Common Areas

We can think of no better way to prepare yourself for a great day in America's most historic little seaside city than with a delicious and satisfying breakfast in our elegant sun porch breakfast room. Morning sunshine pours in from three sides, and eye-catching views of the garden and an assortment of aromatic potted herbs set a delightful tone for the day.

Our gourmet chef prepares two hot entrees each morning such as crepes, maple baked French toast, breakfast soufflés and other sophisticated culinary indulgences, and sets out a dizzying array of strawberries, raspberry chip muffins, cranberry scones, fruit parfaits and strawberry cream cheese croissants in an irresistible full buffet.

Of course those who prefer breakfast alfresco may take a seat on our garden patio. Hilltop garden mixes formal elements such as boxwood hedges and bluestone paving with the joyous abandon of a cottage garden and the laughing background song of our fountain.

In the afternoon, after you have enjoyed some of Newport's world class attractions or been for a sail, join us back at the Hilltop dining room for tea, a daily preparation by our chef of homemade surprises like lemon raspberry squares, chocolate banana bread, ginger shortbread, almond lace cookies, crabmeat dip, fruit tarts, assorted cheeses and pates, trifle, apple walnut cake with bourbon sauce, or coconut macaroons.

You may return to the sun porch, or instead take a seat in our elegant dining room (seating for 8) which has handsome upholstered paisley walls and another of Hilltop's restored fireplaces.

If exercise is what makes you feel your best, pay a visit to Hilltop's Carriage House Fitness Center, where we are creating a motivating and comfortable environment for your workout. The Fitness Center features an elliptical and a treadmill, a bicycle, weights and – of course – flat screen plasma televisions. If you prefer to get your exercise on the go, we can arrange bike rentals for you.

Breakfast Room
The Garden
The Dining Room
Library Fitness Room