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Jailhouse Inn

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13 Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The "Gang Lock-Up," is a comfortable, quiet, 4-room mini-apartment located on the bottom floor of this former 18th century Jail. The nameplate on the door of our room: "Gang Lock-Up," serves to capture the character of this unique Newport B&B. Staff members are especially friendly and helpful. The Continental Breakfast offers a pleasant start to each day; the coffee is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for 2 nights which was confirmed and paid over the phone. We were really excited because this was a special occasion, but our excitement didn't last for too long. A while later we received a call saying that they wouldn't honor our reservation because there was a 3 night minimum. When we made the reservation we... More 

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Sharon R, Manager at Jailhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Nataliya P -- We are sincerely sorry for this misunderstanding and for your disappointment. Your review hit us very hard, as the whole team here at the Jailhouse takes great pride in providing friendly, helpful guest service at all times. As you know, when you called and reached our very sweet but also very new front desk associate during... More 

Durham UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed in the Inn after 5 days in New York. It's a pleasant 3 1/5 drive from NYC. The Jailhouse is only a 1 minute walk from the front. Set in a semi quiet location opposite a church. We had the top central bedroom which we paid extra for. The room was large with separate sitting room and bathroom.... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very interesting place, we really enjoyed our stay here. The Inn is located within walking distance to downtown Newport and the Water. they have a parking lot, continental breakfast and very clean comfortable rooms. Recommend it for a nice weekend getaway, with an interesting background/story.

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Sharon R, Manager at Jailhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Arnie S - I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and appreciated the Jailhouse's "interesting" background. It's not every day you get to stay in a historic jail dating back to 1772. I'm sure you'd agree it's MUCH more comfortable now than it probably was back then ;) We hope to see you again in downtown Newport someday. Meanwhile, THANK YOU... More 

Nutley, Nj
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We only stayed for one night but what a great place. The location is terrific, you don't need your car. The room was cozy and the bed was very comfy. The staff was really friendly and the morning breakfast, while not elaborate, was wonderful. I will definitely be back.

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Sharon R, Manager at Jailhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne H: Thank you for sharing your impressions of the Jailhouse. I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed the location, comfort, and friendly staff. We LOVE our setting in the heart of Newport and the fact that we can offer free on-site parking to our guests. Free continental breakfast and wifi, too. Those things really add up... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Jailhouse Inn is in a really good location. Close to all the sights of Newport. Rooms were comfortable, clean & spacious. Be aware as it's an old building if you are on levels 1 or 2 you may hear plenty of noise from above. Parking was fine. Breakfast was good, plenty of options. Fruit was really great. Snacks/tea/coffee available after... More 

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Sharon R, Manager at Jailhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear KreativeKaz76 - Thank you for staying with us and for sharing so much helpful information with others (including photos!). Yes, as you mentioned, our most quiet rooms are on the third floor. We call those our "premier" rooms. They are also our largest and most architecturally interesting with exposed wooden beams, skylights and/or dormers. As it turns out, you... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We recently spent three nights at the jailhouse inn and arrived on a very wet miserable day. We arrived well before check in but we very warmly received and given access to our room. The room was very comfortable and the inns location is great. The real selling point of the inn are the wonderful staff. after a three week... More 

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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were due to stay five nights but we loved Newport and the Jailhouse we stayed an extra night. Positives: - breakfast is perfect, no greasy food just fruit, yoghurt, breads, cereals, eggs and some cheese and meat. As much as you need. A nice choice of tea is also available. - cookies! The afternoon cookies are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On October 3rd my husband and I hosted our closest friends and family at the jailhouse for our wedding celebration! The jailhouse was the perfect place to stay! The staff is amazing and the whole inn is beautiful! The rooms have the charm of the history of the inn but the amenities of any modern hotel! We had room 23... More 

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Sharon R, Manager at Jailhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca and Steve -- Congratulations!! We were truly honored to have you stay with us for your wedding weekend and look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you so much for sharing your impressions of our rooms, atmosphere and friendly staff with others. The photographs Steve's father sent us are amazing. I love the one of you in... More 

East Quogue, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The positives: Great location and you can walk almost anywhere from here. Very clean and nice breakfast and snacks anytime of day. Free parking and wifi. Great staff! Whats not to love?? It would be nice if they had a little bit more of the history of the jailhouse evident such as a few more photos or other remnants of... More 

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Sharon R, Manager at Jailhouse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mindy1961 -- Thank you for the review and for listing all those positives! It makes us very happy when guests enjoy their experience and the historic Jailhouse as much as we do. We love collecting jail-related items such as old photos, portraits, documents and even the occasional Elvis Presley "Jailhouse Rock" poster. A number of these items appear in... More 

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