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The Clarkeston

28 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #47 of 99 Newport B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montclair, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered the Clarkeson--otherwise known as one of three "Inns at Newport"--via Groupon. The inns are located on a picturesque Newport street blocks from the bay. During our stay, we were the only guests in the entire house! Here's what we know: Excellent location, affordable price, parking available (at least during off season! Small lot behind building), comfortable bed, Colonial... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Breakfast is basic but good, made fresh to order in a cozy dining room. Rooms were basic but pretty. No iron or hair dryer etc. Heating was very hot on the first night (controlled from another room) but we mentioned it and it was adjusted for the second day. Including breakfast this seemed reasonably good value and I would recommend... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

CLARKESTON, B&B Newport The CLARKESTON B&B is 1 of 4 Guesthouses, that belong together and stand next to each other on Clarke Street. The buildings are very old (1700) and it shows; you step into a different century. On the other hand, everything works fine with a large bathroom, but a rather small bedroom with limited storage for luggage (... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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 October 13, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
66 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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