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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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Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay here happened a few weeks ago, with my mother, aunt and cousin visiting from overseas. We had booked Superior rooms, two of them, so that everyone in our party could have a bed and at the encouragement of other reviews which said that the Deluxe rooms on the ground floor were a bit noisy. Prepaid our deposit and... More 

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

Dear aja a -- As I tried to explain again and again when you were here, we made an honest mistake for which we are sincerely sorry. We did everything possible to make it up to you, including a partial refund far exceeding the $20 difference between the two room types due to our error. (I am happy to provide... More 

York, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the UK, we were half way through a 2 week New England touring holiday when we arrived in Newport. Loved our stay and the Jailhouse Inn was perfectly located for us to walk to most places. With a hotel parking pass, we were able to park easily and later checked in to a deluxe room on the 2nd floor.... More 

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

Dear loineruk -- I am so glad you enjoyed Newport and your time at the Jailhouse Inn! Our location is definitely convenient for walking and exploring the town, and free on-site parking is a huge plus. Of course, we wish we had an elevator, but that is not a reality in our historic building. As you said, at least the... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jailhouse Inn was an excellent choice for me, the location is great, 1 block from visitor center and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and the Wharf's. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and spacious. The continental breakfast is just perfect to start your day, with coffee, tea and fruits available all day long.... More 

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

Dear John W -- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. It makes us very happy when guests are "at home" and appreciate the relaxed atmosphere at the Jailhouse. We certainly do our best to keep everything clean, comfortable and friendly. With 23 guestrooms, we are not too big, not too small, but just right ... or that's... More 

Skagen, Nordland, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel is really a great place to stay and You Do not feel a Jailhouse feeling, only that it is in The Walls sort of, there is history here. Very interessting and very Nice and clean. Perfect Rooms ! Very good breKfast!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed. Dirty, stained couch in our room, but it smelled like chlorox throughout. Pictures on website give a better impression than reality. Seems overpriced. Very convenient and easy parking. Extra space in the room was good. I say average because it is probably fine for average, but it's not my cup of tea for the price.

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Cupertino, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a room on the third floor with two comfortable queen beds. Room was comfortable and mostly quiet. Bathroom was adequate. Didn't hear any strange noises or feel any odd breezes 😉 Breakfast consisted of cereals, yogurt, pastries, coffee/tea. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Fun place to stay with a convenient location to downtown. Only con is spotty WiFi.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really a fun place to stay in Newport for a few days. I was here on business in mid summer, and the Jailhouse was perfectly situated to allow easy access to downtown Newport. Located about two blocks from the water, it's just a few blocks to shopping, lots of restaurants, and the waterfront and yacht club. I can't... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a night here last week and wished we could have stayed longer. Great location on the edge of the town of Newport, very helpful staff and well appointed rooms in the style of an inn. The breakfast room was well equipped with a great range of continental breakfast options to help yourself from. Loved that they also offered real... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across the Jail House Inn when we arrived in Newport driving around looking for a place to stay. Kayla on the front desk was so welcoming & helpful. The room was exceptional (I think we lucked in with the best room). The Inn is close enough to the water front to be able to walk. All the staff were... More 

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good location, within walking distance of shops and restaurants but off the busy streets. Nice appearance, inviting front porch, hotel seems well maintained. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Also fairly quiet. We stayed on the second floor (no elevator). A continental breakfast is included, but only fruit is available for someone who can't have gluten or dairy. Free... More 

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

Dear justducky1960 -- Thank you for staying with us and for taking time to write a review. I'm glad you were pleased with the inn and your room and would stay again -- that means a lot! True, there is no elevator at the historic Jailhouse -- that's important information, so thank you for sharing it. Our staff is always... More 

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