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Welcome to our Bed and Breakfast located in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. The Marshall Slocum Inn has been meticulously preserved to reflect the charm and beauty of its Victorian heritage, while offering accommodations with today's comforts. The extensive grounds at the Inn, featuring a large back deck overlooking manicured gardens and a relaxing front porch, offer the Inn's guest a quiet recluse to relax at after a day of touring the Newport Mansions, harbor, shops, restaurants and beaches that are only steps away from our Inn.
Our Newport bed and breakfast has been featured in: The New York Times, Frommer's Bed and Breakfast in Rhode Island, Bernice Chesslers Bed and Breakfast in New England, the Washington Post, the LA Times and the Boston Globe.
Our Newport Inn features five elegant Guest Rooms outfitted with period antiques, nautical artwork, and lush linens. All of our rooms feature private baths, upscale amenities, and simple touches to make your stay with us enjoyable and comfortable.
Your Innkeepers, Mark and Dana Spring have been trained by some of the finest hospitality institutions in the world. As members of the Ritz Carlton Hotel's Quality Assurance and Guest Satisfaction teams, we understand the value of first class service and the impact that it can have on our guest's stay in Newport.
Enjoy Newport, Rhode Island and all its activities and beauty while making our Inn your Newport Rhode Island home. Our ideal "Top of the Hill" location offers guests of the bed and breakfast accessibility to Newport's downtown and Bellevue Avenue restaurants and shopping. We are a two-minute walk to Bellevue Avenue, a seven-minute walk to the harbor front and a ten-minute walk to the scenic Cliff Walk and the beach.
Breakfast is an important part of our Guest's stay at our Newport, Rhode Island Inn. Included in your rate, Breakfast at the Marshall Slocum Inn is sure to leave an indelible impression on your stay. Chef Mark Spring and staff aim to create a warm environment combined with top notch service and sumptuous food. Educated at Johnson & Wales University and trained at the AAA rated five star Cliffside Inn, Chef Spring presents an innovative menu for guests to choose from daily.
For breakfast service at our Newport Bed and Breakfast, our guests have the option of dining on the large back deck overlooking the gardens, inside the sun filled Dining Room, or in their guest room for a true breakfast in bed experience.
Breakfast begins at 7:30 am with freshly brewed coffee and a selection of juices set out on the side bar in our beautifully appointed Dining Room. At 8 am, the dining room opens and guests choose from selection of delicious dishes off our daly menu.
Sample Daily Newport Bed & Breakfast Menu
Greek Omelet with Tomatoes, Feta, and Rosemary.
Blueberry, Banana, or Chocolate Pancakes served with 100% pure New York Maple Syrup.
Blueberry Stuffed Portuguese French Toast with Rasberry and Mango Puree.
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Plate with Yogurt
Area Attractions & Activities
Newport Rhode Island and the surrounding towns offer a wonderful variety of attractions and activities. From the magnificent Gilded Age mansions to the many unspoiled sandy beaches Newport more than upholds its name as City By The Sea. There is always something for everyone when visiting Newport. Annual harbor side music festivals, major sporting events and big name regattas attract thousands of visitors. Award winning restaurants and fabulous specialty stores line the waterfront, Broadway and Bellevue Avenue locations. Getting out on the water is easy and fun. From kayaking explorations to romantic sunset cruises, Newport Harbor offers an unforgettable experience. Exploring other parts of the island is must and offers the opportunity to tour breathtaking sea-side vineyards, attend a polo match or view the meticulously manicured topiary gardens. With all the island has to offer, Newport is sure to become a vacation tradition.
- Historic Cliff Walk & Ocean Drive
- Newport International Tennis Hall of Fame
- Artillery Company of Newport
- Newport Art Museum
- Museum of Newport History
- Samuel Whitehorne Museum
- Museum of Yachting
- Fort Adams
- Naval War College Museum
- Rhode Island Fisherman and Whale Museum
- Newport National Golf Club
- Pinehurst Golf Club
- Hiking & Biking
- Sailing, Boating & Fishing
- Spa Services & Massage Therapy
- Vineyards and Breweries
- International Tennis Hall of Fame Championship
- Shopping at Bowens Wharf & Bannisters Wharf
- Shopping at Brick Market Place
- Antique Shopping
- Opera House and Cinemas
- The Jane Pickens Theater
- Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
- Film Festival, Folk Festival and Jazz Festival
- International Boat Show
- Beaches & State Parks
All of our guest rooms at our Rhode Island Inn feature private baths, Queen or King beds, down comforters, terry cloth robes, Crown Imperial bath linens, and air conditioning. Some of the guest rooms feature other amenities such as whirlpool bathtubs, fireplaces, ceiling fans, and skylights. Our rates include a full gourmet breakfast in the morning, complimentary on-site parking, and first class service. We hope you will be our guest and enjoy all of what Newport Rhode Island has to offer.
- Down Comforters
- Ironed Linens
- Terry Cloth Robes
- Crown Imperial Bath Linens
- Gilchrist & Soames Toiletries
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Radio Alarm Clock
- Off street parking at the Inn
- Wireless Internet
Meet The Innkeepers
Your innkeepers, Mark and Dana Spring met while working at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. It is at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel that we discovered their mutual dream of opening a Newport RI Bed and Breakfast. Having grown up at a Bed and Breakfast on Nantucket Island for fifteen years, Dana knew from an early age that the hospitality field was a natural career path for her. After studying at Endicott College and receiving a major in Hotel/Restaurant Management, Dana moved on to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston where she focused on Guest Services and Sales. Before moving to our Newport, RI Inn, she worked as a Tourism Sales Manager for the European hotel company Le Meridien, gaining extensive experience in worldly travel and hotel sales.
In July of 2007, we welcomed our daughter, Morgan Gail Spring, into the world. Since then, Dana has taken on the full time challenging role as a mother, reducing her day to day Innkeeping role at our Newport Bed and Breakfast. She is, however, and will continue to be, active in the improvement of the Inn's interior and exterior decor, marketing presence, and overall success.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I moved to Newport, RI where I obtained a position in Guest Services at the Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast and was promoted to Food and Beverage Manager. During my five years of employment at the Inn, I attended Johnson and Wales University, majoring in Hotel/Restaurant management. After Newport, I was hired by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston to manage In-Room Dining, Honor Bar, and their famed Afternoon Tea Service. My final position before moving back to operate our Newport Rhode Island Inn was as a Concierge Manager for luxury condominiums managed by Barkan Management, a leading property management firm in Boston.
As your innkeeper, my goal is to provide you with the finest service and amenities throughout your stay in Newport. We hope to use our extensive hospitality experience to make your luxury vacation a tradition with us.
Mark Spring, Innkeeper/Owner