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Jailhouse Inn

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13 Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time staying at an Inn instead of a name brand hotel. We were delighted. The servce was very personable from the continental breakfast to the most delicious cookies served in the afternoon. Our room was quiet from the other quests and quite spacious. The city noise could be heard but you are in a city...the heart... More 

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Fredericton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I too have recently stayed at the Jailhouse in the Gang Lockup room on the lower level. Accommodations were excellent! With the very comfortable living room pull-out sofa, and two bedrooms, three of us were able to have our own space and TVs. Room could easily accommodate 5 or 6. Th inn itself was perfect - location, location, location. Over... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 May 16, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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