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 Overall—A good stay

Jun 30, 2020 kristinokesson Connecticut

We stayed one night in June. Many have stated that the gentlemen at the front door are very nice & helpful and that is certainly true. So kudos to them. I got a good rate, so I think for what I paid ($200/night) I would highly recommend. However I’ve seen this hotel for over $400/night and I don’t know that it’s worth that. The rooms are… Read more
We stayed one night in June. Many have stated that the gentlemen at the front door are very nice & helpful and that is certainly true. So kudos to them. I got a good rate, so I think for what I paid ($200/night) I would highly recommend. However I’ve seen this hotel for over $400/night and I don’t know that it’s worth that. The rooms are fine, it isn’t a Relais & Chateau property but it’s very clean and somewhat modern. My only weird experience was after walking to dinner I came back and my room had a terrible odor of cigarette smoke. Not just a little it was very very strong. So much so that I had to say something and get moved. The guy quickly gave me a new key (almost like he was totally aware?) but it was a major hassle to have to repack all our things and move and now all of my stuff smells terrible (yes that’s how strong it was). So not sure if it’s a ventilation issue or I was in a smoking area (but I didn’t think they had smoking rooms). I would echo what others say the proximity is a real plus. Be aware that things are different because of Covid and the pool is closed. The bike rentals were a plus. We had lunch at Castle Hill and did the Cliff Walk. Newport never disappoints and you can’t really go wrong here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good old-fashioned high-end hotel

Jun 29, 2020 Ken H

Very good service and pleasant stay. They are doing renovation (again) so be aware of that. Close walk to the downtown, mansions, and cliff walk. A bit expensive but you get what you pay for. Use the concierge for parking - it is worth it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location, great staff.

Jun 29, 2020 daveb7 Punta Gorda, Florida

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Viking this past weekend. We had not been there in years and forgot what a great hotel it is. The valet parking guys were great! Very quick, courteous and a pleasure to chat with. The two young ladies at the front desk were also very nice and very helpful. The public areas were beautiful as was our room. The … Read more
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Viking this past weekend. We had not been there in years and forgot what a great hotel it is. The valet parking guys were great! Very quick, courteous and a pleasure to chat with. The two young ladies at the front desk were also very nice and very helpful. The public areas were beautiful as was our room. The rooftop bar and the lobby bar were both very comfortable and the service was excellent. Bloody Mary’s were the best we’ve had in Newport! Our son and his wife and our grandchildren live at the the top of Kay Street so we were only minutes away from them. We also met them at Bowen’s Wharf on Saturday for lunch. About a 5 minute walk. First and Second beaches are a short drive from the hotel. We had a great weekend at the Hotel Viking! Hope to return soon!!! Read less
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Jun 27, 2020 dinas749 New York City, New York

This was our second visit to the hotel. My fiancé and I were even more impressed this visit. The lobby was renovated as was our room. Super comfy and the best part, our dog Bella loved it too. The staff and valets were fabulous. We will be back for a third stay for sure!
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Jun 25, 2020 morgandG3170SR

AMAZING. Words can’t describe how beautiful this hotel is. My room was the perfect size for my solo vacation. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room had black our curtains which allowed me to sleep in. The location is PERFECT just a short walk to downtown Newport. The staff is EXCELLENT. So kind and respectful to all the guests. I had no… Read more
AMAZING. Words can’t describe how beautiful this hotel is. My room was the perfect size for my solo vacation. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room had black our curtains which allowed me to sleep in. The location is PERFECT just a short walk to downtown Newport. The staff is EXCELLENT. So kind and respectful to all the guests. I had no trouble with any thing what so ever. Best hotel I’ve stayed at and i will be back! Read less