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29 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840
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Black Duck Inn
Ranked #45 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent some time at this inn this August, staying up the street at their sister-property, the Blue Jewel. Breakfast is served at the Black Duck and it was fantastic! Lucia served us a frittata on the first day - we had the choice of veggie or sausage, I think. We had the veggie and it was absolutely delicious! Along... More

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blues966029, Inn Keeper at Black Duck Inn, responded to this review

Dear Laura, We are so happy that you returned to visit us again and that you had an excellent trip! Newport is known for its quaint town and beaches, but there are also many unique activities to explore, such as a sunset cruise or fishing trip. Our staff is always available for information and to help with booking. We hope... More

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I went to Newport for a wedding this past weekend. A friend of hours recommended the Black Duck Inn and we are so happy that he did. What a wonderful place to stay. We were in the sauvignon blanc room .Comfortable and modern amenities in an old style house right up the street from all the action... More

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blues966029, Executive Assistant at Black Duck Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Black Duck! The Black Duck is the most modern of all our inns, and has all updated amenities. There are often various festivals and concerts happening in Newport, and the Black Duck is so close to all the activities that it makes it easy to enjoy all of the... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Like several reviewers, we were moved to the Black Duck Inn after booking the Newport Blues Inn for a 3 night stay. Because we assumed the Black Duck would share the same charm of lovely antiques and stained glass, we agreed to move because the room had a jacuzzi, parking in the rear and was a block closer downhill to... More

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Boston, MA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We just returned from two nights at the Black Duck. We were very happy with our stay. We stated in the Chardonnay room, which is quite small and overlooks the parking lot. We didn't care, but it might be an issue for some people. We just used it as a base of operations to see Newport, not a place to... More

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Cape Cod
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Overall the rating would be about a 3 out of 10 here. We were moved to this property from our original booking at their sister inn, Newport Blues. I did not book at the Black Duck for it was not our taste/style, sort of faux ultra modern (think martini bar). However we took their "upgrade" to the Pinot Noir suite... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I just came back from staying the weekend with my boyfriend. The Black Duck Inn was a lovely place to stay. The room was perfect for us. Very clean and super comfy bed. We received a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine when we checked in. We stayed in the champagne suite and it was very romantic with... More

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West Sayville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed July for 4 nights we were in town for a wedding. It was clean and located in the heart of town. The staff was nice and the fresh cookies everyday were so good! My one complaint was that there was no full length mirror in the room which made it hard to get ready especially... More

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Orlando, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

You sure can't beat the location of this bed and breakfast - you are less than a block from the harbor and the shops. The mansions at Bellevue Ave. and the Cliff Walk are just a nice walk or short drive away. There is an amazing breakfast waiting for you here, with friendly and informative staff like Karen, who had... More

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I recently had the great pleasure of staying in two beautifully restored Newport Inns, the Blue Jewel and the Black Duck situated in the heart of Newport on Pelham Street. While right in the centre of Newport, Pelham Street is a very quiet and quaint area. Having made a very last minute booking , the innkeeper Jean facilitated me by... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Reisling room at the Black Duck Inn in Newport. The inn is very modern in decor and quite lovely. The location is perfect as you can walk right into town. Parking is a hassle in town. Ok here are the issues.... The shower had no place to keep even a small shampoo bottle... More

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Address: 29 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
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Black Duck Inn is a unique and modern inn with updated amenities. This charming inn provides the luxuries of a hotel while maintaining the quaintness of a bed and breakfast. Black Duck Inn is our closest inn the Thames Street! ... more   less 
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