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The Attwater
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I reserved the lark suite for my fiancé and her maid of honor the night before our Newport wedding and it turned out to be an excellent choice. The room was easily accessible, spotless, and gorgeous - a perfect backdrop for bride pictures, etc. I stayed with her on the second night so I was able to experience everything firsthand and was really impressed with the room. It exceeded my expectations.

A couple things to note: Don't expect beautiful views from the windows in this room but the space itself is fantastic.

The location of the property is not exactly the most exciting or scenic but close to everything.

Room Tip: The lark suite is large and beautiful!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thank you for your review and recommendation of our 670-square foot Lark Suite. We're so pleased that it was a stylish and spacious place for your new wife to get ready and relax before your wedding and for the both of you to enjoy on your wedding night! Please return for a visit for your anniversary or for a getaway any time. All the best to you.
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We visit Newport often and have stayed at many fine inns and hotels but the Attwater was quite a pleasant surprise. The hotel was tucked away but close to all that Newport has to offer. The service was simply a joy. Brad and Meghan made us feel quite at home. We booked a King Suite and it was spacious and felt much like a European boutique hotel. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the décor bright and pleasant, the accommodations spacious and amenities with a thoughtful touch. The room was immaculate. We're looking forward to making this our regular overnight favorite place to stay for relaxation and a bit of true warmth and hospitality. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
We are so pleased that we could pleasantly surprise you at The Attwater! We appreciate your kind words about our team's hospitality and about the spacious comfort of our king suites. It means a lot to hear you say that we've become a regular overnight favorite for your hard-earned getaways! We strive to be a special, relaxing destination for folks to escape to. It's so lovely to hear when we've successfully hit that mark. We look forward to your next stay at our boutique Newport hotel.
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Though off the beaten path, this cute boutique b&b/hotel has everything you could ask for: attentive service, good location to main attractions without the hubbub (. 5 mile walk to Thames), and great amenities (apple tv's and rentable iPad to boot) and room layout. Love the modern look built into the quirky old school Newport mansion layout. Perfect stay for the yuppies!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
What a great description of our location -- "good location to main attractions without the hubbub." Thank you for recommending The Attwater for a boutique hotel stay in Newport. We're so pleased you loved our historic building's modern decor and high-tech amenities. We look forward to your next visit.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

I've stayed at a few places in Newport and by far, this is the best.

The Attwater is a small property and borders more on a very big B&B than a hotel but it ticks all boxes. Incredibly central, one street back from Bellevue Avenue (Mansion Row), sleek, incredibly stylish interiors, clean and fantastic service.

Great breakfast included in the room rate and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly.

It would be great to see more places like this!

My only negative comment is that being an old building, the walls are not incredibly soundproof so if you're a light sleeper, take ear plugs just to be on the safe side.

Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
The best in Newport? We'll take it! Thank you for your thoughtful review. We greatly appreciate your kind words on our sleek, stylish interiors, great breakfasts and helpful staff. Please visit us again the next time your travels bring you to Newport.
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South Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Immaculate, charming, contemporary small hotel. Staff was unobstrusive and always helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were amazing -- carefully and skillfully prepared and delicious. Would love to return to this relaxing, comfy and well-located hotel!

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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for your recommendation. We think think "immaculate, charming, contemporary hotel" describes us to a "T." It means a lot that you found our staff both helpful and unobtrusive -- that is what we strive for -- and that you loved our breakfast, decor and location. Please come back a stay at our boutique Newport hotel again soon!
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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This is a small. Contemporary hotel in downtown location. Toons are clean comfortable and very tastefully decorated. However what's special is the staff. Breakfast is delicious different and healthy. Very helpfully. Coffee and tea always available. Elena was especially accommodating to us. We'd love to return

Room Tip: No elevator so if stairs are an issue be sure to ask the floor
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for your review and endorsement of our small, contemporary Newport RI hotel. We are so pleased that you found our service to be so helpful and that you appreciated our decor and breakfasts. Please visit again the next time you travel to New England from the south!
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Elgin
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here earlier this week and thought it was a lovely place. Normally stay in large chain hotels, so was relying on the other reviews to be accurate as this is anything but a large chain hotel. On arrival it looks like a residential home in a very quiet street just off the main road in Newport. However, as soon as you enter you are struck by it's quiet sophistication. The decor is very modern, there is quiet but modern music playing in the background and you are greeted with a huge smile from Megan behind the desk. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she is a great face for the hotel. The rooms are lovely (though no lift so disabled guests would need to be on the ground floor I suspect), with modern yet classy decor and really comfy beds. You are given an iPad filled with local attractions to help you find out what to do, where to eat etc, and you really do feel well looked after. Breakfast is a highlight...home cooked by Megan, with banana and peanut butter scones, still warm, muffins, egg dishes etc etc and as much coffee/tea etc. as you want. I would DEFINITELY recommend this place to anyone staying in Newport, and for the price it really is a steal!

Stayed April 2014
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
We are so pleased that you felt so welcomed at our boutique Newport hotel and that you were immediately struck by its quiet sophistication. We love to hear that! Sounds like the peanut butter and banana scones were a hit with you as well as our modern, classy decor and the friendly service of our wonderful manager, Megan. We look forward to seeing you in Newport RI again soon!
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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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