About Us

For more than three centuries, merchant, naval, America’s Cup and pleasure sailors have known that rounding Brenton Point means leaving the open Atlantic for the refuge of Newport Harbor. Every aspect of the Brenton Hotel is conceived to echo that sense of safe homecoming. Here, you’re far from the hectic and unpredictable “open waters” of everyday living. From the moment you step into our elevated reception area and gaze out at the tranquil blue that surrounds our waterfront location, you’ll feel your shoulders settle, your breathing soften and your mind let go.

Built new from the ground up for a spring 2020 debut, this independent, locally owned boutique hotel, part of Preferred Hotel Group’s Lifestyle Collection, is as distinctly Newport as any structure that has stood the test of time. Newport is arguably the finest living laboratory of architectural styles and achievements in the country, and the Brenton pays homage to this legacy. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully designed, the hotel will impress architecture enthusiasts with its nods to local landmarks like the 18th-century Colony House and the 19th-century Opera House Theater. Yet, features like an environmentally sensitive green rooftop make the Brenton an exciting and progressive addition to Newport’s collection of remarkable buildings.

Interiors, too, give the Brenton a soothing sense of place. With neutral hues accented by nautical blues, it’s the sort of locally inspired, internationally acquired decor that would have appealed to the Vanderbilts, Dukes and Astors if they’d made their fortunes a century later—in silicon chips and dot-coms.

Arriving here feels like having a piece of waterfront real estate to call your own. As you settle into one of 57 spacious rooms and suites, all facing out to views of the harbor and historic Newport, you’ll feel connected to the city’s splendor—past and present. Even a brief visit will leave you with blissful memories that anchor you to Newport for all time.