Family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island, the smallest state in the United States, may be diminutive in size, but it packs a punch when it comes to family-friendly attractions. Known as The Ocean State, Rhode Island boasts over 400 miles of coastline and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. With a moderate climate, summers are warm and perfect for beach-going, while autumns are cool and colorful. The state is home to numerous parks and natural reserves, including the stunning Newport Cliff Walk. Families will enjoy visiting the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Providence Children’s Museum, and the WaterFire Providence event, a unique spectacle of floating bonfires on the river.

To help plan your trip, we’ve rounded up the best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Rhode Island. Book your stay today and get ready for an unforgettable family vacation! 

Best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Rhode Island

The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

Experience the perfect family getaway at The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, a waterfront kid-friendly hotel in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island.

Younger guests will find plenty of fun activities, such as water sports, to keep them entertained. The on-site indoor pool and the beachfront location are perfect for kids to frolic and play.

Parents can stroll along the marina or enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the bar on the rooftop deck while the kids are off having fun. Don’t miss out on the happy hour! 

Wellington Resort

Set in Newport, Wellington Resort, with its vintage touches, is perfect for families of all sizes. The heated pools are perfect for kids and parents to relax and play around. 

Children and adults can pass their time in the cozy rooms, play plenty of board games or watch their favorite movies to enjoy family time. Dads can show off their cooking skills and prepare a homemade meal at the on-site BBQ facility. 

While the kids are asleep, mom and dad can stroll through the landscaped gardens to reconnect with one another. 

More family resorts and kid-friendly hotels near Rhode Island


  • Which kid-friendly hotel in Rhode Island is the best?

    Pleasant View Inn is the best option for families with kids as it offers a kids' menu, a games room, and a pool to keep the little ones occupied. The private beach area is another best spot for kids to enjoy.

  • Which kid-friendly hotel is best for teenagers?

    The Hotel Marina is perfect for teenagers due to its calming ambiance, direct access to the beach, and restaurant offering delicious meals to keep everyone happy.

  • Which family resort features an adults-only spa?

    Marriott Providence Downtown, Hotel Viking, and The Hotel Marina have an adults-only spa. 

  • Which family resort has beach access?

    Pleasant View Inn, Castle Hill Inn, The Hotel Maria, Atlantic Beach Hotel Newport, and The Chanler at Cliff Walk all offer beach access to guests.