Overall, my husband and I had a very pleasant stay at the Mill Street Inn. The hotel was clean and tidy and the location was wonderful. The staff was helpful, cordial and professional.
We loved the afternoon tea and cookies, the turn down service with gummy candies and local activities info sheet every day.
We had the "duplex" room with a living room on the first level and the bedroom/bathroom and small balcony on the second level.
We loved having our breakfast on the roof deck while enjoying the gorgeous views of Newport.
We thought the quirky selection of books on the coffee table was also delightful.
If we were to highlight areas of improvement, I will mention two things. First, the complimentary breakfast, though it had a good variety, we noticed a lot of the food appeared to be recycled from the day before; especially the salmon platter and some of the pastries. Though I understand sometimes it is logistically challenging to donate the food and the idea of throwing food away seems wasteful. However, as guests eating the food, we would obviously prefer eating food that is fresh versus stale. There's really no simple answer for this, but I guess it is easier for larger hotels to cook and serve fresh food (with a food license) versus a boutique hotel offering only a Continental breakfast.
Finally, finding parking can be challenging in Newport. Though the hotel does offer some parking slots for its guests, it would be helpful during the check-in process to remind guests when they can and cannot park on the street directly in front of the hotel. We received a parking ticket one night for leaving the car in front of the hotel after a certain hour in the evening. A quick parking primer for new guests would be helpful to avoid these types of parking tickets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newport, Rhode Island’s Mill Street Inn is a former 19th century mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It provides spacious, all suite boutique contemporary accommodations, just a block from the harbor in the exclusive Historic Hill district. Daily complimentary continental breakfast served on the rooftop patio with spectacular views, weather permitting and complimentary afternoon tea, wireless internet and parking subject to availability. Townhouse Suites offer two level accommodations with a private balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mill Street Hotel Newport
- Mill Street Newport