I'll be in Newport at the beginning of August for a week for a conference at Salve Regina. Can somebody recommend a place to stay around $200 a night? A lot of the places downtown are either booked already or $350 and up a night. I am traveling with my husband and my kid and I would like to be able to walk to Salve Regina so they can have the car during the day. I am looking at the Comfort Inn in Middletown. Google map says it's a 40 min walk. The distance does not scare me, but I wonder if it's safe to walk (are there any sidewalks, heavy traffic?)
Any suggestions are appreciated.