If you're on a coach tour etc and you don't have any say in where you stay, you could probably stick it for a night or two. But if not, find somewhere else!
The positives: The beds were comfortable. The television and fridge worked. Easy to drive to and from, but note that you can't walk into town from here. The food in the adjacent diner is pretty good and good value.
The negatives: The SMELL!! It hits you the moment you walk into the building. Old, musty, faintly nauseating. My partner suggested it was the cleaning products they used, but I didn't see any evidence of their use... The receptionists were surly and unwelcoming. There was plenty of information on Boston available in reception, but very little on Newport - ?! The room had cobwebs and I didn't dare turn on the heater as it would have blown out several years' worth of dust by the look of the thing. I had to dispose of a few insects that had somehow got into the room (not cockroaches, let's be clear there). The bathroom had quite a bit of mildew, but that's not very surprising when there was no window or extractor fan, so they should expect damp problems. The hot water supply wasn't entirely reliable, particularly in the morning. The toilet seat was also loose. Despite having the "Please do not disturb" sign on the door, housekeeping kept banging on the door from 8am.
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