The Brenton Hotel, which opened in July, is a luxury boutique property that sits directly on Newport’s bustling waterfront and features 57 rooms and suites. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the Brenton’s public spaces and guest rooms offer panoramic views of the harbor and historic cityscape. Rooms and suites are quite spacious, with rooms starting at 450 square feet and suites at 1,100 square feet. Exclusive experiences include the hotel’s private 36-foot Hinckley Picnic Boat, ready to whisk guests away for private escapes and intimate sunset sails around the bay and Peloton bikes that can be delivered to individual guest rooms for use.
Rooms and Design
Distinctively Newport from experience to architectural design, the Brenton Hotel evokes the feeling of staying on an extravagant yacht.
For a truly upscale experience, the Brenton’s two-bedroom suites and penthouse suite provide an expansive footprint that echoes the scope of the mansions along the famed Cliff Walk. Drenched in light, the suites provide unobstructed, 270-degree views of Newport Harbor, steepled New England churches, tall ships, sailboats, superyachts, lighthouses, forts, mansions, and the stars at night. The suites offer two king bedrooms and two bathrooms, one featuring a free-standing soaking tub. The penthouse suite has a private, fully furnished balcony.
A standard room at the Brenton Hotel is anything but standard. Spacious and airy, the king bed faces the floor-to-ceiling windows (with some of the best harbor views to be had). Each room features a chaise sitting area with minibar (all snacks found inside are complimentary), and the walls are adorned with an in-room gallery of locally inspired photography featuring famed moments and notable events that contribute to Newport’s allure. Just past the sitting area, floor-to-ceiling sliding doors open to either a Juliet or fully furnished balcony for guests to take in sea breezes and fresh air.
The highly anticipated opening of the Roof Top has some of the most sought-after views in town. Shared plates and craft cocktails, as well as beer and wine, can be ordered. Lush succulents and greenery make it feel like a garden in the sky. Cornhole, foosball, and Ping-Pong are available in warmer months, and heat lamps and firepits make it cozy when the weather turns.
The Living Room, the hotel’s main restaurant, is across from the lobby on the second floor. Unlike an enclosed restaurant, the Living Room feels like its moniker—it’s open and relaxed and offers stunning views of the harbor. It’s designed to make you feel like you’re in a friend’s beautiful home with sofas, armchairs, and low tables providing a comfortable vibe. The menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients ranging from daily caught oysters, local charcuterie and cheese boards, and Narragansett Bay littleneck stuffies to grilled lamb lollipops persillé with sweet potato and rosemary jalapeño oil, and tortellini