My Hotel Viking stay (Plus Winterfest!)

It had been quite some time since my last visit to Newport, Rhode Island so when Hotel Viking reached out to me, I jumped at the chance. Recently named the top hotel of 2018 by U.S. News & World Report, Hotel Viking offers 208 rooms and 10 suites, boasts an incredible location and is one of the Historic Hotels of America.

Moreover, the Hotel Viking is currently offering a winter festival experience through the end of February with ice bars and fire pits. Winterfest? Consider me sold.

Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

I’m starving by the time we arrive, so we head over to One Bellevue for lunch right away. We order the calamari, shrimp, lobster roll and turkey club. The everything was incredibly delicious, but the calamari was the standout for me – lightly breaded and perfectly cooked.

One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

After we checked in, we head to our suite. Our room had a king size bed and a great sitting area where we can relax in between meals and Winterfest.

Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

Once we get our bearings in our suite, i.e. sit on the couch for a minute or two, we head down to the courtyard to enjoy Winterfest. It was a chilly night so cozying up to the firepit with a hot toddy was the perfect antidote to the cold. (A little corn hole helped a bit too!)

Winterfest, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Winterfest, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Winterfest, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

Winterfest ends at 8 p.m. so once the festivities die down, we grab a quick bite at a local restaurant in Newport called Fluke. It’s a great little wine bar with an excellent menu. After a nightcap at the Clarke Cook House, we head back to the Hotel Viking for a cozy night’s sleep.

One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport, RI | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

We wake up refreshed and ready for some breakfast in One Bellevue. The coffee and crab benedict hit the spot. I’m ready to explore Newport.

THE CHECKLIST

Free wifi

Outlet by bed

Coffee in room

Water bottle in room

Wine key/beer opener

Near city center

Rideshare program

Perks

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, Uber.

No

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If you want to check out my other hotel adventures, head over to my Hotels section.

A million thank yous to Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at Hotel Viking, visit their website at www.hotelviking.com. All opinions and images are my own.

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