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“Warm Croissants, YUM!!!”
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Bouchard Inn
Ranked #20 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Branford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Warm Croissants, YUM!!!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed at this very nice Inn over the summer and really enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and well appointed with everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and the staff was friendly. The best part of the stay arrived early in the morning. The Inn provided a warm, flaky and absolutely amazing croissant, fresh yogurt and berries and the room had a Keurig machine for coffee and tea. It was just the perfect start to our day. Although they told us there would be croissants in the morning, we had no idea what a treat we were in for. I would most definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed there one night. The hotel is located in a commercial street , walking distance to the main activities and restaurants. The hotel is quiet with a style which could be considered as either outdated or typical. Remove the flat screen and you could imagine you are back in the 1900's... The room is clean. There is a parking lot which is quite convenient. Breakfast is included but served in your room ( in fact pastries are delivered at the door an you handle coffee, etc yourself. This guest house gave us a possibility to enjoy the nice town of Newport Beach and its surroundings. I put average as a little bit expensive even if we were off -season and during the week....

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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KINGSTON, NEW YORK
2 reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Bouchard is a French Inn in a wonderful section of Newport, Rhode Island. Beautiful room, comfortable bed, wonderful simple breakfast. Walking distance to everything you want to do on Newport. Will stay there again!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We typically do not enjoy a traditional b&b experience with flowery wallpaper, overfurnished rooms, and chatty owners. This inn was perfect for us. A comfy bed, great location, modern clean amenities. Breakfast snack delivered to your door in the morning, kuerig coffee in the room. We wil recommend this place to family and friends.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The room was great, cheerful and clean. The pastries were fabulous! Getting ice was always a bit of an ordeal, especially on Tuesday night when the restaurant was closed. We often felt like we were getting in the way of the restaurant staff. Construction was being done by the inn door and we had to come and go through the restaurant, yet every time we came through we were made to feel like we were intruding. Tuesday the restaurant is closed and the owners were out for the night we had trouble with our air conditioner and did not know how we were going to get some assistance. The owners were not out too late so we weren't in a hot room for too long, but there was potential for a long hot wait that evening. We spilled some tonic water on the table the first night and cleaned it as best we could with a wash cloth. The third morning we noticed that the spill had never been cleaned by the housekeeping staff. The refrigerator in the room barely kept things cold. No screens in the windows.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4, the Rose Room. It was bright and cheerful with lots of windows, but no screens...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne K
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Orange, CT
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Bouchard Restaurant is excellent, but the Inn is not up to the level of the restaurant. I've stayed in numerous B&Bs all across America and the Bouchard Inn is not a B&B in the traditional sense. A B&B should ideally have at least one "common" room and maybe a place to eat breakfast--this inn does not. There is also no outside space or garden or view. I found the staff here is focused on the restaurant exclusively and the guests of the inn treated like second class citizens--in fact, one of the staff bordered on brusque and dismissive.

In addition, the rooms are bizarrely different in size, furniture, accessories (not in a quaint romantic way--more like in a "what's left in the basement" way)--and worst of all, the bed and bath linens were mismatched, pilled, and tired; they looked dirty, but were just old. The breakfast, as other reviewers have mentioned, is placed outside your door at around 8:00 am. It comes in a paper bag with two fresh pastries, yogurt mixed with fruit, two worn cloth napkins, and utensils--that's it. No pretty basket, no pretty cloth--no plates. Why not include a simple roll or croissant? Juice and coffee are provided in the room along with a microwave and mini-frig. With rates up to $345 per night--I expect more from my lodging than feeling like I spent the night in someone's spare guest room.

It would not take much effort on the part of the Inn to upgrade the things they can control--not the lack of common rooms and gardens--but things like new, fresh white linens, more attention to making the decor cohesive, upgraded bath products (not used Breck shampoos and Dial soap), an added roll or two for breakfast, and a professional Innkeeper to focus on their guests.

On the plus side, the location is very good--on the south end of Thames Street, and there is off-street parking. In the end the Bouchard Inn is in Newport where rooms are scarce; that is why we stayed there--location, parking, and they had a room available when others did not.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auburn, AL
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed at the Inn last weekend. Very comfortable and nicely decorated suite with small kitchen and living room (#10 Eve room). Great location-walking distance to all restaurants and shops. Breakfast pastries and yogurt were delightful. They left them at the door. The inn offers a lot of privacy which we prefer.

Room Tip: We recommend #10 Eve room, however, it is probably most expensive, but worthwhile to have a mini apa...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bouchard Inn
Address: 505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bouchard Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy all the intimacy of a Boutique Inn with the privacy and services of a hotel, all in the heart of downtown Newport and less than 1 block from the harbor. All of our guest rooms feature private baths and sitting areas for relaxing before or after a long day on your feet exploring Newport. From our front door, just about everything is within walking distance, saving you the trouble of traffic and finding parking. Also, our Restaurant has been featured as the #1 Restaurant in Newport here on Trip Advisor for the past 4 years. It would be our pleasure for you to come to Newport and let us help you share the experience. ... more   less 
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