My husband & I recently stayed 3 nights at the Hydrangea House Inn on Bellevue Ave. in Newport RI. It was our 34th wedding anniversary and this inn had everything we wanted for such a special milestone. I found their website by searching the TripAdvisor site and am happy to report that it depicts & describes accurately the accommodations and atmosphere.
We stayed in the Carrie Paris room which was just fantastic. The room has six large windows with ornately colored drapes that let the sunshine through. The inn is meticulously maintained, very clean with interesting art and period pieces all through the house. The queen sized bed was very comfortable, there was a Jacuzzi/spa tub in the room which was great for soaking after long days of walking & touring and a gas fireplace that was very romantic. The rainshower shower head in the walk-in marble tiled shower was a real treat with plenty of room for two!
There was a convivial atmosphere at breakfast and at the wine & cheese reception that’s held each evening. This was the time to talk with other guests in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. It was fun to share itineraries with others, to hear recommendations of places to eat, side tours and out of the way places.
Grant & Dennis, the owners and on-premise innkeepers are exceptional hosts. It is quite obvious they take pride in their Inn that they’ve owned for 24 years. Breakfast is served in such an elegant setting. Each day we were served a specialty of the Inn. The tarragon scrambled eggs served in puff pastry were yum, yum! Ask Grant or Dennis for the secret ingredient! We had raspberry fritters with Vermont maple syrup, homemade breakfast sausage meatballs, raisin scones, jams, teas and special blend coffee - what a great way to start the day. There was a different China place setting each day and for those few hours that weekend I could see myself as part of the Vanderbilt Family during the Gilded Age!
I don’t want to forget to mention Lisa, of the housekeeping staff. She kept our room spotless, supplied fresh bottles of water, clean, fluffy towels, plumped our pillows and completed the day with turn down service at 8pm and left us fresh baked chocolate chip cookies to enjoy.
It seems to me that the Hydrangea House Inn is very deserving of the awards they proudly display. This property is a member of the Select Registry of distinguished Inns of North America, a AAA Diamond Award Recipient and I understand it has been highly ranked by members of TripAdvisor. I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful B & B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enter a world of grace, elegance and style where the intimate charm of Hydrangea House is complemented by its prestigious Bellevue Avenue address where once lived the Vanderbilts, the Astors and the Dukes. Each room's decor is designed around a specific fabric used in the room with luscious colors that were chosen to complement it distinct ambiance. Located in Newport's Old Quarter, guests will find restaurants, shopping and recreational opportunities within footsteps of the inn’s front door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hydrangea House Hotel Newport