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Sea Whale Motel

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2.0 of 5
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150 Aquidneck Ave., Route 138A, Middletown, RI 02842
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Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Middletown
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The owners live onsite. Teri and Jeff told us they bought the Sea Whale because they loved vacationing there. We get it. In their words, it's a "mom and pop motel." We loved it. Know that you're getting an old school motel, but one that is well maintained and very clean. The deck at sunset was magnificent. The beach was... More 

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Hollywood, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This motel was very clean. We were 2 miles from Newport and walking distance to the beach and 1/2 mile from the Cliffs. I would suggest if you wanted to walk the cliffs to go first thing in the morning. We would definitely stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for one night on route to Boston, I wish we had planned more time to spend here as I found the motel to be well looked after with friendly owners and lovely water views. The location was fine with just a short drive to Newport and it's attractions. I found the Sea Whale to be excellent value for money... More 

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Mechanicville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Sea Whale Motel 7/06/15-7/09/15. We rented the second floor room. Our balcony overlooked the water and we could see Newport across the water. It was nice scenery. The beach was within walking distance as was the restaurants. Newport RI was about a 6 minute drive from the motel. The owners were nice and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sea Whale is not fancy but it is very well maintained and the room and grounds were extremely clean. The manager/owner Terri and her husband (whose name i think is Jeff, but if it is not, I'm sorry!) are incredibly nice, very accommodating and helpful. The location could not be better. It is maybe a 5 minute drive to... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have been staying at the Sea Whale for years now. This year our adult children joined us as well. The owners worked closely with me in booking three rooms. We LOVE it. Very clean rooms, beautifully kept property, nice relaxing view of the water. If you're looking for a nice place to shut down, unwind and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Sea Whale Motel in late June. This was a first time visit. The motel is situated within walking distance of the beach. Our room had a refrigerator and a microwave and was very clean. We loved the motel and plan to visit again very soon. It is family owned and taken exquisite care... More 

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Belvidere, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have traveled to Newport in the past but this was our first time staying at the Sea Whale. Teri and Jeff were wonderful, informative, down to earth hosts. The care that they both put into the property, especially the flowers, is refreshing. We had two connecting rooms on the second floor which had everything one needs for a comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I love Newport, RI and I love the Sea Whale Motel extremely close-by in Middletown. Firstly, it's VERY clean and insect-free; as well, the rooms contain a back door WITH SCREENS!!! You actually stay in a place where you can have gorgeous water-side air flow IN YOUR ROOM!!! These features cannot be beat. Marriott and other large hotels could certainly... More 

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Montello, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This old fashioned motel was wonderful. It is clean and tidy and in a wonderful location if you want to see the mansions. The price was great and the managers were very helpful and extremely charming, If I return to this area I will without hesitation stay here.

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