My wife and I spent 2 nights at this beautiful property in mid May. I won't repeat all the glowing accolades and will simply say they are all true.
Location is great. It's in the Mansion/"Cottage" District so the cliff walk and all the old homes are within walking distance as was the tennis hall of fame. The downtown harbor area requires a car. Frankly, that area didn't have much appeal to us. Harbor was very nice, but the sights were largely elsewhere. I stressed over where to stay in the city and, knowing what I now know, I believe the Ivy Lodge was the optimal place. Lots of restaurants nearby, assuming you don't mind a 15-20 minute walk.
Owners are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
The house is gorgeous. Plus there are lots of little touches, like the porch and chairs, the free snacks, the free parking, etc. They allow you to take wine glasses from the cabinets in the dining room as needed.
Breakfasts were good and served between 8:30am and 10am, I believe. The hot meals were of moderate portions, creative and tasty. The hot meal changes every day. There was always fresh fruit and yogurt available for those who opted out of the hot breakfast.
The Magnolia Room is on the 3rd floor up a fairly narrow stairway to get there. Didn't bother us in the least. But for the truly obese or for those with difficulties going up or down stairs, I'd pick a room on the 2nd floor.
We'd definitely go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Newport's enchanted Gilded Age at historic Ivy Lodge. Located in Newport, Rhode Island's mansion district off famed Bellevue Avenue, The Ivy Lodge is just a short stroll to the mansions, downtown Newport, The Cliff Walk and the beaches. Period antiques and victorian accents throughout its rooms complete the newly-renovated home and gardens. The richly-detailed oak walls and fireplace hearths provide the quintessential Newport backdrop for a memorable experience in the City by the Sea. Explore our inn and discover Newport the way it was meant to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ivy Hotel Newport