This was literally a last minute decision to go to the Newport area since we were bumped from our flight to Florida due to Hurricane Arthur. I will say I usually stay at Hilton, Sheraton & Marriott that are a lot nicer for less, but I did beat paying $600 a night at the Marriott in Newport.
We checked in rather late at night and they gave us a room on the first floor, the room smelled like mildew and was damp. The front desk was understanding and moved us up to the fourth floor with no problem. The room was what I expected, clean, nice size, bathroom very small, and very comfortable beds. Housekeeping was very friendly and thorough.
As far as the pool goes, I had mixed feelings. The pool and the landscaping are beautiful but the inexpensive and mismatched furniture does not compliment it. It seems like they ran out of money after they put the pool in and cut corners. The thing that bothered me the most were the pool towels. They are in between the size of a hand towel and a bath towel and paper thin. You need at least two to cover the lounge chair. They certainly are not the red towels they show in their pictures. Come on guys, spend a few bucks and get some decent towels for your guests.
Overall the hotel was fine for what we needed and will probably go back since they plan on updating in the fall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn, South Kingstown, a AAA 3 Diamond full service hotel located just 5 miles from Narragansett Beach and 9 miles from downtown Newport. We offer 107 spacious guest rooms, an Italian restaurant and lounge (children 12 and under eat free in our restaurant) a beautiful outdoor pool and patio area, room service options, wireless Internet throughout the property, complimentary newspapers, an exercise and laundry room, and superior guest service.The University of Rhode Island, the Ryan Center, many restaurants, shops, the Block Island Ferry, great fishing, kayaking and bicycling trails are all within minutes of the hotel. Relax, It s Holiday Inn, where Kids Stay and Eat Free. The Holiday Inn, South Kingstown welcomes you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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