1873 Architects Inn
2 Sunnyside Place
Newport, RI, 02840, United States
  • Residence of Newport

About Architects Inn

Our History


The Architect’s Inn Guesthouse was constructed in 1873 as the palatial, private residence of George Champlin Mason, the famous Newport architect. It was later the home to America's Cup sailors, the Vanderbilt family, the Belmont family as well as post-revolutionary Russian royalty. As one of the oldest Inns in Newport, it has hosted everyone from celebrities to the bourgeoisie.

Located on ‘Historic Hill’, off beautiful Bellevue Avenue, (the historic playground for the rich and famous), this originally 23-room Victorian mansion offers graciously appointed historic rooms, suites and studios. The owners have a passion for historic preservation and restoration. The home is decorated in period furnishings, original materials and each guest room is unique designed to evoke history whether it be the life of a servant to the master of the house.

Architect’s Inn & Inn Bliss offer high end Vacation Package Specials as well as Rhode Island’s only Fully Interactive Murder Mystery Weekends. More photos, specials and this seasons decorating awards can be viewed at Just click the Facebook Icon at the top of your screen. Contact Us by calling (401) 845-2547.

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