The Almondy Bed & Breakfast Inn

25 Pelham Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Innkeeper(s): Evelyne Valkenberg
  • Introduction

    The Almondy Bed & Breakfast Inn - Newport, Rhode Island, exterior The Almondy Bed and Breakfast Inn, offering some of the finest Newport, Rhode Island lodging, is conveniently located in downtown Newport, just steps from famed Bannister's and Bowen's Wharfs. This elegant 1890's Bed and Breakfast has been restored to its original glory and is located within walking distance of Newport's fine restaurants, antique shops, galleries, boutiques and near the various famous Newport Mansions and island beaches.

    The Almondy Inn features five elegant guestrooms and suites that are uniquely decorated with fine period antiques and feature King or Queen beds, private bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath, most with spectacular bay views and some with a bedside fireplace. One-bedroom suites offer a separate living room for additional comfort and a true feeling of spacious luxury.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Herbert and Evelyne Valkenberg for sharing their secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    For Romantic getaways, anniversaries, engagements, New England driving vacations, and to visit the Newport Mansions and attend the many Newport Music events.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our Historic Downtown location, the gourmet breakfast served, standard of accommodations and amenities, and attention to detail.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Newport Mansions, go sailing, Colonial and Victorian history and architecture, annual music events, and antiques.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Your amazing breakfast served each morning and your personal attention.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Ocean Drive and the Cliff Walk.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Sailing excursion on Newport Bay, visit the many Newport Mansions, the Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Newport Art and Historical Museums and Touro Synagogue.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Lot’s—most Newport area shops, restaurants, bars, antique shops, sailing cruises, art galleries.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Mooring, The Black Pearl, Fluke, and Clarke’s Cookhouse.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?


  • Complimentary Offerings:

    • The Almondy Bed & Breakfast Inn ParlorMorning in-room coffee service available on request
    • Gourmet Breakfast served daily in our dining room - between 8:30 and 10:00 am
    • Afternoon Wine & Cheese served in the Parlor between 5 - 6 pm
    • Wireless Internet Access
    • On-site Parking

    This 1890's Victorian, listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings, has recently been transformed into a luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn. The Almondy is located in the Historic Hill downtown district of Newport, on the first gas-lit street in America, just steps away from great restaurants, galleries and antique shops. Lounge around in the Victorian Parlor and enjoy our Wine & Cheese at Happy Hour. The Innkeepers are here to assist you in making the most of your Newport getaway. Ask for restaurant suggestions or have us make sailing excursion reservations for you on Newport Bay.

    A Full Gourmet Breakfast is served each morning including fresh fruit salad, freshly baked muffins, coffee/tea, juice and creative signature dishes to follow - such as Eggs Almondy, Evelyne's own interpretation of Eggs Benedict.

    The Almondy Inn Bed & Breakfast, Dining RoomThe Almondy Inn Bed & Breakfast, Foyer

  • Newport Rhode Island Tourism & Activities

    The Almondy Inn Bed & Breakfast, City ViewRhode Island Tourism features the beautiful town of Newport, a thriving Colonial Seaport since the early 1700's and known as America's First Resort and "City-by-the-sea", offers something for everyone. Enjoy our beautiful beaches, take a sailing cruise on Newport Bay or tour The Newport Mansions to experience the Summer Cottages of the gilded age. Explore colonial Newport by taking a self-guided walking tour through the streets of our gas-lit Historic Hill District.

    Newport also features some of the best Restaurants in New England. From casual taverns to renowned French and Continental cuisine. Rhode Island tourism includes special events and festivals that are organized through-out the year, such as the Newport Music Festival (July), the Newport Jazz Festival (August), the International Boat Show (September) and many more.

