We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“First time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pearls of Newport

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Pearls of Newport to your Saves list
Pearls of Newport
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   41 Pelham St., Newport, RI 02840   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #29 of 99 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
shannock r.i.
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“First time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was our first time at the Pearl, and right when we first got there the feeling was warm and friendly. Delicious apps to relax us and feel at home. After a quick cocktail we were off to explore Thames street a block away. Ray did a wonderful job to keep our stay as comfortable as possible. It was my wifes birthday and she had a great time. can"t wait to return again. Thanks Ray. J.Clark

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

213 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    134
    31
    11
    12
    25
See reviews for
28
112
2
11
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (39)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Wakefield, Rhode Island, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Being true Rhode Islander's, we seldom take the time to appreciate what this great state has to offer. Thanks to Ray and Pearls of Newport, we were reminded this weekend. Ray makes you feel like you're visiting a favorite, doting uncle. With great food, fun, friendly conversation and warm, welcoming rooms, our stay with family and friends was made extra special. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Pearls is not the usual hotel and if you want somewhere with a different edge, this could be for you. However if you want large hotel facilities then maybe try somewhere else. Pearls has character aplenty, the staff, led by Ray, are friendly and all play their part. The rooms are comfortable and in typical Newport style. The hotel layout is quirky, with breakfast a bit of an adventure each day. The hotel location is great, just up from the centre of Newport, which is a joy to visit. There are numerous bars, pubs and restaurants from which to choose and all are just a short walk away. Indeed the same is true of the National Tennis Club and of course the Mansions and Ocean Drive are just minutes away by car from Pearls. Overall our stay was most enjoyable and memorable and we would certainly use Pearls again.

Room Tip: Talk to Ray and he will try to find one to meet your needs.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belmar, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Such a great experience! Convenient location to everything, very spacious suites and gorgeous grounds! Breakfast each morning was amazing! Ray, the owner is such a joy to talk to, very informative and helpful about everything! Can't wait to go back!

Stayed November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsham, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I recently stayed there with a group of friends this past fall and it was one of the greatest B&B experiences I have had over the years. The staff was very attentive and went above and beyond delivering exceptional service. From the time we arrived, to personalized breakfasts they made us feel welcome in their home. The rooms were spacious, clean and had great attention to detail. In addition, the location is perfect and has parking which is hard to find in the busy streets of Newport.

Room Tip: The Suites were extremely spacious and would be good for a small family.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bristol, Connecticut
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed here on a Snique Away deal, thinking we would give a Newport B&B a try. Maybe we are just not B&B people. But I must say, both Ray, the owner and his assistant are very nice. I would not disparage them on that. Whether I want to spend my vacation time chatting - well, I think I like the de-personalization of the larger hotels. We stayed in one of the homes that face Spring street. The suite was a very nice size, it went from the front to back of the left side of the building. The living room was on the street side, and was subject to noise from traffic and passers-by. the bedroom was in the rear, much quieter. What was not quiet were the squeaky floors when the upstairs occupants walked around, or other guests climbed the wood stairs to upper levels from the foyer outside our door. Some carpet treads could help with that racket. Voices carried.
We live in a lovely comfortable house with comfortable furnishings, and that is the minmum I would expect from a paid accomodation, I can overlook a dust bunny or two, but this room was not clean, nor were the furnishings comfortable. The two couches in the living room were too uncomfortable to enjoy TV-watching. Furnishings were haphazard, as if from a flea market. I have donated nicer stuff to Goodwill. The TV' s here are tiny, 19" screen you can barely see. No clock radio. Shower had mold and rot. The bed was extra firm and not comfortable. The owner indicated he had nowhere to move us, they only make up rooms as needed. Layers of dust and cobwebs on the crooked chandelier over the bed gave a good indication of cleaning efforts here. When we walked into our room, there was a pair of men's underwear hanging from the LR chandelier. The owner was kind enough to remove them. We should have left at that point.
So, that's it for us, no more B&B's. We ate breakfast elsewhere the second morning. There were only some small bits of pastries that had been cut into tiny pieces left, and the hot breakfast was charred potatoes and burnt quinoa with some veggies in a wrap. The hard-boiled egg was fine. Meager offerings. We ate at a nearby neighborhood breakfast place the next morning. Parking- there is one lot in the rear, you leave your vehicle key with the owner and they move your car as necessary to let others in/out. Is the key secured in a safe place? No. We saw our key on the lobby fireplace mantle in the main house, along with other guest's vehicle keys, and took it back. Nice people, but not a good experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Can't say enough about our tremendous experience...

We met our host, Ray, on a prior trip to Newport and wanted to incorporate his gorgeous property in our wedding plans. Ray fully accommodated our wedding guests by reserving all three units on-site.

Upon arrival, you get the instant feeling you are genuinely welcome. Ray greeted us and our guests with a toast to the weekend.

Not only is Ray a true professional, but he's an even better human being. Throughout our stay, he personally took the time to get to know each and every person who stayed under his roof. He is also one of the most interesting individuals I've met; I highly recommend sitting-down to hear his experiences.

The love for his residence is infectious, greatly reflected in the finishings and attention for detail. We stayed in the recommended Suite 8, located at the Cremin House (Est. 1785) - this room is updated handsomely with high-end amenities. There is a wood-burning fireplace supplementing the oversized bed (imported from Paris), which flows into the naturally-lit lounge area overlooking the garden and courtyard. We were taken back with the expansive area in the room. Every touch and finish is very tastefully done.

My wife and I prefer the inviting nature of B&Bs when traveling, primarily in my case for the accompanying breakfast. Breakfast at The Pearls is the day’s welcoming event – all gather on the porch, share conversation and top-notch gourmet meal. Not a soul goes hungry, you are sure to be well fed. If you are planning a gathering, the courtyard is a wonderful setting for anything from a backyard barbeque to a rehearsal dinner.

Off-premise, when you think location, location, location; The Pearls is the epitome in Newport. Steps away from the ‘Newport Experience’ and all it has to offer. Newport is a four-season town, where you can explore and find beauty all times of the year.

It truly was the little things that made the overall experience - The Pearls have those intangibles. I can proudly say The Pearls will be our ‘Newport residence’ from here on out.


Recommended for:
- weekend getaway
- romantic stay
- wedding party
- business/corporate gathering
- out-of-towners looking for the ideal ‘Newport Experience’

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Pearls of Newport? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pearls of Newport

Address: 41 Pelham St., Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pearls of Newport 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pearls voted as "One of Top 10 Places to Stay in the World" by an established International Travel website is a place not to be missed. With five historic homes comprising Pearls it is considered Newport's most Cosmopolitan Inn located in Newport's Historic Hill and just steps away from Newport Harbor. With the Victorian main house, circa 1865 its grand staircase, stained glass windows, fine artwork and museum pieces, Pearls is a place to experience for the discriminating traveler. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline so you can book your Pearls of Newport reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pearls Of Newport Hotel Newport

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pearls of Newport, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.