We selected this hotel based on trip advisor reviews. We are glad that we did. The hotel is in a great location, one block from Bellevue Avenue (mansions), and a few blocks from Thames St. shopping/restaurants as well as Bowens and Bannisters wharf, the visitor center and the historic section of Newport. Everything is in walking distance, however the hotel is in a very quiet, residential location.
We arrived early and were able to check in immediately. We were greeted by Brad, the manager. He and his fiancée, Meghan are the managers. They live on site and are available 24 hours for any needs.
The hotel is immaculate. It's very well decorated with a modern, colorful look. It smells great when you enter as Meghan bakes on premises. There is music playing softly in the background.
Our room was a junior king suite on the 3rd floor. We had plenty of space, a living area with a separate bedroom. All amenities are provided, including a refrigerator, robes, keurig coffe maker with cream/sugars, corkscrew, alarm clock/I-pod docking station, iron, hairdryer, water bottles, glasses and coffee cups, and toiletries that smell wonderful. Housekeeping is provided every day. We had plenty of towels and housekeeper refreshed our glasses/coffee cups daily. We are late sleepers and had the "do not disturb" sign on our door while we slept in. When we returned to our room in the evening, our room was cleaned and perfect. Sleeping in is not an issue with the housekeeping staff!
The water pressure is perfect, and there is a rain type shower head which feels great after a long day. We had no problems with water temperature either. The bed was amazingly comfortable and we slept like babies! In spite of what some other reviewers have stated, we did not hear any noise that disturbed us at all.
The hotel staff provides amazing customer service. We received a welcome e-mail prior to our arrival stating that we could contact them in advance if we had questions or needed help with dinner reservations, etc. On arrival you are provided with a courtesy I-pad in which they have programmed several icons containing useful information such as restaurant recommendations, things to do, etc. We were provided a key to our room as well as a key to the main door which they lock at 9pm for security purposes. We felt very safe and secure here. The hotel is in a very nice location, is very well lit inside and out, and door is locked at 9pm. We also had no problem parking. The hotel has a private lot for parking and there was plenty of parking on the street directly in front of the hotel as well.
Overall, I feel this is a 5 star facility. The managers are wonderful....friendly, informative, welcoming and non intrusive. Check in and out was a breeze, parking was convenient, room was immaculate, all amenities were provided. I-pad was a great touch. Welcome e-mail and thank you email were both very impressive.
We did not eat in the hotel, but based on the look of the food, the smell, and the amount of people enjoying the home cooked goodies, I would recommend it to anyone.
I highly recommend this hotel and I will definitely stay here again. I will also try other Lark hotels in the future based on our experience in the Attwater.
To the owners, managers and housekeepers...keep doing what you're doing. The prices are very reasonable and the hotel is wonderful!! Don't change a thing!! We will be back and we will recommend your hotel to our friends and family!! Thank you!
Michele B., New Jersey
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Attwater Villa Hotel Newport