Newport has ample rooms at four major and several boutique-hotels, and it also offers eclectic accommodations at more than 200 historic inns, charming bed-and-breakfasts and modest guest houses. Accommodations in Newport tend to be scarcest in summer months and on weekends, particularly when one of the big music festivals or regattas is going on. It is always a good idea to plan your stay early and book ahead. Should you arrive in Newport without reservations, the Newport Visitors Information Center can provide updates on inns and hotels with last-minute availability.
During peak season, rooms in Newport are pricey. Off-season rates drop dramatically, and anything outside of Newport will be less expensive. Be prepared to book for a minimum of two nights during peak season at many properties, particularly if you're hoping to stay over on a Saturday.
Middletown boasts multiple hotels close to Newport, making it a pleasant alternative if you don't mind a short drive or bike ride into Newport. Finally, don't forget that lodging in South County, the East Bay, or even Warwick and Providence can be considered reasonably convenient to Newport.
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