special too from the moment you arrive, revelling in its unique blend of style, comfort and modern amenities. There’s an indoor pool to splash about in or head to SpaFjor where exotic Balinese Spa experiences and Thai body rituals are combined to banish everyday cares. The Top of Newport Bar is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail – Peachy Keen anyone, or a Sailor’s Delight? You can accompany it with the ever popular Lobsta’ Roll or a selection of fresh oysters, shrimps and clams. For more delightful eats but this time in a more formal setting, head to One Bellevue – the Garden Patio is much sought after in the warmer months with coveted views of world-famous Bellevue Avenue.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. Just over a ten-minute walk from Long Wharf Mall Shopping Centre.

Hotel information

209 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee maker, mini-fridge, hairdryer, safe, iron and board. Newport Rooms with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

One Bellevue Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner – also serving Afternoon Tea). Top of Newport Bar. Indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. SpaFjor*. Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Limited room service*. Self-parking or valet-parking $15 between 1st Nov–31st Mar and $35 between 1st Apr–31st Oct plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel and location, with little heat

Jan 8, 2021 laurenv06708 Caguas, Puerto Rico

I spent NYE here and enjoyed the hotel and the location (everything was within walking distance). I would typically highly recommend this hotel, however our room had no heat and instead of transferring us to a different room, they have us a plug in heater? For the rate, a plug in heater during winter did not sit well with me. Day staff was… Read more
I spent NYE here and enjoyed the hotel and the location (everything was within walking distance). I would typically highly recommend this hotel, however our room had no heat and instead of transferring us to a different room, they have us a plug in heater? For the rate, a plug in heater during winter did not sit well with me. Day staff was amazing, night staff was rude (maybe he was over 2020 as well?). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and pretty hotel

Jan 8, 2021 asthildur07 Reykjavik, Iceland

We had a weekend getaway here, just before Christmas. It is was a great hotel to stay at for that, short walk to down town and easy to get around town from there. Great service, clean rooms and goo atmosphere. The only downside was that the spa and pool was closed, at the time we were there. We hadn't realized that before our visit. But… Read more
We had a weekend getaway here, just before Christmas. It is was a great hotel to stay at for that, short walk to down town and easy to get around town from there. Great service, clean rooms and goo atmosphere. The only downside was that the spa and pool was closed, at the time we were there. We hadn't realized that before our visit. But overall a great stay and I would recommend the hotel any day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice old hotel but keep in mind....

Dec 12, 2020 tinat780 Cranston, Rhode Island

We were looking for somewhere in state to get away for a night during the pandemic. Lovely hotel but since we were only staying one night we picked a manor guest room. The room is lovely but very small and the bathroom tiny. The sink had barely enough room to brush your teeth and no counter on which to place your toiletries. If we were large… Read more
We were looking for somewhere in state to get away for a night during the pandemic. Lovely hotel but since we were only staying one night we picked a manor guest room. The room is lovely but very small and the bathroom tiny. The sink had barely enough room to brush your teeth and no counter on which to place your toiletries. If we were large people we would barely fit between the sink and toilet. The shower, however was a good size. When we turned on the heat it was very loud. Sounded like a diesel engine. Luckily it wasn’t freezing so didn’t use it during the night. We had dinner in the restaurant and all COVID guidelines were followed. Tables were very far apart. Servers were wonderful and food excellent. We did breakfast in the room. We would definitely return but next time will know to choose a larger room. It is very clean with wonderful staff but we learned from our first experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stayed at many hotels in area and this was the worst

Dec 3, 2020 rrioux09

We stayed at this hotel Thanksgiving weekend. We do an annual Christmas girls weekend and couldn't wait to stay here for the first time. No one informed us that the outside of the hotel was under renovations and covered with white plastic. We were looking forward to pictures of our time there. No one informed us that there was a $15 a day for… Read more
We stayed at this hotel Thanksgiving weekend. We do an annual Christmas girls weekend and couldn't wait to stay here for the first time. No one informed us that the outside of the hotel was under renovations and covered with white plastic. We were looking forward to pictures of our time there. No one informed us that there was a $15 a day for valet. There was no choice but to use valet parking There was $30 a day resort fee and all the resort amenities were closed due to COVID, which is understandable but why continue to charge us The rooms were old and dated, especially the bathrooms and had a moldy smell There was a dog a couple rooms down that was going crazy locked in the room and many of us called the front desk numerous times for hours and nothing was done. I would expect a hotel labeled as this would be aware of this. I have stayed at hotels in the area for 10 years from 2 stars to 5 starts and this is by far the worst, especially for what they charge. Read less
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Nov 30, 2020 OliviaR1053

The Hotel Viking was the perfect choice for a surprise overnight getaway to Newport. The room was very clean and cozy, though could be updated in its decor as wallpaper was peeling in the room. All staff were friendly and accommodating. It is well located just up the hill from Newport center.