Recently I attended a thyme party for friends and family in Middletown just on the city line with Newport, RI.
After the party later that night we stayed at the Carriage House Inn located just a block away on Miantonomi Avenue. This graceful 23-room charmer is a restored turn of the century Victorian inn very comfortable and conveniently located to everything that both Middletown and Newport have to offer. Walking into the lobby there are high ceilings with crown molding, wall trimming and chandeliers. There is an arched opening to the beautiful staircase leading to the second floor with another arched way beside it over the reception area alongside the staircase. At the other end of the opened space is a very attractive traditional carpeted main sitting area with chandelier, high backed winged chairs and sofa. The room is decorated with Victorian style lamps, tables and other furnishings. The inn staff was attentive, friendly and helpful.
The bedroom with two queen beds on the second floor we shared was spacious, well appointed again with high ceilings, a butler area as you enter the room with fridge, coffee pot, microwave for the guest convenience and a seating area. A flat screen TV was on the wall in the sleeping area and a safe was available on the bottom shelf of the nightstand to lock away any valuables during our stay. The bathroom was renovated with tub, toilet and shower with the sink, wall and smaller mirrors with a blow dryer located opposite the bathroom door making it easy for more than one guest to get ready.
Breakfast the next morning in the main floor sitting room was ample with bagels, cereals, croissants, oatmeal, muffins, granola, fresh, fruit, coffee, tea, etc. The seating tables are rather small and one has to juggle the breakfast when three people are sitting together at one small table but there is outside seating on the veranda. Obviously the sooner that one arrives for breakfast the more choices will be available.
This historic Inn is a gem in a neighborhood area perfect for guests wishing for a bit of elegance but with all the modern amenities at an affordable price.
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- Clarion Middletown
- Middletown Clarion