This B&B is run by a friendly married couple and we loved its central location. If you are driving into Newport, it's located between the Bridge and Downtown, in a charming historic cluster of 18th century homes just two blocks before you hit all of the shops of Thames Street and waterfront action on America's Cup Blvd. We parked at the B&B and never used our car the entire weekend, easily walking to the historic mansions on Bellevue, Cliffwalk, Beach and other sights. Despite being so close, you don't get any of the evening noise associated with the bars, restaurants, etc. - it's just far enough away but not so far you can't walk to everything.
Rooms are clean and have everything you need, and the breakfast is nice, too -note, however, this isn't some "fancy" B&B with certified antiques and twee little tea sets, etc, etc. If that's what you are looking for, this place may not make you happy. But if you want a nice place to sleep, relax, and have a nice breakfast before a big day enjoying Newport, this is ideal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A George Mason White designed circa 1863 Italianate Victorian. Located on Historic Thames Street two blocks from downtown shopping, restaurants and waterfront. All rooms have king beds and A/C, T/V private baths, sofa/sleepers. Apt has full kitchen and Queen bed, sofa/sleeper. Patio, free off-street parking, continental breakfast. ... more less