We recently stayed at the Attwater for a friend's wedding along with SF0772-- the couple rented out the entire hotel for the wedding party and close friends. As a result, there was a bit of a "summer camp" atmosphere (e.g., many of us kept our doors open, there was lots of excitement and hanging out late night in the hallways). I did not notice any excessive loudness or noise related to doors closing or wind blowing, and I strongly suspect much of SF0772's description of the Attwater as "loud, not peaceful or relaxing" was influenced by the unique circumstances of this weekend (e.g., as part of wedding group who rented out the entire facility). This is my first Trip Advisor review, but I wanted to qualify the comments because I think it would unfairly influence someone's decision to stay at this chic hotel.
My own review:
The Attwater is a gorgeous, boutique hotel. The decor is fun and modern, the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating, the rooms were spacious, and the location is steps away from the heart of Newport (great shopping and restaurants within steps of the hotel). The bed was also one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in at a hotel! All of the bed linens, towels, and toiletries were top of the line. There are also some great outdoor areas-- a large deck off the second floor that is perfect for enjoying a good book with some coffee in the morning and a set of rocking chairs on the front porch of the hotel. If asked to sum up the Attwater in a few words, I would say it beautifully straddles the line between being upscale, luxurious, and fashionable, while also feeling comfortable and approachable. My only complaint was that the wifi signal is fairly weak in the rooms on the second and third floors.