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Admiral Farragut Inn
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Admiral Farragut Inn
Ranked #74 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 November 2009

Our room (The Generals Room) was nice and cosy, well set up and very much as expected. However the room for our daughter next door was not clean (cobwebs in the corners) and ants on her bed. That put her off.
The location is optimal.
Breakfast was not served at the inn but across the street. Evidently the owners have 4 inns in close proximity. All the other guests from the other inns also came to the same breakfast room with the consequence that they had to wait (only 4 tables in the room). This didn’t bother us as we were the early birds.

  • Stayed: September 2009
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Thank cajeju
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Reviewed 15 August 2009

My husband and I DID NOT stay in this inn; however, no one is mentioning this little tip about the inn, so I will. We took the walking Ghost Tour through town (offered nightly-gives a lot of historic, interesting and fun info, a MUST DO) and the Admiral Farragut Inn is on the tour. Apparently, the Admiral's ghost has appeared to the staff in full military uniform from time to time. Also, this is a historic building--a few hundred years old with many original features--if that appeals to folks. Sorry to readers--I couldn't post my comment without rating the inn, so I gave everything average marks.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank SarahCNewYork
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Reviewed 23 October 2008

I contacted the hotel directly to make sure of space,stairs,assistance with luggage etc. There is no assistance with luggage unless you walk to another building to request it. The furniture has water stains and a handle missing from the dresser. The handle pulled off the shower and stayed that way for 4 days. There was one tiny bottle of shampoo,never replaced, the soap was a tiny tiny cake. We went to the drugstore and got our own. There is no telephone in the room so you have to physically go out and up a set of stairs to another building to get assistance. When you do, you are treated as though it is an inconvenience. I was told there was an ironing board,it never materialized. Also was told there was internet. The signal is so weak that you can't do any work with it. Was told,well I'll have to get my IT guy to look at it. The bathroom is very small. When you open the door,it wrinkles the bath mat when it is down. Grout in the bathroom is discolored. Breakfast is very common. Cook was friendly. Mattress was firm. Would not stay here nor recommend it .

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank CO-loveHawaii
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Reviewed 30 June 2008

My wife and I stayed here for 4 days, so we could explore the sights of Newport.
The location is excellent, being in the historic quarter of Newport, so most sights and amenities are within easy walking distance.
The actual building is a joy, being built in the colonial style, in circa 1705, (from memory). It is one of many such buildings in Clarke Street, which makes for a delightful streetscape - incorporating gas street lighting!
Given the central location, the on-site car parking is invaluable.
We upgraded our room after the first night, to one with a magnificent period-style king size bed, which was beautifully comfortable. The room itself was large and airy and well furnished.
After a hard day's sightseeing, we really appreciated being able to relax in the enormous jaccuzzi bath in the en suite bathroom.
The accommodation was clean and the staff both friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was slightly disorganised at times but very tasty.
We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Towcestrian
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Reviewed 28 June 2008

The Admiral Farragut Inn is located on Clarke Street, a quiet, quaint and cozily narrow street in Newport, just a short walk up from Thames Street and with immediate access to the warves and the finest shops and restaurants that Newport has to offer.
Built in the early 18th Century, the Admiral Farragut Inn is situated among other 18th Century buildings all along Clarke Street that together allow anyone staying at the Inn to practically experience and readily imagine the charm and delight of living within dwellings of that era. While the very fabric and situation of the Inn and its surroundings make that possible, guests who stay at the Inn will find that they are well cared for by an Innkeeper and a kind and gracious staff who are dedicated and work very hard to insure that there is no sacrifice of comfort and attention to their needs as a result. In addition to the comfort and attention that they can be counted on to provide, guests can count upon beautifully appointed bathrooms with modern facilities that include Jacuzzi bathtubs and shower facilities and, perhaps most important of all, remarkably comfortable beds. Beds so comfortable that it is likely anyone having slept in one of them will be moved to ask the Innkeeper to explain why. In addition, after a night spent at the Inn, the guest then may look forward to a full breakfast that includes a choice of eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, cereal and much else besides.
Anyone choosing to stay at the Admiral Farragut Inn will be adding immeasurably to the experience of visiting Newport, and will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank SBrizek
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Reviewed 23 October 2007

This is a great place within walking distance to everything. The best thing about this place was the breakfast. The cook made some of the best pancakes and french toast I have ever had. You can not go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank MogomanWizard
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Reviewed 20 November 2006

We arrived in Newport for a 2 day stay midweek. We visited the tourist info center downtown and found a nice Inn available and one that would take kids (son that is 2). We called the Inn and were greeted by a friendly innkeeper who asked us to visit. We would have taken the room right there but she wanted to show us the room.

We arrived in about 5 mins time as the Inn was located close to the info center and just behind the church on Clarke Street. Our room was in a 1702 Colonial. Clean room, modernized and well kept. Friendly service and a relative bargain for Newport mid summer at about 130 bucks.

Breakfast was wonderful giving us an all around great experience. We stayed 2 nights and were in the center of it all while being able to sleep!

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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Address: 31 Clarke St, Newport, RI 02840-3023
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #74 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: £142 - £346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admiral Farragut Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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