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Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Danbury, Connecticut
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32 reviews
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“Dissappointed!”
Reviewed 2 August 2010

I booked this hotel 2 nights - king room and balcony. The only positive about this hotel is the location. The room was average, the bathroom was old and there was mold around the tub. I paid top $ for a balcony which was a joke - it was small with two chairs no table and there was an foul odor. When the A/C was on you could not sit out because of the hot exhaust of the A/C. Tatiana was very nice and welcoming - Billy was not friendly at all. Unless there is a significant remodel, I will not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

My boyfriend I stayed at this hotel for a 3 day weekend. The staff was efficient but not overly helpful. We had a corner room with a view of the harbor & marina which was great! The rooms were kind of small, but that's to be expected in an older downtown hotel, especially one that is right on the water. You can basically walk anywhere in downtown Newport conveniently from this hotel, for this reason I could justify paying the $300/night. The bathroom is extremely small & did not have a vent to run while showering, which made it very hot and humid to do your hair & make-up in the bathroom afterwards.
Pier 49 which is connected to the hotel doesn't look like much when you pull in but when you head to Bowen's wharf you can see that it is quite the busy little outdoor bar. The Barking Crab is directly across the street form the hotel. They offer $1 oysters at the bar all day, which is great. They also have a mahi sandwich and lobster b.l.t. to die for. Panera bread is very close as well if you're looking for a lighter fair breakfast within walking distance.
They have an indoor pool and what looked like to be a deck taht you can lounge out on over looking the marina. If we had more time I would have taken advantage of the lounge chairs and sun.
Overall we had a nice visit & I would consider staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Roma, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2010

I recently spent some few days in Newport and I picked up this hotel looking at the pics on the net. The hotel best part is the location..after that the rooms are small and lacking of maintenance, the swimming pool is dirty and you can easily slip just walking if you don't pay attention. There are no wi-fii access out of a very narrow area close to the restaraunt and the sun-deck is not well kept. On the other side the resteraunt is nice, with good food and reasonable prices. The staff is helpfull. The overall impression is that the price/quality ratio is not very good at least in our case.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 July 2010

This was our first trip to Newport. We stayed 3 nights at the Newport Harbor Hotel.

The staff was friendly. It was easy to check in and out.

Room:
Very comfy pillows and there were a lot of them! The room smelled funny, maybe a little moldy. The bathroom was tiny. There was a very small place to put toiletries. The shower was not as clean as I would have liked. There was dirt on the bottom of the tub.
They provide a hair dryer, q-tips, and cotton balls as well as the usual soap, shampoo, and lotion.

They provided 2 free bottles of water to the room per day.

They charge $15 a day for parking.

This hotel is in a fantastic location, central to many fun places to hang out, walk around, and relax, but there are other places to stay in the area. I would look for room at those places first.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2010

This hotel needs a major overhaul!!!!!!
Furnishings are shabby, a/c very old & noisy.
Bedding OLD!
Staff, disappointing at front desk.
No a/c in the halls or elevators.
Pool musty & in much needed repair.

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Florida, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2010

We stayed here the first week of July for 2 nights. We had a water view room which was the best thing about the room. The hotel needs renovation. It reminded me of an outdated Comfort Inn. The rooms are small but clean. The furniture is nothing special. The bathroom needs the most work. The toliet worked fine but had a strange way of flushing. The shower and the sink had rust on the drains. There is no wifi at this hotel which was as an inconvenience. The location of the hotel is excellent. That is the main reason in addition to the water view for why I booked it. We could walk to the visitors center, Thames, and Broadway, etc. We did not eat at the hotel restaurant as it seemed just as tired as the hotel. We sat down but decided to leave as it was too depressing. We had great meals at other places, Christies and Tallulah's. We also went to the Spiced Pear at The Chanler. Essentially, Newport Harbor and Marina was just a place to sleep. The airconditioning worked fine and I don't recall the hallways being warm. It was great being so close to Bowens and Bannister Wharf but I will stay elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Cortlandt Manor, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2010

Booked a harbor view balcony room online and was put in a room overlooking the roof and the street. I arrived in the late evening, but called the hotel 3 days before arriving to let them know of my late arrival and to hold the room and then called again on my way to the hotel and they told me that it was in fact noted on my reservation. Of course, since there was a convention going on at the hotel, there were no other rooms available. The hallways are not air conditioned, so on hot, humid days, the air in the room becomes very damp and when you run the air conditioner, it becomes cold and damp. So the sheets and towels and clothes are all damp. The shower did not drain properly so every time I took a shower, I was standing in a pool of water, the same with the sink. And the drains were corroding.
Had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and the couple who arrived at the restaurant 15 minutes after we placed our order, received their breakfast before us. The waitress had to pass my table to get to theirs and did not even acknowledge that there was obviously a mix up. Did I mention we were the only 2 tables occupied at the time.
The pros to the hotel would definitely be its location. You can literally park your car in the hotel lot and walk to everything. The rear of the hotel where the marina is, is very nice (would have been nicer to sit on my balcony overlooking it if I got the room I asked for). The bed was comfortable and the sheets were soft, not stiff.
Be sure to put your do not disturb sign on your door before you go to bed at night as the housekeepers will knock on it at 8:30 am looking to clean the room.
Overall, the hotel is in need of a complete overhaul including the front desk staff (except for the consiere who was very pleasant and helpful). All in all, had a great time in Newport but not such a great hotel experience.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
Address: 49 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-3001
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Newport
#7 Family Hotel in Newport
#10 Romantic Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina offers 133 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, all with views of the Newport Harbor, historic Queen Anne Square or Brick Market historic shopping district. Enjoy our indoor heated pool, men's and ladies' saunas, and sundeck overlooking the harbor. Saltwater - Newport's new, hip, waterfront destination. Here you'll find a casual atmosphere paired with locally sourced cuisine, affluent libations, and signature table side service. Friends, food, and ambiance combine to create a dining experience begging to be savored. Room Service is also available. Guestrooms are adorned in comfortable yet sophisticated furnishings and feature two double beds or one king with pillow-top mattresses. Other features such as individually controlled heat and air conditioning, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection, Keurig single cup brews coffee maker, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, spring water, cable television and HBO, desk with lamp, comfortable chair, and luxurious kimono-style robes for your use during your stay make the Newport Harbor Hotel a favorite among our guests. Book your room today and see what the Newport Harbor Hotel has to offer you! ... more   less 
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