1873 Architects Inn - Newport, RI, 02840, United States
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Directions to Architects Inn

2 Sunnyside Place
Newport, RI, 02840, United States
architectsinn@gmail.com
401-845-2547

Please be sure to check which Inn you are staying at so you know which location to check-in to.

From the Newport Visitor Center

Come out of the parking area and take a right. At the stop light, take a right onto America’s Cup Ave. America’s Cup will swing into Memorial Blvd going up a hill. Take a left onto Bellevue Ave and then take a right onto Old Beach Road. Take a right into the driveway just past Sunnyside Place. There is parking on the right on Sunnyside or in the driveway on Old Beach. The house says “George Champlin Mason House”. Ring the doorbell for check in.

From Providence/ Western Massachusetts/T. F. Green Airport

Remember to call one hour before arrival or when you pass Providence or North Smithfield. Take 295 South or 95 South to Rte 4 (Exit will be on your left) Rte. 4 turns into Rte. 1. Take the Rte. 138/ Newport exit. Follow Rte. 138 over the Jamestown and Newport Bridges (Newport Bridge has a $2.00 toll or EZ Pass). Take the first exit ramp off the Newport Bridge. At the end of the ramp, take a right. At the first immediate set of lights, take a left onto Van Zandt Ave. Go straight until you hit Broadway. Take a right onto Broadway and then take a left onto Ayrault St. Go down and take a right onto Greenough Place. At the second stop sign, we are the house in front of you to the right. We are the house with the hedges around the yard NOT the one with the stone wall. There is parking on the right on Sunnyside or in the driveway on Old Beach. The house says “George Champlin Mason House”. Ring the doorbell for check in.

From NY, D.C., MD, NJ, PA, CT

Remember to call us one hour before arrival or when you cross the CT / RI border. Take 95 North to Exit 3A Rte 138 East. Follow Rte. 138 over the Jamestown and Newport Bridges (Newport Bridge has a $2.00 toll or EZ Pass). Take the first exit ramp off the Newport Bridge. At the end of the ramp, take a right. At the first immediate set of lights, take a left onto Van Zandt Ave. Go straight until you hit Broadway. Take a right onto Broadway and then take a left onto Ayrault St. Go down and take a right onto Greenough Place. At the second stop sign, we are the house in front of you to the right. We are the house with the hedges around the yard NOT the one with the stone wall. There is parking on the right on Sunnyside or in the driveway on Old Beach. The house says “George Champlin Mason House”. Ring the doorbell for check in.

From Boston/ Maine/Vermont/Canada/New Hampshire

Remember to call us one hour before arrival or when you pass through Boston. Take 93 South to Rte. 24 South. (Be careful as Rte 24 turns onto Rte 195 West for one Exit and then you must take your first exit to continue on Rte 24.) Rte. 24 South turns into Rte. 114 South. Follow Rte. 114 South through Portsmouth and Middletown. Rte. 114 South turns into Broadway at the Middletown/ Newport town line. Continue down Broadway. Take a left onto Gibbs Ave. Go down and take a right onto Catherine St. Then go take a left onto Greenough Place. At the stop sign, we are the house in front of you to the right. We are the house with the hedges around the yard NOT the one with the stone wall. Park in the driveway. You can also park on Sunnyside Place. There is parking on the right on Sunnyside or in the driveway on Old Beach. The house says “George Champlin Mason House”. Ring the doorbell for check in.

Fly to Rhode Island!

The T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is only 38 miles from Newport. You can find flights on the following airlines: US Airways, United, Continental,Southwest, New England Airlines, SATA, Spirit, Northwest, Delta, Cape Air, Air Canada and American Airlines. Though flying is good if you are traveling from great distances, we normally do not recommend it if you are traveling from within 400 miles for Rhode Island. It can sometimes take longer to fly. For example, when you factor in getting to the airport, check in, luggage claim, renting a car, etc, it actually takes longer (and cost more) to fly to Rhode Island from Washington D.C. than if you were to drive the 7.5 hours. Though there are some exceptions so you might want to check Travelzoo, Expedia, AAA, Cheaptickets, Orbitz, Southwest Airlines or Momondo to see what is best for your area. There have been some really low airfare with Southwest into Providence from various cities around the U.S.A. From the Airport, you can take the Cozy Cab Shuttle Service ($25/pp), the RIPTA Bus 14 ($1.75/pp) or take a taxi ($65 per car). You may also find it cheaper to rent a car from Hertz PVD and drive it to Hertz Newport and just drop it off. That may seem ridiculous for a half hour drive but sometimes it actually works in your favor if you have two or more people with all their luggage as well.

Public Transportation to Rhode Island

From Boston- There is a Peter Pan bus that leaves from downtown Boston and Logan Airport that comes to Newport. It is $26 one way and about $50 round trip. You could also take the Amtrak train to Kingston then transfer to the RIPTA Bus 64. (To go to Inn Bliss transfer toRIPTA Bus 60 or 63 and get off at the Newport Hospital.) Transfer to Trolley 67 and get off at the Art Museum and turn on Old Beach Road.

From Providence- Take the RIPTA Bus 60 into Newport. (To go to Inn Bliss, get off at the hospital.) Transfer to Trolley 67 and get off at the Art Museum and turn on Old Beach Road.

From Long Island- (Avail Jul 1- Sept 17. Book in advance.) Take the Montauk to Block Island Viking Fleet Ferry departing at 10 am. $40 one way or $70 round trip. Take the Block Island ferry departing at 4:45 pm to Newport $9 one way or $13 round trip. When you arrive at Fort Adams, bike to us or call a taxi.

