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“Outstanding Hotel with GREAT service.”
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The Attwater
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
“Outstanding Hotel with GREAT service.”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I spent some time at the Attwater in early June and had an outstanding experience. We learned of the Attwater after seeing the segment The Today Show did on the hotel. The rooms are recently updated, very fresh, and extremely clean. I had a great conversation with the owner and learned quite a bit about the chic style of the hotel and the design concepts used. They offer a delicious and healthy breakfast every morning (included in rate) in an attractive and bright space...the perfect start to your day. The price was right and I will certainly return to the Attwater very soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank HWGII
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, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Well, we certainly are glad you watch the Today Show! Thank you for your lovely words and for coming to visit. We're glad you had a chance to chat with Rob about the design - a subject very dear to his heart. Please come and visit us again when your travels bring you to Newport.
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Saw an amazing piece about The Attwater on the Today Show and asked around to a few friends who have stayed there and everyone said it was clean, chic, and so unique. Friends says the mattresses at this place are literally the most comfortable they have ever slept on. I cannot wait to plan a trip up north to treat myself to a great night of rest and an apparently delicious breakfast!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Glad to hear your friends recommended us so highly. We look forward to your visit., Brittany. Please let us know in person how we stand up to the advance reviews!
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Here's the quick on this place:

- Tiny, dirty/ugly bathrooms
- No iPad
- All the doors slam in the house
- VERY Overpriced
- Rooms smell like a cheap old motel + mildue
- Breakfast was small, cold, and stingy.
- In the middle of no where.

Room Tip: Don't choose a room at all. Look at some of the B&B's closer to the port.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at The Attwater, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Dear review readers,
We want you to know that we take all feedback, good and bad, very seriously. We have reached out to this guest to further explore his experience at the Attwater which is clearly not in keeping with our other guest experience with our property.

Here are are are a few points to consider:

- We are located one block off Bellevue Avenue where all of Newport's Historic Mansions are located. This is a five minute walk down the hill to the Harbor and a 12 minute walk to First Beach. Many guests prefer our quiet, accessible location. This guest arrived at 11:30pm and departed at 8:00am the following morning and did not take the opportunity to walk down the hill.

- Our rooms are all entirely renovated in the last 6 months. We certainly do not feel that they smell like cheap old motel rooms. All of the furniture is completely new, we have newly refinished hardwood floors, and new window treatments.

- For security reasons we do not leave the iPads in the guest rooms but we do offer them to guests to check out for their stay. Again, this guest was only here for a very short overnight stay and did not make use of the complimentary iPad because they had their own.

- Each day we offer a house baked breakfast -- with several choices including offerings like: raspberry peach muffins with a lemon streusel topping, lemon ginger sconces, watermelon/feta/arugula salad, lime mind cantaloupe salad - we also offer an assortment of greek yogurt, bagels, and granola.

- This guest stayed on a Friday night in July, which is of course, the most expensive time to stay in Newport. We do offer rooms of different sizes and price. In the summer our room rates range from $209 to $479 depending on room selection.

- The bathroom in the room where this guest stayed is one of the smaller bathrooms. It offers a stand alone shower while many of our other bathrooms offer tub/shower combinations.

All in all, we are very disappointed that we were not the right fit for this guest and that we did not meet his expectations. As I mentioned we have followed up with him personally to see how we can address his concerns in a constructive way.

We hope that readers will take this review in the context of the other reviews that we have received since opening on June 1. We welcome phone calls or emails with questions and concerns and hope. Please feel free to reach out to me personally with questions: rob@larkhotels.com.

Sincerely,
Rob Blood
Founder, Lark Hotels
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Attwater is a beautiful B&B with a modern feel to it. Guest parking is just beside the building and is free. Check-in was a breeze thanks to Taylor who greeted my husband and I with a warm welcome. We stayed in a Queen room on the 3rd floor with free wifi. The bed was really comfortable! The decor throughout the building is very fresh and vibrant. Upon check-in, we were given a punch card for 3 items per person per one night stay, to use at the bakery. We chose to use it for breakfast of cappuccino and delicious homemade pastries. My only wish would be for the water pressure in the shower to be higher. But overall, we had an excellent stay and would recommend that anyone planning to visit Newport, stay at the Attwater.

