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Sea Whale Motel

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150 Aquidneck Ave., Route 138A, Middletown, RI 02842
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Middletown
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Redlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We take a trip every year with our grandchildren. This year we chose to travel the New England States. Of all the places we have stayed on this trip, I would have to say I enjoyed this one the most. We always try to find the "mom and pop" hotels....for the atmosphere. When our host, Jeff, left the room after... More 

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Washington Crossing, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Sea Whale offers great value within minutes of downtown Newport. A small motel owned by a husband and wife team, it is very clean and reasonably priced. We have stayed there several times over the past 4 years or so, and keep going back! In the warmer weather, the place is overflowing with beautiful flower baskets. Easton Beach is... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Clean, comfortable, and convenient! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The rear of the motel overlooks the pond and chairs are provided so you can enjoy to view. The perfect place to stay for a long weekend in RI.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a small motel but set right on the edge of a pond/bay. The room was big enough to have a bedroom area and a sitting area with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine. There were 2 entrances - one from the deck which I preferred and one from the road which I wasn't too keen on since there... More 

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SurfsUp321, Owner at Sea Whale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We truly appreciate it when guests take the time to write about their experience at the Sea Whale. Glad you had a good stay. Jeff & Teri, Owners Sea Whale Motel, House & Cottages More 

Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed here at the last minute. We were on the ground floor. I felt closed in, and everything seemed very out dated. The beds were hard, the bath room small, and water presser wasn't that great for the shower at all. It was some what musty smelling in our room. It was nosey with everyone else coming and going.... More 

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SurfsUp321, Owner at Sea Whale Motel, responded to this review

Wow! Not sure where to begin with this response..... So sorry you were so uncomfortable with your surroundings. Considering your stay with us was 8 months ago, much has changed. ----- At least half of the rooms' beds have been replaced (we group rooms together and just change the beds, blankets, etc., every so often). I'm sorry you found the... More 

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
13 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed on the upper level and enjoyed the view of the "pond" - it was a very comfortable room, clean and neat. We had a small fridge and microwave as well. The bathroom is small, but again, everything is neat and clean. The location was fabulous - close to Easton Beach, Newport and the Block Island Ferry - about... More 

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SurfsUp321, Owner at Sea Whale Motel, responded to this review

So glad you had a nice time while staying at the Sea Whale. Sorry about the TV channel directory. Once the TV Guide Channel was removed from our line-up, it became more difficult to keep up with the ever-changing channels with our cable package. We used to have one in each room and will have one in there beginning next... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a motel that takes you a step back in time. We loved it for that reason. It was very clean. We stayed on the balcony level and loved the view. The road is at this level but it didn't pose an issue. We will be back on our next visit to the Newport area.

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SurfsUp321, Owner at Sea Whale Motel, responded to this review

What a nice review of our 1955 Mom-n-Pop motel. Thank you for it. Hope you will visit again some day. Teri & Jeff, Owners Sea Whale Motel, House & Cottages More 

Massapequa, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We picked the Sea Whale because of other reviews in TripAdvisor; so, we weren't too surprised that it was in a great location for both touring and relaxing. The motel was "old New England" - nothing real fancy but clean with everything you need with a lovely view of a "pond." The hosts/owners bought the motel more than a decade... More 

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SurfsUp321, Owner at Sea Whale Motel, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to post your review. I agree in that it is "Old New England". A very good description. Thanks and we hope we'll see you again soon! Teri & Jeff, Owners Sea Whale Motel, House & Cottages More 

Cortlandt Manor, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Sea Whale Motel was wonderful. The owners friendly and attentive. We had everything we could need. It was clean with a pretty view of the pond. We were on the top floor with balcony! I would definitely stay on the top as the deck with the view was beautiful! The beds were comfortable. There was a microwave and frig.... More 

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SurfsUp321, Owner at Sea Whale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Yes, although most of our back is Newport and our front is Middletown, we are just 2 miles away from the center of Newport. We look forward to your stay with us next year! More 

Vienna
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We booked this motel due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews we read on TripAdvisor; and the place does have much to recommend it: 1) The location, at least on the side toward Easton Pond, is very nice and picturesque. The upper deck of the motel affords a beautiful view towards Newport. 2) Although the motel is not new, it is... More 

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SurfsUp321, Owner at Sea Whale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in the Newport area. First, I would like to address the room issue. You were booked into rooms 26 (2 double beds) and 23 (single queen bed with a full size sofa-sleeper), not in room 27 which adjoins 28. Not sure where the confusion with the room numbers came in but those... More 

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