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Rhea's Inn by the Sea
Ranked #1 of 9 Middletown B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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“Much Nicer than The Viking and Never Expected it to Be”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I was looking for a hotel room for August 17th Weekend in Newport to celebrate my Wife's birthday. Fortunately there was not a room to be found in Newport because if there had been I never would have found Rhea's by the Sea. When we arrived we were promptly greeted and given the key to our room. Not being sure what to expect we went upstairs to our room. What we found was a spotlessly clean mini suite with a small balcony. Everything worked in the room and the staff was very professional and courteous much like you would expect to receive at the Viking Hotel or The Hyatt but unfortunately not the case at those properties.

The Location is very convenient. Walking distance to the beach, Flo's and the Cliff Walk. We will definitely stay here the next time we go to Newport.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Rhea's this past weekend after having to leave our other inn due to many issues (see my review for Admiral Weaver). Rhea's had an open room at an awesome price, given the season. No price gouging here! It was SO clean, which we appreciated even more after our previous inn. It's a 3 min walk to the beach, a 5 min walk to Clifdwalk, and maybe a ten min drive to all the goodies of Newport. Had I known the area, I would have booked here to start. An awesome, affordable accommodation!

  • Stayed August 2013
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West Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed at Rhea's for a couple of nights. The room was clean, we enjoyed the complimentary breakfast in the morning and the staff was friendly. I was excited to see how close we were to the Cliff Walk, the beach was a minute away and you could find good places to eat all in a walking distance. I would stay there again:)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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New Milford, CT
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Very affordable, clean, good location. Walked to the beach and cliff walk-(saved money on parking). We had a 1st floor room which was convenient to parking lot and breakfast area. It was handicapped equipped so not sure if the room was bigger for that reason. King sized bed was large enough to sleep 3 people comfortably. Breakfast was included and had lots of variety.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I spent the weekend there and greatly enjoyed it. We had a third floor suite with a decent view of the beach. It also had a small balcony. While it was not huge, it did have a separate living room with the TV, fridge, sofa, and loveseat - plenty of room for us. It was spotlessly clean and we could walk to the beach and to several restaurants. Less than half the price of many other Newport area hotels. It is very small - 9 rooms total. We would definitely return.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Rhea's is definitely a great find. We were in Newport for a wedding and didn't want to pay $$$$$$$$$ to stay at the Ocean Drive venue. This was a perfect alternative; reasonable price, convenient location to town, accommodating owner, breakfast included (bagels, cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee, etc.), spacious and, most importantly, very clean rooms.The Inn is located right on a fairly busy street, but traffic noise was not a problem for us and you can just walk around the corner to the beach to get an ocean view. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We recently returned from spending four nights at Rhea's. The location is perfect: away from the crowds, yet close to the beach and the Cliffwalk. Some restaurants are nearby if you are too tired or have cranky children and don't want to go into Newport proper. The rooms were very clean, pleasantly cool and the breakfast was adequate. Most of all, the service and hospitality was excellent. The owners aim to please and you get the sense they take pride in their establishment. Rhea's is simple, but excellent! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Rhea's Inn by the Sea
Address: 42 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842-5608
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Middletown
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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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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