My husband and I wanted to get away just for a night to celebrate our 12th anniversary. We live in RI so looked to Newport. We wanted to find a B&B or Inn that wasn't your every day cookie cutter hotel room. We have stayed at some nice places before but some have two night minimum stay or were just too expensive for off season.
My husband found the Victorian Ladies Inn online and it completely fit the bill. The Inn has several buildings on it's property. You can tell that in the Spring and Summer, their gardens must be beautiful. We picked their best room, the Pauline. It was upstairs in the third building to the back. We meandered down a small brick path past the Koi pond and through the patio gardens to our outdoor staircase. Our room was beautiful with lovely antique furniture (big desk and wardrobe) as well as a beautiful King Size Canopy Bed (ultra comfortable). The gas fireplace by the bed added to the romance (and heat....word of warning...turn it on when you are ready...it throws off a lot of heat!). There were many little thoughtful touches throughout the room and we noticed them.
The Inn serves tea and assorted cookies between 4 and 5PM. Breakfast consists of a side board of scones, banana bread, coffee cake, muffins, fresh fruit, home made granola, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee and tea, and a hot item. For our breakfast, the hot item was a crabcake quiche. I don't normally eat crab (except crab rangoons!) but I decided to try it. It was delicious!
I have to say that the staff was very friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay and wished we could stay longer. We felt like we had our own private romantic hideaway. We will definitely go back for another visit and we will choose the same room again.
Only disappointment was that I thought the room had a CD player. We have a CD of favorite music to play when sitting in front of a fire. However, we didn't have a CD player in the room. Had we known, we would have brought one or an ipod. I am sure the staff would have provided one had we asked but we didn't think about it until later that night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Victorian Ladies Inn, a traditional new England Bed and Breakfast is comprised of three buildings in a small compound, cojoined by gardens with bridges and ponds. We are members of the Diamond Collection and chosen among the best inns in New England. We are within walking distance of the sea, the cliff walk, the mansions, and downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victorian Ladies Hotel Newport