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“Great location, but house is old.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Historic Hill Inn
Ranked #34 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nashua, NH
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location, but house is old.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2009

My boyfriend and I had never stayed at a b&b before so were were skeptical. We stayed here because every other place was either booked or way too expensive, even though this place was $229/night plus tax for the king room, BUT parking was included in her driveway which was huge because all the other inns had their customers parking in the street that was REALLY narrow. The parking alone, was wonderful.

Would we go back? Probably not because we found some other places that were more expensive, but right in the heart of Newport. If you like the b&b experience, don't want to spend too much, but want walking distance to downtown, definitely stay here.

The house is old, circa 1839, and it smells like it. Our room was very clean, as was the house. We had our own bathroom and it was small, but was just fine for the one night we stayed.

Donna, the owner, was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area.

I would recommend staying here if you like that kind of accomodation. We are used to staying in a hotel, so this wasn't the best, but it was perfect for what we were doing.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Culver City, California
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39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2009

Very nice hosts and very cute B & B. I had a huge tub and plenty of hot water. My bed was comfy and the breakfast spread was small but lovely (I'm not picky).

Handy little parking lot right next to the Inn was great and it had free wi-fi in the house - an unexpected perk! The location of this place is pretty terrific and a main selling point of the Inn.

Only mild complaint was that they didn't have new full shampoos and bar soap in the bathroom, that seemed a little cheap to me, but I survived somehow :)

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Crystalized
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travelling Europe
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2008

June 2008
Deb & Mal, UK.
We have just returned from our trip to Newport - the area is a brilliant place to visit, with many attractions and great restaurants, 'brick alley' must be on your list for a great meal and first class servce.

We stayed at the Historic Hill Inn which was an awful experience, we stayed in the 2 bed apartment which was a good size with the exception of the shower room and 1/2. The apartment was not clean and had a constant fusty/damp smell in the air, (thankgoodness I had my perfume with me which was a good substitute for airfreshener). The place was crammed full of what can only be discribed as brick a brack (although this may be to some peoples taste). A new bathroom , a good clean and coat of paint, along with new sofas and furnishings would go a long, long way with this apartment! The pictures on the website are not an accruate reflection of the property itself (at least not when we visited). We did contemplate moving to another property, but after a 4 hour drive and being with our relatives (who had been kind enough to book the accomodation for us) we decided to stick it out, as we were only staying for 2 nights. You could take or leave the breakfast, I would prefer to leave it based on the lack of cleanliness of the place. Donna the hostess was lovely and gave us some good information on restaurants, and places to visit etc. it's such a shame the property lets her down! Brownie the dog was a character in himself.

I would not visit this B&B again.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Cleanliness & furnishings
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Toronto, ON
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39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2008

Great location - walking distance to town and restaurants. Owners were lovely and very helpful without being invasive. Downside of our two night stay: we were not told that there was a resident dog, which was fine for us, but may be problematic for those with allergies; NO hot water our first night - I mean NONE, and just a large trickle of water pressure; no space to actually place luggage b/c the room was so small; bed sheets were clean, but stained; no shampoo etc. provided; walls in dire need of fresh paint; "breakfast" was to be ready at 8am, but when we arrived at 8:45am it was not ready. Not recommended for the claustrophobic. Again, location and hosts were great, but the actual room experience was very disappointing. This review is reflective of our one room only, as we did not see any other rooms to make comment. In fairness, we did receive a mid-week off-season price, which redeemed some of the disappointment.

  • Liked — Hosts
  • Disliked — Room
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank JDD109
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NYC
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights in August. We booked a smaller room knowing we wouldn't be spending much time inside the room. We were not sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised! Richard and Donna the Inn owners were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. They made us feel very welcome and did a great job cleaning the rooms daily. Also- it was a perfect location to walk into town nearby the water. We will 100% be returning to this little gem!

  • Liked — Great location to downtown Newport
  • Disliked — the breakfast wasn't so great in the mornings
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Historic Hill Inn
Address: 105 Pelham St, Newport, RI 02840-3131
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
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Ranked #34 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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