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The Attwater
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“Almost don't want to tell you”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

But I learned about it on tripadvisor and figure you should give if you get. Stayed twice so far and it's a great stay and a great value ($200 give or take depending on room size, May 2013). Near the corner of Memorial and Bellevue, you can walk almost anywhere. Decent sized rooms, bright, modern decor & functional, very clean and quiet location. New, but Brad and Meg know what they are doing. Use it while it's still a deal because I expect the deal won't last.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your nice review. We've had a great first year and a lot of if is due to wonderful guests like you. Please do come visit a third time!
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very nice vibe, 5-10 minute walk from Thames St & the docks, excellent touches like the tea n coffee always out and the ipad & apple TV in each room. Lovely hosts and a big communual louge to chill out in.

A good breakfast for carb lovers with home made scones, pastries & granola.

Have tried both a King and Queen room. The King is spacious and felt like a good hotel room. The Queen was more cramped and much more like a BnB choice by comparison.

Room Tip: The King is spacious and felt like a good hotel room. The Queen was more cramped and much more like...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
We appreciate your review an we're glad you enjoyed our high-tech (iPad, Apple TV) and low tech (a great breakfast) amenities. Please do visit us again the next time you head north!
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in May. It's a beautiful building, ideally situated, with car parking on site. Brad and Megan are very welcoming and helpful, and make you feel at home. Our room was very good, modern decor with a lovely comfortable bed and decent lighting. The showerroom was also very modern with great, if very small, monsoon shower.
Breakfast was all home-made savoury and sweet treats, baked by Megan, and coffee and tea are available all day.
You can easily walk down to the wharfs and restaurants from the Attwater, but it's far enough away from the main roads to make it quieter at night.

Room Tip: As it's an old building, with original floors, it's probably best to choose a room on the 3r...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank s13andra
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay at our Newport boutique hotel and Brad and Meg's hospitality. Nice to hear that you found the shower and breakfasts to your liking and appreciated our great location -- quiet street, but near it all! We hope to see you again soon at The Attwater.
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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend anyone to stay here.

Situated on top of the hill from the main strip of Newport. Probably my a 10 minute walk down hill to the main restaurants shops and the wharf. Very convenient indeed.

We had 2 rooms, 1 king suite and 1 big queen room. The king suite room 31 was beautiful. Very spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The 3rd person slept on a sofa bed that was very much like a queen size bed. There was a door in between the living room and the bedroom so it essentially feels like 2 very decent size rooms.

Th fireplace in the living room was a nice touch.

The big queen room was a little small, very minimal furniture and we much preferred the king suite and would probably go for the king suite only next time.

Complimentary breakfast was delicious, basic things you would ask for, baked eggs, pastry, muesli, bagels. It was all really delicious.


The manager was very friendly and assisted with our requests straight away even thought it was after hours. One hint though, walls were very thin, so I would stay on the quiet side during the stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

My daughter and I spent one night, mid-week, in May. The inn is done in very modern but charming decor. Our room was spacious and comfortable, with convenient compartmentalized bath. Only complaint is that sound travels and we had to ask our neighbors to turn down their music (which they did). Staff very helpful and friendly and gave us an ipad pre-loaded with local information, very useful. Breakfast was the best I've had in years. Also conveniently located to view the "cottages" and to shop on Bellevue.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Lovely to hear that our breakfasts were the "best you've had in years!" what a compliment. Thank you for your review and your thoughts on our services and amenities. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Dubai, UAE
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Having chosen The Attwater to break our journey between NYC and Cape Cod, we rerouted (by several hours) on the way back to stay with them again. Wonderfully inviting, extremely comfortable and two fantastic young hosts in Brad and Megan, I really can't recommend this great little hotel highly enough.

Room Tip: Can recommend both the King Room and, for a little extra space, the King Suite.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for going the long-way 'round to return to The Attwater! We so appreciate your business and your kind words. Brad and Megan are great, aren't they?! We hope your travels bring you back to New England and The Attwater again in the future
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We loved the Attwater Hotel! The moment you step in you realize this place is not the typical upscale chain hotel.
The decor is so fresh with modern decor and bright contemporary fabrics, not to mention beautiful, comfortable furniture and stylish lighting...
Our corner room was so beautiful, bright with natural light and lovely colors. The king size bed was very comfortable. I will be recommending the Attwater to our friends and family.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
We love that you say we are "not typical" -- that's what being Newport Unconventional is all about! We appreciate your kind words about our decor, comfy beds and stylish lighting. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back if your travels bring you again to Newport.
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Property: The Attwater
Address: 22 Liberty St, Newport, RI 02840-3221
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Newport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#5 Spa Hotel in Newport
#9 Business Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Attwater 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steeped in Newport’s nautical history — yet with a bold touch of the unexpected — you’ll experience our most original Newport accommodations in stylish comfort.Discover a more personal lodging alternative to big box hotels — yet with a chic, modern edge elusive to most B&Bs. Find exceptional rooms and amenities; a clever, all-day coffee cafe; the latest tech amenities; and attentive service when you want it (privacy when you don’t).As one of the first hotel properties in Newport, the Attwater is set on a quiet street just a block off Bellevue Avenue in the central historic district. All of Newport’s sights, sounds and tastes — sailing, tennis, night life, restaurants, beaches, history, mansions — are all only a short stroll away. In fact, our newly renovated boutique hotel is merely three blocks from Newport Harbor and an eight-minute walk to First Beach. ... more   less 
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