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Rose Island Lighthouse

Rose Island, Newport, RI
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a unique and amazing place to spend the night. The ride over from fort Adams was quick and enjoyable. The Captain was pleasant and welcoming, he made sure we knew about all of the amenities on the island and provided a historical background of the site. We had great weather to enjoy the sights and sounds of... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The stay here was a Christmas present for my boyfriend. He is a night photographer and I thought he would enjoy being able to shoot overnight from the island and the lighthouse. We stayed Easter weekend. I wanted to stay in the apartment and it needed to be around the full moon, so I lucked out that Easter weekend was... More 

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Holland, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great idea for a memorable birthday for my husband's 59th. We stayed in the Keeper Apartment. It had all the comforts of home (shower, toilet, full kitchen). Chris was a jack of all trades (boat driver, tour guide, historian, bird expert and grounds keeper) and made the visit extra special. The gulls and geese with eggs and babies were amazing... More 

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Hicksville, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were looking for a unique experience and we found it at Rose Island lighthouse. We stayed in the Wanton Chase room in the museum portion of the property. It was warm, comfortable bed, and really nice for an overnight experience. We loved the rustic charm of the place, pumping our water, etc. The history and the pictures were fascinating.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Staying at the Rose Island Lighthouse as the "keepers" one night in November was a terrific experience - the sights, sounds, furnishings and ambiance were straight out of a dream. This is one unbelievably romantic place. Here are a couple of what I hope are helpful tips and tidbits. tidbit 1: If you rent the apartment and wonder if any... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Once we got to Rose Island we were impressed and loved every second of it. We stayed in the Fog Horn building which, after seeing the rest of the rooms, was definitely the best option. All the rooms are nice, but the Fog Horn building was secluded, quiet (aside from peaceful ocean sounds), and so so cool. However, it took... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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7 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My sister booked this hotel for one night (to skip out on doing chores!) and said she had the best time. She was a little nervous before going because you're kind of cut off, but they lit a fire at night and had a quaint little room. The sunset was beautiful and she said they would definitely do it again.... More 

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Newport, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our second trip to the Rose Island Lighthouse--a very unique getaway. Lots of history. Rooms availble in the lighthouse and other areas of the property. Bring out what you bring in. It is alot like fancy camping - you do have a full bed. Fog Horn building is directly on the rocks outside the lighthouse surrounded by the... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I cannot think of enough positive adjectives to describe Rose Island Lighthouse and crew. My husband and I stayed for a week as keepers. When we booked the trip we were a bit worried there wouldn't be enough to do. We shouldn't have worried. The whole experience was magical, restful and rejuvenating. We were sorry to leave. We definitely plan... More 

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21 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a great experience. boat met us at the dock on time helped load the gear and off we went to sea. upon landing captain showed us around told is some great history. plenty do exploring the island and touring the lighthouse. we had the apartment which was great. well equipped. it was a great evening. This will be... More 

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