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“Tiny size giant hospitality”
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The Attwater
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Tiny size giant hospitality”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We booked a standard king which was very small albeit very comfy. The bathroom was smaller than ones on cruise ships;however, what the room lacked the hotel made up for. Our outside hallway led to a lovely patio and the other end of the short hallway led to a beautiful salon. We felt as if we were in a suite. The best part, however( delicious homemade baked goods asisde) was the helpful staff. They made arrangements for us for lunches and dinners snagging a perfect seat at a popular fine dining restaurant and making sure the staff there knew it was our anniversary.

Room Tip: We rated this room lower on value because we paid top dollar during high season for a very small roo...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your anniversary visit and took advantage of our staff's insider knowledge and connections! While we do offer a range of room sizes from petite queens to spacious king suites, we're are pleased you enjoyed the added benefit of our patio deck and window seating areas. Along with our spacious lounge and all-day cafe, we hope you were able to stretch out and feel at home. Please come stay with us again!
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Attwater is simply INCREDIBLE for its price! i'm a stickler... travel a lot on business, not too much for pleasure but when i do, very important to feel "pampered." thus, often costs me megabucks, and i dont earn megabucks, i'm a college professor! SO many wonderful touches about Attwater made it great. stayed in a king room, quite fine! coffee, refrig, wonderful high deck where we had a bottle of wine ( no license bring your own, FINE selection one block away). wonderful lounge, great breakfast room. we will definitely be back! 5+ stars, people~

Room Tip: king was excellent. coffee, refrig, quick access to deck, nice breeze (didnt need room's AC).
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 25 July 2012
Thank you, professor! We love hearing the word "incredible." Our staff strives hard to make guests feel pampered. We realize this is your special time away and want you to make the most of it. So glad you enjoyed your time lounging on the deck with your bottle of wine. It really is a special spot under the trees. We are thrilled we made your first visit to Newport memorable and look forward to your return.
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

I booked last minute at the Attwell and absolutely loved it. Very inviting, great decor, comfy bedding and the outdoor patio was great. Owners very friendly!

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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
The outdoor lounge is such a nice, relaxing haven isn't it?! So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

We loved our stay there! Incredibly helpful friendly staff, very clean rooms, the complimentary iPads were a nice treat (pre-loaded with a ton of helpful Newport information), great location, and had a wonderful complimentary bakery. We would highly recommend the Attwater. We miss it already!

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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Well, we miss you, too! Thanks for your lovely review and for recommending us to others. We're so glad you enjoyed our amenities, friendly staff and central Newport location.
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Jefferson, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We loved our stay at the Attwater. Rob and his wife were really kind and knew lots about the area and damn can they bake!! The breakfasts and treats were delicious! We liked that it was away from the center a bit - it was a nice walk down the hill to the main drag in Newport. The bed was sooo comfortable, the tolietries luxurious, and the touches in the hotel and the room were super cute. The website advertises the fact that there are Ipads in the rooms - this was not the case - they did have a dock - but you needed to bring your own Ipod, Iphone, or Ipad. We look forward to returning to the Attwater again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
We are so glad you loved your stay at The Attwater and appreciate your kind words about our staff and baking abilities! The pastries are dangerously good are they not?. Also, let me apologize that you were not offered your iPad upon check-in. We do have them for every room and not offering you one was an oversight on our part. We are ironing out our procedures to ensure that this doesn't happen again.
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Latham, New York
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2012

This had to be the nicest inn we have stayed. We loved the altrachic decor. Our room was clean and stylish. The bed was comfortable. We loved the cafee. The food was superb. The staff was friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to staying again.

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, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
Wow! Six exclamation points! Thanks so much for your great review. We are go glad you enjoyed your stay and the amenities at The Attwater. We look forward to your return visit, as well.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Modern chic hotel with best hotel host I have ever had. I believe Rob is the actual owner, and he always made sure we had a great day planned out. He was very knowledgeable about the area, and gave great recommendations. I enjoyed the modern and chic look to the hotel compared to some of the older B&Bs that Newport had to offer. Very comfortable beds and nice amenities.

Great treats and options for breakfast and snacks. Less than a 10 minute walk to wharfs. The only thing that was not 100% seemed to be a couple details that were related to the newness of the Inn - Rob seemed to already be addressing the ones I noticed. I was going to mark the value as only four stars, but compared to area hotels, B&B, and Inns I thought it was well worth the money.

It was a fantastic stop on my honeymoon around New England.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Aaron T
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, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
Well, you got Rob blushing! We are so glad you joined us during your honeymoon trip through New England. We strive every day to continue making The Attwater better and better for our guests and we appreciate your thoughtful review and comments. Please make us a stop next year on your anniversary (if not before)!
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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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