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
My Boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay at The Viking Hotel. Clean, beautiful, fun, historic and very conveniently located. Really nice staff. Amanda was lovely, and the very knowledgeable Roy was a great go to for the coolest stuff going on in the area. Would recommend a friend to stay here in a heartbeat.
This hotel looked great online but my Mom and I travel a lot and definitely were disappointed. The room was dirty and so was the bathroom. The bathroom was the smallest I have ever seen even in other historical places and big cities in the US and Europe. There was barely room for one and the sink was combined across the Way with the closet. The sink wouldn’t drain. The TV had cords hanging down from it. The courtyard during breakfast service was dirty and overgrown with weeds, wine corks and food on the brick patio brick ground. We also had turndown service the first night and someone clearly unzipped one of our suitcases and re-zipped it with straps hanging out. We didn’t find anything missing but certainly felt violated. We let the manager know and he was supposed to get back with us about possibly upgrading but didn’t. They did agree to credit the last night of the 3-night stay. We checked out and into a place called 41 Degrees North, which was fabulous!!