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Rhea's Inn by the Sea
Ranked #1 of 9 Middletown B&B and Inns
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“Great place extremely courteous and hospitable manager”
Reviewed July 15, 2011

My husband and I went away for a short getaway and I am so relaxed it felt like we were away for longer. Tony the manager was extremely polite, courteous, and very hospitable. To me that says alot in a the place you run. We had the room with the jacuzzi and the balcony it was small and looked at the wall of the next building but that was ok it was raining that night we arrived anyway. The room was very clean bed was comfy and the bathroom very spacious. We would definitely return in a heartbeat and bring the kids! Great spot we did the cliff walk and ate at Atlantic beach club which was great (get the early bird special) I also liked the fact of the small lounge area in the lobby where you can enjoy some snacks! I have to say first impressions truly count and this surely was a great one!

Thanks Tony for running out in the rain so we can have ketchup!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

My wife and I spent one night there. It' is a small, comfortable and cheap hotel with Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. The stuff is nice and attentive, the room is clean.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

EXCELLENT! Great location. Room was spacious, super clean and comfortable. Staff, organized, competent and accommodating. Safe and easy free parking. Nice complementary breakfast included. By the way, the office does stay open until at least 9PM, after that, you have your own key, to let yourself in the building. Very good experience, with return to this Inn, every time I'll visit this area.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

Not luxury, but a great value. Furniture isn't the best but Rooms are in great condition. Staff (appears to be a family business) is friendly, though office is closed after 7pm. Baffles the street from Eastons beach, 10 minutes from downtown Newport. Breakfast is self-serve continental but good variety of cereal, fruits and juices. Very good price, compared to nearby lodging. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

We stayed at Rhea's for two nights while my spouse attended a meeting and I visited Newport. Rhea's is simple, clean and comfortable and about a five minute drive from Newport itself. Because we wake up at 5 AM to jog, we were thrilled that the breakfast is serve-yourself, with items in baskets or in the refrigerator in the lobby.
The only negative factor worth mentioning is that only a few rooms are on the ground level and most require walking up stairs, so anyone unable to climb stairs should make certain they get a first floor room.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Bayport, New York
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Reviewed April 28, 2008

I stayed at Rhea's for a 2 night weekend at the end of April. The location was great, about a block from the beach, and 2 miles from downtown Newport. The room was very nice, looked like it was recently redecorated. The beds were comfortable too.
We didn't splurge for an ocean view or balcony. Our room was on the first floor and didn't have a view except for a parking lot. For $89 it was more than adequate.

Each morning there was continental breakfast which consisted of instant oatmeal, a choice of cereals, Entemann's muffins, danish and coffee cake, as well as bagels, coffee, fruit and juices. It was not a breakfast like you would get at a typical "Bed and Breakfast," but again for the money, it was more than fine.

Also, if the bar scene is your thing, there are about 4 places within walking distance of the hotel. There are also a few restaurants too.

The only negative was the thin walls. This place is more like a house, not like a hotel so the walls were pretty thin. I'm not sure if there was someone staying in the room next to us or above us. But at any rate, we could hear them talking and running water for a shower.
All in all, for the price, rooms, cleanliness and location, i would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Liked — The value and newly decorate rooms
  • Disliked — The thin walls
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2007

Rhea's Inn By The Sea is a wonderfully managed, immaculate inn that clearly has the comfort of guests in mind. The rooms looked like they were completely & recently updated from the bathroom, to the carpet with new looking wooden doors and moldings. The bedroom had a master bath set up & the bathroom was very roomy with lots of counter space for toiletries. It had a hairdryer, shower, hand towel rack, plenty of extra t.p., 2 bars of soap, sample shampoo & conditioner and plenty of towels; also, tissues in thebathroom and bedroom. The bed was comfortable and the linens were immaculate and soft; we had 2 pillows each. We had a sitting room that was very roomy with sliders to a deck with a view of 1st beach. There were 2 couches and a desk with a chair & all were comfortable. The sitting room also had a fridge. There was plenty of hangers/drawers and closet space. Outside the rooms, there was a sitting area with comfortable couches with magazines. We were on the 3rd floor and the railings were secure and the stairs had high traffic carpeting. Fresh coffee was always available and there was a continental breakfast (although we did not use it). The manager was very courteous and friendly. My husband and I stayed for the weekend and we both loved our stay and we will be back.

  • Liked — near beaches and restaurants. near newport attactions. cleanliness & comfort
  • Disliked — needed additional curtain in bedroom due to light leaking around vertical blinds
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rhea's Inn by the Sea
Address: 42 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Middletown
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Middletown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Rhea's Inn by the Sea 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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