We just returned from Newport RI. It was a fabulous trip. We started at the Castle Hill Inn for a drink on the water. Then headed to Hammetts Hotel. Cool place with incredible views of the Harbor. The rooms are small but space was used efficiently. The art work throughout the hotel was beautiful. We had dinner reservations at Guistos. They treated us to a Proseco toast. We decided to do a chef Shared dining experience. There were 8 courses of incredible food. The next day we were up and having a Mimosa sailboat ride. We rode on an 80 foot Schooner. Sightsailing cruises was great. The captains were very informative. Then yummy Lobster for lunch at the Lobster Shack and our 7 mile Cliff Walk followed. Exhausted we had a quick appetizer and drink on the patio at Guistos. Then off to dinner at the Black Pearl. We had clam chowder, scallops and the largest portion of mussels we have ever experienced Our last day we had a fabulous late breakfast at Belles Cafe on the wharf. We had perfect eggs, bacon and hash browns. Then we took a Viking Trolley tour of Newport. The Trolley took us along palatial homes of the rich and famous and our guide gave us the history if Newport. We decided to tour the grandest home, The Breakers. On our last evening we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Bowens Wine 22. We had a terrific Charcuterie board to start. Our entrees were steak and cod with risotto. Thr meal was fabulous. This was a terrific 40th Anniversary get-away. Newport RI is a gem of a city with great attractions and fabulous food.…
Lovely hotel, very warm staff. We stayed over the Labor Day weekend. The hotel is centrally located, making everything within asking distance from a restaurant and bar perspective. We stayed in a king room which was quaint and modern. I would definitely stay there again.
Very disappointing hotel. I have never stayed in a place that has such poor service and staff. Front desk people are incompetent, they act like they are not happy to be there, not happy to see you and don’t know anything about town. I called to ask if there is a shower cap in room that am not seeing, and the front desk lady says “they are here at front desk” instead of saying “ I have it here, will send right up” really annoying. Room is not made unless you ask for that, which they don’t tell you when you check in. Room is small but nicely done. That was not my problem, it was mainly the annoying staff and how cheap they are with amenities! You pay for a 5 star accommodation and you get motel service, actually motels are better. Would never stay there again
High season, high prices; I get it. But what a ridiculous room: no desk or table, no chairs, no surfaces. No closet. No fridge. Sit on your bed for everything. Nice view, nice design but never again. I've had bigger rooms with better functionality in mid-town Manhattan for half the price.
We just returned from Newport RI. We started at the Castle Hill Inn for a drink on the water. ( valet parking is free. Be kind and tip.) Then we headed to Hammetts Hotel. Cool place with incredible views of the Harbor. We had a Marina King room. The rooms are a bit small but they used the space efficiently. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The hotel is pristine. It is also in a great location for walking to the restaurants and activities We had dinner reservations at Guistos. They treated us to a Proseco toast and a fabulous Gelato dessert. We decided to do a chef Shared dining experience. There were 8 courses and the chef did not disappoint. The wait staff was very welcoming. The next day we were up and having a Mimosa sailboat cruise. We chose the Sightsailing cruise on the Aquidneck. Great captain and crew. Then yummy Lobster for lunch at the Lobster Shack and our Cliff Walk followed. Please remember to wear good footwear for this walk. Some parts of the path are uneven rocks. Exhausted we had a quick appetizer and drink on the patio at Guistos. We ordered stuffed littlenecks. Then off to dinner at the Black Pearl where we enjoyed clam chowder, scallops and the largest portion of mussels we have ever experienced. On our last day we had a fabulous late breakfast at Belles Cafe on the wharf. Perfect eggs,bacon and home fries. Then we took a Viking Trolley tour of Newport. It was great to hear the history of the city. The Trolley took us along palatial homes of the rich and famous. We decided to tour The Breakers, and see how families lived during the Gilded Age. Our last dinner for our Anniversary trip was at Bowens Wine and Bar 22. We started with a Charcuterie board. I had the cod on risotto and my husband had a steak. Everything was delicious. This was a wonderful trip. …
First off, it's NOT loud and it's NOT small. Travel to NYC if you want to know what loud is. Travel to Europe or go on a cruise if you want to know what a small room is. I will agree that it is pricy and that the extra fee to park as a guest is ridiculous. But that aside, the location is awesome, close to everything and on the water. The nautical vibe throughout the hotel is modern and quite nice. All the staff we dealt with were helpful and friendly.
This was an extremely small hotel room. So small that it was difficult to have two people in it at the same time. The sink to the bathroom is in the hall of the room and there is virtually little room to walk around the bed. No closet - no draws - so you really need to live out of your suit case . Fortunately there is a large window seat where you can set up your suit case. Having said that it was clean and new. But extremely small for the 800 a night that we paid. The wharf is lovely and the valet crew was great but I can't stress enough that this place is super small. Like a cubicle with a bed in it.
So close but so far… the pros : Location, water views Valet staff & housekeeping staff spot on The cons Front desk staff does not live up to a high end hotel..rude, unhelpful *** the bar situation Hotel is shaped like a u design, awesome deck w views of harbor ..restaurant across the way is the “ hotel restaurant” but u can not walk with a drink to hotel deck area, so if bar/restaurant seating is full u can only bring “ canned to go cocktails”.. makes no sense Have a bar within the hotel for your guests! Missed opportunity or have wait staff from restaurant serve in your deck area.. Small rooms.. no bathrobes or luxury items For the price there are other hotels/ inns in the area that meet the mark of a luxury experience…if they tweak the experience it could be great but as is it has a way to go….…
Hammett's is a great location for walking in Newport and the front desk staff was nice, but.....the room was a cracker jack box. Cute, well decorated but way too small. If you step out of the shower and try to put your hair in a towel it will be in the toilet (seriously). Even though we were out all day, the room wasn't cleaned. Valet is 45$ a night. I repeat....45 $ a night. Nothing about this hotel is worth it when you have so many other choices. Wish we'd stayed somewhere else.
Tiny room. Smallest hotel room i’ve ever had. Only 288sq feet. Little conveniences. Not even a plastc laundry bag which cost about $.03 per bag. No chair. Outragious pricing, over $700 per night. View of a main stree which was noisy and busy.. Constant noise from room abov, people walking.