Conference venue:

Newport Marriott
25 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport,  RI  02840

UPDATE: Overflow accommodations available 

Old Beach Inn
19 Old Beach Road
Newport, RI 02840

This bed & breakfast, owned by Sea Grant Library’s own Cyndi Murray and her husband, is offering rates of $125-$145 mid-week during Sea Grant Week. Those rates may be extended through the following weekend for those choosing to extend their stay. To take advantage of these rates, please mention “Sea Grant” when booking. Contact or (401) 855-4844.

Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

The Hotel Viking is offering 35 rooms at $189.00 (single/double rate) from 10/10/16 to 10/14/16. To receive this rate, you must book by September 19 by calling the hotel at 1-800-556-7126 or booking online here. The group code is 1K565U. A complimentary shuttle will be provided in the morning and afternoon to transport Sea Grant Week attendees to and from the Marriott.

Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
151 Admiral Kalbfus Road
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

Group Room Block & Rates

October 10, 2016 Monday DDNS * $89.10
October 11, 2016 Tuesday DDNS * $89.10
October 12, 2016 Wednesday DDNS * $89.10
October 13, 2016 Thursday DDNS * $89.10
October 14, 2016 Friday DDNS * $179.10
October 15, 2016 Saturday Check-Out

*DDNS = 2 Full Beds (Sleep up to 4 People)

Rates: All room rates are per room, per night, based on up to 2 people sharing, and are subject to applicable to Rhode Island state and local taxes (currently 13%). Additional person charges are $10 per person, per night, plus applicable taxes. No other discounts apply.

Cut Off: Monday, September 26, 2016.

Terms: Individual call-in (401-849-9880) and payment. Block reserved as “University of Rhode Island.” Changes to individual reservations can be made up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

About our host hotel, Newport Marriott . . .

The Sea Grant Week group rate of 189.00 USD per night at the Newport Marriott has been fully booked. Please visit Discover Newport  if you wish to search for other accommodations.


Information on transportation to and from T.D. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I.:


Discover Newport official site

 About Newport

Newport, a major 18th-century port city, now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. It was also once the summer playground of America’s wealthiest families, including the Vanderbilts and U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.

The famous mansions, each more opulent than the last, offer detailed tours and give a fascinating glimpse into Gilded Age extravagance. While the town rightly emphasizes its history with a variety of museums and tours, Newport also has a vibrant, contemporary side, made manifest in quirky shops and great restaurants.

With coastlines on the west, south and east, Newport is a maritime city that harbors commercial fishing boats, and power and sail pleasure craft. It is known as the sailing capital of the United States and has hosted the America’s Cup and the international Ocean Volvo Race.