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“Did We Show Up Uninvited to This Mean, Cranky Woman's Home?”
Review of Admiral Dewey Inn

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Admiral Dewey Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 4, 2009

If I could have, I would have stayed at another hotel or bed and breakfast. Unless you want to get yelled at every time you pass Joan, the inn keeper, or just for someone to be plain mean to you (Guest: wow, the salads are great next door at the deli - Joan: what, like I don't know that), I would suggest going to a different place. She yelled at me for asking for an iron, yelled at the bride’s brother for ironing his shirt, and yelled at the bride for having too many people in her room helping her get ready for the wedding. We felt like she was annoyed that anyone was staying in her house, not that we had paid for a nice bed and breakfast (bed not so comfortable and breakfast consisted of bagels and English muffins left out).

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

A dry, sarcastic wit is not appreciated by everyone. But if you are someone who prefers a big, old inn with unending character over a sterile cookie-cutter hotel chain, then you will probably be glad to rest your head at the Dewey, and you will probably go home smiling and chuckling about Joan's story telling and delicious warm breakfast pastries. The inn stands tall, several blocks from the beach, with heavy oak dressers and iron beds. The wallpaper and light fixtures make you feel like you've stepped back in time. This is one of those places where the staircase and door moldings have never been painted in all those years, and you feel grateful that nobody ever "spruced it up" and lost that warm, historic character. Beds and towels are clean and fresh. Bathroom clean with a good shower and very hot water. Breakfast smells of fresh cooked breads and pastries drift up the stairs. Sit in a rocking chair on the wrap-around porch and ponder the beach day ahead of you, while bunnies hop across the lawn. And go ahead and ask Joan about her postcard collection. You'll hear some good stories. She's a character, just like her inn.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 668 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-7053
Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > South Kingstown
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in South Kingstown
Price Range: $60 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10

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