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
We’ve been staying here over the last 10 years. Tonight will be our last. In December the drunken revelers kept us awake, we were given directions to a non existent s’mores party covered under with the resort fee and a false fire alarm interrupted our relaxing afternoon forcing us to wait outside for quite a while.
This time aside from the hotel room being very loud with noise reverberating from the courtyard and some very loud people above us we had the icing on the cake. Three Newport police officers awoke us banging furiously on the door scaring the hell out of me and my wife who is 8 months pregnant. Apparently they were looking for someone else. Apparently the manager knew police were being sent to our room. I’m completely tired of this amateur act masquerading as a luxury boutique hotel. This is more expected at the worst of motels. Certainly not at what Hotel Viking aspires toward.
One last tip to the valet - protocol is to open the car door for my wife not wait for me to get out of the car.
Not to be missed "Balinese" Massage by John or Ray at the Hotel SpaFjor. My mother and I treated ourselves to a massage at Hotel Viking's Spa Fjor. Great way to beat the dreary winter. We felt completely relaxed. They were professional and the best of all, quite, which is the very best way to expience a massage. If you have never had a massage, try this one.!