I stayed here with my girlfriend at the time. It was actually the weekend that we got engaged, so it was certainly a special weekend and staying at the Newport Blues Inn was just right. The rooms are very clean, well appointed and the bathroom was beautifully redone and cozy, with a pedestal sink and clawfoot antique tub (aside from the walk in shower!).
The breakfast was relatively good, nothing crazy, but just enough to get you going in the morning. The Inn Keeper tended to be quiet, but once we started talking to her she opened up and provided us with all the information we needed to make the best out of our days there. I definitely don't want people to get the wrong impression though, she was super nice and her breakfast was great (just not what me an my fiancé typically eat). The grounds are great as well. As with all Newport hotels/inns, it's on a small property, but they have a beautiful garden in the back and an amazing porch out front that you could sit on for hours, cuddling up with your loved one, taking in the cool ocean breeze.
I'd say the best aspect of the hotel, aside from the extremely comfortable king sized bed, is the location. Everything you want and need is within 2-3 blocks. It really is a great location.
Candidly speaking, I was really hoping to stay at the Black Duck Inn (a sister Inn to the Newport Blues Inn), but given the fact that I had booked two weeks before, our options were fairly limited for the experience I was looking for, and this was a wonderful backup option. I would certainly stay again, and if you aren't looking for an over-the-top [and subsequently very expensive], Newport experience, the Newport Blues Inn is a perfect option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Newport Blues Inn, one of Newport RI's finest Inns, offers our guests an experience of classic RI charm with a modern day style and appeal. Located a walking distance from the center of town, the beach, and the Bellevue Mansions. ... more less
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- Newport Blues Hotel Newport