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Hotel Viking Newport RI

With summer in full swing here in New England, families may want to consider a trip to Newport, RI.  Amongst fabulous Gilded Age mansions, you will find that Newport is filled with many family-friendly attractions.  My husband and I are not strangers to Newport, but we had never brought the kids along with us – until recently.  Over Memorial Day weekend, the four of us had a lovely weekend in Newport and loved our stay at the Hotel Viking, which is located at One Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.

At Hotel Viking you’ll find that they offer valet parking (for a small fee), a delightful on-site restaurant, a full-service spa, a fitness center, two ballrooms, boardrooms, private meeting spaces, an indoor pool, the historic Newport Kay Chapel and 209 guest rooms. The room we stayed in room had two queen beds and the four of us were comfortable there for our two night stay. The room includes a gourmet honor basket filled with a variety of snacks , a mini fridge (stocked with an honor bar and also including items such as water and soda), a Flat screen LCD TV, Keurig coffee maker with a variety of coffees, an iron & ironing board, an in-room safe, hairdryer, and desk.  There is free wi-fi available at Hotel Viking and you can get the password from the folks at the front desk.


Our weekend getaway was part of the “We are Family” package.  The “We are Family” package was designed to encourage families to put the mobile devices down and turn up the fun – and that is exactly what we did while we were in Newport. The package, which starts at $189 per night ($409 in the summer), includes the following:

  • A disposable camera for the kids
  • A board game for the entire family to enjoy
  • Complimentary breakfast for up to 2 children when dining with parent(s)
  • Snacks for the kids
  • Hotel Viking coloring books with unlimited crayons
  • A 10% discount at the Hotel Viking spa


At Hotel Viking, there is no self parking, but there is 24 hour valet service.  When you check in, you will be assigned a valet number and you just simply have to call for your car whenever you want to go out.  You only need to give the valet staff 15 minutes notice to get your car and the valet staff will have your car waiting for you out in front of the hotel.

We loved staying at the Hotel Viking.  It was full of class and charm.  Not only was the staff was helpful and courteous, but the hotel itself is conveniently located near quite a few attractions.

The Hotel Viking is just a short walk from the Newport Mansions, in which you can tour and learn all about the elite families who spent their summers in their “cottages” during Newport’s Gilded Age.  There are also several beaches close-by to the hotel.   The Newport Art Museum and the Redwood Library, the oldest lending library in the country, are both walking distance from the hotel as well.  The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport and it’s full of interactive fun for kids.  Finally, the famed Cliff Walk, which is a 3.5 mile walking path with amazing views, is always a family favorite.

If you don’t feel like going out, the pool area is a fun way to spend some time with the family.  They offer complimentary towels and comfortable seating in the pool area, so you can settle in for the day. You can even get poolside food and beverage service.

Hotel VIking Pool

If you’re hungry, Hotel Viking’s award-winning restaurant, One Bellevue, offers three meals and Afternoon Tea daily, indoor and patio dining, as well as a bar and lounge. Top of Newport is Hotel Viking’s seasonal roof top lounge offering live entertainment and special events and menus.

Rooms can be booked at or by calling 401-848-4840.  FYI – Cribs are available upon request.

Be sure to follow Hotel Viking on Facebook and Twitter so that you can keep up with their latest news and updates.

**Disclosure – my family received a complimentary two night stay at the Hotel Viking in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

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  160 Responses to “Family Travel: Hotel Viking in Newport, RI”

  1. That sounds like a great deal! And it looks like a lot of fun.

    The beds look sooooooooooooo comfy!

  2. Looks like a lot of fun and wonderful deal. Thanks for sharing and keep it in mind if we think of going to RI for vacationing 😉

  3. That looks like such a great place to stay! Love all of the perks available in the family package. Glad you had a good time!

    • I love family packages! Makes it so much easier for everyone to enjoy the vacation when you have fun surprises like this.

  4. What an awesome concept. I love how the hotel is promoting and encouraging the We are Family and to put down the devices. How fun for all ages.

  5. I’d love to do this too with my family. That hotel looks very neat and comfly, Im sure you had a great experienced and fun.

  6. Sounds like a fantastic hotel. I like that they have a family fun package so you can get away from the distractions of life.

  7. This sounds like an awesome vacation 🙂 I love that the package includes a bored game for those nights you choose to stay in and relax!

  8. This looks super great! What an amazing hotel, surely a great place to stay at with the family; I would love to do so myself.

  9. That looks like a beautiful family stay! My kids would love that pool and game time…the disposable cameras are a unique touch. I’m going to dig that spa option too! 😀

  10. This hotel looks like the perfect place to stay with the family. They know what families with kids need to stay entertained while on vacation from the looks of things!

