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Hydrangea House Inn
Ranked #3 of 102 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bethel, Connecticut
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18 reviews
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“Thank You”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My wife and I just got back from a three night stay at the Hydrangea House and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay.The breakfast food was excellent, plentiful and served on beautiful china. The rooms are well appointed, clean, spacious and romantic. Our room had a gas fireplace and jacuzzi tub for two. Never got to use the tub but did spend a very relaxing evening in front of the fire sipping wine and dining on cheeses, dried fruits and bread purchased form the shops next door. I titled my review as thank you because I am sure Grant and Dennis will read this and I wanted to make sure that we thanked them enough for their hospitality while we were there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Stayed here for a long weekend w/ my bf in Jan 2013. It’s a beautiful inn, well maintained, clean, awesome location (walking distance to Thames Street and all of the restaurants, shops, etc.). It’s right across the street from Hotel Viking (the Viking bar has a band play on Fridays or Saturdays – fun crowd). The innkeeper was great, not intrusive but talkative, engaging and helpful if you wanted him to be (meaning, not breathing down your back). We only made it to breakfast once but it was delicious – I think it was egg soufflé or smthg like that. We stayed in the Carrie in the City room and really liked it – sunny, beautiful fireplace, comfortable big bed, etc. I liked that it faced the street (it wasn’t loud or anything). I would definitely recommend staying here – it’s so warm and inviting and you get a true “bed-and-breakfast” experience in beautiful, historic Newport. We’ve stayed in a few different inns in Newport and this one is definitely one of the best (and best service for sure). The atmosphere is just really cozy and romantic! Lovely place.

Room Tip: Stayed in Carrie in the City - great room. Loved the fireplace!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Hydrangea House Inn is an amazing place to stay in Newport! The staff was so kind and welcoming, and the facility and rooms are impeccable. We stayed in the winter, and we really appreciated the warm and inviting atmosphere. The central heat worked great, and the in-room gas fireplace was a huge treat! Parking in the rear was also very convenient.

The location was absolutely perfect. You are within walking distance of all the main attractions, and the historic neighborhood was really charming.

Lastly...the FOOD! It was beyond expectations! You don't really expect a 5 star meal at a B&B, but every morning we rushed downstairs to see what kind of amazing breakfast they put together. It was always plenty of food. Not just a few things to pick on but a substantial, savory meal that held us over until lunch time.

Overall, highly recommended!

Room Tip: If you are looking for a private room at a value, with easy access at any hour, choose the Verandah...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Amazing Inn, every room is in different style with a different name. The best breakfast I have ever ate.... :) Very clean and cosy. if you visit New Port you should definately sleep in Hydrangea House Inn.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I rang in the New Year at our favorite B&B. We have stayed at the Hydrangea house many times over the past six years and are never disappointed.The inn is in a great location and within walking distance to many great restaurants and shops.Dennis and Grant are the perfect hosts. They are very knowledgeable and will make great suggestions for a memorable trip. We arrived at 430pm and wine and cheese was being served. The inn was beautifully decorated for the holiday's and the fireplace was on.What a great way to unwind after a long drive.We've stayed in many rooms over the years and each is elegant and so comfortable. Breakfast is served In the beautiful dining room and the food always delicious and gourmet quality!! Not to mention the freshly baked cookies that are waiting for you when you return from a night out. Thank you Dennis, Grant, and Rosie for another perfect stay at your lovely inn. We can't wait to come back!!!
Dorene and Paul.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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long island, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

My husband and I have been staying at the Hydrangea once a year for over a decade. It is the only place I would ever stay. Grant and Dennis are warm and caring hosts. They go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome. All of the guest rooms are beautiful. Breakfast, served in the elegant dining room is always delicious and decadent- the breakfast bread pudding and eggs in puff pastry are my two favorites. We look forward to many more visits to this perfect bed and breakfast. In my opinion, the Hydrangea should be ranked 1st on Trip Advisor.

Room Tip: the Chesterfield and the Carrie in Paris suites are my 2 two favorites, but all of the rooms are bea...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Having loved Newport for years, I was anxious to share the special destination with my boyfriend. I had a Select Registries gift certificate, and using their site I came upon the Hydrangea House. Since it was off season, we were able to find a great rate and thus our weekend was booked.

From the get go, this was a spectacular experience. Dennis and Grant, the InnKeepers, are warm, knowledgeable and clearly intent on making you feel comfortable. Due to traffic, our trip took nearly 3 hours (as opposed to 1). Thus, when we arrived were both a bit stressed from the drive. Immediately, however, the stress started to melt away as we enjoyed a glass of complimentary wine and lovely cheese.

From the delicious breakfasts, the hot tub for two (that even fit my 6 foot 6 inch fiance), the two headed shower, fireplace, glorious bed, delicious home made cookies and spectacular service, this is a weekend we will not soon forget. This was the first weekend was enjoyed as an engaged couple, and we could not have hoped for more.

Room Tip: We stayed in the lovely Chesterfield Suite. However, I really have a feeling any room would have be...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hydrangea House Inn
Address: 16 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3206
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hydrangea House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enter a world of grace, elegance and style where the intimate charm of Hydrangea House is complemented by its prestigious Bellevue Avenue address where once lived the Vanderbilts, the Astors and the Dukes. Each room's decor is designed around a specific fabric used in the room with luscious colors that were chosen to complement it distinct ambiance. Located in Newport's Old Quarter, guests will find restaurants, shopping and recreational opportunities within footsteps of the inn’s front door. ... more   less 
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