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Admiral Fitzroy Inn
Ranked #5 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Would love to come back here, if only for the breakfast!”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

A nice, well located hotel with free parking. Excellent value for money. The room we stayed in was very nicely decorated. Free internet computer for guests. The following morning we had a very, very yummy breakfast and a nice chat with the owner (ask him for restaurant tips, he is a bit of a foodie).

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hartlepool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Visited from England and stayed nine nights...a gamble for us as we had never booked to stay in one hotel/inn for so long...no problem at all. I had done my research as usual and selected the Admiral Fitzroy Inn on cost and location. There are many great Inns in Newport but many are very expensive or a little isolated. The Admiral Fitzroy Inn is welcoming and clean...the housekeeping was outstanding with our room beautifully serviced and a joy to come back to. We got a top floor king...the bed needed its own zip code!! Two windows looked over the car park but when we got back, we didn't particularly want to look at views and anyway, it soon got dark (October). The other window looked over rooftops to the ocean...great. Breakfast was similar each day, but there was such a selection that we didn't get bored. lots of coffee available from very early so I had a couple of mugs on the porch each morning watching the world go by. Quite noisy during the 'school run' but that didn't bother us at all. Otherwise, it was very quiet. An advantage of the AFI is its great location...anywhere in Newport is within easy walking...including the mansions...but it could be tiring walking back from them. great resturants...we loved Zeldas and Sambar (for tapas) ...the Black Pearl was great but the Red Parrot over rated and not good value. We went to Providence by bus...and I hate public transport...it was $2, what a bargain and a great experience...the American public are great. Why drive and then find and pay for parking? The Dinner train was also good value and great quality.
The staff at AFI were great and extremely helpful, especially Danielle who helped us when we had a problem with our hire car and had to change it. (Hope Henry had a good Halloween). All in all we had a great holiday...it was end of season so things were closing down...so there were some great bargains in the shops...credit card melted !! A great time to go, very quiet although I can imagine the crowds in the season.
This is my first review on Trip Advisor and I do not hesitiate to recommend the Admiral Fitzroy Inn...you get just what it says on the tin...and it suited us.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back look over the car park, but not a problem for us. at front may be a little noisy...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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cape cod, Ma
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We went here the last week in October with two other couples, We booked in September and were promised rooms on the third floor with queen sized beds, when we arrived we were directed to the second floor to rooms with double beds. I checked my email reservation but the bed size is not noted. Any place I book again I Will get room location and bed size in writing!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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admiralf, General Manager at Admiral Fitzroy Inn, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thank you for choosing the Admiral Fitzroy Inn. We are very sorry that you feel you did not receive the room you deserved.

At the Fitzroy we always try to accommodate all of our guests requests. If you specifically requested the third floor and we did not honor your request I am sorry. However it is our general policy to move reservations periodically from floor to floor as needed to accommodate specific needs ( i.e. a third person). At the time of booking occasionally we do mention the floor that we are considering for your reservation but unless you let us know that you want a specific room on a specific floor (as our return guests sometimes request) we do not guarantee that is the floor you will be staying on.

At that time of year the bed size determines the room rate and we certainly do guarantee that the reservation for a specific bed size/rate will be honored. Most importantly at the Admiral Fitzroy we only have two bed sizes which are queen or king, (a few rooms have a daybed in addition to the queen). We do not have any full (double) size beds in our Inn. In addition, the 2nd and 3rd floor rooms are a mirror image in terms of room configuration and bed size, only the floor differentiates them.

I hope this explanation clears up this misunderstanding and that you will consider the Admiral Fitzroy Inn for your next visit to Newport.
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2011

We were a bit late in getting a reservation in Newport and didn't realize there was a lot going on that weekend. The Admiral Fitzroy is right on the busy street down by the water--but that is also a positive as you can walk and find all kinds of great shops, restaurants, sights, etc. . .The Inn needs a bit of updating--the furniture is a bit tired. BUT, the service is friendly. Breakfast is not a truly "hot breakfast" but offers ample selections of cereals, breads, fruit, cheeses and also some ham slices. Good coffee and a selection of tea. It is safe and clean which is important. Would I stay there again if given other choices? Probably not.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2011

Nice little hotel in an old house, good location in walking distance of all the shops, restaurants and harbor. Nicely presented breakfast with yummi granola, bagels, coffee, real juice, cheese, ham, hard boiled eggs - and everything in a lovely room. Don't miss the roof-top -you get a wonderful view of the sea and Newport!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2011

We had two nights here in early August, booked sight unseen via the internet. A beautiful old Newport inn very close to and within sight of the waterfront and right in the middle of town, we couldn't have been more comfortable. We were two couples given rooms just across the hallway from each other - amenities in the rooms couldn't be faulted, everything olde worlde, except for our en suite bathrooms which were modern and clean. Breakfast, which was included, was described as "continental", but it was far more than that - all kinds of fruits, hot cheese & ham croissants, cereals, porridge, toast, boiled eggs....to name just a few of the inclusions. The best thing of all at this wonderful inn though was the staff, who couldn't have been more friendly (without being intrusive) and helpful! We'd recommend the Admiral Fitzroy to anyone. We travelled all the way from Australia to stay there, and so too I'm sure will our friends when we recommend it to them!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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skibumMD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Perfect location, right downtown a few blocks from Bannister's and Bowen's Wharf, and only a 5 minute walk to Bellevue Ave, where most of the cottages are. Clean, large, pleasant rooms. Very attentive, helpful staff. Fine continental breakfast- if you are a breakfast nut, you may want to go out, but for most people bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, cereal are plenty. Would definitely go back.

Only negatives: A bit pricey, but that's Newport. And I wish checkout was at noon, not 11. I always feel rushed for11 o'clock checkouts. but they let us leave the car there all day after checking out, which was great.

Free wifi in all rooms

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Admiral Fitzroy Inn
Address: 398 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6624
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admiral Fitzroy Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Admiral Fitzroy Inn is an 18-room bed and breakfast conveniently located in the heart of Newport's bustling waterfront district and within walking distance to many popular local shops and restaurants. The Inn offers three floors of unique, hand painted rooms with private baths in each and an elevator for easy access. A Signature Continental breakfast, on-site parking, wireless internet and roof top deck are additional amenities included in your stay. The Inn was built in 1854 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is approximately 1.5 hours south of Boston, 1.5 hours from Hartford, Ct, and 3.5 hours from New York. ... more   less 
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