This was our first trip to Newport and we loved it. The location of this B & B was perfect, close to the cliffs and a nice ten minute walk to town. We have stayed at several B&Bs throughout the country and unfortunately, Daryl and Darleen are alittle too rigid to be in this industry. We traveled with another couple who had a few "run-ins" with them. They were given a little attitude about wanting their a/c to be on to cool down the room while they went to dinner. When you are paying a considerable amount of money for a room, an hour of the air running shouldn't be an issue. Also, morning breakfast is quite an interesting experience. There is one long, large dining table so be prepared if you are not interested in small talk with other inn goers. It is also not taken kindly when you would like to make a special request (like any simple dietary restrictions). The food was great but if you didn't like what was being served that day, you were out of luck. When we were there, we returned from dinner to find the innkeepers in a heated battle with another couple (that did destroy one of their rooms). The police were called and the couple was escorted out of the inn... but it definitely made for an uncomfortable experience (but great breakfast gossip the next morning). I am sure that there are many other accomodations in the area that may make for a more pampered experience. We are not that hard to please when on vacation, but we felt that there may have been too many "rules" to feel 100% comfortable here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Newport's enchanted Gilded Age at historic Ivy Lodge. Located in Newport, Rhode Island's mansion district off famed Bellevue Avenue, The Ivy Lodge is just a short stroll to the mansions, downtown Newport, The Cliff Walk and the beaches. Period antiques and victorian accents throughout its rooms complete the newly-renovated home and gardens. The richly-detailed oak walls and fireplace hearths provide the quintessential Newport backdrop for a memorable experience in the City by the Sea. Explore our inn and discover Newport the way it was meant to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ivy Hotel Newport