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Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House

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2 Sunnyside Place, Newport, RI 02840
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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University Park, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I start this review with some trepidation as I know full well that the owner will publicly rip me much like everyone else that has commented negatively about this property. I will start by saying this is a lovely, historic home. It is beautifully furnished and the location is terrific. My issue is the fact that this is in no... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The inn is beautiful and well maintained. Lots of attention is paid to detail. Our room was comfortable and the bathroom was large with a spa-like shower. There are lots of post its around with notes reminding you to remove shoes, close door tightly, etc. The owner is friendly. Couple of cons: It is a bit of a walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 7/29/15, for a spontaneous somewhat quiet midweek day at the Architect's Inn, as weekends in Newport often need to be booked well in advance. NIck and Brian are such great hosts!! They serving yummy homemade breakfast and both take plenty of time to talk about your stay, giving you useful tips and recommendations of where to go and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I would think, think and think a whole lot more before choosing this accommodation called Architect's Inn as our room in the basement...rather dungeon was depressing and deranged. There were old pictures all over the room of old men from maybe the 20's perhaps. I would describe Architect's Inn as Sinister like place and our room as A Sinister atmosphere.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Architect's Inn has a beautifully maintained interior with gorgeous wood floors and painstaking decoration, but the host's heart seems to be for the house and not for the guests. A "no shoes" policy makes sense to maintain the wood floors and area rugs from summer grit and tar, but we didn't see it mentioned anywhere in the literature. We stayed... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I went t Newport for our first wedding anniversary. We arrived on6/16/15 and left on 6/18/15 (hence my title...not enough time). Architect's Inn is a wonderful place to stay. The first thing I noticed was how beautifully it is furnished and, at the same time, I noticed how extremely clean it is. We stayed in the Lafarge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There is so much history and charm in this marvelous mansion. We stayed for one night in the LaFarge Room, and were very pleased with room amenities and services. The booklet in the room is written by Nick and Brian, whose writing style is both informative and quirky - you will learn a lot about the mansion and the town.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My daughter (16) and i spent the weekend here and had an outstanding time as part of a mystery murder package. The story line was complex and customized to each of the couple's personal tastes, enabling discovery of some out of the way Newport finds. The house was truly grand (we adored the redwood room, complete wIth working fireplace and... More 

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Douglaston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband and I just spent a wonderful long weekend at the Architect's Inn in Newport. Our room was delightful and our host Brian couldn't do enough to make us feel welcomed and comfortable.. Since the Inn wasn't completely full Brian was able to join us for breakfast and tell us about the house, the town and the must do's... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My cousin and I typically take a cruise each year and this year, the cruise lines cancelled our trip the day before we were to depart! Since we already had tix to Boston, we decided to go anyway and visit Newport, RI, somewhere neither of us had ever been. It was serendipitous! For four days, we were pampered at the... More 

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