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The Clarkeston

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   28 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #48 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We initially chose this place because of it's convenience and price, but now know that we won't stay anywhere else! Our room was beautiful and held all the same charm and character as Newport itself. Not to mention, the owner made us feel at home and welcome right away. We were also pleasantly surprised to get a hot, made to... More

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had planned a weekend with a friend visiting from Abroad. Having stayed at many amazing B&B's in the Northeast I thought a B&B experience would be something special. Unfortunately The Clarkston was anything but the charming B&B I had visualized. It was run-down, not clean and the photos posted on their site are misleading. In addition to that they... More

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Clarkeston Inn was very nice with a lot of charm. Upon arriving we could not enter the street due to major pavement and road repairs. It was, at times, a nuisance but bearable. Our room had a king size bed and it was VERY clean. The toilet began to leak at the floor with every flush. We showed it... More

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ANewporter, Owner at The Clarkeston, responded to this review

We appreciate your patience during the repaving of Clarke Street; now that the work has moved into week 3, we are in need of a dose of your great advice to "go with the flow"-ha! Thanks for your review and we hope to see your group again, Rick More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband, son and I drove to RI from NJ not even having reservations to stay anywhere. At the last minute we came across this place. We had options of which room to stay in & we stayed in the suite. It was clean and spacious for our 5 yr old to play in. It was very a convenient location.

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Bellmore, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Keep looking!!! The Clarkeston is one of the four homes you can stay in, but the only one advertised. Upon arrival we began questioning our decision from the outside and we were right. We were placed in a room in the Newport Inn (directly across the street) from the Clarkeston. They provided us with two options, the first one we... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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59 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There were some nice things about this property - the location is excellent. It is on a side street so the noise isn't as heavy as say the Marriott or some of the other B&Bs in town. I also thought the rooms themselves were charming. You have to be into old rustic New England style, but I like that compared... More

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ANewporter, Owner at The Clarkeston, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, I am sooo sorry that we left you the wrong key especially given your late arrival and can fully understand your frustration. With your review, we have added a step to our Late Check-in Policy of ensuring the key is correct and operational. Since you arrived after hours, we were unable to make you aware... More

Malverne, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We enjoyed our recent 2 night stay at the Clarkeston... Clean & charming room. Very comfortable bed ...Easy walking to everything. We had a great breakfast prepared each morning by Norman... He is a Great cook and a good guy... The manager , Rick Farrick, is extremely attentive to business, very friendly and helpful. Thanks to Norman & Rick and... More

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Southampton, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Rather than the usual gift giving in our living room, this year we opted for a different kind of Christmas celebration. We decided on Newport and thought we'd try a B&B. I googled innsofnewport, sent out an email, and received a call from Rick the very next morning inquiring as to what we had in mind. Apparently he runs several... More

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Lehigh Valley, Pa
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The Clarkeston is within walking distance of all shops and the Barrister Wharf which is a plus! For breakfast you can choose what you want to eat. Rick was very accommodating and all-around a nice guy. Note staying in Newport isn't cheap so be prepared for sticker shock.

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Fairfield COunty, CT
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very nice people and attentive staff. Small, hot room fir breakfast with only one staff person doing everything. Worst bed and mattress I have ever slept on. Room dirty and nit cleaned well.during our stay. Not worth $280 night...

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Address: 28 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Clarkeston 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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