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“On the decline, was it better before?” 1 of 5 stars
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Admiral Farragut Inn
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   31 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840   |  
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Ranked #64 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
Leinzell
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“On the decline, was it better before?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

What a disappointing experience in this run down place. Although we were upgraded to a "better" room, the cleanliness and bed were disappointing.
There was a dirty duvet under the sheets, the yakuzi was worn and dirty and the room smelled musty.
Although we were promised and had paid for a full Amrican breakfast, we had to help ourselves from the refrigerator, the breakfast room was more like a passage way with no room for the guests.
The few breakfast cereals were no compensation for a full American breakfast.
The travel agency that had booked the room for us, Nato (North Atlantic Tourist organization) refused to contact us and reimburse us for another faulty booking that had happened before.
On leaving there was nobody there to say good bye!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Germany
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

Our room (The Generals Room) was nice and cosy, well set up and very much as expected. However the room for our daughter next door was not clean (cobwebs in the corners) and ants on her bed. That put her off.
The location is optimal.
Breakfast was not served at the inn but across the street. Evidently the owners have 4 inns in close proximity. All the other guests from the other inns also came to the same breakfast room with the consequence that they had to wait (only 4 tables in the room). This didn’t bother us as we were the early birds.

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

My husband and I DID NOT stay in this inn; however, no one is mentioning this little tip about the inn, so I will. We took the walking Ghost Tour through town (offered nightly-gives a lot of historic, interesting and fun info, a MUST DO) and the Admiral Farragut Inn is on the tour. Apparently, the Admiral's ghost has appeared to the staff in full military uniform from time to time. Also, this is a historic building--a few hundred years old with many original features--if that appeals to folks. Sorry to readers--I couldn't post my comment without rating the inn, so I gave everything average marks.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, CO
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

I contacted the hotel directly to make sure of space,stairs,assistance with luggage etc. There is no assistance with luggage unless you walk to another building to request it. The furniture has water stains and a handle missing from the dresser. The handle pulled off the shower and stayed that way for 4 days. There was one tiny bottle of shampoo,never replaced, the soap was a tiny tiny cake. We went to the drugstore and got our own. There is no telephone in the room so you have to physically go out and up a set of stairs to another building to get assistance. When you do, you are treated as though it is an inconvenience. I was told there was an ironing board,it never materialized. Also was told there was internet. The signal is so weak that you can't do any work with it. Was told,well I'll have to get my IT guy to look at it. The bathroom is very small. When you open the door,it wrinkles the bath mat when it is down. Grout in the bathroom is discolored. Breakfast is very common. Cook was friendly. Mattress was firm. Would not stay here nor recommend it .

  • Liked — mattress was firm
  • Disliked — physical appearance, not sure about the cleanliness, it was just old and in disrepair
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Towcester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

My wife and I stayed here for 4 days, so we could explore the sights of Newport.
The location is excellent, being in the historic quarter of Newport, so most sights and amenities are within easy walking distance.
The actual building is a joy, being built in the colonial style, in circa 1705, (from memory). It is one of many such buildings in Clarke Street, which makes for a delightful streetscape - incorporating gas street lighting!
Given the central location, the on-site car parking is invaluable.
We upgraded our room after the first night, to one with a magnificent period-style king size bed, which was beautifully comfortable. The room itself was large and airy and well furnished.
After a hard day's sightseeing, we really appreciated being able to relax in the enormous jaccuzzi bath in the en suite bathroom.
The accommodation was clean and the staff both friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was slightly disorganised at times but very tasty.
We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

  • Liked — Historic building in charming location. Also very comfortable large bed
  • Disliked — Breakfast service
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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North Haledon, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

The Admiral Farragut Inn is located on Clarke Street, a quiet, quaint and cozily narrow street in Newport, just a short walk up from Thames Street and with immediate access to the warves and the finest shops and restaurants that Newport has to offer.
Built in the early 18th Century, the Admiral Farragut Inn is situated among other 18th Century buildings all along Clarke Street that together allow anyone staying at the Inn to practically experience and readily imagine the charm and delight of living within dwellings of that era. While the very fabric and situation of the Inn and its surroundings make that possible, guests who stay at the Inn will find that they are well cared for by an Innkeeper and a kind and gracious staff who are dedicated and work very hard to insure that there is no sacrifice of comfort and attention to their needs as a result. In addition to the comfort and attention that they can be counted on to provide, guests can count upon beautifully appointed bathrooms with modern facilities that include Jacuzzi bathtubs and shower facilities and, perhaps most important of all, remarkably comfortable beds. Beds so comfortable that it is likely anyone having slept in one of them will be moved to ask the Innkeeper to explain why. In addition, after a night spent at the Inn, the guest then may look forward to a full breakfast that includes a choice of eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, cereal and much else besides.
Anyone choosing to stay at the Admiral Farragut Inn will be adding immeasurably to the experience of visiting Newport, and will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — Ambiance, facilities, service and location
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2007

This is a great place within walking distance to everything. The best thing about this place was the breakfast. The cook made some of the best pancakes and french toast I have ever had. You can not go wrong staying here.

  • Liked — Breakfast and location.
  • Disliked — no negatives
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 31 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admiral Farragut Inn 3.5*
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