Courtesy of Gurney's Resorts

Steal a look at the mod island hotel that recently opened in the classic resort town. 

By Betsy Cribb

A little piece of the Hamptons has just moved in to Newport.

The sister hotel to Montauk’s only year-round resort, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina opened to guests in May after an $18-million renovation, and we’re taking you inside (and out!) for a peek at the mod new stay in Rhode Island’s classic summer destination.  

Courtesy of Gurney's Resorts

There’s a lot to love about Newport’s new digs: 257 guest rooms that are equal parts cozy and sleek, the waterfront spa and eucalyptus sauna, and a saltwater pool. The number one reason we’re crushing on Gurney’s, though? Location, location, location. And water everywhere.

Courtesy of Gurney's Resorts

Perched on Goat Island in Narragansett Bay, Gurney’s feels, in some ways, like a far-flung getaway (You can even arrive by sea and dock in the resort’s 22-slip marina!). But it’s still close to all the action: A complimentary resort shuttle spirits guests to Newport’s cobblestone streets; grand, historic mansions; antique shops; and waterfront restaurants.

Courtesy of Gurney's Resorts

Not that you’d need to leave the resort for a cold cocktail or a good meal. Start your day with coffee and a fresh berry smoothie bowl from Corso, the lobby’s coffee and gelato bar. Reserve a poolside cabana at the Pineapple Club for lunch, and indulge in handmade pasta and locally sourced seafood at Scarpetta for dinner. Then, whether you’re in the mood for a sunset cocktail, nightcap, or both, (Hey, you’re on vacation!) there’s the Regent Lounge, which features a three-level deck with eleven fire pits. How’s that for a cocktail hot spot?

Courtesy of Gurney's Resorts

There’s plenty for your little ones to do, too, thanks to a seashell-shaped children’s-only pool and the resort’s Kids’ Club, which even offers lessons from Gurney’s Sailing Academy.

Related: 1-minute Escape to Newport, Rhode Island:

If this sounds like your kind of island getaway, book at gurneysresorts.com/newport. Rates start at $249 per night.

P.S. Heading to the Newport Folk Festival this weekend? Guests booking a round-trip flight from New York to Newport on a Blade seaplane will receive two nights of complimentary accommodations at Gurney’s Newport. Plus, guests of the hotel can skip the traffic to the festival by taking the resort’s water shuttle directly to the event. 

All images courtesy of Gurney's Resorts.