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About the Inn

Breakfast at Hilltop InnHilltop Inn offers an exacting standard of luxury service, a fabulous location, and the elegant sophistication of a bygone age coupled with the most modern appointments. Everything about the Inn evokes comfortable hospitality and a warm welcome. And Hilltop enjoys the best location in the city: at the outset of Bellevue Avenue, two blocks from the bustling wharves, historic Washington Square and artsy Broadway, the Inn is stands proudly in a grand turn-of-the-century residential neighborhood.

This is Newport at its heart and at its finest.

Hilltop abounds with architectural details, charm, and romance. Stained glass and craftsman-style casement windows make for enchanting light in every room at the Inn; in the second floor foyer a massive stained glass ceiling panel brings the sky's light into the very heart of the Inn's gracious space.

Around every corner is another built-in cupboard or glass-fronted bookcase, another detail of extraordinary quality, more rich fabrics and timeless elegance. Hilltop has nine fireplaces, all of which have been lovingly restored with classic arts and crafts ceramic tiles, slate, or period woodwork.

Breakfast at Hilltop InnThe elegance of the Inn's flow is genius: The first floor living, dining, library and foyer areas open freely to one another as discrete subdivisions of a continuous space, making guests intuitively and immediately comfortable. In contrast, the bedrooms (one on the first floor and four on the second) each feel private and tucked away from the others. From the foyer's coffered ceiling to the gentle arc of the elegant central stair to the oriental rugs and luxuriously appointed bathrooms, Hilltop is a house that brings quiet delight to those who inhabit both its common and its private spaces.

Hilltop is furnished with an eclectic and tasteful collection of mixed-period antiques and modern appointments including wireless access, marble showers and full size Jacuzzis, and a Carriage House Fitness facility. Our guestrooms are each equipped with the finest bath sheets and Italian linens, Frette robes, small refrigerators, ironing facilities, central air and plasma televisions.

The Hilltop innkeeper and staff are veterans of the service industry, with many years of experience in offering the finest blend of privacy and conviviality to guests and clients. Let us help you plan your stay beyond our walls by suggesting sailing, horseback or helicopter outings, and sharing what we know about Newport's historic churches, grandest homes, dramatic coast and shady byways with you. Whatever your interest in the City by the Sea, our knowledgeable and personable staff will help you discover the best of it with a smile.