We took advantage of an online special and stayed at the Carriage House for $188 per night. It is located in Middletown, RI about 100 feet from the border of Newport. You can automatically add about $100 per night to any property located in Newport. The Carriage House is very, very quiet and I doubt that it would be a good choice for young people looking to party, or guests with small active children. There are no play facility for kids and no yard to speak of. The decor and atmosphere really reminded me of a nursing home or a rest home. Whoever decorated the place mismatched all kinds of prints and the wood is a variety of white paint, dark walnut veneer, mahogony and blonde oak all in the same room. So it kind looks jumbled and mismatched. It does have a nice outdoor deck which guests did not take advantage of because there was a broken wing chair parked in front of the door. The staff are kind of odd mismatched too. Harry, is kind of spooky, but sweet and helpful at his own pace. Walter (I think) is a retired military man with an obvious enthusiasm for the area which he knows quite well and is delighted to share. The rooms are nicer than the lobby with very comfortable beds and lots of clean towels. Each room has a small fridge and microwave which is great for heating left overs form local restaurants. We ate at Rhea's for quick meals which was great findand only half a block a way. You can walk to Newport from here, if you are a hardy sort and enjoy a healthy walk. Be sure to notice the renovated Broadway Arts neighborhood on your walk to Newport; there are terrific trendy boutiques, bars and restaurants that offer great values over the crowds and inflated prices downtown. Speaking of rest homes; The Carriage House features old-fashioned solid construction with thick sound proof walls. You hear almost nothing from the hallway and adjacent rooms. With the black out curtains closed you get a fantastic nights rest with nothing to disturb you. BTW the location is on a main street which leads "the back way" via Rte 138 to Aquidneck, Atlantic Beach, Easton's Beach, and the Cliff Walk. So rather than battle the intense traffic through downtown Newport ask them to show you "the back way" and be at the Cliff Walk in five easy minutes. They have a fairly lack luster continental breakfast, but there is coffee in the room. Ask them to show you how to work the coffee maker in the room, it is wierd and dumps out all the water you pour into it.
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