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The Attwater
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just back from a last minute two night trip to Newport. Because of positive reviews and the pleasant dealings with Brad over the phone we decided to book. Because of last minute plans we had to stay in two different rooms.

The inn is very trendy looking and modern in appearance...clean and fresh....
The GM's Brad and his wife are very nice and attentive. Meg made Gluten free breakfast options for my wife each morning and Brad made sure all our belongings were transferred from one room to the next when we had to swap rooms. i have nothing negative to say about the staff...all pleasant and accommodating....iPads are great!!

My only big issue with our stay was the price jump from the King room we had the first night room 33....to the King suite next door room 31....there was a $200 price jump from one night to the next. I know that one night was Friday so I expect a bump in price for that night but in all honesty...we thought the cheaper room #33 was better.....both had separate sitting areas...one was a little bigger but both were suite style....the cheaper room #33 had the bed backing up to the outside wall to the quiet back area/deck....the more expensive room #31 had the bed against the wall that was on the other side of the hallway and right at the top of the stairs so you could hear stair and hallway noise...that was really the only thing that irked us about the inn....

i would agree with other posters regarding wanting the third floor due to stair noise etc....

Also..the back deck is a very nice area, but not kept up...the furniture's pillows were dirty and had bugs...I don't know why it's not used more but it is a nice outside spot in the afternoon when you don't want to be directly in the sun...

Nice rocking chairs in the front of the hotel...they could have little tables between them so you can rest your coffee or beverage on something....

Last comment that for management was we were told the inn front desk closed at 10pm and the front door was locked at this time....one night we came back at 930pm with treats and my wife wanted tea which they kept accessible by front desk...we were surprised after walking all the way back up the hill from town to the inn to find the place locked down at 9:30 on a Friday night.....

Overall the cleanliness, newness, hospitality would make me come back to this inn....I would try to pick a specific room now that I know the layout....

Room Tip: Room 33 to us was the room of choice in the inn.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Thank you for your review and thoughts. We are happy you enjoyed our hospitality and modern rooms and amenities, such as the iPads. We appreciate your suggestions and will look into some those. All the best to you.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a beautiful, chic hotel in a great area for walking and exploring Newport. My husband and I stayed here last week for a wedding in Newport. We stayed a few extra days to sightsee, and this hotel is in a great location. Parking can be difficult to find in Newport and this hotel includes parking. They have a small on-site parking lot, but there is a large off-site lot that is a block away. We were able to walk to the Wharf area and tons of restaurants, and we could walk to the nearest mansion, Kingscote was a few blocks walk. They are also about one block away from the Newport Tower in Touro Park.

The GMs were very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were delicious: scones, eggs, and the usual yogurt, instant oatmeal, coffee, tea, and orange juice. The decor is modern and very attractive.

The negatives were that the rooms are not as quiet as you might like in a hotel. I used to travel a lot, so I now have an app on my iPod to make some white noise while I sleep. That helped, and it's not as if we were woken up all night long with noise. We stayed on the first floor of the Urban Beach House (room 1), and we could hear the wood floors creak when people walked up the stairs or walked around there 2nd floor room. On the plus side, I didn't hear people talking once they were in the their rooms. Also, recycling pickup day was Friday, at 8am and they place the 5-6 containers on the sidewalk, right in front of our room. Now 8am isn't super early, unless you were at a wedding the night before and looking to sleep in (yes, a Thursday night wedding).

The room was on the small side, but we saw a picture of it before we booked it, so we weren't surprised. They have USB (and regular) wall plugs, so I could plug my devices in to charge with just the USB cable. They had a rain shower head in the shower, which was wonderful, plus a hand held option.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Urban Beach House, Room 1 and there was some noise from the hallway, and floors cre...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Thank you for your review and comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and many of the amenities at our Newport hotel. It means a lot that guests love our modern design and homemade breakfast items. Your Queen room location in the front of the Urban Beach House is close to the door and street and can be one of the noisiest ones. We are looking into options for guests, such as ear plugs. Thanks again for your thoughts and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

