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Holiday Inn South Kingstown
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in South Kingstown
NY
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A pleasure to stay at - every time”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

I have now stayed at this hotel five times over the last two years. Each stay has been as good as the other. It is a pleasure to know in advance, what you will be getting. In this case of this hotel, it is all good.

If you are in this area. Stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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sknri, General Manager at Holiday Inn South Kingstown, responded to this review, December 19, 2011
Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your stays with us. The staff is pleased to hear that we have met and exceeded your expectations each time. We look forward to having back as our guests.
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Doug Brady
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Fryeburg, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2011

We have stayed at this hotel on a few occasions. The property is very clean, employees are pleasant and the restaurant food was excellent.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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sknri, General Manager at Holiday Inn South Kingstown, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
The staff is glad to know that you had a wonderful experience with our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Stayed at this hotel for a wedding nearby. I booked reservations over the telephone with excellent customer service. Upon arrival check-in service was fast, we had no trouble settling into the room and everything was clean and the bed was comfortable. The property is easy to access from a main road and there is a Dunkin Donuts sharing the parking lot. I felt that the price I paid was reasonable enough and was less expensive than the competitor down the street.

We didn't need to make any major requests, but the staff were helpful with anything we asked of them

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank happysquirrell
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sknri, General Manager at Holiday Inn South Kingstown, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you as our guest in the future.

Thank you
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

You are not right at the beach-- you do have drive a distance to get there. Basically, this is an on-the-highway hotel. You get a fair amount of noise from the parking lot-- doors slamming, loud voices, etc. The rooms are nothing special, ceilings are low, nothing pretty mundane with just average beds. Inside the hallways are long long long long-- to get to some rooms you have to go what seems a mile to get to the elevator to take you to your floor. Small pool. I would only stay there again if there was really nothing else available.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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sknri, General Manager at Holiday Inn South Kingstown, responded to this review, October 14, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay at the hotel. We hope you had a great time while visting the South County Area and enjoyed the beaches and local shopping.
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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2011

Before going here I have always had a high opinion about Holiday Inn's, and frankly from the outside, the hotel looks very nice.

We were forced to say here as there was nowhere else available - $170 for 2 people for one night. This was after labour day so I was hoping it'd be a bit cheaper. I don't know how they could possibly come up with such a high price for what they are offering - either South Kingstown is a more popular destination than NYC or this hotel must be the ultimate experience. And judging by the quality of the hotel, if anything the former statement has more truth about it!

The keys we were given at check-in did not work, so we returned to reception. Before acknowledging us, the girl at reception felt it necessary to finish off the sentence she was writing in her diary. Eventually got some working keys, and got to the room (kind of difficult to get lost anywhere else since there aren't many facilities in the place!)

The halls and lift were stained quite a bit and looked extremely old and tired.

The room was clean-ish and did not smell. If this was a motel, I'd consider the cleanliness good. But not for the price we were paying. Sheets were fresh and perfectly clean, but some of the furniture had stains on it, and the bathroom had a spots of mould and a couple of hairs.
Worst thing was the tops of the lampshades which clearly serve as a top holiday resort for dust, along with the air conditioning vent which was growing things that I'm sure are as of yet undiscovered by scientists.

TV worked, as did all the lights. Good water pressure etc. as one would hope. Bed was comfy and we got a good night's sleep so that we could make a rapid escape in the morning.
The hotel did their part in helping us have an efficient check-out by not including breakfast in the price so as not to slow down our progress out of there!


So.. in summary. If you're going here on a business trip and aren't paying for it yourself, then don't worry too much - the hotel is fine. However, if you are going to pay for the hotel yourself, I suggest looking elsewhere. And then staying elsewhere!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Pavel S
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sknri, General Manager at Holiday Inn South Kingstown, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
Thank you for your comments and suggestions regarding your stay with us. We will certainly check into the issue you had with your guestroom key not working. Our pricing is reflective of the area and being so close to Newport, the Block Island Ferry, and scenic beaches does make us the central hotel of choice when visiting the area.
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

This is just an OK hotel, clearly not worth the price they are charging. The rooms are very small; you can’t have the bathroom door opened and the door to the room opened at the same time. There is nothing in the bathroom to set anything on, so you need to keep packing and unpacking what you need. The sink has exposed pipes (that leak). The décor looks very cheap and the chair in the room is very uncomfortable. Nothing is finished completely. It has the feel like they needed to finished it in a hurry, and never went back and finished. In addition you get the traffic noise from the Route 138. It is not what you expect when you pay over $500 for a two night stay. We would never stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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sknri, Manager at Holiday Inn South Kingstown, responded to this review, September 17, 2011
Thank you for your comments and suggestions regarding your stay with us.
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Because of a mandatory evacuation during hurricane Irene my husband and I had no choice but to locate a hotel for living accomodations. This hotel was close so we booked a two night stay. Needless to stay a bad choice. For $395.00 for two nights what a rip off. We asked for a nonsmoking room. It was obvious that smoking rooms are nestled among non because of the stink of cigarette smoke. When booking I asked if the rooms had kitchenette amenities and was told no, but they would see if they could locate a small "dorm" fridge for me. They did have that in the room when we arrived. We had to keep the air conditioner going constantly because of the smell of stale air. The bathroom door had a one inch swing from the toilet and two people could not use the bathroom at the same time. Room service dishes remained in the hallway during our entire stay. Actually walked by them on our departure. Would not, I repeat NOT recommend the hotel restaurant. The service is awful. Long wait for seating and service and in the end did not get the order right. Not only for dinner but lunch the next day. The waiter actually used profanity in addressing the kitchen staff loud enough to be heard in the dining room. Only positive thing about the restaurant is the bar. Staffing is so poor same waiter on all shifts with owner/mgr running around with his small daughter following him from table to table. Holiday Inn headquaters need to reconsider a new restaurant venue and hotel mgr for this location as nothing is being done about these poor reviews. Enough complaints, do something about it.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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sknri, General Manager at Holiday Inn South Kingstown, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We take great pride in our hotel and are ranked number one in the region. It is disappointing that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We realize that the impending Hurricane / tropical storm Irene left many people in difficult situations and the hotel staff did our very best to accommodate everyone in this trying time
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Property: Holiday Inn South Kingstown
Address: 3009 Tower Hill Rd, Route 1 and Route 138, South Kingstown, RI 02874-1504
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > South Kingstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in South Kingstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn South Kingstown 3*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn, South Kingstown, a AAA 3 Diamond full service hotel located just 5 miles from Narragansett Beach and 9 miles from downtown Newport. We offer 107 spacious guest rooms, an Italian restaurant and lounge (children 12 and under eat free in our restaurant) a beautiful outdoor pool and patio area, room service options, wireless Internet throughout the property, complimentary newspapers, an exercise and laundry room, and superior guest service.The University of Rhode Island, the Ryan Center, many restaurants, shops, the Block Island Ferry, great fishing, kayaking and bicycling trails are all within minutes of the hotel. Relax, It s Holiday Inn, where Kids Stay and Eat Free. The Holiday Inn, South Kingstown welcomes you! ... more   less 
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