Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Newport, Rhode Island 2020

A place quite rightly proud of its intriguing past, Newport lies within Rhode Island, New England which declared itself a state in 1776. Today it’s known for its beautifully restored mansions, Colonial-era architecture, yacht-lined harbor, its annual sailing regatta, and The Breakers, an 1895 mansion styled on a Renaissance palace. It also makes a fantastic destination to visit with your favorite furry pal, for starters there’s the incredible pooch-friendly Cliff Walk which has historic mansions on one side and gorgeous ocean views on the other, then there’s also Fort Adams State Park, Brenton Beach state parks, the beaches (some of which are dog-friendly) and over 25 dog-welcoming restaurants, cafes and bars (try Diego’s and The Landing). Thinking of staying? Here are 15 of the best pet-friendly hotels in Newport, Rhode Island…

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection – a polished, upscale pet-friendly hotel set in a 1909 Gilded Age mansion

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection

The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection

This elegant hotel is housed in a historic building and is located close to the waterfront. The former Vanderbilt family mansion has been impeccably restored and now offers elegant fireplaces, museum-quality artwork, The Vanderbilt Grill with first-class cuisine, and a Garden Terrace for al-fresco drinks and dining, with views out across Newport Harbor. The Vanderbilt – Auberge Resorts Collection is also home to a stunning spa and swimming pool, where you can relax and unwind in beautiful Beaux-Arts surroundings. Your pooch can enjoy being pampered here with you, with pet beds included and lots of fuss from the front desk upwards.

Forty 1 North – an upscale pooch-welcoming resort and marina overlooking Newport Harbor

upscale pooch-welcoming resort Newport

Dog friendly accommodation Rhode Island

Bringing contemporary elegance to the historic town of Newport, Forty 1 North offers casual but incredibly cool accommodation in a waterfront setting. The hotel offers a choice of guest rooms, suites, cottages, and lofts, all of which are designed to be environmentally-friendly to retain the establishments LEED certification. With a choice of six bars and restaurants and a selection of marina services, this is a great hotel for both land lovers and seafarers alike. Your dog is welcome to come and join you in one of the pet-friendly units, and staff will advise you of the best pet-friendly parks and amenities close by.

Paws on Pelham – a refined uber dog-friendly B&B located in Historic Hill

Paws on Pelham Rhode Island

Paws on Pelham - Rhode Island New Port

As the name would suggest, Paws On Pelham is a dog-friendly hotel in the sought after Historic Hill district of Newport. Having been completely refurbished throughout and offering first-class accommodation full of New England charm and character, Paws on Pelham aims to be the area’s premier dog-friendly guest residence. With just 13 bedrooms, this exclusive hotel offers easy access to downtown Newport as well as and outdoor sundeck and courtyard for pets to enjoy, and a selection of dog beds, doggy themed decor and a full range of accessories for your pampered pooch to enjoy.

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Paws on Pelham 

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – an upscale hotel dog-welcoming hotel set on a private island in Narragansett Bay

upscale hotel dog-welcoming hotel Rhode Island

An upscale hotel dog-welcoming hotel Rhode Island

This secluded resort hotel is set on Goat Island at the heart of Narrangansett Bay but is still just a mile from downtown Newport. Refined bedrooms and upscale amenities give the Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina a truly luxurious feel, and guests are invited to enjoy sleeping lofts, bay views, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool baths, wet bars, a fitness room, a spa and even its very own marina. Your four-legged friend can come to join you on the island, as you relax in one of the hotel’s pet-friendly bedrooms, and the staff and will be more than happy to provide you with advice on nearby dog-friendly parks and amenities.

Hotel Viking – an upscale Fido-friendly landmark hotel dating from the 1920s

Hotel Viking Rhode Island

Fido-friendly landmark hotel Rhode Island

Located in the heart of downtown Newport, this iconic 4-star hotel sits high in Newports’ Historic Hill district and offers superb views out across the famous Bellevue Avenue. The award-winning Hotel Viking, Newport has been a landmark in the city of Newport for over 90 years and still offers refined interiors, elegant bedrooms, fine dining, and a full-service spa. Your dog can join you during your stay, and the Hotel Viking offers a pet package that includes a stay in one of their pet-friendly bedrooms, use of doggy bowls, bed, and other amenities as well as advice on the very best doggy parks and walks in town.

Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center – a modern hotel across the street from Miantonomi Memorial Park which welcomes dogs

Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center

Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center Rhode Island

This is a comfortable and affordable modern hotel that is conveniently located for easy access to downtown Newport. With spacious bedrooms, welcoming communal areas, a full-service restaurant and an onsite conference center, the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center is an easy option for visitors looking to enjoy the area on a budget. Dogs are welcome to stay in any of the designated pet-friendly bedrooms, and there are grassy areas for comfort breaks, as well as nearby dog parks and other amenities.

Chart House Inn – pooch-welcoming casual elegance housed in an 1880 building

pooch-welcoming hotel Rhode Island

Chart House Inn Rhode Island

A traditional New England guesthouse with a nautical theme and oodles of casual charm, the Chart House Inn is located just a short walk from Thames Street and the waterfront. Offering just a few exclusive suites and bedrooms, the hotel can be rented by the room or as a whole for large groups and special occasions. There is also a large living room, a parlor room with an open fire, an elegant dining room, and free parking. Dogs are very welcome to stay with you here, and the staff are on hand to ensure that your furry friend feels as pampered as you do. Situated in an area surrounded by historic homes, churches, parks, and museums, there is no shortage of new places for you both to explore during your stay.

