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Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2 Sunnyside Place, Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #27 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I ended up here after an exhausting run-around by a few hotels in the newport area. Fortunately, we stumbled upon this inn which still had a room available. Even though it was later in the evening, Nick, one of the owners dropped what he was doing to graciously show us the house and the suite which was... More

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Architect's Inn for a whole week with my husband and two children. Nick welcomed us like we were family. They had all sorts of little attention for us. For instance, they kindly allowed me to make a load of laundry in their machine. If you are looking for a warmhearted, welcoming and informal place to stay,... More

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Architects G, Owner at Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House, responded to this review

This family was so amazing. I loved their energy and love of life. Our policy to promote good karma and be good to good people. We had dinner on the porch and shared drinks together a couple nights. We talked about life, love and business. Their children were such a breath of fresh air and it was nice to see... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great quiet location with plenty of parking, walk to town in less than 10 minutes but quiet because they are not right in town or on a busy street. Decor is old and tired. Seriously needs to be cleaned of all the lace curtains and old lady nick knacks everywhere. My grandmother's would be in heaven, we were in hell.... More

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Architects G, Owner at Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House, responded to this review

Yes we have an AWESOME location. Thank you. I am happy to hear your grandmother has a sense of taste but its a shame she didn't pass it on to you. I am sure you wrote this review with all of your credentialed experience in hotel design. If you think you can decorate an historically protected Victorian Mansion better than... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be aware they have 3 different locations and rooms are extremely different. Before giving your credit card make sure what room you are paying for. We had the standard room and it was the last part of the atic, with no height, most of the time you need to be bow down, if you are a guy there is no... More

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Architects G, Owner at Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House, responded to this review

That so unfair to say we are unprofessional for not responding to an email that comes in at 5:45 am. They were going to arrive way before a normal check in time and a room was not even ready for us to assign a room to them. Our mornings are more focused on serving breakfast to our in-house customers and... More

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29 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the good - the Inn is lovely. The public area is beautifully decorated, very Victorian, very much in the style of an empty vertical surface is a challenge to be overcome. The negative - this is NOT a B&B if you book througth a reservation service, which is not clear from the booking. So we did not learn that... More

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Architects G, Owner at Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House, responded to this review

We apologize for having the business sign off the house. We just completed a murder mystery weekend and we took it down to fit the storyline of the show but then decided to have it refurbished. I have no idea what is meant by**an empty vertical surface is a challenge to be overcome**. Did she get that off a fortune... More

New York, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here for a holiday weekend and have mixed feelings about the place. The positives: beautifully decorated common areas in Victorian style, possibly a little too frou frou if your tastes are minimalist; location is convenient to town and parking is readily available; Brian and Nick are very well informed about area and make thoughtful recommendations; extensive pamphlets for those... More

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Architects G, Owner at Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House, responded to this review

I kinda like this review but really confused by it. This guests says some nice things about our home but I think she missed the point about the house being a National Historic Property. Historic Preservation is our niche`. We provide modern amenities like flat screen tv's, free wifi, etcetera; however, we pride ourselves with having perfectly restored, historically, period... More

Weare, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I selected the Architects Inn after looking through numerous Murder Mystery options in the New England area. I was planning a promotion for my sales teams based on a live Clue game. The only disappointment I can think of is that Tripadvisor only allows a 5 star rating, this place deserves 10! Nick, immediately made us feel right at home... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I rented this Inn for our wedding weekend. The wedding was elsewhere but being a large wedding there was plenty of activity around the house the whole time. The place is furnished with period antiques and beautifully arranged. The house was built for entertaining and every time people came in, they just sort of melted into the... More

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Architects G, Owner at Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House, responded to this review

This was an amazing group of people. It was a wonderful weekend full of wit, laughs, romance and friendship. The wedding was beautiful and we were glad to be invited to the festivities. We really connected with them and felt like hosting family. Congratulations again. Text us with the pictures when they come in. More

Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My partner and I stayed for just one night at Nick and Brian's beautiful bed and breakfast, but it will not be our last visit FOR SURE. The experience we had was amazing. Our bedroom was spacious and elegant. The bed was so soft and cozy I could have stayed there all day despite the lure of Newport and it's... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this elegant home. The entrance was warm and inviting, the living and dining rooms were comfortable and maintained with the grace and style of the late 1800’s. Breakfast was delicious and well served. But most of all, the service related to our reservation with late arrival and timely breakfast allowed us to begin our... More

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Architects G, Owner at Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House, responded to this review

Great people. We would love to host them again. More

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Address: 2 Sunnyside Place, Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Architect's Inn - George Champlin Mason House 3.5*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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History, Art, Architecture and Antiques adorn this fabulous Guesthouse. Located directly in the center of Newport in the sophisticated "Top of the Hill" neighborhood where the oldest mansions are still thriving as private homes. This mansion has quaint tourist rooms to large gorgeous romantic rooms. Something for everyone and a great breakfast to make your trip perfect. Massage therapists can come to your room for a relaxation session. Wireless printer and WiFi make it great for working while you enjoy tea in your room or on the verandah. The Innkeepers are born Rhode Islanders who can advise you to all the best restaurants that are off the beaten path. In the shoulder season, become a child again and play in Interactive Murder Mystery Weekends (all inclusive) where you are a character that gets wrapped up in a crazy, murderous plot as if you were in the movie Clue. Whatever the occasion, this Inn will sure be leaving an impression and warm memories to share with friends and family. ... more   less 
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