  11. That sounds like a great place to visit with the family! I love that the package comes with snacks, a game and other goodies. Sounds like a great place to visit!

  12. What a fantastic place to stay. it’s very nice that they have a restaurant right on their grounds.

  13. This hotel looks like a cozy place to visit. I love that they have an indoor pool. Allows kids to swim in all weather conditions.

  14. Beauiful pictures of you all, looks lik[e a blast too! We haven’t done anything fun yet this year, wish we could soon.

  15. This looks like a fun family place to stay. I love that whole package idea and encouraging playing board games and putting away the electronics for a day or two.

  16. I love this family package. It looks like you and your family had a blast.

  17. what a great deal!! I wanna play Minion Operation — that is awesome! my kids would never leave the hotel… well, maybe for the pool. I’d love to tour those mansions, I bet they are amazing — you just don’t get architecture like the older homes anymore.

  18. I just love Newport! I lived in Naragansett for afew years when I was super super little & I sorta remember some of Neport, mainly the shopping my parents did there hehe… But if I ever wanna go back and visit I know where to stay! This hotel looks fabulous:)

  19. This hotel seems so relaxing and family inviting. I’ve always wanted to visit Newport

  20. That looks like a great hotel. I’ve never been to Newport before, but if I’m ever there, Viking is where I stay.

  21. That seems like a swanky hotel. I’m not sure we’d stay at $409 a night, but we’d swing it during the winter if we were ever out that way!

  22. Oh that sounds like a really nice place. The room looks so pretty.

  23. This looks like a really nice hotel. I love the pool, and valet parking is great.

  24. The We Are Family package is a really great option and gets the kids feeling great about it right away. Of course, the pool is a huge perk too.

  25. Wow I love the thoughtful package they put together in your room 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  26. This looks awesome! I haven’t been to Newport in years, and would definitely love to go back and stay here!

  27. I have never been to Newport, RI before. That looks like a great place to stay.

  28. Looks like a charming hotel with plenty to do. I love that they offer a “We are Family” package!

  29. Wow what a great place. We love traveling and hotel stays. This one looks amazing.

  30. Love the idea of the family package and putting the mobile devices away. We love Newport, we visited many years ago and fell in love with it. Looking forward to a future visit.

  31. I love the idea of a We Are Family package! Including a board game that the whole family can play together is genius! What a great way to make a kid’s stay so much more fun and memorable. Although, that pool must have been a blast too!

  32. What an amazing hotel! The room just looks so welcoming and I’m kinda in love with the color scheme. I love that the provide something for the entire family!

  33. I haven’t been to Newport in years–this sounds like the perfect hotel for me to go and enjoy that area again!

  34. What a great way to kick off summer! I love the focus on family and putting away mobile devices. Wish more places had this type of package.

  35. Wow, what a beautiful place! It looks like a lot of fun, too!

  36. That looks like such a fun stay! Wow! I want to go there.

  37. Whoa, that’s a big price jump in the summer! I love it though, it looks just like the kind of place I would like to take the family.

  38. Hotel Viking looks like a really promising place. For sure you guys enjoyed staying in there.

  39. This looks like a wonderful hotel! I’ve been looking for places to stay for our summer weekend getaways and I definitely plan on adding this one to the list! Thank you for sharing.

  40. I love the family package they offer!! This hotel is now in my bucket list!

  41. I’ve never visited Newport, but I really want to!! I’d love to see all the amazing houses from the Gilded Age. This hotel sounds like a great fit for families and I love anything with the name “viking”!:)

  42. What a great place to stay. The gift package is incredibly thoughtful. Looks like a great place for fun family time.

  43. That’s a great rate for the family – and everything you received as a gift! It looks like a gorgeous and fun space.

  44. I just recently stayed at a hotel and it was nothing like this one! Very beautiful! Thanks for the post!

  45. Beautiful Room! I love the pack of family-friendly items included with the stay. Having a board game in the room is genius!

  46. We’ve never been to Newport but we’re not far at all. I’ve been thinking about planning a road trip this summer. Thanks for the review!

  47. The room is just gorgeous! And I love that they think about the kids with having a board game available and snacks!

  48. Sounds like exactly what I need right now. Love the rooms.

  49. This looks like such a nice hotel! I love the photos! The pool looks big too-perfect for the family!! I would love to stay there! Awesome review!!

  50. Those stuff in kids’ package..they will absolutely love it :)…love the pool as well..looks like a fun place..

  51. Oh, I’ve never been to Newport before, but apparently Viking is the place to stay when I’m there….Also, LOVE the comforter on the beds – how pretty!

  52. I’ve never been to Newport, but after seeing that welcome package I’m ready to visit! 🙂

  53. This looks like a great place to stay. I love that they include a board game and snacks for the kids.

  54. What an amazing place! I love that they cater to kids the way they do. Parents, I am sure, would love that part of the package.

