We had a pleasant stay at this hotel, with some highs (staff) and lows (bathrooms.) The hotel itself is historic, beautiful and beautifully maintained. The common spaces and guest rooms have high-quality and well-maintained decor. Very nice pool long enough for laps with a nice hot tub. Staff were universally friendly, with especially great service from Tyler (bellman) and Eric (front desk / concierge). These guys were the type of people you actually look forward to seeing when you get ready for your day. Eric gave us great recommendations for the Norman Bird Sanctuary which turned out to be a magical place.
Our guest room bathroom was a bit of a disaster. Really two VERY small spaces, the shower and toilet were in one tiny room - and the only place to hang your towel was right over the toilet (blech). Why more hotels don't install actual towel bars in reasonable places is beyond me. The sink and counter, although providing adequate counter and toiletry storage space, was in another tiny space that also included the closet. It had a number of problems including:
-no hooks! Most toiletry bags hang! Grr!
-sink - one of these modern, deep bowls but the faucet is designed and positioned that you don't have room for your hands under the tap without hitting the sink. 10 demerits for the interior designer.
-because the closet (which has very little rod space) is in the sink room, no one can get into the closet if someone is washing their hands or applying makeup.
Since I'm obsessed with sleep quality, I will say that the beds, mattresses, linens etc. were excellent.
Despite the bathroom issues, I would return IF I could get a good rate. We paid over $300/night during the low season when the hotel was deserted. For the first time in my life, I kicked myself for not booking through Priceline (I am usually committed to booking directly with a property.) I did not think the price was fair given the occupancy rate and the size of the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combining our iconic Newport landmark with local focused events and exceptional service, a new era of hospitality awaits you at the Hotel Viking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viking Hotel Newport Ri
- Hotel Viking Newport