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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Nov 11, 2019 John L Whitestone, New York, USA

We had one of the luxury suites (Marble House). A lot of repairs needed. The ceiling had been fixed and spackled but not painted. They had an extension cord connecting the heater to the wall outlet and it was taped to the bottom of the wall. The wall paper seams were peeling apart. There were dirty dishes from room service in the hall the entire… Read more
We had one of the luxury suites (Marble House). A lot of repairs needed. The ceiling had been fixed and spackled but not painted. They had an extension cord connecting the heater to the wall outlet and it was taped to the bottom of the wall. The wall paper seams were peeling apart. There were dirty dishes from room service in the hall the entire day. Both days we were there no one came to clean the room. We had to call at 4 and 5 oclock. It's a shame. We were married here 6 years ago before it was renovated and it was a palace. Now it appears to be managed like an ordinary motel. Read less
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Nov 10, 2019 K1948Marcsb

Hotel Viking is an extremely nice hotel and place and the accommodations were great. Nice walking tour of Touro Synagogue and the history of Newport Rhode Island. I would definitely return again in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Servants Quarters within a posh environment

Nov 10, 2019 PIslander107 Vernon, Connecticut

We were very excited to stay at the Hotel Viking. The lobby was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. However, upon arriving to our room we were sadly disappointed. The room was very small and looked out into the parking lot. The bathroom was even smaller with a very out of date tub (not to mention the black mold). We… Read more
We were very excited to stay at the Hotel Viking. The lobby was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. However, upon arriving to our room we were sadly disappointed. The room was very small and looked out into the parking lot. The bathroom was even smaller with a very out of date tub (not to mention the black mold). We decided to try to raise our spirits and head to the pool. The pool area was surrounded by soggy wet carpet and many of the ceiling tiles were missing or damaged. When in the bathrooms by the pool we went to change and realized there was an unlocked door that looked like it led to the kitchen. While my daughter was changing I locked it only to have a staff member go back through and unlock it. Once finished with our swim we headed back to our room ( which meant going by all the lovely weddings and guests). The beds were comfortable and it is in a great location but the price was not worth it. Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 Duncan A Manchester, United Kingdom

Large hotel which is really well located away from the main tourist areas. Room was clean and comfortable. The roof top bar gives an excellent view of the sea and marina area of Newport. We did not eat in the hotel but did pick up a coffee from the in-house coffee shop. There are lots of restaurants available within 5 to 10 minutes walk. We had a… Read more
Large hotel which is really well located away from the main tourist areas. Room was clean and comfortable. The roof top bar gives an excellent view of the sea and marina area of Newport. We did not eat in the hotel but did pick up a coffee from the in-house coffee shop. There are lots of restaurants available within 5 to 10 minutes walk. We had a car so the valet service was very useful. They were very efficient despite being very busy at our chosen departure time. Only minor issue was small number of reception staff which slowed down check-in and check-out. Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 John532 Bristol, United Kingdom

Just stayed at the Viking for 3 nights with another couple from Bristol, England after seeing the Fall colours and en route to Cape Cod. Roy, front of house was fantastic, recommending times and places to visit, booking sailings and restuarants and making sure we maximised our time in Newport RI. Couldn't have been better, even recommended a hotel… Read more
Just stayed at the Viking for 3 nights with another couple from Bristol, England after seeing the Fall colours and en route to Cape Cod. Roy, front of house was fantastic, recommending times and places to visit, booking sailings and restuarants and making sure we maximised our time in Newport RI. Couldn't have been better, even recommended a hotel in London! Read less