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“Service with a smile (anyone remember that)” 5 of 5 stars
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Historic Hill Inn
105 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #26 of 99 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Albany, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Service with a smile (anyone remember that)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I travel to Newport quite frequently,lodging is expensive and service very ordinary.Most establishments employed staff that have little interest in their guests comfort.The reason I think so highly of this Inn is because the owners are the staff, they live there so they are readily available to be of assistance with a cheerful and positive attitude. Not many places help with the baggage these days, but Richard is always offering help in that regard and at my age it is well apreciated.We were recently there with my 5 yr. old grandson they showed wonderful patience and understanding with him.So if you are looking for good value,location and servive this is the place, I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milford, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We recently traveled to Newport and stayed at this very quaint and comfortable B&B. The room was immaculate. The location is great, real close to everything.The innkeepers were wonderful, made many suggestions which we very much appreciated. Thank you Donna and Richard for all your help!

Although Newport can be very expensive to visit and shop, we were pleasantly surprised at the very reasonable price for our accomodations.

We are already looking forward to our next visit, which is already booked for the fall.

- Visitors from neaby MA -

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glen, NH
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed at the Historic Hill Inn while we had some work done to our boat in Newport. Richard and Donna are the two nicest and most helpful innkeepers we've met. The inn was comfortable and clean. The location is perhaps the best in Newport, walking distance to everything! By the time we left we felt like family. We will certainly be back! We experienced no real faults at all in our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Dingle, Ireland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We are a bunch of friends that gather in Newport at least once a year. We have always stayed at Donna and Richard's Historic Hill Inn. Donna is a wonderful hostess and Richard is really knowledgeable about the area and its attractions. I usually stay in the back apartment and really like the quiet there. The rooms are unfailingly clean, the Inn is close to everything, and the parking is free. We will return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Richard & Donna Karlovich are the most cooperative innkeepers that I have ever met.
After talking with Richard in the early planning stage, I felt that I knew him, as a friend.
This was a "SUPRSIE PARTY"! I flew family members & friends from many states, so the coordination had to be perfect. When my guests settled inn, they remarked on how clean & organized the historic house was. Richard & Donna helped me pick out "THE LANDING" overlooking the beautiful harbor of Newport where the dinner party was to be held, R&D made sure that the musician played my wife's favorites, & the champagne was chilled perfectly,
A truly wonderful experience! Breakfast was excellent, with a present opening ceremony.
I have to credit Richard & Donna, for creating a truly fulfilling experience.
When visiting Newport RI. the Historic House is "INN"!

Regards to all, Paul & Debra Johnson..

  • Stayed August 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
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Old Mission, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We booked the double deluxe room in mid-June. It had one bed and a second blow-up bed--- not a real second bed. They moved us to the 2 bedroom apartment when we complained. It was not an upgrade. We sat on the nasty sofa only long enough to make new reservations at a different place for the night. Of course, our $190 deposit was not refunded. Beware. This is possibly the dirtiest, tackiest, most run-down B&B in all Newport. I think they have family and friends write positive reviews. No one who has actually stayed here would give this place more than "terrible".

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrence, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Located in a quiet location, very convenient to attractions, wonderful hosts, all around a great stay! This is our third visit and will return in the future! The continental breakfast was wonderful. There is seating outside for private parties. Room comes with private parking and everything is within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Address: 105 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
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Ranked #26 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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