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Hotel Highlights

  • Two restaurants – stylish dockside Grill and casual Christie’s
  • Situated seaside, with access to the marina
  • Historic Newport mansion tours


With a prime location overlooking Rhode Island’s Newport Harbor, Forty 1° North hotel doesn’t need a kitschy nautical theme to remind you that you’re on the sea. Wicker headboards, sink-into-them chairs, muted tones and oversized windows offering sea-spanning views can be found in the luxurious suites and cottages.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Forty 1° North with us:

A cocktail each on arrival, late check-out (until 1.30pm) and early check-in (from 11am)


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Need To Know


28, including six suites.


12 noon, but flexible for Smith members. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $299.00, excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $35.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (US$6–US$15). Weekend yoga classes, entry to a local fitness centre and bike hire are included.


No smoking throughout. Pets 20lbs and under are welcome for a US$150 fee.

At the hotel

Garden, library, bar, restaurant and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPad, preloaded iPod and dock, daily digital New York Times Malin+Goetz bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Light-soaked Suite 3 feels like an airy Upper East Side apartment, with a separate dining area tinted with terracotta. The sleek marbled gas fireplaces in the sitting room and bedroom offer welcome warmth on breezy evenings. Classic and romantic, two-storey Red cottage has duck-egg blue Shaker furnishings and a secluded bedroom in the eaves. The full kitchen and airy rooms of the warm, mahogany Seabreeze Cottage are ideal for small families or groups of friends.

Packing tips

Fresh-pressed, stark-white suits and Jackie O-approved eyewear won’t go unnoticed. No need to bring night-time reading, there are Dr Seuss books in every room.


Play chess on the hotel's giant board with the toddler-size pieces in the Gallery. Shoot pool on the custom-made billiards table in the games room. Beach chairs and umbrellas are provided for free, just pick a spot and relax.


Pets under 25 pounds are welcome with a $150 non-refundable deposit, and you must sign a waiver upon arrival. Animals are not allowed in the restaurant, bar or outdoor pavilion, and must not be left unattended in your room.


Welcome. The rooms are large enough to accommodate little ones, and there are plenty of activities around the property.

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Forty 1˚ North got the green stamp of approval from the eco elite, earning LEED certification for their efforts. Paperless rooms — all newspapers and menus are presented via iPad instead — mean that the property saves 750 pounds of newspaper each month. The hotel filters its own water, which is served in reusable bottles.

Food and drink

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Hotel Restaurant

The grown-up Grill has a raw bar, thick steaks and buzzy cocktail bar and lounge. Take a secluded table in the dining room or sip a spicy red in the sea air. Sample inventive small plates and cool cocktails in Christie’s deco dining room.

Hotel Bar

At the Pavilion Bar, sip the Starry Night – a vodka infused with ginger syrups and flecks of vanilla bean – as you gaze out over the shimmering harbour. A DJ spins on weekends, when the bar is most happening.

Last orders

At the Grill, breakfast is 7am–11am, lunch 12pm–4pm; and dinner 5pm–10pm. Christie’s kitchen is open until 11pm. Cocktails in the pavilion are crafted until 1am.

Room service

24 hours; the menu is a pared-down version of the restaurant’s, and includes charcuterie, sandwiches and salads.

Smith Insider

Dress code

Crisp, conservative ensembles and swingy skirts for dinner at the Grill. Don Technicolor sheaths and jackets with dark denim at pop-arty Christies.

Top table

Dockside is the place to be, with the marina stretching out before you. If outside is packed, grab a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows: it may not be breezy, but you still have the views. Book the long communal table if you have a large posse.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Worth getting out of bed for

Get to know your favourite cocktail a little better by attending an hour-long fermentation and distillation class taught by the resident experts at the Grill. Nibbles and tipples are served as you study the creation of bourbon, whisky and wine. Strike a peaceful pose during a Saturday yoga class on the hotel's back decks in summer. Book sailing tours of Newport Harbour through the hotel to steady your sea legs. Tour the tricked-out digs of Newport’s well-to-do families along Bellevue Avenue. These vast 19th-century mansions and palaces were diminutively referred to as their summer ‘cottages' (

Local restaurants

Indulge in farm-to-linen-clad-table dining at Tallulah on Thames (+1 401 849 2433;, right down the street. Escargot and foie gras are on the menu at the refined Bouchard (+1 401 846 0123;, nearby. Grab a window table at nearby Mamma Luisa (+1 401 848 5257; and savour authentic, Italian dishes. Carnivores and seafoodies should head up to 22 Bowens Wine Bar & Grille (+1 401 841 8884; for lip-smacking steaks and freshly caught fish.

Local bars

Take a seat in the tiki lounge at bohemian Salvation Cafe (+1 401 847 2620; Start with a coconut mojito then move on to steak frites and truffle oil-infused mac-n-cheese.

Local cafés

Big, cosy couches, free WiFi and more than 60 types of loose-leaf tea can be found at Empire Tea and Coffee (+1 401 619 1388;

 Fresh baked everything awaits at The Cookie Jar (+1 401 846 5078) in Bowens Wharf. It serves tea, coffee and hot chocolate too.
 Ocean Breeze Cafe (+1 401 846 5078) on Thames Street serves up fluffy omelettes, golden-brown Belgian waffles and simple sandwiches. Come early, it's only open for breakfast and lunch.

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Modish marina

Forty 1° North

351 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840, United States

Forty 1˚ North is situated in downtown Newport along the harbour on Thames Street.


TF Green International Airport in Providence is around 40 minutes from the hotel. Take a taxi for US$80.


South Kingstown (+1 800 872 7245;, 18 minutes away, is on Amtrak's East Coast route to Boston, New York, Washington and Richmond.


You’ll want a car if you’re getting out town to nearby Providence (40 minutes away), Boston (90 minutes away), or just cruising the coastline. Parking is US$30 a night.


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Forty 1° North 351 Thames Street Newport 02840 Newport United States

Anonymous review

Rating: 10/10 stars
 Mr & Mrs Smith have just returned from a stay at this Newport boutique hotel, and as soon as they've unpacked their cable knit sweaters and sand buckets and spades, a full account of their US luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick snapshot of Forty 1° North… Sleek and sultry Newport newcomer Forty 1° North makes seas…
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Forty 1° North

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

 Mr & Mrs Smith have just returned from a stay at this Newport boutique hotel, and as soon as they've unpacked their cable knit sweaters and sand buckets and spades, a full account of their US luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick snapshot of Forty 1° North…

Sleek and sultry Newport newcomer Forty 1° North makes seaside stays sexy. Marina views and New England charm come as standard, and any nautical references are smartly subtle. Buttoned leather banquette seating, glimmering glass panelling and mash-ups of matte and shine materials are found throughout. Rooms are coloured in smoky gray, rich chocolate brown and mellow muted khaki. Clean-lined modular chairs sit alongside terrarium-topped coffee tables. Spend warm summer days sailing, basking on the beach and plotting your next picnic. When the temperature dips, wrap yourself in a thick sweater and survey the sea from the panoramic pavilion. Technophiles will be stoked about the in-room iPads and coastal junkies will adore simply being marooned in marine life.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members have to say about Forty 1° North in the Guestbook below…


Stayed on

We loved

The Location and Vibe

Don’t expect

Ammenties of pool, beach, spa on site

Rating: 8/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Trendy hotel. Eight out of ten.

Don’t expect

The service was good but I would have expected it to be even better for the quality of the hotel.

Rating: 8/10 stars