by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Hotel Viking offers families 209 guestrooms and suites in a historic building in the heart of Newport. King or queen beds are available, plus sofa beds, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Kids also receive Viking coloring books with unlimited crayons upon arrival. Rollaway beds and cribs can be requested (fees may apply).
The hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as an onsite spa for relaxing treatments. SpaTerre’s Prince and Princess menu has services specifically for kids, too. There is also a game room with basketball, Ping Pong, air hockey, board games and activity books. Local attractions include the Tennis Hall of Fame and sailing excursions.
One Bellevue Restaurant is the hotel’s onsite eatery. Families will enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner at the restaurant, with children’s menus available, as well. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Top of Newport Bar is the hotel’s seasonal spot, open Memorial Day through Labor Day, with snacks and signature drinks on offer, plus live music at night on the weekend. Room service is also available.
Additional perks at Hotel Viking include complimentary car service (by appointment), a fitness center and onsite parking for $10 to $30 per night, depending on the season.
Our Editor Loves
- Kid-friendly amenities
- Onsite dining
- Historic hotel with charm
- Children Programs
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
by John L
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.
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.