My wife and I stayed one night at the 41 in mid July. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted by the valet who welcomed us and sent us inside. Once inside is where it seemed a little different from places we've stayed in the past. There is nothing that really resembles the traditional front desk nor is there any signage to help. We were taken up to our room and our luggage arrived shortly thereafter. The room was nice, clean and organized and offered a view of the Marina (albeit a small one). As others have eluded; the place is unique. The room was fully stocked with a wide variety of liquors which was more than we could say for the bar. We stopped by the bar for an after dinner drink (ate elsewhere) and they did not have two of my wife's choices or my first. As I watched him make my drink he ran of the brand he was pouring and after a brief search to with no luck he simply poured another brand into my glass. At this point I was not in the mood to argue. We have stayed at other upscale places in Newport in the past and wanted to try something new this time around. Based on our experience we will not return.
The location is great, the layout is great but the staff seemed to lack the experience needed when running an upscale hotel. As the title of my review states: "Just didn't get it".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forty 1° North brings a modern elegance to historic Newport. Marrying a cool and casual luxury with the excitement of our downtown waterfront setting, we offer the best of Newport to all our guests including a sense of eco-consciousness beginning with our LEED-certified hotel, the first of its kind in Rhode Island. Spacious Guestrooms, Suites, Cottages, and Lofts are all outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and environmentally-friendly amenities, adhering to our philosophy of responsible consumption and design. Floor-to-ceiling windows and over-sized balconies in our Suites welcome the outside indoors with natural sunlight, fresh seaside breezes, and sunsets that our guests are not likely to ever forget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 40 1 North
- Forty 1 North Hotel Newport