Artful Lodger


503 Spring Street

Newport, Rhode Island 02840


Welcome To The Artful Lodger PRIVATELY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1992. We welcome you to this Victorian Style home which was built by the prominent King Family of Newport during the Civil War Era circa 1850. The Artful Lodger Inn has been tastefully restored to bring back the appearance and atmosphere of the 1850’s in Newport, prior to The Gilded Age.

From the inn, the Elms Mansion’s magnificent grounds are across Spring Street where grand parties have been held in recent years as they were in The Gilded Age. Artful Lodger may have accommodated some of their numerous guests. The Preservation Society serves lunch in the Gazebo on occasion. Artful Lodger guests have also enjoyed their horse and carriage displays scheduled every other year.

Located between Newport’s Downtown Area, Thames Street and the Mansion Promenade, Bellevue Avenue, The Artful Lodger is a convenient walking distance to most of Newport’s best known attractions, parks and even King Park Beach.

The Artful Lodger serves a full gourmet breakfast in our conservatory which offers spectacular views of Newport Harbor. Our lovingly restored Victorian Inn provides private baths, air conditioning, free WiFi and off-street parking. Our luxurious suites feature jacuzzis and fireplaces to pamper you and induce deep relaxation. Please come stay with us, we can’t wait to meet you!


  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Jacuzzis
  • On-site Parking
  • Private Baths
  • Private Deck
  • Waterview
  • WIFI


2019 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor


Our Parking Lot is available for pre-check-in 11:30 am the day of arrival, you may contact us to utilize the parking lot and get your keys before your room is ready.

Please call us the day before your arrival for your estimated time of arrival at 800 503-1850.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Check in

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Early check-in available on request

Check out

11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request

Child Policy

Adults only

Smoking Policy

No smoking


No pets


Not allowed in the rooms

  • Mansion Package

    Date Available: 1-1-2021 thru 3-31-2021

    Receive one  Mansion Ticket and a Souvenir for $26.00 per person.  Call direct for package.

  • Mid Week Winter Special

    Date Available: 1-1-2021 thru 3-31-2021

    Stay three nights midweek and get a midweek night free.

  • Weekend Winter Special

    Date Available: 1-1-2021 thru 3-31-2021

    Stay Friday, Saturday, Sunday and get Monday half off.

Property Overview:
Price Range: $139 - $409
Guest Rooms:
2 Rooms
3 Suites
0 Cabins
0 Cottages
Private Baths: Yes
Year Built: 1850
Innkeeper: Heidi Soares and Ron Smith