The Inn is a converted home, basically a motel, a few blocks from the beach on the main approach road. The owner is friendly but is clearly overwhelmed with keeping up with running the place, which needs a lot of basic maintenance. We stayed in a room in the original part of the house that opened to a hallway with a shared bath. The shared bathroom with shower was very clean and there was plenty of hot water. We had a private sink and toilet. Our non-smoking room was clean, but literally stank from an electric strawberry deodorizer that must have been running on the highest setting for a week. Little things, like pegs missing from the coat rack and a toilet in a room smaller than a kitchen broom cabinet were annoying. The bed was hard and provided a back ache for the next day. There is a covered patio and a back lawn that give some privacy and look nice from a distance. In the evening, it was colonized by middle age drunk guests (each guest gets a complimentary bottle of wine by the way). In the morning a breakfast is offered late, after 9:30 AM, but the seating and serving areas were dirty and the smells of stale tobacco were too strong to endure. The first guest down for the day had a mountain of cigarette packs in front of him; we couldn't tell if he intended to smoke them all or if he was waiting for a crowd,. The little shops and other motels near the beach are a match to the Blue Whale Inn. It's a long, nice beach with a nice state park center but the the mixture of a few nice homes with dilapidated beach front motels creates a overall seedy feeling. If you are a smoker, a heavy sleeper, and you want Misquamicut Beach without paying $20 per day for parking, this is a good deal.
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February 3, 2011
Misquamicut Beach is one of the top locations in New England to visit during the summer months. Its pristine beaches and great hospitality attracts millions of visitors a year. Yes we do offer our guests an ice cold bottle of wine at check-in if they would like, and we encourage our guests to relax in our elegant outdoor courtyard surrounded by tranquil flowers after their beach day. Our entire building is Non-Smoking, however you can smoke outside freely. We only can focus on making our place clean, fresh, and smelling nice, and we do apologize for the guest in front of you at breakfast if they indeed smelt like cigarettes. What I can assure you is that that guest did not smoke inside any room, and that we cannot change a customers personal hygiene. We are always looking to improve, so we greatly appreciate your review. We hope to see you again. Thank you.
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