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“Great location, wonderful historic home”
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The Clarkeston
Ranked #46 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 14, 2012

The room was very nicely decorated, clean and spacious. We didn't know what to expect for the b'fast, and it ended up exceeding our expectations. Very helpful staff and off street parking. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

I am pretty easy to please when it comes to bed and breakfasts. But the Clarkeston was a disappointment, other than the location. When I arrived, proprietors told me I had been upgraded, but it ended up that mean I was in the room closest to the front door (literally two feet from it, because there is no foyer) and I had to hear people coming in into the wee hours of the morning. The room was quite pretty, but had a pretty awful view of the back alley and its trash. Blinds were pulled down when I arrived and when I tried to raise one, it came down in my hand. Heating for the room is controlled from the dining room, obviously because this was once all one big room, but has now been chopped up to make more guest rooms. Inconvenient to have to wander out into the dining room at 2 AM to turn up the heat. Breakfast was short order on an electric griddle, served by a quiet (surly at times) staff member. No herbal tea (for the bed and breakfast set, really?). I suppose my biggest complaint is that the Inn has no sitting room, is basically just the spillover rooms for the Cleveland House next door, so you feel as though you are the poor stepchildren. If what you want is to be left completely to your own devices, in a very pretty room, then this is for you. All in all, a disappointment, and not worth the price.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

The Clarkeston was great for a weekend trip! The staff was very helpful and the location was perfect. Our room was spacious for the price and the staff was sure to offer us an upgrade that had recently become available. Reviews we read here left us a little uncertain what to expect at breakfast, but it was great - good options and quality. The chef was attentive, the dining room was very nice and the food was good. The history of the inn was a great starting point for the weekend; I was impressed by the period-appropriate touches. Would definitely recommend/visit again, thanks for a great time!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

Loved the Clarkeston and its location to the shops and restaurants. Easy drive to the mansions. Room was bigger than expected and very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fabulous with efficient and friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Clarkston while in town for the Newport Folk Festival and enjoyed every minute. We are a very laid back couple and are not high maintenance in any way. The rooms were what we would consider "fabulous" for 300 years old. Being from Florida it was nice to be surrounded by so much history. The rooms were minimal, but that's exactly what we needed. I thought the breakfast service was great, even though the Saturday morning was very busy. The staff really did a great job to accommodate everyone and even offered for us to go next door for a shorter wait. The location of the Clarkston is unbeatable, we walked everywhere and enjoyed the scenery. We have decided to make the Clarkston and the Newport Folk Festival an annual tradition.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

We love this place were regulars here and always have a very enjoyable stay. Its location is perfect walking distance to all the shops and resturants. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. We love Newport and this Inn always makes it easy to come back!

Sarah ans Chris

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

We have stayed at the The Clarkeston many times over the past ten years and have always been pleased. This time was no exception. After a warm welcome from the staff, we entered a pleasantly decorated and inviting room. As always we were given some wonderful dinner advice. The inn is located in a great downtown location where all restaurants and shops are in walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our hot breakfast made to order in the sunny breakfast room. We will definately be back to enjoy another stay!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Clarkeston

Address: 28 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $166 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Clarkeston 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarkeston is located in the heart of the historic district in Newport. The building housing the inn is over 300 years old with many of the original wide board floors and latching doors. The property was fully restored in 1993, keeping the colonial feel with working fireplaces but adding modern amenities including jacuzzi tubs and fine linens. ... more   less 
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