I stayed at Josie's Bed & Breakfast last weekend with my husband and 11-year-old son. The location was easy to find and within walking distance of the downtown area as well as the beach and the Cliff Walk/mansion district. Josie was extremely accommodating and made arrangements for us to be able to get inside despite our late arrival. There is private parking behind the bed-and-breakfast, so it feels pretty secure. Josie's house is beautiful and well-kept, and very clean. It's accommodates a maximum of seven guests at a time, so it's perfect for those who want a more intimate environment. We stayed on the third level of the house, which was a converted attic with a private bath. There is a bedroom with a queen bed, and a separate sitting area with an additional twin bed (that was very comfortable). Josie is very friendly and goes out of her way to make guests feel at home. I felt like I was staying at my grandma's house. Josie accommodated our son's taste in food, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious both mornings--we ate every drop! I would absolutely recommend staying at Josie's, whether you are traveling as a couple or a small family (or a large family – if you rent out all three rooms!). I've been vacationing in Newport since I was a kid, and last weekend was one of my most memorable experiences.
Josie does not accept reservations online, which I think is a deterrent for some people. I must admit that due to this, I almost decided to look elsewhere. The website seemed a bit outdated, and I can't remember the last time that I sent a check in the mail. I'm glad I took a chance with Josie. We had a great time and I don't regret it at all.