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Middletown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a perfect Newport B & B, I suggest the Jailhouse Inn. Our room was spacious! Housekeeping daily was appreciated. We especially enjoyed the "continental breakfast," which was outstanding. Hot oatmeal, homemade cranberry orange nut bread(YUM!) along with the usual... and croissants and French toast that could be warmed up! I even made a ham and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Jail House Inn for the Newport Jazz Festival. Rooms are good size, refrigerator, nicely finished but simply. Bathrooms very adequate but not upscale. Everything in Newport is expensive for summer weekends, as it goes this is good value for turnpike. Breakfast was fine but the room rather crowded and warm. Location is excellent.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jailhouse Inn was very nice. There were some remnants of its use as a jailhouse, although I almost wish they did the rooms up a little bit more to reflect the theme. They have a bunch of old pictures and news stories on the walls about criminals and cops, which was pretty interesting to look at. We were only... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a single night on our way to Block Island. The location is great - very close to town so you can walk anywhere. The Inn was ok, the room was clean and they allow children. The breakfast buffet was adequate. The staff was not very friendly.

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night while touring Newport. The hotel was nice and clean. We arrived early and our room was not ready, but we were allowed to park in the parking lot while we toured the town. We came back around 3 and our room was ready. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable. The hotel had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a few items of decor about this 18th century building remind visitors of its heritage as a colonial jail, but it's one of the few boutique hotels that allowed 5 people in a single room, so our family gave it a try. The staff were perfectly accommodating and nice. The beds were quite hard but workable. Wifi was good,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is outstanding! Everyone was more than accommodating and pleasant. Perfect location to walk to all area attractions. Our room was a little tight in design but certainly that is understandable given this being an older building. We did see some of the other rooms had better layout, but our room had the two queens that we needed in two... More 

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Névez, Bretagne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved staying here! The room was excellent - cool the entire time (and it was late July). Bed was super comfy and the bathroom was very spacious. The common area provided complimentary breakfast as well as snacks and other amenities throughout the day. Free parking on premises was a definite plus. Location was perfect for walking all around... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend & I decided to do a quick trip to Newport for the night. After researching some surrounding hotels, I was shocked by how much a weeknight stay was & just couldn't justifying paying $$$$ for 1 night. When I came across the Jailhouse Inn, I was pleasantly surprised by the good reviews and affordable price. Our stay was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good location and the staff is very friendly / helpful... but the hotel itself is exhausted (needs a good carpet cleaning and updating) and the polyester sheets are not as nice at the Comfort Inn... so stay clear if you can. $399 a night (plus taxes!) Is excessive for a place with loud in window air conditioners and curtains that... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1772, The Jailhouse Inn is a restored colonial landmark. It is Newport's actual historic jail and police station. Located in the heart of downtown, the inn now features modern rooms with just a touch of the original "jail" theme. One block to harbor, restaurants, shops and visitor center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jailhouse Inn

Address: 13 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2545
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $176 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jailhouse Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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