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Newport Blues Inn
Ranked #32 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
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“Intrusive Maid Service!”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We arrived in newport very early to avoid holiday traffic and was hoping that we could get into the room a little earlier than the 3pm check in. Unfortunately there was no flexibility at all so we went to the Hyatt and spent the day there. Room at Newport Blues Inn was fine and clean. On our first morning housekeeping was knocking the door and repeatedly asking if we wanted service. We said no and that we didn't need anything. The Maid then decided to unlock our door and continue a conversation with us, in our room, whilst we were naked lying in bed?! I mean really? We left the hotel before the end of our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Norwell, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Just arrived home from my first weekend on vacation without the kids in 11 years! The Newport Blues Inn was just perfect! We walked to the mansions, the Cliff Walk, downtown, the wharfs,and everything Newport has to offer. Our room was comfortably appointed,immaculate, and remarkably quiet. This is the first B&B I've stayed at that had a full-sized tub in the bathroom! Breakfast was delicious and included a main hot entree, warm muffins, a variety of breads, bagels, and pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice. And the price was very reasonable as compared with similarly located inns. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ocean, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Just came back from a stay at this great B&B. The rooms were immaculate, roomy, and felt like home. The breakfast every morning was great and served with a smile. The location was probably the best in Newport. I could walk to shopping, the Mansions, you name it.

  • Stayed August 2013
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blues966029, Manager at Newport Blues Inn, responded to this review, 13 August 2015
Thank you for choosing us for your stay. We are so happy to hear that you were treated well. Please call us directly for our best rates if you decide to return. You made us smile today.
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

A last minute August reservation put us in the Sakonnet Room at the Newport Blues Inn. The Blue Jewel and Black Duck look nicer. This particular inn, the Newport Blues, is average. The exterior is in need of paint and general repair. The interior needs some work as well. We were told that the keys were not easy to use, and this proved to be true. Our room was small, but adequate, and relatively clean. The window AC was functioning. The bathroom is small, could use some towel bars right next to the sink, and it would have been nice to have more than two bath towels, but it was also adequate. The bathroom door did not shut all the way but the bathroom does have a small refrigerator which was convenient. It might be a bit more appropriate to have the refrigerator in the main bedroom rather than in the bathroom. Breakfast is served in a basement dining room. The room has small basement style windows and a door leading to the patio if one wants to dine outside. Peach muffins were very good, but otherwise a nice breakfast, nothing special. This would not be a cozy place to dine on a cold or rainy day. The decor is not your typical B & B flowers and antiques, but much more simple. The four poster bed and other furniture in the bedroom is black, and could have come from Target. If memory serves, the dining chairs are folding captains chairs often found on boats. The August price of $280, which included tax, was a little high for the accommodations, but keep in mind that the hotels in the downtown area run $400 - 500 per night. The location is the best thing here. It is within walking distance to downtown and many restaurants. The Historic Hill area is quite lovely and a nice place to be. Despite being close to Bellevue Ave, it is relatively quiet. Our upstairs neighbors were heard late at night, but that is to be expected in an old house like this. Would we stay here again? Probably not. Would we recommend it to friends or family? Probably not. It was adequate, and suitable for a one night stay, but I don't think we would have wanted to stay here any longer than one night. Note that the Blue Jewel and Black Duck have parking behind the inns. We had to go up the street, a fairly short distance, to park in a private lot owned by Elks Club. Parking is only permitted until noon after your stay, so if you want to spend more time in Newport you can either take a chance and stay in the lot, or look elsewhere. We took a chance and stayed longer with no problem.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

This was our first time staying in Newport, and at a B and B. We were very pleased with both. From my research the Blues Inn was one of the more moderately priced B & B's in Newport. Most of the building have a quaint look to them, reminding you of their colonial origins, but the Blues Inn exterior does not. It looks like it was built in the late 1950’s which may turn some people off, do not let it fool you. The inside is updated, and nicely decorated and the rooms we saw were well kept.

The staff was very nice, breakfast was good, and the location is awesome, just up the street from Thames St. and Banisters Wharf. There is a nice front porch where we drank wine and chatted with anyone that passed by, and a private patio you can eat breakfast on.

I would most certainly recommend this B and B to anyone and if I go back to Newport will try and stay there again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Having never stayed at a Bed/Breakfast I was little nervous when I purchased the "Living Social" online deal. The entire 3 night stay was excellent. Chef Lindsay was the best, breakfast was great every morning especially the chocolate chip pancakes. Room was clean, lucky to have 2 beds when most in the house only had one. Great Location-parking not the best . I would highly recommended staying at the Newport Blues and cant wait to stay again in the future

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I stayed in the Diamond Room at the Blue Jewel Guest House with my boyfriend. It was absolutely lovely. I was originally skeptical of the Victorian decor when I saw photos (I happen to like a little more modern style, and thought of staying in one of the sister properties, but they seemed a bit plain) but I was absolutely pleased!

The best thing about the Diamond Room was the amazing bathroom--it has a huge semi-circle shower that is luxurious and different. The bed was large and comfortable and I had no complaints about other aspects of the room!

Do note that breakfast is not in this property--it is served about a 3 minute walk down the street at the Black Duck. We didn't have a problem with this but good to know.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Newport Blues Inn
Address: 96 Pelham St, Newport, RI 02840-3130
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #32 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Newport Blues Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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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