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Howland House Inn

205 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6808
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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
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#39 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
All-suite inn located 1 block from downtown Newport wharves, dining, shopping and nightlife. All newly-renovated suites feature a bedroom, living room, and private bath.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Popular mentions
Alex R wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just stayed at this place. very, very, very clean. I think you could eat off the floor if you wanted to. Great 2 person tub, bed was nice. great location. I'd stay here again. thanks to the little old lady that checked me in.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Tim V wrote a review Jun 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania145 contributions83 helpful votes
In the heart of Newport, a minute from all restaurants and bars, this historic inn is simply elegant. Owned by the sixth generation of the third American family, the inn displays original beams from 1765.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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717tracyf wrote a review Mar 2020
Swansea, Massachusetts39 contributions13 helpful votes
This was our first time staying at this amazing Inn. Karen the Inn keeper was very knowledgable on most of the history of the area. I enjoyed hearing her tell us the stories. The Inn was immaculate. All of the products used at the Inn are organic and purchased on the island. The kitchen is open anytime u need something and is self serve. In the morning we came down to fresh coffe and buttery croissants. Also eggs and muffins if u prefer. Cold cereal fresh milk and oj too. The bed in our room was extremely comfortable. All doors to the Inn and rooms are electronic with a personal code just for u. Safety is a must and well taken care of. The inn is within walking distance to restaurants and shops which is good because parking in Newport can be tough. Looking forward to staying again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Howland House I, Manager at Howland House Inn
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you for visiting our inn Tracy! It was a pleasure getting to know you both. I loved hearing about your lives and the historical connections to our communities. Please do visit again.
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Dan1928 wrote a review Oct 2019
Wellesley, Massachusetts23 contributions10 helpful votes
Excellent suite Inn, quiet , comfortable and very convenient. Excellent breakfast and Karen is a most gracious innkeeper very knowledgeable about all things Newport and much more. King sized beautiful bed and linens. Nice living room and clean and up to date bathroom. Everything is well kept up especially considering the age of the Inn. Very convenient inn parking for guests. Quiet neighborhood within a very short walk of the busy waterfront.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Ashley L wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
Our stay at the Howland House Inn was great! Karen the Innkeeper is beyond accommodating. Our room was big, bright, quiet and lovely. The absolute best location - super close to Bellevue and Thames Street. Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
$257 - $611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesRhode IslandNewport
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howland House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Howland House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Touro Synagogue (0.3 miles), St. Mary's Catholic Church (0.1 miles), and Bellevue Avenue (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Howland House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Howland House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Howland House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Howland House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howland House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jo's American Bistro, Brick Alley Pub, and Kilwin's.
Is Howland House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Newport.
Are any cleaning services offered at Howland House Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Howland House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (0.6 miles), Touro Synagogue (0.3 miles), and Rough Point Museum (2.2 miles).