  55. Looks like a great place to stay! I’m so tempted to take off for a weekend and stay in a hotel…and not have to worry about cleaning, cooking, etc!

  56. I’ve never been to RI, but this hotel looks great. The room is beautiful and the facilities look like they would be perfect for some relaxing or family fun depending on what you were after!

  57. Another great looking hotel! Looks like a lot of fun without even having to leave the building

  58. I would love to go there with the family. It looks like my son and my husband and I would enjoy ourselves!

  59. What an amazing hotel! Looks like the perfect place to stay alone or with the family!

  60. Never been to Rhode Island this hotel sounds and looks like a good option =)

  61. I always try to seek out packages when booking. This one seems especially wonderful, the savings and the “Unplugging” part both seem awesome.

  62. That looks like a great place to stay. I love that they have a fitness room.

  63. Wow, that looks like a really nice hotel. Would love to travel to that part of the country some day!

  64. Were you allowed to post on IG? Hehe. I loved seeing your adventure there.

  65. What a fun hotel – looks like you had a great time.

  66. It looks like you had a great time. I like the idea of snacks and a disposable camera. A great touch

  67. Rhode Island is such a beautiful state! I love Newport and will definitely consider the Viking hotel during my next visit. We go at least once every year for the Newport Jazz festival where my husband performs.

  68. That is a verry pretty and elegant hotel! I love Minions!

  69. Wow this sounds fabulous! I love the extras for the kids. How amazing is that! Looks like a great place to stay!

  70. Looks like a lovely stay, I like the room’s bedding. We’ll probably be doing a little bit of traveling this summer as well.

  71. I have never been to that part of the US but I really hope to some day. If we do, we will totally look into this lodging. It looks wonderful for me, my husband, and the kids!

  72. Wow great deal and looks like a nice staycation place 🙂

  73. Seems like a really amazing place to stay. I love how the rooms are decorated. They look much nicer than most places I’ve stayed.

  74. How fun!! I love that they had the games ready, that is perfect for when you bring your family!!! Looks like a beautiful place!

  75. Oh my, it’s Hotel Viking! I went to Salve Regina for a year, so I know exactly where Hotel Viking is! We used to use it as a landmark to get to parties! Looks like a great place for families! I love Newport so much!

  76. Looks like a fun place to stay! I like the We Are Family package.

  77. I really like that this hotel is so kid friendly. The amenities are great too.

  78. Looks like a great hotel, and it seems like it would be a ton of fun!

  79. Hotel Viking looks so lovely and awesome. I would love to stay there!

  80. That looks like a good, family friendly deal.

  81. Oh I love those beds in the Hotel Viking and also great idea to bring a board game for the family to have fun!

  82. Okay, that is way too cool about the goodies they leave for the kids! How awesome! That hotel looks fabulous and I love the room colors! So pretty!

  83. looks like a totally family friendly location. I have never been to RI but its on my list.

  84. That room looks really awesome. Sounds like a great place to visit.

  85. This looks like a great place to stay. That pool looks like a lot of fun. I like that it’s inside so it’s always able to be used. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  86. I loooove those beds! The linens look so inviting!

  87. Wow that is awesome that they leave you a table filled with goodies! They are very thoughtful!

  88. This looks like such a fantastic place to stay! I love it a lot! I really enjoy seeing your photos of the places you visit!

  89. This is a great family package. So neat they help with family fun. Looks so nice there.

  90. What a great deal for the entire family. I love the little bonus “gifts” you all can enjoy.

  91. Looks like a lovely place to stay. The bedding is beautiful!

  92. I love their “We are Family” package. I haven’t seen a hotel do that, but it makes a lot of sense.

  93. Oh my goodness, we need a family escape so badly. This place sounds perfect. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  94. That looks like a great place to stay! Love places that offer family packages, being a large(r) family we like to have something for everyone.

  95. What fun! I love staying at hotels and getting fun free stuff too. Lol

  96. What a beautiful room and pool at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI. The amenities sound great, especially the valet parking. That means there will always be a place for your car as well as the family. Glad you all had a great time – just look at those smiles!

  97. That’s a beautiful hotel! And I love that it includes little surprises for the kids!

  98. Oh man we haven’t had a vacation in 7 years, this would be the best for a nice family vacation!!

  99. We’re in that area this summer! I’m off to check it out. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  100. Looks like a really nice hotel. I haven’t been to Newport in about 100 years. I mostly remember that bridge …..oy!

