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Choosing a hotel: Is the walking steep?

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Choosing a hotel: Is the walking steep?

Hoping to visit Newport for a weekend in June. Have seen recommendations for the Viking and Castle Hill but the word "hill" gives pause as I have back problems that make steep walking a problem.

Walking on the flat is not an issue - would like to stay in one of the nicest hotels but if access is steep does anyone have a recommendation for someplace that is not in a hilly location?

We will have a car of course but enjoy walking as much as possible.

Thanks!

Jamestown, Rhode...
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1. Re: Choosing a hotel: Is the walking steep?

It's not really a hill, just a high spot on the coast. The parking lot is right next to the hotel, no walking up anything except maybe for the front stairs. Their lawn does slope down to the coast, but most of the areas in Newport for walking, like cliff walk or Ocean Drive, the mansions, the harbour, are all flat.

Edited: 10:01 am, February 07, 2013
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2. Re: Choosing a hotel: Is the walking steep?

Castle hill is a few miles out if town so if you stayed there you probably wouldn't be walking anywhere. The Viking is at the top of a hill but it is not very steep at all. Nothing like California hills. You should be fine.

3. Re: Choosing a hotel: Is the walking steep?

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