The young woman who received us was pleasant but not particularly friendly or outgoing. She is most likely a little shy.
The owners of the B&B were traveling which was a great disappointment for us. Is always nice when you're welcomed by the owner because they take such pride in their home. They can tell you stories about the house or area. It personalizes and adds another dimension to your stay.
The house itself was beautiful and a wonderful hot breakfast was cooked to order, along with a large selection of fresh fruits, breads, bagels, donuts, and juice. The front porch is very welcoming, with plenty of room for guests to relax. A cooler stocked wirh soda and beer was placed on the porch in the evening.
We were in the Isaac Kendall Room. It was clean with a large bathroom and robes in the closet. The one thing that surprised me was the bed linens. The pillow cases did not match the sheets. They were not a coordinating set either. I had also hoped for that really crisp clean sheet feel. Whatever the type of sheets they use, they were not particularly nice to sleep on.
This was a very special occasion for us and I felt that overall, despite the beauty, it was pretty sterile.
I would never begrudge an owner time away. Nor would I complain about a loyal employee who does her job. For me, I will not book a room in the future if the owner is not there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful bed and breakfast in historical neighborhood. Homes are colonial and Victorian some dating back to 1700. Very quiet area but a short walk to the center of town. On the harbor( see the Newport bridge beautifully lite at night) beautiful front porch with antique wicker furniture to enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarah Kendall House Hotel Newport