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The best hotels in Newport, Rhode Island

Business Insider Logo By ehochberg@businessinsider.com (Allison Tibaldi) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 11: When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.As travel slowly picks back up following state shutdowns due to COVID-19, many East Coasters are still booking trips that are close to home in search of coastal scenery, fine dining, and cultural attractions.Newport, Rhode Island is one popular choice, with stunning beaches, numerous boating opportunities, and one of the most gorgeous coastal walking paths in New England. We've compiled a list of highly-rated Newport hotels to accommodate a variety of budgets with starting nightly rates ranging from $151 to $595. Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning expert, and hotel reps all share what you should know before you check-in.While states have mostly reopened following shutdowns in the spring, travelers are largely gravitating towards destinations within driving distance of home that offer ample space for social distancing. When it comes to selecting a nearby getaway with plenty of outdoor opportunities, New Englanders have a wealth of options, but few hold a candle to Newport.Neither too big nor too small, this scenic city is just the right size to give visitors the space they crave. Newport is a four-season destination, though, with miles of beaches, exploring the spoils of the sea is practically a requirement. Newport is heaven for sailing, surfing, beachcombing, and dining that enjoys an ample supply of briny mollusks and crustaceans.There's plenty to do on dry land, too. Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile path that combines coastal scenery with Gilded Age mansions, is Rhode Island's most visited attraction. History buffs will delight in discovering Newport's past, which is still very much present in its architecture and design. Wealthy families with names like Vanderbilt and Astor built magnificent mansions here in the 19th century, earning Newport a reputation as a posh playground. Traveling elsewhere on the East Coast?The best hotels on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's VineyardThe best hotels in BostonThe best hotels in PhiladelphiaThe best hotels in New YorkDespite Newport's popularity with the yachting crowd, you don't need to be a millionaire to vacation here. We've curated a list of hotels to suit most budgets, ranging in price from $151 to $595 per night. Each of our picks is committed to enhanced cleaning protocols in an effort to fight the risk of contracting COVID-19, which experts say is essential when selecting a hotel. These measures include sanitizing room keys, complimentary masks, and no-contact room service, just to mention a few.However, it is important to note that there is no vaccine for the novel coronavirus, and therefore, safety is never guaranteed. We recommend assessing your own level of risk and following CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations safety guidelines, and to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and maintain social distancing.Additionally, keep in mind that in accordance with the State of Rhode Island Department of Health, visitors to Rhode Island from a state with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%, are urged to self-quarantine for 14 days or take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival. With all that in mind, I scoured the area for the best hotels that won't break the bank. I chose top hotels based on my own extensive travels to Newport, as well as taking into account reviews from trusted travel sites such as Trip Advisor and Booking.com. A notoriously pricey locale, I made sure affordability was a major consideration and all properties come in under $350, with the exception of one splurge-worthy hotel for those seeking to indulge. All hotels included have well-appointed rooms, good locations, and high guest satisfaction. Additionally, I looked for hotels with standout amenities and unique factors, whether they are historic properties, stock the mini-bar with locally-sourced products, offer guests private patios or in-room fireplaces, or include exceptional water views. These are the best hotels in Newport, sorted by price from low to high.Read the original article on Business Insider

The best hotels in Newport, Rhode Island

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While states have mostly reopened following shutdowns in the spring, travelers are largely gravitating towards destinations within driving distance of home that offer ample space for social distancing. When it comes to selecting a nearby getaway with plenty of outdoor opportunities, New Englanders have a wealth of options, but few hold a candle to Newport.

Neither too big nor too small, this scenic city is just the right size to give visitors the space they crave. Newport is a four-season destination, though, with miles of beaches, exploring the spoils of the sea is practically a requirement. Newport is heaven for sailing, surfing, beachcombing, and dining that enjoys an ample supply of briny mollusks and crustaceans.

There's plenty to do on dry land, too. Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile path that combines coastal scenery with Gilded Age mansions, is Rhode Island's most visited attraction. History buffs will delight in discovering Newport's past, which is still very much present in its architecture and design. Wealthy families with names like Vanderbilt and Astor built magnificent mansions here in the 19th century, earning Newport a reputation as a posh playground. 

Traveling elsewhere on the East Coast?

Despite Newport's popularity with the yachting crowd, you don't need to be a millionaire to vacation here. We've curated a list of hotels to suit most budgets, ranging in price from $151 to $595 per night. Each of our picks is committed to enhanced cleaning protocols in an effort to fight the risk of contracting COVID-19, which experts say is essential when selecting a hotel. These measures include sanitizing room keys, complimentary masks, and no-contact room service, just to mention a few.

However, it is important to note that there is no vaccine for the novel coronavirus, and therefore, safety is never guaranteed. We recommend assessing your own level of risk and following CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations safety guidelines, and to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and maintain social distancing.

Additionally, keep in mind that in accordance with the State of Rhode Island Department of Health, visitors to Rhode Island from a state with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%, are urged to self-quarantine for 14 days or take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival. 

With all that in mind, I scoured the area for the best hotels that won't break the bank. I chose top hotels based on my own extensive travels to Newport, as well as taking into account reviews from trusted travel sites such as Trip Advisor and Booking.com. A notoriously pricey locale, I made sure affordability was a major consideration and all properties come in under $350, with the exception of one splurge-worthy hotel for those seeking to indulge. All hotels included have well-appointed rooms, good locations, and high guest satisfaction. Additionally, I looked for hotels with standout amenities and unique factors, whether they are historic properties, stock the mini-bar with locally-sourced products, offer guests private patios or in-room fireplaces, or include exceptional water views. 

These are the best hotels in Newport, sorted by price from low to high.

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