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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Traveller rating

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Jul 18, 2019 301alycias Swansea, Massachusetts

Hotel Viking has always been a special place for my husband and I, as we were married there on 12/31/2013. With that being said we finally had a date day and decided to head to the roof top bar. We ordered two margaritas which were delicious followed by the charcuterie board. We waited over an hour for our board and it was not busy and asked the… Read more
Hotel Viking has always been a special place for my husband and I, as we were married there on 12/31/2013. With that being said we finally had a date day and decided to head to the roof top bar. We ordered two margaritas which were delicious followed by the charcuterie board. We waited over an hour for our board and it was not busy and asked the bartender who indicated he would check. When he came out with the board he indicated “they usually bring it to me, but I guess not today” The meats were warm and looked to the equivalent of a deli meat. The olives were literally from the large olive jar which we could see in the service bar fridge in front of us. We did tell the bartender the board was un acceptable and he simply took a picture and said he would inform the chef which is apparently new. This is not the standard of food and or service we expect from the Viking and are extremely disappointed with the entire experience. Disgusted is an understatement! Read less
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Jul 17, 2019 Christopher F Rockville Centre, New York

Great hotel with a wonderful location, just a half mile walk down to the wharf. The hotel having special features every night was fun, especially the s'mores! The rooftop bar is not to be missed either for beautiful views and great cocktails.
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Jul 17, 2019 MindyLeominster Leominster

I have been visiting the Viking Hotel for years and utilizing the services at the spa. After this years visit, I will be finding another hotel to stay at when I visit Newport. Even a request for a robe (which they advertise as ‘available upon request’) was too much to ask for. Front desk staff was unaccommodating from check in to check out and… Read more
I have been visiting the Viking Hotel for years and utilizing the services at the spa. After this years visit, I will be finding another hotel to stay at when I visit Newport. Even a request for a robe (which they advertise as ‘available upon request’) was too much to ask for. Front desk staff was unaccommodating from check in to check out and the experience left me extremely disappointed. Read less
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Jul 16, 2019 kevinmT7074AM North Reading, Massachusetts

Stayed in a King room for 2 nights. The hotel and grounds were well maintained. Gorgeous view from the rooftop lounge. All of the staff were excellent. Roy the concierge was fantastic and a great help to us. I would recommend this hotel and will be returning in the future.
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Jul 16, 2019 Aunie52kml

Was in town for a wedding. The service was Excellent, all the staff were friendly and accommodating and Roy, the Concierge, was very helpful. When we go to Newport again we would definitely stay there.