We stayed four nights in Newport RI at the Newport Blues Inn. It was a decidedly mixed experience. We stayed in what was described as a suite and I suppose it does fit the definition. There was a king size bed and a small sitting room with a love-seat that folds out to a bed. it was billed as sleeping four but that is unlikely. The other odd thing was that there were no additional chairs other than two small stools. In all it was a very difficult place to get comfortable.
There was an ancient window AC unit that was completely ineffective though most nights the breeze was enough, though propping the windows up with an old bottle was a bit of a pain.
Much of the Inn was in need of some paint and paper, with peeling wall paper and chipped paint the norm throughout.
My son came to stay half way through the week and was given a room on the third floor. There room was quite nice and seemed to have been recently updated, something the rest of the place badly needs.
As mentioned the breakfasts were quite good and the cook was willing to accommodate any needs. Two other things to keep in mind. Check in time is three o'clock. We arrived a little after two and were told in no uncertain terms that we had to wait. Parking is a major issue in Newport and parking for the Inn is at the Elks club a few blocks up the street. If mobility is an issue that can get tiresome.
In all we won't be back. For the price you pay for this Inn is simply not up to snuff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Newport Blues Inn, one of Newport RI's finest Inns, offers our guests an experience of classic RI charm with a modern day style and appeal. Located a walking distance from the center of town, the beach, and the Bellevue Mansions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Newport Blues Hotel Newport