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The Anchor Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Narragansett
Certificate of Excellence
VT
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Absolutely fell in love with it!”
Reviewed 17 June 2007

wonderful wonderful place to stay!
Extremely clean and the beach was beautiful and right across the road. The little porches were great for relaxing.
The views from the trails overlooking the water (to the left after beach ends) provided breathtaking views!
Lots of nice little places to eat within a short drive.
The owner Gene was very nice and always around the grounds cleaning.
Newport is an easy drive as well as the Block Island Ferry.
The fridges in the rooms are very handy and the beds comfy.

Small towels as others have saidt just bring your own- they worked fine for me though.

I had a wonderful time and fully intend on going back again and again!

  • Liked — proximity to ocean and views
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled solo
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5 Thank JennyJen72
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Cooperstown, NY
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2007

We returned to the Anchor Motel for the third time (after a hiatus of a couple of years).

We found it as wonderful as we remembered. The owner, Gene, was there 24/7, always pleasant and helpful, and always cleaning.

Rooms are clean, comfortable and have a great view.

I really cannot say enough good about this place. I look forward to going back to The Anchor Motel in the future (hopefully yearly).

Stayed May 2007
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2 Thank NYMew
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Long Island, New York
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95 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2007

This was our second Memorial Day weekend in Narragansett, staying at the Anchor Motel. The motel is spotless, the rooms have everything you need for a laid-back beach vacation. Gene could not be more cordial or welcoming. Ocean beach is 100 steps away. Spent one day in Newport, a pleasant short drive up the coast. Be sure to eat dinner at "Spain". Interesting menu and wonderful service. We'll be back again next year.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with friends
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Thank LIGrammy
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Hudson Valley, NY
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2006

We spent 6 nights at the Anchor Motel in mid-September and couldn't have asked for a more perfect place for a quiet beach vacation with our baby. The owners, Gene and Gail, were friendly but unobtrusive, and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. As others have said, Gene was there 24/7, and they were both always cleaning outside and in.

The room was spotless and kept that way through the week. As others have mentioned, though, the only toiletry provided was soap, so bring your own shampoo, etc. Our room, #6, had a king-size bed and plenty of room on the side for the portable crib; however, one corner was at an angle to allow for the office doorway next door, so other rooms were probably slightly bigger. Ours and the one on the other side of the office didn't have a separate deck - *maybe* we would have spent more time on the deck if it wasn't sort of part of the office entrance.

The location was absolutely perfect - literally steps away from the beach. No need to worry about parking, using public facilities, etc. We were able to even get onto the beach to see the sun rise one morning - just threw on some clothes and stepped out. Since this is a quiet residential area, be aware that you do have to drive or take a cab to get food (the fridge provided is a good-size one, enough to hold groceries). There's no microwave (yet - hint, hint, Gene). Coffee and doughnuts are provided in the morning, but I would suggest getting some doughboys from Iggy's at least once as well. Share some with Gene - he likes them. :)

  • Liked — Location - proximity to beach
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with family
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4 Thank cruisingbug
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Demarest, New Jersey
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2006

We stayed there for 1 night.

The place is very nice, clean and simple, located across the street from the beach. The owner is very helpful and informative. It might not be the best pace to stay with a small child but other than that I would fully recommed it to anyone who is looking for a simple and clean affordable motel.

The rooms are nice although it would be nice to have a queen- size bed instead of two double beds.

  • Liked — price, location, owner
  • Disliked — lack of larger bed
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Benguin
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Reviewed 5 July 2006

Literally right across the street from Scarborough Beach, this motel was great! Every room has an ocean view and the couple that owns the place is so friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and parking is convenient. Very family oriented place. Each room has a small porch outside so you can enjoy the views. Very close to shopping in Narragansett and pretty views at Point Judith. Only a few things to note if you do go: 1. bath towels are small so you might want to bring your own. 2. The motel gets hardly any cell phone service (walk down the street and you'll have full service but don't expect to make any calls from your room) 3. The TV didn't get a huge variety of channels - but with the beach right across the street who wants to stay in the room and watch television??

  • Stayed July 2006
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2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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60 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2006

We have been going to the Anchor Motel every summer for 3 years. How can you hate waking up and walking across a street to a beautiful beach any time you want? Sit on the little porch outside your room with coffee and talk to the other families doing the same thing. It is blessedly quiet. Everything is just a short dirve away. Dont plan on walking anywhere, its just a little too far. There are no restaurants within walking distance. Bring your own towels, snacks and drinks. The owners are very nice and friendly. The other reviewer complainers should have realized this was not resort property with room service and restaurant just by their initial look , I think their comments were a bit unjust.

  • Stayed July 2006
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4 Thank NashuaNH
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Additional Information about The Anchor Motel

Property: The Anchor Motel
Address: 825 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1317
Region: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Narragansett
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Narragansett
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at Scarborough State Beach; a few steps across the small two-lane road and you are on the beach! Fifteen immaculate rooms each with an ocean view and a private deck. Non-smoking motel, great for guests of all ages. Rooms have two double beds (or one king-sized bed), bathroom, refrigerator, AC/heater, cable TV, and wireless internet. Close to the Block Island ferry, the historic towers, Point Judith Lighthouse, and the University of Rhode Island. Continental breakfast served daily. ... more   less 
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