From NYC- There is a Peter Pan bus that leaves NYC for $54 one way or $100 round trip. You could also take the Amtrak train to Kingston then transfer to the RIPTA Bus 64. (To go to Inn Bliss transfer to RIPTA Bus 60 or 63 and get off at the Newport Hospital.) Transfer to Trolley 67and get off at the Art Museum and turn on Old Beach Road.

To Get to Inn Bliss (10 Bliss Road) from Architect’s Inn

If you are in the Nellie Suite or Issac Suite please check in at 10 Bliss Road known as Inn Bliss. If you are in the Redwood, LaFarge, Perry Suite, Belmont, Woodbine Cottage Suite, please check in with the Innkeeper at the 2 Sunnyside location also known as the Architect’s Inn-George Champlin Mason House. If you booked a Standard Room or Deluxe Room Program Room, when you call to announce your check in time, please ask which location to check into. From Architect’s Inn, turn right out of the driveway. At the first stop sign, turn left onto Rhode Island Avenue. At the third stop sign, turn right onto Kay Street. Take the second left onto Friendship Street. Turn right onto Bradford Street. At the end of Bradford, you will see Inn Bliss directly in front of you on the grassy knoll. It is a purple house. You can park on Bradford or on Bliss.

Directions to Inn Bliss

From the Newport Visitor Center

Come out of the parking area and take a right. At the stop light, take a right onto America’s Cup Ave. At the next stop light, take a left onto Marlborough St. (There is a baseball field and fire station on the corner.) Follow this road until the end. Take a left onto Broadway. The next stop light is the intersection of Friendship and Broadway. Go straight through this intersection and Bliss Road is the next street after Friendship on the right. Take a right onto Bliss Road. Look for parking now. Inn Bliss is located one block down on the left up on a small knoll. On-street parking is available on Bliss and Bradford. Bliss Road is a one-way so be careful not to pass us. Ring the doorbell for assistance.

From Providence/ Western Massachusetts/T. F. Green Airport

Remember to call one hour before arrival or when you pass Providence or North Smithfield. Take 295 South or 95 South to Rte 4 (Exit will be on your left) Rte. 4 turns into Rte. 1. Take the Rte. 138/ Newport exit. Follow Rte. 138 over the Jamestown and Newport Bridges (Newport Bridge has a $2.00 toll or EZ Pass). Take the first exit ramp off the Newport Bridge.At the end of the ramp, take a right. At the first set of lights, take a left onto Van Zandt Ave. Go straight until you hit Broadway. Take a right onto Broadway and then take your first left onto Bliss Road. (Bliss Grocer & Cafe and Newport Prescriptions is on the corner.) Look for parking now. Inn Bliss is located one block down on the left, up on a small knoll. On-street parking is available on Bliss and Bradford. Bliss Road is a one-way so be careful not to pass us. Ring the doorbell for assistance

From NY, D.C., MD, NJ, PA, CT

Remember to call us one hour before arrival or when you cross the CT / RI border. Take 95 North to Exit 3A Rte 138 East. Follow Rte. 138 over the Jamestown and Newport Bridges (Newport Bridge has a $2.00 toll or EZ Pass). Take the first exit ramp off the Newport Bridge. At the end of the ramp, take a right. At the first set of lights, take a left onto Van Zandt Ave. Go straight until you hit Broadway. Take a right onto Broadway and then take your first left onto Bliss Road. (Bliss Grocer & Cafe and Newport Prescriptions is on the corner.) Look for parking now. Inn Bliss is located one block down on the left, up on a small knoll. On-street parking is available on Bliss and Bradford. Bliss Road is a one-way so be careful not to pass us. Please ring the doorbell for assistance.

From Boston/ Maine/Vermont/Canada/New Hampshire

Remember to call us one hour before arrival or when you pass through Boston. Take 93 South to Rte. 24 South. (Be careful as Rte 24 turns onto Rte 195 West for 1 Exit and then you must take your first exit to continue on Rte 24.) ****Rte. 24 South turns into Rte. 114 South. Follow Rte. 114 South through Portsmouth and Middletown. Rte. 114 South turns into Broadway at the Middletown/ Newport town line. Continue down Broadway but SLOW down when you pass Fowler St and Gibbs Rd on the left. The next left will be Bliss Road. (If you come to a stop light, you missed it! (Bliss Grocer & Cafe and Newport Prescriptions is on the corner of Bliss.) Turn left onto Bliss Road. Look for parking now. Inn Bliss is located one block down on the left, up on a small knoll. On-street parking is available on Bliss and Bradford. Bliss Road is a one-way so be careful not to pass us. Please ring the doorbell for assistance.

****If for some reason you are encountering a lot of traffic coming down Rte 24. Use these alternate directions. Take Exit 2. At the end of the exit ramp, merge right. At the stop light take a right. Take a left onto Brahms Ave. There is a Pest Control place on the corner of the street. At the end of the road, turn right. Go down to Third Beach Road and turn left. Continue and turn right on Hanging Rock Road. Follow that and veer to the right. Eventually you will come to a stop light. Turn left here. Pass the beach. Once past the beach take your second right onto Gibbs Ave. Turn left on Kay Street. Immediately turn right on Friendship St. Take the third right onto Bradford Street. Inn Bliss will be at the end of the road, directly in front of you. It is a purple house. You can park on Bradford or Bliss. Ring the doorbell for assistance.

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