My girlfriend and I were looking for a great weekend getaway from New York City. Artful Lodger hit the spot.
The location is fantastic. It is a short five or ten minute walk from the Cliff Walk and the main drag.
The innkeepers, Michael and Lieza, were extremely accommodating of our late arrival. They were also wonderfully hospitable. They greeted us for breakfast each morning, prepared our breakfasts to order, and kept the table conversation flowing.
We appreciated that they kept wine glasses and a corkscrew handy, and stocked the refrigerator with bottled water.
The Rose room is as small as advertised. It is really cute, but don't expect any room to spare.
My suggestions to Michael and Lieza:
* There are too many brochures strewn about the sitting room. Most patrons know what they want to see, and will ask you if they don't. However, please keep the mints there.
* The website advertises plush terry robes. They were definitely not plush. I am not sure they were terry either. A couple of luxurious robes would have been amazing!
* The cable channels are confusing. A channel list would have been helpful. (We needed to track Hurricane Sandy to plan our exit.)
* The bed is really high. Really really high. The room could use a better step stool to get up to it.
All-in-all, we really enjoyed staying there and would recommend it to a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Victorian with Harbor Views! Enjoy the Artful Lodger Inn! This Victorian Inn offers a variety of accommodations and a beautiful setting to just relax, unwind and enjoy. Neighboring The Elms mansion, we are an intimate treasure tucked amongst Newport's most glorious mansions as well as having close proximity to Newport's historic downtown. Each day at the Inn will start with a delicious gourmet breakfast. ... more less
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