Mill Street Inn – a stylish all-suite dog-friendly hotel set in a 1850s sawmill

Mill Street Inn - dog friendly Rhode Island

Dog friendly accommodation Rhode Island

Housed in a converted 19th-century mill, this historic hotel offers plenty of seaside charm and luxury touches. Just one block from Thames Street and the waterfront itself, all of the suites here offer plush linens, elegant furniture, exposed brick walls, or original beam work. Guests at the Mill Street Inn, Newport are welcome to enjoy a drink or two on the rooftop patio or start the day with a sunny breakfast overlooking the ocean. Your dog can join you in one of the pet-friendly units for an additional cost. As it is located at the heart of Newport, there is a wealth of parks, beaches, and open spaces for you and your best friend to enjoy.

Beech Tree Inn and Cottage – an upscale Victorian-era inn a mile from the Block Island Ferry

Beech Tree Inn and Cottage

Beech Tree Inn and Cottage Rhode Island

This stylish boutique hotel offers cozy rooms and comfortable accommodation, within strolling distance of downtown Newport. Upscale amenities and a sophisticated coastal ambiance, open fireplaces, bubbling jacuzzis, and balconies with far-reaching views give this hotel a magical feel. Your pampered pooch can stay with you here at the Beech Tree Inn and Cottage for an additional fee, and enjoy exploring the shops, bars, restaurants and dog-friendly attractions this historic seaside town has to offer. The hotel staff has lists of the best pet-friendly eateries, groomers, parks, and attractions in town and dog sitting services can be arranged upon request.

Pelham Court Hotel – an upscale apartment hotel housed in a 19th-century house and welcomes pooches

Pelham Court Hotel Rhode Island

Pelham Court Hotel

This luxury boutique apart-hotel is situated just a short walk from the Block Island ferry landing. Tastefully appointed throughout, plush linens, elegant furniture, marble bathrooms, and stainless steel kitchens come as standard in the 12 unique suites, and cozy fireplaces and separate lounges make them feel like a home from home. The Pelham Court Hotel, Newport also offers a complimentary continental breakfast and off-street parking. Extended stays are also possible here. Two dogs of any size are welcome to stay here with you, and guests are encouraged to provide their pet’s name in the Special Requests section so they can be properly greeted at check-in.

Tykhe – pet-friendly self-catering accommodation housed in a mid-19th Century historic mansion

pet-friendly self-catering accommodation Rhode Island

pet-friendly self-catering accommodation Newport

Located close to downtown Newport, this 19th-century mansion has been converted into a funky vacation home with steampunk style interiors tucked away behind a Gothic Revival facade. The Tykhe, Newport offers a selection of luxurious apartments with fireplaces and flat-screen TV, some of the larger units even include their very own kitchenettes. Designed as a perfect base for exploring the beautiful city of Newport, you and your pooch will love exploring the grounds, and venturing further out to the nearby dog-friendly parks, beaches, and other amenities. There is also an outdoor terrace area for all visitors to enjoy.

  • Prices from $90 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Tykhe, Newport 

Bellevue House – mid-range elegant pooch-welcoming bed and breakfast hotel

Bellevue House Rhode Island

Located on the top of a hill, this elegant bed and breakfast hotel offers incredible views and comfortable mid-range accommodation. Classically styled bedrooms at the Bellevue House, Newport have free Wi-Fi and cable TV, while the hotel also offers a complimentary breakfast and free parking. Just a short walk from downtown Newport, you and your pooch will love exploring the surrounding areas and waterfront, before heading back to enjoy a night in one of the pet-friendly bedrooms.

1 Murray House Bed & Breakfast – this relaxed dog-friendly guest house offering views of Almy Pond

1 Murray House Bed & Breakfast

1 Murray House Bed & Breakfast

This charming bed and breakfast establishment is housed in a historic mansion building on Bellevue Avenue. Just a short stroll from the Cliff Walks and Bailey’s Beach, and a short drive to downtown Newport, this is a cozy and comfortable place to stay. With a choice of just two bedrooms, this hotel offers a personalized stay in rooms that feature mini-kitchenettes, vintage furnishings, and a truly homely feel, as well as a communal outdoor pool and garden area. The owner of the 1 Murray House Bed & Breakfast is happy to welcome your pet during your stay, and will happily explain the ground rules for pet guests before you arrive. Dogs must be walked away from the main area of the property, and the owner will point you in the direction of nearby grassy areas, as well as pet-friendly park sand amenities in Newport and the surrounding area.

Inn on Bellevue – quaint unfussy Fido-friendly rooms amid an Old World atmosphere

Inn on Bellevue - dog friendly Rhode Island

Inn on Bellevue - pet friendly Rhode Island

Located in a prime location on Bellevue Avenue, and within easy walking distance of the harbor, this is a classic inn with an elegant, European flair. Bedrooms are airy and spacious at the Inn on Bellevue, and guests can enjoy the use of the first-floor parlor room, which overlooks the avenue. Your pet is welcome to stay with you in one of the pet-friendly bedrooms for a small fee, and the staff will be delighted to tell you all about the best dog parks, and pet-friendly beaches that surround the Cliff Walk, Easton Beach and the heart of the historic district itself.

  • Prices from $90 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Inn on Bellevue 

523 Thames Street Apartment 1 – a charming dog-allowing traditional New England style apartment

523 Thames Street Apartment Rhode Island

This stunning apartment is located just a 10-minute walk from The Preservation Society of Newport County and Rosecliff Mansion and is beautifully presented throughout. With two queen size beds and one pull-out sofa bed, up to 6 people can enjoy the elegant decor and charming ambiance of this traditional New England style apartment. There is also a flat-screen TV at 523 Thames Street Apartment 1 with cable channels, a patio with city views and towels and bedding can be provided for a fee. Your well behaved dog is welcome to stay here with you, but only by prior agreement. Being nestled away in a residential area, you and your pooch can enjoy strolls along the sidewalk and open spaces, while soaking up the seaside atmosphere.


Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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