I recently stayed at the Marshall Slocum while in town on business, and I was quite pleased with my visit. The guest house is located away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Newport while still within easy walking distance of it, so I found it to be nicely quiet. The crowd that the place attracts also seemed to be the quiet types, as well, so I was pleased with the noise level present.
Unfortunately, I don't recall the room that I stayed in's number, but it had two beds - one twin and a queen. I slept in the queen, which was extremely comfortable, and had a well-placed lamp perfect for reading in bed.
Folks who have mobility issues that would affect their ability to get into a high bed should make sure to let the ownership know before booking, because the queen bed in that room was very high off the ground; I think some people would have trouble getting into and out of it.
My room, and the other rooms I saw (a few unoccupied rooms had their doors open when I was in the hallway) were refreshingly lacking in the clutter one sometimes sees in these sorts of establishments. In my room, the bureau was tucked into the closet, preventing the room itself from feeling crowded, but with still plenty of hanging space left over. There was also a small desk that I found perfect for using my computer at, although the outlet was a little difficult to get to - it wasn't far from the desk, but it was tucked behind the twin bed and was a bit tricky to get things plugged into.
Unfortunately, I never got to sample the breakfast, because I was usually dashing out the door to get to work on time, but the other guests all seemed to like it. The owner also offered to prepare me breakfast a bit earlier than normal because of my schedule, but I like sleep so much that I usually was just barely making out the door on-time even without breakfast!
Parking was much better than for most places in Newport; there is a well-sized lot in back of the guest house, and I had no problems at all with parking.
The guest house has five iPads that guests may borrow, along with a subscription to Netflix, which seems worth noting, although I did not get to try them myself.
My only complaint, ultimately, was that the lighting in the bathroom was very poor - it was the unpleasant, yellowy lighting I expect in a low-end motel, but not in a guest house. I actually brought one of the lamps into the bathroom to help with the issue, because I like to read in the tub in the evenings, and I found the lighting extremely off-putting.
So! I definitely recommend it, unless bathroom lighting is a deal-breaker for you.
If you have mobility issues that make it hard to get into and out of high beds, make sure you let th...
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