Situated on Newport’s main drag, Forty 1 North brings New York chic to the City by the Sea. The décor in this boutique hotel is modern, sleek and luxurious, and the guest rooms come complete with Frette linens, Malin & Goetz bath products, iPads and gas fireplaces. Enjoy cocktails at the Oval Bar or outside on the harborside patio and then dine at The Grille. Other perks include in-room spa services, two-person soaking tubs and sunrise yoga—and should you arrive in Newport via boat, there’s a full-service marina on site.—Sarah O’Neill Fernandez
Lark Hotels recently opened the doors of The Attwater, its newest luxury inn located close to Newport’s Bellevue Avenue. Designed by Rachel Reider, its 12 rooms showcase a modern and eclectic mix of colors and patterns (added bonus: the Apple TVs). Enjoy a light meal at The Café before taking your complimentary beach bag and chair to sit by the nearby shore. One other treat: All guests receive an exclusive discount at Vineyard Vines, a town favorite and the inn’s official outfitter.—S.O.F.
Nantucket Island Resorts have expanded their award-winning White Elephant brand with the new White Elephant Village. Nantucket interior designer Kathleen Hay has created a warm, chic envirornment for both families and couples, and the waterfront and town are an easy stroll away. —Michael Hite
Armed with bragging rights as the oldest hotel on the island—it dates back to 1891—The Nantucket has re-opened after new ownership has completed a meticulous renovation. Open year-round and family-friendly, the comfortable yet elegant hotel is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and beaches.—M.H.