I stayed at the Mill Street Inn Friday January 13th through Monday January 16th. I booked the Inn based on the good value of the hotel and the hotel website. I read the reviews and was a little scared to stay there but figured how bad could it be. On the hotel website it looks like an old converted Inn and you think it is going to be this cool loft style hotel.
To say I was diappointed is an understatement. The hotel looks promising when you first enter the lobby. The lobby is clean and Very contemporary. Thats were your happiness ends. We booked a Townhouse suite which was on the top floor. No elevators and I had to slup my lugguge up 2 flights of stairs with no help from the hotel. Then we get to the room and the party is completely over. You enter the living room which is tiny and very cramped. The couch is so uncomfortable I would need traction to sit on it, but thats not the worst part. We then went up to see the bedroom and the bedding was something you would find on clearance at Value City. The door handle to the deck was broken, the bathroom had mold, and the decor was very cheap 70's hotel.
The Motel 6 would have been nicer by comparison. Then can believe it got worse> It was raining when we arrived on Friday and pretty much rained until Sunday morning. To our surprise, The hotel had leaks everywhere. Our brick wall in our living room became a waterfall literally. The entire hotel has foundation issues and leaks when it rains. The mildew smell was horrible and the living room was like a swamp. I figured based on what we paid, I was not going to be staying at the Ritz, but I would have been happy with the Motel 6 by comparison.
This is not a nice place to stay at all. I heard in the summer the Mill Street Inn is over $300 a night. Let me give you some advice from a seasoned Newport traveler. There are much nicer places to stay that are about the same price. I usually stay at Vanderbilt Hall, The Hotel Viking or the Cliffside Inn. Vanderbill Hall was closed for renovations, the Cliffside Inn was sold out and the Viking Inn was available for about the same price, but we wanted to try something new. We learned our lessone and will never do that again. For now on I listen to other review on trip advisor if most are negative you have to take heed to the warning.
Please if you are going to Newport, do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else. This place was a definite no no for anyone who likes a hotel nicer than the Bates Motel!!
Email me if you have any questions!!
- 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