    Your innkeeper will assist you when planning your activities or if you need restaurant suggestions and reservations. Visit the following suggested area links for more information:

    Newport Restaurants:

    • 22 Bowen's Wine Bar and Grille,
    • Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant,
    • Black Pearl,
    • Cafe Zelda,
    • Canfield House,
    • Castle Hill
    • Clarke Cooke House Restaurant,
    • Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen,
    • Lucia Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria,
    • The Mooring Restaurant,
    • Newport Blues Cafe,
    • Red Parrot Restaurant,
    • Restaurant Bouchard,
    • Salvation Café,
    • Sardella's Italian Restaurant,
    • Scales & Shells Restaurant,
    • Tallulah on Thames ,
    • White Horse Tavern,

    Newport Mansions Tours:

    • Belcourt Castle,
    • Chateau-Sur-Mer,
    • Chepstow
    • Hunter House
    • Isaac Bell House
    • Kingscote
    • The Breakers
    • The Elms
    • The Marble House
    • Rosecliff
    • Rough Point,

    Official Website of the Visitor's Center, the Rhode Island Tourism in Newport:

    • GoNewport,

    Festivals & Activities:

    • Cliffwalk,
    • Fort Adams Trust,
    • Greenvale Vineyards,
    • Newport Folk Festival,
    • Newport International Boatshow,
    • Newport International Polo,
    • Newport Jazz Festival,
    • Newport Music Festival,
    • Newport Vineyards and Winery,
    • Touro Synagogue,

    Harbor Tours & Sailing Charters:

    • America's Cup Charters,
    • Arabella Sailing Cruise Yacht,
    • Bareboat Sailing Charters,
    • Madeleine,
    • Newport Sailing School & Tours,
    • Sightsailing of Newport,


    • International Tennis Hall of Fame,
    • International Yacht Restoration School,
    • Museum of Yachting,
    • National Museum of American Illustration,
    • Newport Art Museum,
    • Redwood Library & Athenæum,
  • Directions

    From Boston:

    1. Take 93 South to Route 24 South
    2. Follow Route 24 to its end where Route 114 begins
    3. Take Exit 1 (Route 138 South to Middletown and Newport Beaches)
    4. Follow 138 South to 138A (Bank of America and Dunkin Donuts on your right) - turn left onto Route 138A, following signs to Newport Beaches
    5. At second set of stoplights, turn left
    6. Continue 2 miles past Easton's Beach and up the hill - now Memorial Boulevard - to second set of lights - make a right onto Bellevue Avenue
    7. Take you 2nd left onto Pelham Street
    8. The Inn is located on the left at 25 Pelham Street. Parking in the rear

    From New York:

    1. Interstate 95 North to Exit 3 in Rhode Island to Route 138 East
    2. Follow 138 East - after North Kingston, take Rt. 1 North and follow signs to the Newport Bridge ( = 138 East)
    3. First cross the Jamestown Bridge, then the Newport Bridge (Toll)
    4. Take the first exit off Newport Bridge to Historic Downtown Newport
    5. Take a right at the bottom of the off-ramp
    6. At the second traffic light turn right where the road forks onto America's Cup Avenue
    7. America's Cup will turn left by the harbor front area and leads into Memorial Blvd. at a traffic light
    8. Follow Memorial Blvd. uphill to the first traffic light - make a left on to Spring Street
    9. Take your fourth left onto Pelham Street
    10. The Inn is located on the left at 25 Pelham Street
    11. Parking in the rear

    From Providence Airport:

    1. Follow Airport Exit Signs and take I-95 South (move to the left lane)
    2. Take Exit 9 onto Route 4 South
    3. Follow Route 4 to its end - becomes Route 1 South
    4. Exit to Newport & Jamestown Bridges
    5. You'll first cross the Jamestown Bridge and then the Newport Bridge (Toll) = Route 138 East
    6. Take the first exit off Newport Bridge to Historic Downtown Newport
    7. Take a right at the bottom of the off-ramp
    8. At the second traffic light turn right where the road forks onto America's Cup Avenue
    9. America's Cup will turn left by the harbor front area and leads into Memorial Blvd. at a traffic light
    10. Follow Memorial Blvd. uphill to the first traffic light - make a left on to Spring Street
    11. Take your fourth left onto Pelham Street
    12. The Inn is located on the left at 25 Pelham Street
    13. Parking in the rear