The Attwater Boutique Hotel is a Quiet Newport Respite

Anyone familiar with Newport in season knows it can be a pretty noisy place. By the water gets particularly loud with open-air bars, crowded streets and music filling the summer air.

Watery Ways to Get To Folk Fest

The Newport Folk Festival runs July 28-30, and has been around since 1959 and is super popular for its great music, and with that popularity comes a lot of traffic. But there are ways around it, including getting there by water, which makes sense in that Newport is the City By the Sea.

Cape’s Sea Crest Offering Mid-Summer Deal

Cape Cod in mid-summer may not seem the best time to get a deal on stays. But the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, on its own private stretch of Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, has a pretty good mid-week package this month. Better hurry though, it ends July 21. The resort is offering a 20-percent discount…

A Taste of France an Hour from Providence

Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to feel a world away. That would include Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in the woods of Plymouth, Mass., about an hour away from downtown Providence.

Photo of the Day: Howard Johnson’s!

Who doesn’t like a surprise? We didn’t expect much this week when we headed to Aquidneck Island for a meeting at the Howard Johnson Newport/Middletown hotel; heck, we barely even remembered there were even any HoJos left around. But we were so impressed with their recent makeover that we’re sharing this lobby photo with you. So nice…

Newport’s Hotel Viking Turns 90 in Style

The Hotel Viking may have Newport’s best address, One Bellevue Avenue, and after 90 years the hotel is more than a landmark, it’s an institution. Rather than being set in its ways, however, the Hotel Viking is celebrating with a major makeover that has considerably brightened its look, including the hotel lobby, restaurant, rooms, and…