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22 Liberty St, Newport, RI 02840-3221
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Steeped in Newport’s nautical history — yet with a bold touch of the unexpected — you’ll experience our most original Newport accommodations in stylish comfort.Discover a more personal lodging alternative to big box hotels — yet with a chic, modern edge elusive to most B&Bs. Find exceptional rooms and amenities; a clever, all-day coffee cafe; the latest tech amenities; and attentive service when you want it (privacy when you don’t).As one of the first hotel properties in Newport, the Attwater is set on a quiet street just a block off Bellevue Avenue in the central historic district. All of Newport’s sights, sounds and tastes — sailing, tennis, night life, restaurants, beaches, history, mansions — are all only a short stroll away. In fact, our newly renovated boutique hotel is merely three blocks from Newport Harbor and an eight-minute walk to First Beach.
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AV9920 wrote a review Nov 2020
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I wanted a mini getaway trip to Newport, RI and after researching several hotels I booked the Attwater because it offered free breakfast & free parking, both of which were hard to come by in the area. I found the location to be pretty solid. It’s located nearby the Historic Hill area and about six blocks away from Thames Street where many of the upscale seafood restaurants, wharves and tourist shops are located. It’s also a few blocks away from a small shopping area that includes both an upscale grocery store and Stop ‘N Shop (i.e. local grocery store) for those who don’t want to pay outrageous prices and/or have an outdoor picnic. The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Audrain Auto Museum and Newport Art Museum are also in the nearby vicinity. Unfortunately, the Cliff’s Walk and the historic homes are further afield – more like a 20-30 minute walk. (Note: I drove to the Cliff’s Walk, but parking would definitely be hard to come by during peak season.) Regarding the hotel itself, some will like it and others won’t. It’s absolutely not suited for anyone with mobility issues as almost all rooms involve at least one set of narrow steps. The bathrooms are on the tighter side. It also isn’t a full service hotel since the staff is only on the premises from 8am-8pm, but there is a number to call for emergencies and they frequently check in via text as well. Excluding the bathroom, I was pleased with the room size – specious bedroom, nice living room area, great decor – but as others have mentioned you can hear absolutely everything going on in the hallway and even noises from the other guest rooms. Had the hotel been busier this review might be very different! Breakfast selection was limited during COVID, but tasty – think: homemade yogurt with fruit, packaged granola bars, bottled juices, croissant, coffee/tea, etc., Hotel staff was personable & friendly and they provided some great recommendations in the area. Overall, I liked the hotel, but it will best appeal to millennials or those with a youthful spirit.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Hollie Greene, Marketing at The Attwater
Responded Dec 1, 2020
Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Newport, and we're thrilled you were pleased with the location of our property, on a quiet street just a block off Bellevue Avenue in the central historic district. As you stated, we are intimately sized, but we do offer a fully ADA accessible King Junior Suite guest room (accessible by lift at the rear of the property adjacent to the parking lot) for those with mobility issues. So glad you were pleased with your spacious room and the youthful energy of the hotel. We may be biased, but we feel we're the freshest lodging option in Newport. We hope to see you again soon!
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Christina wrote a review Oct 2020
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions
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This hotel is great! The staff is so welcoming, friendly and helpful. It’s extremely clean and they take the COVID restrictions very seriously. The inside is modern and new and the bed is so comfortable! I would 100% recommend this place to a friend.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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18percent wrote a review Nov 2020
Providence, Rhode Island4 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The hotel followed all COVID protocol and was extremely clean. The hotel is located near the Newport Art Museum and walking distance from a lot of restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Vtravels5050 wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York50 contributions38 helpful votes
My husband and I decided to take a weekend trip to Newport for our anniversary and had such a great stay at the Attwater. Due to Covid, we have been hesitant to travel, especially with an infant but after lots of research and understanding what measures were taken by the hotel for Covid safety, we booked the King Suite and the room did not disappoint. The hotel definitely gives a B&B vibe more than a hotel and was quiet and peaceful. The room was huge, tastefully decorated with an extra sofa bed and fireplace. It was super cozy, with lots of light , big bathroom and the bed was very comfortable for a great night's rest. Upon check in, there is hand sanitizer and a code to the door for safety sent via email. We were greeted by the hotel staff (who were all super friendly! ) and quickly checked in, then the hotel followed up by text which made it so much easier to communicate and ask questions. This was also the same for checkout. The hotel is located in a quiet street but close to the center of town, attractions and had parking. Most sites and piers/restaurants are a quick drive. Please note, there are steps and a quick breakfast is provided in a to go bag for those who may want a quick bite o. We can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Hollie Greene, Marketing at The Attwater
Responded Dec 1, 2020
Thanks for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We've worked hard this year to make sure our guests and staff stay safe, so we're thrilled you felt comfortable given the current circumstances. Also, very glad you were pleased with your room and our location. We hope to see you again soon!
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pauljay57 wrote a review Sep 2020
Morristown, New Jersey159 contributions38 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay, for the most part due to the very nice king junior suite the owners had given us rather than the queen room we had originally booked. The suite was tastefully decorated, the bed was extremely comfortable and the AC was extremely quiet. The few requests to the staff, which had to be made via texting since they have instituted Covid procedures that result in virtually no physical/visual contact with any staff, were responded to promptly. The only bugaboo during out stay was breakfast. We completely understand that the Covid procedures are meant to minimize any transmission, so all breakfast food was in small individual plastic containers (or bags with respect to muffins) and was self service. Our issue was the food choices available under the circumstances. Of course, we all have different tastes, so the choices won’t please everyone. Yogurt parfait was fine, a few greens with a slice of hard boiled egg drizzled with a poppy seed dressing was a big “no thanks” (at least from a breakfast standpoint), the muffins were good, the few pieces of grapefruit in a container was a bit sparse. The basic line - a better selection of food is needed. How about some mini boxes of assorted cereals (definitely a covid-safe way of serving), small containers of milk in the fridge, some mini yogurts, fresh fruit (apples, bananas, etc. the could be wrapped in plastic), some sliced bread (whatever type) and bagels that could be put in bags, and individual butter/cream cheese to accompany it. Please consider my suggestions. BTW, the back deck at the main building is a very nice spot to hang, but the chairs and tables were covered with leaves, so we couldn’t take advantage. Keeping that space clean and inviting is important, particularly under the current distancing procedures that leave the nice indoor lounging space somewhat unusable depending on the the number of people in those rooms. With all of that said, we would definitely return. Thanks!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AbbeyHybl, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater
Responded Sep 8, 2020
We so appreciate you leaving such a thoughtful review and please know we hear your feedback regarding breakfast loud and clear! While yes, our breakfast looks much different during these times than normal, we have done our best to create a thoughtful and tasty breakfast selection but understand that some guests may be looking for more. Something for us to consider as we move forward! All that to say, we're certainly glad to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and so enjoyed the King Junior Suite (we love those rooms!). Glad that you found our staff to be so responsive and enjoyed the great deck. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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$157 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Attwater
Which popular attractions are close to The Attwater?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Catholic Church (0.2 miles), Bellevue Avenue (0.05 miles), and International Tennis Hall of Fame (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Attwater?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Attwater?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Attwater?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Attwater?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Attwater?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jo's American Bistro, Cru Cafe, and Annies.
Is The Attwater located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Newport.
Are there any historical sites close to The Attwater?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Elms (0.5 miles), Rough Point Museum (2.1 miles), and Touro Synagogue (0.4 miles).