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Brenton Hotel Newport Rhode Island

SmarterTravel Spotlight: The Brenton Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island

Welcome to Newport’s newest luxury getaway, the Brenton Hotel. Built in 2020, this 57-room property occupies the best location in town, right on Newport Harbor. 

Inside the boutique hotel, a coastal theme with nautical blue detailing evokes a relaxing seaside feel that will put you straight into vacation mode.

Guests are spoiled with unexpected and whimsical amenities from the moment they step through the doors until they check out. 

The Location

Exterior of The Brenton Hotel New Port Rhode Island on a sunny day
The Brenton Hotel Newport Rhode Island

Set on the corner of America’s Cup Avenue and Long Wharf, the Brenton is centrally located to the waterfront as well as downtown Newport’s many shops and restaurants. 

Land and sea tours depart from stops just outside the hotel’s door, making the Brenton the perfect base for exploring the area. 


The Brenton Hotel aims to give guests a luxurious stay that’s on par with what they might have experienced visiting one of the famous Newport mansions during the Gilded Age.

Available amenities include:

  • Cruises on the hotel’s private Hinckley Picnic Boat
  • Weekly tailgate at Newport Polo for hotel guests during polo season
  • Morning yoga classes on the rooftop
  • Staff-led biking, running, and walking tours
  • Complimentary bike loans
  • Advanced access to tee times at Newport National Golf Club
  • In-room Peloton bikes delivered on demand
  • Bulgari toiletries 
  • Pet-friendly perks like treats, beds, and dog-walking
  • In-room minibar with free juice and water
  • Luxury spa
  • Seersucker robes
  • Guest pantries stocked with free ice cream on every floor
  • Nightly turndown service with sweet treats

The Rooms

Bedroom and sitting room in a suite at The Brenton Hotel New Port Rhode Island
The Brenton Hotel Newport Rhode Island

Stepping into one of the Brenton’s guest rooms would feel like boarding a luxury yacht if it wasn’t for the room’s spacious size, which is bigger than anything you’d find on a boat.

Nautically-inspired rooms are decorated with wood paneling, gold accents, and calming blue touches.

We stayed in a Water View King room, a truly airy 450 square foot space with a separate living/relaxing area. 

The king bed itself was worth writing home about, with a handstitched mattress from Mattress Concierge draped in plush, custom-made 400-thread count Matouck bedding. From the comfort of the bed, you can watch through the room’s oversized windows as ships come in and out of the harbor. 

A large living area with a desk, chair, table, and couch is perfectly situated next to the window so you can admire the view while you work or dine. 

For even more space, book one of the Brenton’s two-bedroom suites, which measure over 1,200 square feet. 


Dining at The Brenton focuses on locally harvested food that highlights what’s in season in New England.

The Brenton has one main restaurant, the Living Room, and a penthouse bar, The Rooftop.

The Living Room

The Living Room restaurant at Brenton Hotel Newport Rhode Island
Brenton Hotel Newport Rhode Island

Designed for socializing, the open and light-filled Living Room features a long bar along with plenty of low tables and cushy chairs. Open for breakfast and dinner daily, The Living Room’s small plates-style menu encourages sharing—which is a good thing, since there are more delectable-sounding options that you’ll want to try than one person can eat.

Seafood harvested from the waters just outside the windows is the star of the menu here—go for the Rhode Island Stuffies or New England Oysters served with a sake mignonette. 

An innovative cocktail menu featuring drinks like the Chill Factor (a refreshing blend of cucumber, mint, gin, lime, and aloe vera) offers plenty of choices for pairing depending on what you’ve ordered to eat.

The Brenton hasn’t forgotten about its pet guests—a special Top Dogs menu is available for in-room dining and at the Living Room, featuring canine-approved dishes like grilled chicken and rice. 

The Rooftop

Group of friend enjoying the rooftop bar at Brenton Hotel Newport Rhode Island
Brenton Hotel Newport Rhode Island

The beautifully designed rooftop bar offers panoramic views over the water and downtown Newport. Open daily from 4 pm until sunset, the bar is stocked with craft cocktails and plenty of lounge chairs, making it the best place for a sundowner in Newport.

The large and lively outdoor space offers cornhole, foosball, ping pong, and even a six-hole putting green to keep guests entertained while they sip on spritzes and local craft beers.

Price and How to Book

Room rates start at around $230 per night and can be booked on SmarterTravel Hotels

Editor’s Note: The author of this story was hosted by The Brenton Hotel.

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