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Gardenview Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #39 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband and I went to Newport for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. We stayed in the Sun-Lit suite on the second floor - huge, airy, and private wih lovely antiques and many comfortable touches - a chaise lounge by the open widow overlooking the garden, bottled water awaiting us in the little hidden fridge, chocolate truffles in a bowl on a dresser...

Because it is located off the beaten path, it is quiet there, but still an easy walk to the Thames Street dining and shopping area and the waterfront. The owner, Mary Fitzgerald, is friendly and hospitable, with a warm and welcoming manner and in-depth knowledge of Newport, since she is a native. She was able to provide us with a special deal on Mansion tickets, which we were glad to use. Her breakfasts were delicious, too.

Bottom line, I can't see any reason to stay anywhere else while visiting Newport. If I were to return there, I would head straight for the Gardenview B&B and that Sun-Lit suite!

Room Tip: There are only 2 rooms at this facility - actually, this is another selling point! We did not see t...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ann H
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We stayed in the Garden Room, first floor, with easy access to a beautiful backyard garden with picnic table, chairs, fountains and many birds, singing sweetly. Our queen bed was comfortable and our small bathroom very adequate. The sitting room between our sleeping room and the kitchen/dining area was stocked with useful tourist information and free "serve yourself" coffee and tea. Breakfast was cooked for us, based on the owner's menu--for us, a warm, syrupy thick french toast on day 1, thick griddle cakes on day 2, and bacon and eggs on day 3. Each day we had freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade chocolate chip scones as well. There is a second floor room with king bed and more spacious accomodations. Gardenview is near the end of the Newport peninsula, very close to Bellevue Ave and the mansions and not far from Gooseberry Beach and Ft. Adams. Its an easy bike ride to town. We were there in early spring and a magnolia bloomed in the front with cherry trees ablaze all around town. Traffic this time of year is scant. We were able to get around and visit all of the sights. In fact, we were probably early, as the tourist season seems to begin closer to Memorial Day (May 31) at which time the Gardenview's owner will be done with her school teaching and more available to help out with guests. Nevertheless, we had a very good time and loved the location and our accommodations.

Room Tip: 1st floor Garden view room has a queen and access to the lovely garden. 2nd floor room has a king b...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter S
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed there for two nights and it was great. The room is big and very comfortable. The place is so quiet and we enjoyed the sound of the birds in the morning!Mary was such a great hostess and we loved the breakfast she cooked. Her house is very well located in fact as close to the cliff walk and the mansions. Also by car it is a 5-10mn drive to the city center. It was my boyfriend's birthday gift and he loved it so much!
If we were to come back to Newport, we will definitly come back at this B&B. Merci for everything and a big hug to Fitsy!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

My wife and I stayed for two nights in the Sun-Lite Suite and enjoyed it very much. The room is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The inn is located in a residential section of town, so it is quiet. It is also a ten to fiteen minute walk to Thames Street, Cliff Walk and many restaurants. Mary the owner is very nice and accomodating, and prepared great breakfasts.

This is a very good choice if you are looking for a quiet B&B in a residential setting, away from the noise of downtown but close enough to walk to most everything you want to do in Newport.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gary C
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights and loved it! Mary was a great hostess, made us feel like home from the second we got there. The food was delicious and homemade!! We had everything we needed! We left our car at the city hall one night (after a wedding and a few drinks), and she offered to take us to pick it up the following morning!! The hospitality was just amazing!

Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank ManuelaMorales
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Gardenview B&B for two nights and had a great experience there. The host, Mary, was an absolute doll: warm, accomodating, and a great cook! We stayed in what Mary described as the "smaller" room, but the room was quite large, with a very comfortable mattress, en suite bathroom and access to the garden. The house is located near town -- a nice walk or a very short drive away.

We looked at many B&Bs in Newport and many of them are fairly expensive. The Gardenview was significantly less than the others we looked at and was just as nice or nicer than the others. And Mary is just a wonderful host, she really makes you feel right at home. Plus, she is a fantastic cook. Each morning she served homebaked scones, homemade granola and fruit. For the first morning, she served delcicious strawberry pancakes. For the second, the best french toast I have ever had.

This is truly a great place to stay in Newport and a total bargain. Thanks for everything, Mary!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank zack g
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for five nights while we were on vacation in Newport and it was lovely. Great to be so close to the major attractions but still removed in a residential setting. We could walk or bike everywhere, beaches, mansions, downtown and still come back to our peaceful room at night. And, a huge plus which was a very pleasant surprise, there are tennis courts right around the corner in a beautiful park. The innkeeper, Mary, is an absolute sweetheart. And, she makes delicious breakfasts every morning with fresh squeezed orange juice. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sdrj
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Additional Information about Gardenview Bed and Breakfast

Address: 8 Binney St., Newport, RI 02840-4304
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
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Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #39 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $120 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2

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