My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Artful Lodger Inn during a very quick trip to Newport for a mid-June wedding. Most places in Newport required at least a two night minimum and they were nice enough to do us a favor and take us in for just one night so we were very thankful for that! The Inn is cute and clean and the hosts are very nice and personable. The room we stayed in was small, but we knew that coming in and there are larger rooms available for longer stays. Like I said, they were doing us a favor during their high season so we took what we could get! The bathroom was a decent size and the shower pressure was good, although the sink is in the bedroom so that was a bit odd. There was a common room located right outside our door where people could relax and read the paper or a book and we could hear their every word and I assume they could hear ours so that was a bit uncomfortable, but luckily we were not in Newport to hang out in our room so we headed out quickly to avoid any eavesdropping on either side. The location of the Inn is good if you want to tour the mansions and go to the Cliff Walk or Ocean Drive because you are pretty much already headed in that direction, but you have a little walk to go back towards the shopping area. It did not bother us though because we like to walk and are used to it. The Inn is on the main road so you do want to be careful walking out the front door, but the parking lot is located safely in the back. Parking is a bit tight for trucks and SUV's though. We had a hard time parking ours. Breakfast was good, but you are only given one choice. Whatever is being made that morning is the breakfast for the day. Your host does check to make sure it is ok, but it would be nice to at least have a couple of options to choose from. There is some granola, corn flakes and cake (sweet bread) on the table too. All in all we were pleased with our stay and would only change a few small items, but we would recommend the Artful Lodger to others visiting Newport for a quick stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Victorian with Harbor Views! Enjoy the Artful Lodger Inn! This Victorian Inn offers a variety of accommodations and a beautiful setting to just relax, unwind and enjoy. Neighboring The Elms mansion, we are an intimate treasure tucked amongst Newport's most glorious mansions as well as having close proximity to Newport's historic downtown. Each day at the Inn will start with a delicious gourmet breakfast. ... more less
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