Places to Stay in Jamestown, RI

Jamestown is so charming and tranquil, I recommend planning an overnight stay. You’re only 10 minutes (by car or ferry) from the hustle and bustle of Newport, and at the end of a long day, you can return to a quiet retreat. Here are some great lodging options in Jamestown:


East Bay Bed & Breakfast

This small B&B has four guest rooms, all with private baths, WiFi and flat-screen TVs with DVD player. The decor is a mix of contemporary and antique furnishings for a clean, inviting style. Guests can enjoy the full breakfast each morning either in the formal dining room or at individual tables on the three-season porch. Complimentary bottled water and afternoon snacks is a nice touch. The East Bay Bed & Breakfast is just a short stroll to Jamestown’s restaurants.


Lionel Champlin Guest House

This lovingly restored Victorian beach cottage has five guest rooms, all with private baths and WiFi, as well an apartment with separate entrance and full kitchen. Guests are welcome to enjoy the relaxing front porch and common living areas, where they’ll find a guest refrigerator and cable TV. Coffee, tea and homemade pastries are offered each morning. The Lionel Champlin Guest House close to everything you’ll need in Jamestown.


Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn

This 31-unit timeshare property has one-bedroom units that sleep four people (there’s a sofabed in the living room). The “kitchenette” has a small sink, fridge and microwave, but not much counter space. Some rooms have nice views of the harbor and there is an outdoor pool.

Wyndham Newport Overlook
This timeshare property has 19 two-level units with two bedrooms and two bathrooms (sleeping 4 to 6). They all have a washer/dryer and full kitchen, making this a good option for families. The property is right on the water and you’ll enjoy the stunning views from your balcony and patio. There’s also an outdoor pool and hot tub.


Places to Stay in Wickford, RI

You won’t find any hotels right in Wickford, but there are several within a 20-minute drive. These hotels are also a short drive from Providence, Newport or the South County beaches.


TownePlace Suites by Marriott

This fairly new hotel is just 10 minutes north of Wickford on Route 1, across from a convenient shopping center. It has very reasonable rates, even during the prime summer season. The hotel has an indoor pool and offers free breakfast. All rooms have full kitchens, and one- and two-bedroom suites are available.


Hampton Inn & Suites South Kingstown

Just 15 minutes south of Wickford on Route 1, this hotel is in a shopping center with several restaurants and a movie theater. It’s a bit pricey during the summer, but still reasonable compared to Newport hotel prices. A hot breakfast is included in the room rates and there is an indoor pool.


Comfort Suites West Warwick

This hotel is less than 20 minutes north of Wickford, right off Route 95. It’s close to stores, casual restaurants and a movie theater. Rooms have a microwave and refrigerator and guests receive a free hot breakfast. There is an indoor pool.

  • In town during the summer? Stop by the Wickford Village Farmers Market, held Thursdays from 3 – 7pm (end of May – September). The market has a variety of crafts and baked goods, as well as local meats and produce.
  • If you’re in Rhode Island in mid-July, you won’t want to miss the Wickford Art Festival, which is one of the top fine arts shows in the country.

Places to Stay in Newport, RI

Looking for Newport, Rhode Island hotels?

If you stay in downtown Newport, you’ll be within walking distance of Newport’s historic attractions, picturesque harbor, popular restaurants and boutique shops. Many of these properties have rooms with water views. If you want to save money on lodging costs, consider staying in nearby Middletown. You’ll find lower rates (especially during the peak summer months) and free parking. The hotels in Middletown don’t have historic charm and nice views, but they are just a couple miles down the road from all Newport has to offer. If you like bed and breakfasts, check out these top Newport B&Bs;.


Newport, Rhode Island Hotels by Category

Downtown Hotels

Downtown Newport has a variety of lodging options, from luxury inns to large chain hotels to timeshare properties that offer condo-size accommodations (even if you don’t own a timeshare). During much of the year, you can find affordable rates at downtown Newport hotels. During the summer, however, the prices skyrocket. Despite high prices, hotels in Newport are generally booked far in advance for special event weekends (like during the Newport Jazz Festival or Newport Folk Festival).


Newport B&Bs

Newport has quite a few B&Bs. Some are steps away from the hustle and bustle of Newport Harbor; others are tucked away in residential neighborhoods…still just a short walk from top attractions.

Sometimes when hotels are sold out during big event weekends, you may be able to find a room at one of the smaller B&Bs…some even allow dogs!


Affordable Hotels in Middletown

Middletown has quite a few budget-friendly, family-friendly hotel options like Hampton Inn & Suites and Courtyard by Marriott.

Places to Stay in Providence, RI

Looking for Providence Hotels?

Pick the location, price and amenities that fit your needs. Start by deciding if you want to stay downtown, close to WaterFire, performing arts venues, Providence Place Mall, universities and the Italian restaurants and bakeries on Federal Hill. Rates at downtown hotels are not as high as in larger cities. And you might find some bargains on the weekends when business travelers check out. You might also want to consider one of the city’s smaller “bed and breakfast hotels,” one of the many hotels near the airport or hotel bargains in nearby Seekonk.

Providence Hotels by Category

To make it easier to find your perfect hotel, I’ve divided the listings into 4 categories:


Downtown Hotels
Downtown, you’ll have several lodging options, from the historic and beautifully restored Providence Biltmore to the charming Hotel Providence. Many of these properties are within walking distance of the city’s restaurants and attractions.


Airport Hotels
Keep in mind that the “Providence” airport is actually in Warwick, a few exits from downtown. Near the airport, you’ll probably find a better room rate as well as free parking (and maybe even a complimentary breakfast). You can drive into the city in less than 15 minutes, or get to Newport and the popular South County beaches in less than 45 minutes.

Bargain “Providence” Hotels
Depending on the day of the week and time of the year, you may find low rates at several downtown hotels. However, you’ll probably find even cheaper rates just outside Providence in Seekonk.

Although Seekonk is actually in Massachusetts, you’re just about 10 minutes from downtown Providence and a bit closer to Newport. You will also save money with free parking (and free breakfast in most cases).

Bed and Breakfast Hotels
For a different type of lodging experience, try one of the 6 bed and breakfasts in Providence and surrounding areas. Accommodations, amenities and prices vary.