My husband and I recently stayed at the Beach Tree Inn with another couple for the weekend. We were greeted by the male host (I apologize – I can’t remember his name), who was friendly and helpful. Our room (303) was extremely clean and comfortable. The Jacuzzi in the bathroom was very large, but unfortunately, that does take away quite a bit of space from the bathroom. On the third floor, there is a community kitchen area, which is great if you want to store food, drinks, etc. in the refrigerator.
One downfall of the B&B is the location. They’re a bit far from the downtown area. The last Newport B&B we stayed in was much closer to the harbor area, which we preferred.
And then there is what has now been affectionately named the “egg incident.” During our first morning at the inn, my husband and I walked down to breakfast. The dining area was full, so we had to wait. We’ve stayed at several B&B’s and never had to wait to be seated for breakfast, but we were still waiting for our friends, so it wasn’t much of an issue. After waiting a while for a table, we decided to sit at their outside dining area. When I asked the waitress for tea, she said she couldn’t bring it to me. Instead, I had to get it myself inside. Okay, not a huge deal, but I still wouldn’t label this as “excellent service.” They offer several different options for breakfast. As we ordered our meals, the men in our group each asked for an egg with their French toast. The waitress said the kitchen wouldn’t do that. They either had to order French toast or an egg – not both. When a patron is spending $350 a night to stay at your B&B, I don’t think an egg is an unreasonable request. After waiting quite a while for breakfast, the waitress brought out two plates, but immediately took back the one, saying it was the wrong order. After a couple of minutes, they then took the second plate off of our table because it was someone else’s breakfast. I wouldn’t be too happy to find out my breakfast had sat in front of another customer for a few minutes before it was brought to me. After a little while, they brought out two plates again for our friends. They were about halfway through their meals when mine and my husband’s arrived. However, they forgot our home fries and had to bring them out separately. The meals were an average size, but the inn boasts serving “Newport’s biggest breakfast.” Maybe they were serving smaller portions because it was a busy weekend. Maybe there was an egg shortage. I don’t know. Fortunately, breakfast the next morning wasn’t as painful, but we still couldn’t get an extra egg with our average-sized meals.
Anyway, we love Newport and will definitely be back, but probably won’t stay at the Beech Tree Inn again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beech Tree Inn & Cottage offers bright rooms with Private Bath, Flat screen cable TV, Air-conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, and a Big Breakfast, hot-off-the-grill. Walk to town center. Located in quiet historic neighborhood. Family & pet friendly by arrangement. AAA 3-diamond rated. ... more less
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- Beech Tree Inn And Cottage Hotel Newport