  101. This hotel looks really nice. I love the bedding.

  102. What an awesome hotel! I love that it looks like you are in someone’s home, rather than a hotel.

  103. Looks like a lot of fun. I would love to visit Rhode Island.

  104. That’s an amazing hotel 🙂 I love the pool, the toys and the bed.

  105. The Hotel Viking looks like a beautiful place to stay. I used to get my kids disposable cameras. It was always fun to see what great pics they took.

  106. The room looks so comfortable and relaxing. This is a great package for a relaxing getaway.

  107. Wow that hotel looks really clean, I love the view too. I wish I could visit there one day.

  108. Sounds like an awesome place to stay! Looks like you all had a lot of fun too!

  109. The pool is always the big selling feature for my kids. But this looks like it’d be a hit with the whole family!

  110. What a great thing to offer families!! Love the room too – very vintage looking!

  111. You get the coolest places to check out. Being from RI, I want to go see this place!

  112. I seriously want to dive into that bed!!! I love the idea of a family package without technology!

  113. That is a great rate. I love that they focus so much on making travel for the kids fun. Sometimes children can be so stressed out, having something as simple as a game or a camera there for them would help so much.

  114. That upgrade package is just perfect for a family vaycay! Looks like such a great place to stay!

  115. Newport, Rhode Island is a great place to visit.

  116. I have never been to New England at all… I’m itching to go! Looks amazing!

  117. This looks like such a fun place to stay with your family!

  118. Looks like you had a wonderful time. The room is nice and pool looks so inviting.

  119. The indoor pool is great for all seasons! And I love the bedding

  120. What a great family hotel. I like that the pool area is comfortable to settle in

  121. Pool side service? Nice! That’s where you’d find me, just relaxing and enjoying something yummy!

  122. Looks like a great place to stay! Very comfortable and clean!

  123. I love the concept of that family package. Fun board games included in the stay? Awesome!

  124. looks like the family enjoy this travel, such a lovely place.

  125. This looks and sounds like a great property. I love it when hotels go above and beyond to welcome families and that family package is one my kids would have loved. My husband and I are planning a trip to Newport now. I’m going to check out Hotel Viking for couple packages.

  126. what an awesome hotel! If I ever vacation out that way I’ll stay there for sure!

  127. Looks like a family friendly hotel! My kids would love staying here.

  128. I’m not sure when I’ll ever get over to Rhode Island, but this hotel looks like a lot of fun. I don’t think I have ever stayed somewhere where they offered board games in the room. I always see them down in the lobby area. How fun!

  129. Looks like you had tons of fun on that pool! The room looks really nice and I love how the colors blended well with each other.

  130. First off what a cute family and photos! Hotel Viking looks and sounds fabulous – very fun that they seem to really cater to families 🙂

  131. What a cute hotel room! It looks like a super nice place to stay!

  132. I have never stayed at Hotel Viking but I can say my prom was there. It looks like even now Diman still has there proms there..nice place!

  133. That is such an amazing idea. I love how the hotel package included more than just a room – I gotta check them out

  134. When I lived up north I always loved going to R.I. It’s a little state of heaven. I wish I knew about this hotel back then. I surely would of went.

  135. I showed this to Mr. MAF and we’re totally headed there this summer! I CANNOT wait!

  136. What a fun family hotel. I like that they they offer free snacks and a camera

  137. Hotel Viking looks like a beautiful place to stay! I love that your room comes with board games! How cool is that?!

  138. I like the Decor of the Room .. the wooden polished headboards are “traditional” while the walls are more modern. I think I would like it here .. great review

  139. What a great looking hotel! If I ever get to go to Rhode Island I will have to check out this hotel!!

  140. Really awesome hotel to stay at! Lovely place too!

  141. We have never been to RI but have always wanted to go! Looks like a beautiful place to stay and have some fun!

  142. This sounds like an amazing package deal. Truly something I would love to do.

  143. Hotel Viking looks like a wonderful family place to stay! I love all the great things you can do while there! The package you received is definitely a great value!

  144. What a fun place to stay as a family. Looks like a great time!

  145. I love all of the special touches of this hotel. The pool looks like a lot of fun, and the room décor is one of the prettiest that I’ve ever seen. Very pretty bedspreads.

  146. That is so cool that the disposable camera comes with the package! That would keep my son entertained for sure!

  147. What a nice hotel. That pool looks so serene and inviting.

  148. That is a beautiful hotel room! Plus, they know how to impress guests – what a wonderful package.

  149. Looks like a fun family time and a really nice hotel. I have never been to that part of the country. Nice accommodations!

  150. Looks like a great hotel! I love that family package that you got, what a neat idea!

  151. I think I would love to stay at Hotel Vikings as well. It looks cozy, clean, and fun to stay at.

  152. What a nice place to stay/ I love it when there are plenty of things to do near the hotel I am staying at.