This property is lovely and run by great managers who take pride in it. We had a king room and it was very nice and well-apppointed. The only things I would fault are the small bathroom (tiny sink and narrow shower) and the noise from other rooms (not great soundproofing but it's an old building). But neither would prevent me from staying here again. The decor is beautiful and modern. There are sitting areas throughout the hotel, including an outdoor deck upstairs which looked very nice though we didn't have time to use it. The beds are very comfortable, with soft sheets and pillows. There are Keurigs for coffee in the room but we preferred to have coffee down in the eating area. The breakfast was the best part of the experience. Included is a very nice, homemade assortment of breakfast items- delicious pastries, unique egg dishes, fruits, cereal, yogurt. Guests are provided an iPad upon check-in that is loaded with all the local information for restaurants, sights, etc. A nice touch. The location of the hotel is also great and we never had a problem finding free parking on the street out front. The hotel also has a small lot available. The hotel is within easy walking distance to the wharf area and a very short drive over to the Bellevue Ave mansion area and the Cliff Walk. Overall, we loved this hotel!

Room Tip: King room on second floor had a small bathroom and shower. Stairs were not an issue for us but be a...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Thank you for your review and detailed thoughts about your experience at our Newport RI hotel. Meg's breakfast skills certainly are top-notch and we are so pleased that her food was a highlight for you. She pushes the envelope every day to bring unique small plates to our guests. It is also nice to hear that our decor, location and super-comfy beds were a hit with you, as well. Please visit us again soon here at The Attwater.

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent an evening in the Lark Suite. So much space. Beautifully appointed & ever so comfortable. Brad & Meg could not do enough to make us feel welcome & informed and the restaurant recommendation provided a wonderful dining experience at 22 Bowen's right on the docks. The quality & variety of the breakfast selections were a delight with healthy options not always so easy to come by. The location was perfect to stroll down through the magnificently quaint streets. We could have stayed so much longer. All in all an absolutely perfect experience.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Wow! "An absolutely perfect experience." We'll take that! We are thrilled that your stay in the Lark Suite was everything you'd hope it would be (and more) and that our location, breakfasts and concierge services made your stay so enjoyable. Please think of us again the next time you travel over from Oz!

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I booked a king suite for a weekend getaway in late June - booking was a little clunky online and the first time I called to try and do it over the phone, no one picked up, but I did get someone the second time. The front desk staff leaves around 10 pm so we made sure to get there before then. The hotel's lot only takes about 6 or 7 cars, so we ended up in the "free" parking on the street - we parked where the desk attendant told us to on Downing St. and we (along with all the other guests) had a ticket the next morning. The day manager seemed genuinely sorry that we got the ticket but given the room price and the fact that they told us to park there I was a little disappointed that they didn't offer to comp the $25 ticket. The other thing that didn't affect us but could be a problem for some - the king suites are a third floor walk-up and it's not apparent from the website. The hotel is very nice, great interior design, very attentive staff, and as several have noted the breakfast is really top notch - I'd definitely stay again. Possibly the most comfortable hotel bed I've slept in. A few minor things that also helped keep it out of 5 star range - a missing window screen, broken window opener in the bathroom and no extra storage (hairdryer and iron are stored on the floor of the closet, not much shelf for toiletries, etc.). Overall a good experience and I'd recommend it to others that want to stay on a quiet street within walking distance to everything downtown.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our attentive staff, breakfast and interior design. We are truly sorry you got a parking ticket. For the reference of future guests, please know that we suggest first parking in our overflow spaces at the Elks Lodge if our lot is full as the street can be risky. While we have always noted the location of our rooms on the "Rooms" page of our website, your comment made us realize that it was not nearly as clear as it should be. We've added new language to every room description. Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions. We hope to see you back at The Attwater soon.

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed at the Attwater during Memorial Day week. We had a lovely stay, all exceed our expectation. We have been traveling all over the world and mostly stayed at very nice hotels. The Attwater has exceeded our expectation, from nice accommodation, lovely staffs, delicious breakfast. The staff gave very good recommendation to very nice restaurants. We loved Bouchard and Mama Luisa.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Thank you for your recommendation. We are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations on every level and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our first stay at Attwater in the newly renovated urban beach house and friends stayed at the main building. from the service, to amenities, to advice, to aethestics, and functionality, everything was just right. It absolutely beats the classic or chain hotels and as close as you can get to the style of the cosmopolitan residencies in the big cities. We would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dawn H, Public Relations Manager at The Attwater, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Wow! Lots of praise in a very succinct review. Thank you so much. We are so pleased that you felt everything was right "from the service, to amenities, to advice, to aethestics, and functionality." We hope to see you back at The Attwater the next time your travels bring you East.

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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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Newport
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#9 Business Hotel in Newport
Price Range: $155 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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