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“Great staff & service, bood room”
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Bay Willows Inn
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Middletown
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Great staff & service, bood room”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This motel seems to have changed hands recently and the new owners are renovating the motel bit by bit.

At arrival we were greeted by a very friendly lady, we were given a bag with some gifts (water, sweets, candybar) which was not expected for such a cheap motel. Also, as they were renovating the breakfast room that we couldn't use, we got some gift cards for Dunkin' Donuts just across the road. Not a perfect breakfast, but a nice gesture for us guests. Also, at reception you can get complimentary fruit, all times of the day. Very thoughtful.

The room was as clean as it gets: nothing is new, so not perfectly shining, and you do still smell some old smoking odors in the carpet, but the cleaner did a great job making it as clean as possible.

All the usual is found in the room (we had a suite, so double rooms): extra couch, desk, chair, TV, good spacious bed, and perfectly working WiFi.

At night there is some noise from the road, but nothing to keep us from sleeping.

All in all, this is a basic but very nice motel, that is cheap but perfect for a few nights while visiting Newport.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We try to stay with locally owned housing. This Inn is the old 50's, 60's style building but updated to beachy. Room #15 had a very comfortable king bed, night stands, desk and dresser with marble tops, a small flat screen t.v. and 2 red leather arm chairs I wish I could take home with me. We arrived around noon and they were very accommodating and had no problem letting us have the room early. They also gave us a goody bag with water bottles, fresh fruit, some candy and several other munchie packets. My husband asked about the estates we wanted to see and they gave him several booklets and needed information. We have read some of the poor reviews but we would go back there again. During the off season, they allow needy people to stay in the rooms for a small amount of money so they have a shelter. oops, I almost forgot to tell you about the beautiful flowers in barrels outside of the doors. And the bathroom has the original pink tiled shower from when this Inn was first open. Give them a try!

Room Tip: King size bed in #15.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Bay Willows Inn is not a $300+/ night hotel chain and will not live up to those expectations, nor should it.
It is an independent motel 15 minutes away from everything in Newport at a fraction of the cost.
We were wary based on other reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised.
It's a clean, comfortable, affordable, pet-friendly place to lay your head while exploring Rhode Island.
We will be back!

Stayed July 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This hotel is the perfect spot for everyone. It is clean, the staff are extremely friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. The price is just right, too, compared to other hotels in the area. For our stay, the breakfast nook was being renovated and the staff gave us all Dunkin Donuts gift cards each day of our 4 day stay. The building is a little old, but they are doing a nice job of making it aesthetically pleasing by putting beautiful flowers all around. Only a five minute drive from downtown Newport and the Navy base, this is the place you want to stay for friendly service at a good price.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Bayside, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

dirty, no maid service, overpriced
Stayed here because there were few available rooms on this weekend
Perhaps , we should have traveled further for a room- this place was filthy with garbage outside and no clean towels next day
and all for a deal of $160 per night ! robbery !

Room Tip: Bettter off going further if this is the only room available -
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Where do I begin? Because we only needed a room for one night (Saturday), this was the only place we could find since everywhere else required a 2-night minimum. We pulled into this establishment around 3:30 in the afternoon and it reminded me distantly of Bate's Motel. Maybe it was the run down look, maybe it was the 'residents' hanging outside their rooms in nightware with butts hanging out of their mouths, maybe it was the shower with no tub and a tiled bathroom that was straight out of the 40's with a floor that I wouldn't walk on barefoot. Nevermind that it took 3 flushes of the toilet to get it right. The room itself appeared to be clean and the kingsized bed was comfortable enough - even had an indoor 'patio' with busted up fake wicker chairs, stained carpeting and a gross sofa that I wouldn't attempt to sit on. Thank goodness the TV and WiFi worked. However, we could not stay any longer than was necessary. We were outta there by 8:30 the next morning and will NEVER be back. This experience was a very painfull one to our wallet since, by comparison, we once stayed in the presidential suite at a hotel in the Boston seaport area for less than this hole in the wall cost! Total rip off.

Room Tip: Don't stay here.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a bachelorette party since it was a bit cheaper than the chain hotels nearby. Never again! The rooms were dirty and seemed like no one has stayed there since 1979. There were no curtains in the bathrooms, the pull out couch had springs poking out of it, luckily we had an air mattress packed. There was waste still in the toilet when we arrived. We did extra towels when we went to the office but they didn't know anything about the continental breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Bay Willows Inn
Address: 1225 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-5255
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Middletown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Middletown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Bay Willows Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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