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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary getaway

May 25, 2019 717alyseb Middleton, Massachusetts

Beautiful spot The staff was so helpful. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The roof bar was great. You can walk right to downtown and do everything in Newport. Why stay anywhere else. We will be back
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May 25, 2019 Kristen S

We stayed at the hotel for one night and I have to be honest after reading the other reviews I was a little nervous, but let me tell you this hotel is AMAZING! From the second you get out of your car the valet was extremely welcoming and helpful and then the staff at the front desk was very accommodating. The hotel itself was very clean and… Read more
We stayed at the hotel for one night and I have to be honest after reading the other reviews I was a little nervous, but let me tell you this hotel is AMAZING! From the second you get out of your car the valet was extremely welcoming and helpful and then the staff at the front desk was very accommodating. The hotel itself was very clean and totally renovated, and close walking distance to everything. We loved our stay at the hotel and wish we could’ve stayed longer to enjoy the rooftop bar and outdoor area, but we’ll definitely be back. I would say the two things that maybe I could’ve changed was the inroom coffee and price but for MDW it was pretty reasonable! Read less
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May 22, 2019 Jon M

Stayed for a night for our 10th wedding anniversary, staff ignored that and did nothing. First room we were put in looked out at a roof full of decaying hvac equipment and nothing else, also immediately above construction going on in the restaurant which wasn’t mentioned during booking. “Upgraded” to a room with a water view that was actually… Read more
Stayed for a night for our 10th wedding anniversary, staff ignored that and did nothing. First room we were put in looked out at a roof full of decaying hvac equipment and nothing else, also immediately above construction going on in the restaurant which wasn’t mentioned during booking. “Upgraded” to a room with a water view that was actually two small rooms connected awkwardly and the previous guest smoked in the bathroom leaving the room smelling foul. This was brought to the attention of the front desk who graciously offered to 1: “find out why it smelled like smoke” and 2: spray the room in air freshener.... not offered a new room, or an apology. No ventilation in the bathroom to help reduce stench. Wife and I ended up in an argument because of the disappointment ruining the night. This was only after our couples massage was ruined by an irate customer who apparently was forgotten for 45 minutes and didn’t receive a massage at all! Hotel management asked how our stay was the following day, we mentioned our disappointment and were ignored yet again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible service

May 20, 2019 Alan_lowdown

Hotel is fine but service terrible. Got an email to say we could check in at 3pm. Arrived at 2pm and room not ready which was totally fine but they said they would call when ready. 5pm and no call. Leave voicemail. No call back. Call again. No room ready. Call 5.50pm and no room ready. Go back to hotel at 6.10pm and wait in line. The girl in front… Read more
Hotel is fine but service terrible. Got an email to say we could check in at 3pm. Arrived at 2pm and room not ready which was totally fine but they said they would call when ready. 5pm and no call. Leave voicemail. No call back. Call again. No room ready. Call 5.50pm and no room ready. Go back to hotel at 6.10pm and wait in line. The girl in front came down to complain her room was too small and she gets upgraded straight away yet we were not checked in and never received a call. Absolute debacle and I will call out specifically Jackson who gave the room away. This is all a week before the season. Don't know how they will handle that. Also they closed the bar to guests. Nice Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great ambiance in Newport

May 18, 2019 775andyv Washington DC, District of Columbia

Best place to stay in Newport. Great location and fun spot just to hang out on the roof deck or lounge. Bikes to poke around town. Rooms are small and not inexpensive but worth it. Parking can be an issue during busy season.