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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little disappointed like the Room

Sep 24, 2020 madelined531

I open the door and almost fell over the bed , my closet at home was bigger.. I was so disappointed! I also though it was terrible they charged you for parking ... even after spending a lot for the room .. I was planning to spend a few nights but couldn’t wait to leave .. it was clean but not for me
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Less than average at above average pricing.

Sep 9, 2020 Happy_Trails96 Washington, New Jersey

Anniversary getaway weekend. Disappointed in accommodations and service. The bad: didn’t appear to be extra Covid clean, red stain (blood? nail polish?) on floor, rusty and calcium covered bath fixtures, dirty looking (mold?) ceiling, Squeaky beds, rocking toilet, small bathroom, squeaky floors, loud neighbors, terrible service at restaurant,… Read more
Anniversary getaway weekend. Disappointed in accommodations and service. The bad: didn’t appear to be extra Covid clean, red stain (blood? nail polish?) on floor, rusty and calcium covered bath fixtures, dirty looking (mold?) ceiling, Squeaky beds, rocking toilet, small bathroom, squeaky floors, loud neighbors, terrible service at restaurant, dog-friendly=gross and noisy. Plus due to renovations, no pool, no spa. The good: manager promptly fixed service issue at restaurant, free coffee, rooftop bar, the food, the charm of the building, the location, the bikes. Note, this is not an inexpensive place. We stayed two nights and paid over $700. Pics speak for themselves. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not luxury, not 4 stars / Overpriced

Sep 7, 2020 Voyager653967

We were excited about our stay but we ended up being really disappointed with the hotel and their services. Hotel's location might have been the only good thing about it. I've been in historic hotels before and despite being old those are well kept, this was not the case this time. Hotel Viking totally fails at providing the "luxury" it promises.… Read more
We were excited about our stay but we ended up being really disappointed with the hotel and their services. Hotel's location might have been the only good thing about it. I've been in historic hotels before and despite being old those are well kept, this was not the case this time. Hotel Viking totally fails at providing the "luxury" it promises. The furniture is old, stained (paint and watermarks), windowsills are broken, air conditioning broke down because it overheats. I've never complained personally about a mattress but this was the first time in my life that I've felt that the bed was uncomfortable and woke up with backaches the next morning. The hotel charged us a "resort fee" although their pool / fitness areas were closed for renovation but that was not announced prior to booking hotel (which makes a difference when you have a toddler in a hotel room and it's a rainy day outside). Their service was also extremely poor, for example their lunch / dinner times are very limited (don't think you can have anything to eat in the hotel after 2:30 PM for lunch or 9:30 for dinner) and we called the front desk multiple times and no one picked up. In addition, I provided them with feedback (as they requested) explaining my disappointment about the pool / fitness areas being closed and their lack of communication about it but they ignored me once they got my response. Hotel Viking is neither a 4 star or a luxury hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor service

Sep 4, 2020 471virginiag Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

This hotel is in a wonderful location. Easy walk to the downtown wharf area. Unfortunately, their customer service was nonexistent. The front desk struggled to answer any questions or offer any assistance. There was no maid service. We requested they clean our room and they showed up at 10:00pm and woke us up. We were so excited to sit on the… Read more
This hotel is in a wonderful location. Easy walk to the downtown wharf area. Unfortunately, their customer service was nonexistent. The front desk struggled to answer any questions or offer any assistance. There was no maid service. We requested they clean our room and they showed up at 10:00pm and woke us up. We were so excited to sit on the rooftop bar and they were not open till the last night of our stay. You can’t sit on any couches unless you have a big party. This was a couples trip for us so it was just the two of us. I mostly only saw other couples there so the couches remained empty. Overall the service was not up to par and the hotel needs new management. The only friendly and helpful staff were the parking valets. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Some highs and some lows

Aug 27, 2020 E7564NNelisabeths Fairfield, Connecticut

Front desk is woefully understaffed and does not handle the volume well. We called downstairs multiple times (as in three times over 10 minutes) and never got an answer despite letting the phone ring for minutes on end (we even tried calling the main line and got disconnected because" nobody is available to help you". The other extreme - the… Read more
Front desk is woefully understaffed and does not handle the volume well. We called downstairs multiple times (as in three times over 10 minutes) and never got an answer despite letting the phone ring for minutes on end (we even tried calling the main line and got disconnected because" nobody is available to help you". The other extreme - the parking and valet attendants couldn't have been better. SUPER helpful, fast, thoughtful. Read less