This grand hotel is an iconic Newport landmark. Brimming with old world charm, its elegant interiors and central location make it an excellent place to stay.
Marshall Slocum Inn
Nestled under a shady beech tree, this Victorian bed and breakfast inn has been faithfully restored and authentically preserved to reflect the charm of its colonial heritage. The inn is set in pretty manicured grounds, featuring a large rear deck where breakfast is served in the mornings. There's also a front porch furnished with rocking chairs, which provide an inviting environment in which to relax and watch the world go by.
Period antiques and a nautical theme can be found throughout the property's rooms, which are individually decorated and filled with plenty of natural light. Guests can stroll into Newport or spend the day on the beach, with the inn making a relaxing base for your time in Rhode Island.
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There are just five air conditioned guest rooms, each individually decorated with elegant, period antiques and nautical artwork. Some also offer a fireplace and a whirlpool bath, and while there are no TVs, each room features Wi-Fi access and an iPad complete with Netflix. In addition to the main inn's guest rooms, there are two apartment style rooms in the grounds which offer their own private entrances and flat screen TVs.
The inn is situated just a ten minute walk from the beach, cliff walk, harbour front and downtown Newport.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served from 7.30am each morning in the dining room or on the large rear decking - our favourite spot. A range of delicious dishes to suit all tastes are served by the highly trained Chef Spring and his team - we particularly recommend the French Toast. For lunch and dinner you can easily stroll into downtown Newport to try its variety of restaurants and cafes - the inn's staff will be happy to recommend the best places.
Facilities and activities
The inn offers daily bicycle rental (with helmets and locks) which provides a great way to explore the beautiful tree-lined avenues of Newport. The Rhode Island Transit Authority (RIPTA) also operates a trolley service which stops 100 metres away from the inn and can take you to the mansions on Bellevue Avenue. Beach towels can also be provided for all guests visiting the nearby beach.
From the moment that you arrive at the Marshall Slocum Inn you'll be made to feel at home. Although slightly set back from the main harbour front of Newport, you're just an easy stroll away from the town's main shops and restaurants and the peaceful location means that you can enjoy a good night's sleep away from the hustle and bustle.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
This charming and immaculately presented bed and breakfast offers just five elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each individually styled and appointed with fine period antiques.
The hotel boasts both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and spa complete with sauna and steam showers. There is a bright and comfortable lounge, bar, pleasant garden terrace and two restaurants.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Climb on board an America’s Cup yacht and feel the wind in your face as you sail the waters where the annual regatta customarily took place. From the teak deck, observe Newport’s maritime history, Gilded Age mansions and repaired lighthouses.