My husband and I stayed at Spring Seasons recently. The upstairs loft was spacious and very impressive. The jacuzzi tub was awesome and we so loved having our own private balcony/patio. Upon our arrival, Susan answered the door seemingly distracted as if we were interrupting her in the middle of something. In her defense, we did arrive a bit early but we were just checking to see if we could perhaps check in early or at minimum, use the restroom and then find out where we could grab a bite to eat (we just got in from a long drive from NJ). Susan did not have an available restroom and did not want me to see our room before it was done being cleaned. On one hand I understand, but doesn't really make for a good first impression. She reluctantly allowed me to use the restroom in our room (thank God). We later learned she was preparing for a party she was having for her tea room part of her business (which is for the public and will talk more about later) which must have been why she seemed distracted. The location is fabulous..very close to the downtain and Susan did recommend some pretty amazing places to eat but her breakfasts were mediocre. When I think B&B, I don't think of a basic omelette with some american cheese. It wasn't bad, just average. I have been to many b&b's where they serve things like cream cheese french toast or a quiche perhaps and then have afternoon tea with say some snacks and even wine spritzers or something like that. This place is nothing like that. This part I just have to chuckle about..when my husband and I go away, we enjoy getting an early start so we can maximize our time taking in the town and doing some sightseeing. Susan asked us what time we would like to eat breakfast (which we thought was very nice to ask) however to our surprise when we mentioned 8-8:30am, that was 'too early." which left me wondering why did she even ask us? Then as if that weren't shocking enough, she made sure that we knew we had to be out by 11am!
Susan's husband was very nice and gave us some aspirin as my husband had a headache.
When we got back from lunch one of the days we were there, we thought we could have some tea but she was having another tea party (for the public-not guests) which then left us feeling as if we were intruders. my husband asked if he could have a piece of chocolate which she replied, oh no, sorry they are for the tea party guests. Really?? In my opinion, it seemed to me that the tea room is taking away from the personal touch that one would expect from a b&b. Overall, we had a wonderful time considering the location was excellent as well as our room, and we did a lot of sightseeing which we enjoyed.
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- Our classic Victorian Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast lodging offers amenities that will make your stay memorable. Candlelight breakfast, Jacuzzi style baths and our location close to waterfront dining, shopping and attractions make our Newport Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast perfect for your Rhode Island escape. The lovely gardens and window boxes are “Newport in Bloom” award winners every year. Explore the treasures of Newport and beyond from our exquisite bed and breakfast Newport RI lodging hideaway. At The Spring Seasons Inn, your exclusive Rhode Island adventure awaits. ... more less
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