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1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840-3205
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#17 of 24 hotels in Newport
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Viking opened to an awestruck public in May 1926. As a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, our hotel in Newport holds a special place in history. From the Front Desk depicting ancient Nordic Runes to the original 1926 brass letter box in the Lobby, the hotel offers a wonderful combination of style, comfort and modern amenities. Brimming with stories of famous dignitaries and celebrities, the Hotel Viking has offered gracious hospitality for over 90 years. All 208 guest rooms and suites were renovated in 2018.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Video game console
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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kaspar1426 wrote a review Mar 2021
Weymouth, Massachusetts1 contribution
We've stayed here several times and would normally give it a 5 star rating, but this time is at most a 3 as the room for this stay has been terrible. Stayed in a "premier" junior suite. Covid restrictions and renovations aside, the HVAC in the room was super loud and once the AC was turned on to cool the room it wouldn't turn off. When we got back from dinner it was 60⁰. When we told the front desk they had someone look at it and the solution was to completely turn off the room's HVAC and put in a space heater. Doesn't help if we want to cool the room a bit during the day. The bathroom is also in desperate need of a redo. The sink is cracked and toilet wobbly. Hopefully these are in the next phase of renos. Also, just discovered that the fridge doesn't work. Location, staff, bar, and restaurant are still great, despite being under-staffed for covid.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
BJamesZ wrote a review Feb 2020
New Windsor, New York99 contributions17 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My wife and I decided to take a quick trip to Newport when we saw that the weather would be nice over the Presidents Day weekend. The Hotel Viking is always a dependable option. We decided to book a king suite room. The room was well appointed, modern but traditional and charming. Having the living room allowed us to put our son to bed and for us to stay up a bit longer. The service at the Hotel Viking is always spectacular and attentive. The renovations were unobtrusive. We shall definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GM_Front_Desk, General Manager at Hotel Viking
Responded Feb 21, 2020
It puts a smile on our faces to know that you and your family had a comfortable stay at Hotel Viking during the recent Presidents Day weekend. We are delighted to hear that our well-appointed rooms and top-notch guest service were perfect for your needs. Thank you for your time and the glowing review. We look forward to delivering another full-value experience when your travels bring you back to Newport.
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Tara N wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York1 contribution6 helpful votes
This is a sad review to write because we actually enjoyed our stay here. The location is great, room was comfortable, everything was clean and the staff was friendly. HOWEVER, the way they conducted business when we checked out was completely unacceptable and the follow up was even worse. When we checked-in we were told that all of the amenities were taken out of our room because of COVID and we had to request them if we wanted them. Then we gave them our credit card for "incidentals" and that was that. We went on our way. Well the amenities missing from our room was basically everything you need to stay there. No towels, no robes, no blankets, no coffee. Nothing. We had to ask repeatedly for towels, only after going down to the front desk were we sent up towels. After getting what we needed we enjoyed the rest of our stay. But it wasn't until our second to last day there that we even heard the pool and gym were open, but only open by reservation. No one told us this upon check-in and therefore we could not get a reservation time and that was not available to us. When we checked out we were told we owed a balance of $100... when we asked what it was for they said there was a resort fee that we had to pay after our stay (never had to do that before) and when we asked what the resort fee included we were simply told, "Amenities." What amenities? All that we were given was a place to sleep. Our room didn't even get cleaned... even though we wanted it clean and did not have our Do Not Disturb sign up. We booked our travel through American Express and there was absolutely no mention of a resort fee. It was not mentioned upon check in. We were not told that the "Incidentals" actually included the resort fee. The hotel manager followed up with us and said that actually the incidentals is the resort fee... We are not opposed to resort fees, we happily pay them all the time. But we have never been told we owed a resort fee after our stay and we have never paid a resort fee to a hotel that did not offer a single other thing besides our bed.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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jene354 wrote a review Feb 2021
Exeter, New Hampshire34 contributions30 helpful votes
We had a lovely getaway. I'm sure it would have been even better in non-Covid times. The restaurant was closed and the little coffee shop, which looked amazing, was also closed. When we checked in, the pool was completely booked for the rest of the night. The staff made a reservation for the next morning and extended our check-out time so we could have a leisurely swim (a whole hour to ourselves!) and not have to rush to change and pack up. It was really thoughtful and made a big difference in how much the kids enjoyed the trip. Everyone we met at the front desk was incredibly helpful and friendly. The hotel is very historic, but the inside is very modern. Our room seemed to be in a newer section. If you are looking for historic charm, there may be rooms that reflect the history of the hotel, but I'm not sure...you would have to ask about that. The room and public parts of the hotel are very clean and comfortable. The only real problem I had was someone, somewhere, seemed to be watching movies at an outrageously loud volume from 10:00 pm to at least 1:00 am. I got up at midnight to investigate but there was no sound coming from behind any of the doors in my hallway. I went down to the main desk and the man working there and I walked around a bit but couldn't hear anything. It may have been coming from above? It was just so loud and I couldn't ignore it. Finally, whoever it was went to bed and I could finally sleep. Thank God the beds are super comfortable. One thing that would have been very helpful is if the parking lot across the street had a sign. It's up a tiny road but not labeled as "Hotel Viking Parking" in any way. It also says, "Permit Parking Only" so when you wake up in the morning you wonder if your car has been towed. Thankfully we had no issues and were very grateful for the parking, but some signage would be really helpful. Because Newport wasn't very busy this time of year, we were able to use the car a lot and park very easily all over town. I imagine at other times of the year, it's not as easy. Hotel Viking is in a great spot -- so many things within walking distance. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Mary Beth L wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions9 helpful votes
Spent a day at Spa Fjor and enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing massage from John. The room was beautiful and serene and I chose the oil he used to get every kink out of my very stressed body. Next was a lovely facial from Susan who was so professional and kind. The products were soothing and the scents helped to de-stress as well. My room was lovely and nicely appointed, even though the phone did not work, the engineer who came to repair it could not have been nicer! Christine at the front desk was exceptionally kind and accommodating, as was the gentleman who prepared my morning coffee to perfection in the lobby. Last but not least was Hyechong from Dining Services. She delivered my very tasty Bellevue Burger with a smile and with Covid-friendly take-out preparation. She was my server in the morning and I enjoyed a wonderful omelet, multigrain toast and applewood smoked bacon, delish!. My only suggestion would be to let returning guests know that the valet service is no longer in use. I sat in my car for a little while, waiting for someone to come. This info would be helpful and could be communicated when reservations are made.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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$144 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Viking
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Viking?
Nearby attractions include Touro Synagogue (0.2 miles), St. Mary's Catholic Church (0.3 miles), and Bellevue Avenue (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Viking?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Viking?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Viking?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Viking?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Viking?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jo's American Bistro, Brick Alley Pub, and Kilwin's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Viking?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Viking located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Newport.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Viking?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Viking offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Viking?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (0.7 miles), Touro Synagogue (0.2 miles), and Rough Point Museum (2.3 miles).