The Perfect Girls Getaway at Newport’s Gilded Hotel

Girls Trip Newport Rhode Island

Whether you know me personally or you follow along here on the blog or Instagram, you may have picked up on the fact that I love to travel. There’s something about exploring new cities that excites and inspires me unlike anything else, and I’m making it a goal of mine to greatly expand the travel section of in 2018.

One way that I’m managing to travel so often in the new year is not only by making it a priority, but also by planning shorter trips. Though I love extended travels too, I’m finding that two or three day getaways can actually be incredibly reenergizing. I’ve shared my tips on planning the best girls trip here before, and that’s exactly what my future sister-in-law and I recently did when we visited Newport, Rhode Island a few weeks ago!

I’m currently working on an intensive guide to all things Newport, but today I want to give ya’ll a peek at our accommodations. Our hotel was a major part of this girls trip, since we really wanted a place to wind down and relax during our downtime. Here are a few of the highlights from our stay, as well as what you should look for while planning your own girls trip…

The Wonder of Boutique Hotels

Can I just say that boutique hotels are seriously underrated? Staying at Gilded Hotel in Newport for two nights, we found it to be the perfect crossover between a large chain hotel and a bed and breakfast. The decor was *beautiful*, the service delightful, and the food both delicious and unique. It was an experience we couldn’t have gotten anywhere else. Not to mention, our room was absolutely stunning as well.

Girls Trip Newport Rhode Island

Delicious Breakfasts

One of the things we really enjoyed about this hotel was the food. Everything was homemade, and it was absolutely delicious. Breakfast included two plates that awaited us upon coming downstairs: one savory, and one sweet. The personalization and effort that the staff puts into the food is truly commendable!

Unforgettable Decor

As soon as I saw the pink wallpaper on the Gilded website, I knew this was the hotel for me. The entire vibe of this cozy place matched my aesthetic to a tee, and it also corresponded wonderfully with Newport’s history (i.e. the glitzy Gilded Age, of course!). Themed hotels are always so much fun, and I was in awe with all the little details that went into decorating this hotel. As someone recently commented on one of my Instagram photos, if my future home does not look like this, I have failed 😂

Wonderful Service

Another thing I loved about staying at Gilded was the staff. They were great at recommending local eateries and activities, and they were also very friendly. We felt so comfortable here!

Cozy Rooms

The best part about this cozy little hotel? The room we stayed in! Melani and I seriously couldn’t wait to head back to the hotel each night and relax, because our hotel room actually felt like a real bedroom instead of just a place to sleep. The gas fireplace was one of my favorite touches, and we got plenty of use out of the flatscreen tv and complimentary Netflix. We were also provided with an iPad for the duration of our stay, which was great for researching the area and planning our daily adventures.

Girls Trip Newport Rhode Island

Final Thoughts

So, overall? Our girls trip to Newport was amazing in itself (more coming on that later), but our stay at Gilded was truly one of a kind. It really was one of my favorite hotels I’ve ever been to, and I’m crossing my fingers I’ll be able to visit more Lark Hotel properties in the future!

Have you ever stayed at a boutique hotel before? What was your experience like? 

Girls Trip Newport Rhode Island

Girls Trip Newport Rhode Island

  • This looks like such a cute little hotel! I love that crazy wallpaper!


    • I know, right?! That was one of my favorite parts of the decor, and I’m seriously going to look into when we buy a home haha! xx

  • This is unreal. Seriously, the cutest hotel I’ve ever seen!

  • This looks absolutely adorable! And that food looks delicious! haha

    • Mmmm, it totally was! Thanks for reading, Keating! xx

  • Tiffany Twisted

    I would be drawn into that hotel like a moth to a flame! It sounds like you had a great time, too!

    • Totally! It was one of the very few hotels I’ve stayed at where I’ve actually wanted to spend time there, instead of just get out and explore the entire time! xx

  • This hotel looks awesome! I haven’t stayed at a boutique hotel, but want to!

    • You totally should! I was hesitant at first, but it was a *much* better experience than I’ve had at larger chains. xx

  • My Veteran Woman Life

    This place looks amazing! Such colorful decor and trendy looks! I love that wallpaper in the dining room!

    • I know, right?! I’m totally trying to find it online when I buy a house…so cute! xx

  • Amanda

    That place looks unreal! I love the colorful rooms and furniture… a must visit

  • Oh my word, that hotel is absolutely stunning!! It is SO well decorated and so perfect for photos.

  • This hotel is the cutest! I’d love to stay here someday.

  • I’m a big fan of boutique hotels because unlike national chains, they have free reign on what they can do for decor and aesthetics. The Gilded hotel looks so cute and the pink wall is so dreamy, def bookmarking this one.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Valerie Silhy

    Loved the hotel style! Super eclectic! And the best part is that the staff was super nice to you, informing about places to go and hang out! Lobe it!

  • Diana Williams

    This looks absolutely adorable! I love the colorful rooms and furniture… a must visit

  • UMMM ok this hotel is SO COOL!!! I love boutique hotels! The personal touches are my favorite and they make a stay so memorable!

    • Right?! I can’t believe I hadn’t stayed at any boutique hotels sooner! I’m obsessed!

  • ahh this hotel is adorable, it’s so in line with my style!

    • Same girl! I loooove all the pops of pink! xx

  • Holly Lynn Galvan

    This hotel is absolutely gorgeous! I am in loveeee!

  • I love the decor, especially those bird cage chandeliers!

    Gennifer Rose |

    • I know right?! This place was so unique! xx

  • That hotel’s decor is so dreamy! Definitely adding this spot to my list for my next RI trip.

    • Yesss, do it girl! This place was all we could’ve asked for and more!

  • Wendy O’Neal

    What a fun hotel! Looks like an amazing stay.

  • OurMiniFamily

    This hotel is GORGEOUS!!! Would be perf for a bachelorette weekend!

    • Omg yesss, such a good idea! xx

  • I agree, boutique hotels are SO SO fun and this one is no exception♥♥♥ So chic:)

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