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, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are pleased that you enjoyed our comfortable beds and fresh baked pastries. We work hard to create a modern, fresh appeal in an historic building and are glad you appreciated the decor. We are doing what we can to improve the water pressure in this historic spot. Thanks again for recommending us and do join us again the next time your travels bring you to Newport.
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

We went to Newport to watch the Americas Cup. Heard about this hotel on GMA and decided to try it. I thought it was a bit expensive but it was "almost" my birthday so we splurged. When I first saw the room I was a bit disappointed by the size of the room, but then I noticed the beautiful curtains, wallpaper, bedding, coffee maker, ipod radio, large water...many ammenities....well, I was happier. But when I went to bed I couldn't believe the comfort of the mattress, the two (4) fantastic pillows and the beautiful bedding. Nighty, night! Best night sleep ever. Come morning we enjoyed our newspapers out on the very large back deck where we had our choice of lounging on beautiful pillowed chairs or at the table and chair set.

Breakfast was a bit strange, we were give a "punch card" with three unpunched holes. We could have our choice of 3 different items....choices of specialty coffees, watermellon salad or home made scones or homemade muffins. I think they could do without the punch cards, it was a bit awkward handing our cards in an upscale hotel like this was. Just give the folks their coffee and muffins. All three of our items were excellent...best coffee, best salad and best muffin.

We met the owner as we were leaving who told us he had two other Inn's, one in Kennebunkport and one in Nantucket. Think I'll try the one in Kennebunkport for my real birthday.

Room Tip: We peeked into a few rooms on our way out of the hotel. They were all bigger than mine was...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
We are pleased you slept so well in our wonderful beds! It is such a compliment to hear that you slept better in our Newport hotel than you have in any other. While our Petite Queen and Queen rooms are cozy, we do offer 500 square-foot suites and very large Deluxe King rooms, as well. Our room descriptions include square footage. We also appreciate you hanging in there with our punch card system. It's our way of ensuring that our guests have the flexibility to enjoy our homemade pastries, espresso drinks, salads and baked goods at any time of the day. We look forward to your return visit to The Attwater, or at any of our other Lark Hotels. Please do visit Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport for your birthday. Our wonderful innkeepers there, Jed and Alana, will take great care of you.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

When staying in Newport, I highly recommend the Attwater! We stayed for 2 nights for a get-away weekend and we were thrilled with every detail. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were spacious and clean, and the breakfast was especially delicious. The beds were really comfortable and we slept well both nights. We loved the location (near the Tennis Hall of Fame) and a 5-minute walk to everything that Newport has to offer. What really put the Attwater over the top was the colorful and chic interior design which was sophisticated while also making the hotel feel like home. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at the Attwater and highly recommend it to friends and family.

Room Tip: Corner suites are large, comfortable, sunny and private.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 2 July 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our central location, our breakfast pastries and comfy beds. We especially appreciate your comments on our wonderful decor. The invigorating bold pops of orange, green and turquoise make us smile very day and we are so glad you felt it was both chic and homey. The perfect description. We look forward to your next visit to The Attwater.
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Staff are excellent and very helpful. Room are clean and newly renovated, but basic also. Good place to stay at reasonable price.

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Property: The Attwater
Address: 22 Liberty St, Newport, RI 02840-3221
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Newport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#5 Spa Hotel in Newport
#9 Business Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Attwater 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steeped in Newport’s nautical history — yet with a bold touch of the unexpected — you’ll experience our most original Newport accommodations in stylish comfort.Discover a more personal lodging alternative to big box hotels — yet with a chic, modern edge elusive to most B&Bs. Find exceptional rooms and amenities; a clever, all-day coffee cafe; the latest tech amenities; and attentive service when you want it (privacy when you don’t).As one of the first hotel properties in Newport, the Attwater is set on a quiet street just a block off Bellevue Avenue in the central historic district. All of Newport’s sights, sounds and tastes — sailing, tennis, night life, restaurants, beaches, history, mansions — are all only a short stroll away. In fact, our newly renovated boutique hotel is merely three blocks from Newport Harbor and an eight-minute walk to First Beach. ... more   less 
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