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The Attwater
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“BEST experience!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We celebrated our recent anniversary in Newport and stayed at the Attwater- and it was a great experience! Breakfast was adorable with homemade scones, our suite was incredibly designed and comfortable and the staff were incredibly welcoming. Hands down we will be staying at the Attwater the next time we are in Newport!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
It was lovely to have you visit for a special occasion and to help you celebrate your anniversary. Thank you very much for your kind words about our comfy and beautifully decorated rooms and breakfast items. Pleas visit again soon -- for your next celebration of simply a getaway!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Highly recommend this small hotel in Newport. Great location away from the touristy area but still an easy walk. Great eating options within walking distance. Great decor and comfortable sitting room downstairs.Our room 3rd floor at the back on left hand side was quiet small, so maybe research room sizes available. The airconditioner was very noisy. Breakfast was adequate but could benefit from less "sweet" options and more protein based options. Be aware there are 2 flights of stairs if this may be an issue for you.

Room Tip: enquire re room sizes as ours was a bit cramped. cant remember the room number but it was 3rd floor...
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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 17, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the decor and guest lounge. We appreciate your review. Our petite queens are the smallest of our room types and are indeed intimate. We endeavor to accurately name and describe rooms and provide square footage on our website. We hope you can try one of our 500-square foot King Suites upon your next visit to The Attwater.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This lovely boutique hotel is ideally situated in Newport, only a short stroll from the shops and restaurants. The room was modern and clean with a really comfortable bed. The shared areas were all beautifully decorated and maintained. The complimentary breakfasts, cakes and coffee were great. The hotel runs a point system for the snacks and breakfast which means you can eat as much or as little as you want for breakfast and use your remaining points for a snack later. The wifi reception was a little patchy on occasions but as it was complimentary it wasn't a problem. Parking is provided next to the hotel and in an overflow car park next to the art gallery across the road - a real bonus given the location. We stayed 3 nights and would happily return or recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the comfy beds and flexible breakfast and snack experience. We hope to see you again the next time you "cross the pond."
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed at the Attwater at the end of May. This Inn is a gem. We had a little trouble the first night but that was quickly fixed. We stayed in the King Suite and it was a very nice room, spacious and well appointed. Loved the Apple TV. The décor reminded me of the Mandarin Oriental hotels, simple yet well done. Bed was very comfortable. Main areas are inviting and I spent mornings in the lounge drinking excellent coffee (always a fresh pot available) provided by the Attwater. Breakfast was a nice assortment of muffins, scones, baked frittata or quiche, all excellent. Brad and Megan go to the extreme to make sure that you are well taken care of while staying at the Attwater. One note of caution, there is no elevator in the hotel and the rooms are on the second and third floors. Brad will carry all your luggage and when I tried to tip him he would not accept the tip, saying, “ this is my job”.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Guest Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
We loved being called "a gem" (and being compared to the Mandarin Oriental doesn't stink, either!). We are so glad you enjoyed The Attwater and the service of Brad and Megan. Your kind and thoughtful words mean a lot. Please stay with us again when your travels being you north.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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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
#4 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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