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Rhode Island waterfront inns offer cozy comforts and lots of luxuries

If your idea of a getaway at an inn includes mental pictures of gorgeous beaches, shoreline, sailboats, and distant islands, you are probably ripe for a stay the delightful waterfront inns of Rhode Island. Many inns are clustered along the beaches of Narragansett Bay, and in the historic Colonial-era neighborhoods of Newport and Providence, both packed with cultural attractions.

Rhode Island inns extend their hospitality to romantic couples, families with kids, wedding and celebration groups, and people traveling with pets. Newport inns will put you close to historic mansions, fantastic dining all along the harbor, interesting wharves packed with cool shops, and lots of museums, music, and live entertainment in an intimate, walkable old city. Indoors, they charm visitors with antique furnishings, continental breakfast, and romantic views.

Inns on or near the mainland beaches of Misquamicut and Westerly and Watch Hill are on the threshold of vast, sandy beaches and traditional summer beach fun, along with luxury spas for adults in the family. The nearby attractions of Mystic, Connecticut, and the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos are a short drive from southern Rhode Island, offering great dining and entertainment.

75 Mill Street Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-849-9500 Toll-Free: 800-392-1316

A cozy, historic seaside stay

This National Historic Landmark building is now a small luxury hotel with 23 guest suites one block from lively Thames Street and waterfront shops and restaurants in the Historic Hill neighborhood of Newport. The all-suite accommodations feature original beams and exposed brick walls and a rooftop patio with expansive views of the harbor. All suites combine contemporary design and technology with historic charm and offer down feather beds with 400-thread-count linens, free wireless internet, flat screen TV's, luxurious marble bathrooms with rainfall and high pressure shower, plush bathrobes, mini-bar and fridge, and complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon tea. Suites may also include balconies, living rooms, and gas fireplaces. Complementing its service and hospitality, the Inn is a member of the “Green" Hotels Association.

113 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 Phone: 401-783-4704

Cozy seaside comforts with historic touches

This gracious, seaside Victorian Inn with sprawling veranda is out of an earlier time. Here and now these assets offer a special lodging experience. A landmark since the early 1900’s, the Inn provides comforts and amenities to compliment the breathtaking setting. 31-cozy rooms feature hardwood floors, private baths, air conditioning, some with private decks and fireplace facades. The restaurant is open in season and serves seafood and Italian cuisine and will cater your wedding or special function. Outdoor activities abound along the coastline from beachcombing, shell collecting and deep-sea fishing, to kayaking and sailing. A short stroll away there are 60 restaurants and one of a kind boutiques and antique shops. A quiet rocking chair beckons in the warm sunlight.

307 Great Island Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 Phone: 401-789-9341 Toll-Free: 877-789-9341

Seaside sounds and visuals for a perfect getaway

The seaside ambience alone will have you at hello. It might be the stunning setting, the sunshine, the salt air or the ocean before you. It all works in this charming fishing village in southern Rhode Island. This popular waterfront Inn has the amenities you desire and the proximity to historic towns, landmarks and attractions, to great shopping, seafood and just across the water, enchanting Block Island. Your day’s agenda could include swimming, sailing, deep sea fishing, whale watching. For quieter pleasures you can take walks on the beach or strolls down the docks. Deluxe accommodations feature wireless internet access, a spa, and a cozy bar and lounge. You’re close to the Point Judith Lighthouse, Newport and quaint coastal villages.