Luxury is no stranger to the Ocean State, especially when you consider its heritage and history of opulence—from its grand cliffs to the mansions of Newport. And that holds true for its spa hotels, many of which have taken up residence in turn-of-the-century mansions and historic Victorian buildings. So whether you are into rooftop lounges, full spa treatments, old architecture, or modern amenities, you will be sure to find it on our list. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our 10 best spa hotels in Rhode Island.
Graduate Providence (formerly The Biltmore) opened in 1922 as an upscale part of the Bowman-Biltmore Hotels chain, and, with a dramatic Art Deco lobby and opulent modern rooms, the hotel continues to offer swanky amenities, like a luxurious spa and free Wi-Fi. The spa is open for day use, bridal services, massage, body treatments, facials, nail care, and hair styling. Offering grandeur in the heart of the city, the Graduate Providence is a classic hotel with a modern face.
The Viking opened in 1926 and recently underwent a $6.2 million restoration. Each of the 208 guestrooms maintains the hotel’s historic character but has been updated with modern amenities. You will also find an award-winning on-site restaurant, a hot tub and heated swimming pool, and a full-service spa with fitness center at this 13,000- square-foot luxury hotel.
The original Ocean House opened in 1868 shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, and, in 1916, we are told it was featured in the silent film American Aristocracy, starring Douglas Fairbanks. In 2004, the old Victorian hotel was replaced by a modern replica. The new Ocean House sits on 13 acres and boasts 49 rooms and eight suites, all with access to a 650-foot private beach and an award-winning,12,000-square-foot full-service spa.
This upscale chain of hotels offers traditional rooms with desks, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Also, you can opt into the Club Lounge membership, which comes with free continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. Other amenities include free parking, an on-site restaurant, indoor/outdoor pool, full-service spa and fitness center, and a hot tub.
With ocean-views from floor-to-ceiling windows, this hotel is two miles from downtown Newport and a mere six-minute walk from Easton's Beach. The upscale rooms feature marble & granite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Plus, the upgraded historic building features free Wi-Fi, large-screen televisions, mini fridges, microwaves, and more. Plus, enjoy a rooftop deck, spa and fitness center, a hot tub, and a heated indoor pool.
Minutes from Brenton Point State Park, the historic Victorian boast mansion rooms, beach houses, and cottages. Many of these accommodations include fireplaces, tubs, and ocean views. Get elegant dinners in the mansion’s formal dining room or eat outside at the more casual pub and grill. Plus get some much-needed rest with on-site spa treatments with massage, facials, or yoga classes.
This contemporary hotel offers modern rooms and suites with available Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges. Dine at the in-house Italian restaurant, or a renown steakhouse or enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center, featuring spa amenities like an indoor heated pool and a whirlpool. Plus you can bring Fido because pets are allowed for a fee.
Set on Goat Island, Gurney’s is mere miles from Newport’s famous Cliff Walk and just around the corner from Fort Adams State Park. Suite amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs whirlpool tubs, and balconies. Plus, get an indoor pool, an outdoor saltwater pool, a full-service spa and a fitness center, as well as a coffee bar and an onsite pub.
Originally built by an heir to the wealthy Vanderbilt family, this 1909 mansion has been refurbished to include 33 rooms and luxury suites. Also, the on-site wellness services include indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art gym, and a lavish spa with a concierge. Luxury suites feature kitchenettes, minibars, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers.
A stone’s throw from Scarborough Beach and not that far from the Towers historic seaside casino, the Break offers bright oceanfront rooms, free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and heated bathroom floors. Some rooms include balconies and fireplaces, and there is an onsite restaurant and bar, a rooftop lounge, a heated outdoor pool, and spa services.