We are thinking of spending part of our summer vacation visiting Newport. At this point, we're debating between the Hampton Inn in Middletown and the Newport Marriott. Obviously, I realize they're two very different properties, but here's our debate: the Hampton Inn is clearly lower in price, includes free parking and free breakfast. It looks to be a nice property from what I've read. The Marriott, on the other hand, would put us right in town and looks to be beautiful. However, the price is much higher at the Marriott being in June.
So for those of you familiar with Newport, do you think it's worth paying a significantly higher cost to stay at the Marriott? While the Marriott looks beautiful, we wouldn't actually be going there to spend our time at the hotel, so the decision comes down more to location. I realize we could walk to things from the Marriott, but would the drive from the Hampton Inn be that bad that it would be worth paying that much more at the Marriott?