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Crow's Nest at Seamen's Church Institute

18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840
Crow's Nest at Seamen's Church Institute
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Crow's Nest is on Bowen's Wharf right by the water. They have less than 10 rooms; I booked the largest one (queen sized bed) and the only one that overlooks the water (Room 9). When we came in December 2015, the rate was $89 a night ($300 with taxes for three nights). Our goal for this stay was to balance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Crow's Nest is the best kept secret in Newport. The location couldn't be better - right next to the Bowen's Wharf and all the yummy restaurants, pubs, shops and yachts that make Newport so charming. The staff at the Crow's Nest are always ready to help and make you feel at home. The rooms are clean and comfortable with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Scrupulously clean. Soothing blue & white decor. Ten rooms share 2 baths on 3rd floor (with elevator and great ADA access). The rooms and Aloha Cafe provided an income stream for Seaman's Church Institute, a non-profit orgnaization's that lserves seamen and the community in need. Rooms & cafe are high quality and underpriced. I appreciated their mission. Tips: don't let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic helpful staff, right up front and center on Bowen's Wharf. Open door to sailors. Showers and fresh hot coffee available alongside laundry facilities. Everyone sleeps in the attic space with showers and toilets down the hall. Very clean facility, Quaint bedrooms. Be Warned, no liquor or smokeables allowed, you will be asked to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Cozy, well-maintained rooms in an ideal Bowen's Wharf location, steps to shopping, ferry boats and 10 minutes drive to beaches. Easy to just walk around the main streets or walk through the old town center. There are a few hard-to-grab meters out front, but you can park there overnight or there are plenty of meters and parking lots nearby, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place called Seaman's Church Institute has great community spirit! My family of Sailors had a great dinner and Pre Bermuda Race white board Session the night before the Race! Michelle, the boss of SCI And Casey,the boss of the Crow's Nest were super,allowing us to have parts and supplies delivered here before the Race. Even our pastor came to... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Seaman's Church Institute embodies the heart, charm & rich history of Newport. The staff is very attentive & goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The renovated rooms are comfy, spotless & very reasonably priced! The added treasure is the spirit within the walls of this historic building, and the 90+ years they have been serving... More 

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Charlotte, Nc Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in November 2013 on the front and back end of a sailing trip. I could not have been more pleased. The location in historic Newport is superb and the price was half of other nearby hotels. It is more of a dorm-like setting with shared bathrooms but, again, it was a bargain for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed here in May 2013. Great, clean and friendly place. Right place to walk everywhere. Had sandwiches every day and attended a function at night. Staff was great. Price for weekend very reasonable. Enjoyed the convince to everything

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Seamen's Institute. Initially we were looking for accommodations that were less than $300 a night (to attend a Newport wedding). However, when we heard about Seamen's, we were intrigued by its mission, history, and location. from the minute we arrived, we knew it would be a good visit. The staff... More 

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