Bayberry Inn of Newport
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bayberry Inn of Newport
Needs some improvement
I really wanted to write a glowing review of the Bayberry Inn, it had all the charm and warmth we expected, but it failed on details. We expected B&B's to be more expensive than local hotels, and the advertisment for the Bayberry offered ammenities that added to what one expects from a small B&B, but you expect to get what you pay for. We found one of the chairs in our room broken to the point we couldn't sit in it, the bathroom sink was coming off the wall and the faucet was malfunctioning. The website emphasized spa like ammenities, but we found only one bar of soap for the entire bathroom, not a big deal but a missing detail. They advertised a gourmet breakfast, what we found was coffee, tea, some muffins, fruit, cereals, and waffles, anywhere else this is called a continental breakfast. I'm not a big breakfast fan, but we were the only ones there that morning, so they had a chance to really shine, another detail. I might have scored this inn lower had it not been for the hospitality of the current innkeeper, very friendly and helpful.
Warm and cozy
Just returned from a wonderful two-night stay at the Bayberry. Our room, the Red Room, was exactly as pictured on the website - beautiful! We really enjoyed the ambiance, warmth, and coziness of the inn. Loved the homemade almond biscotti with afternoon tea!!
Overpriced for what it was
I was rather disappointed with the Bayberry Inn after its glowing reviews on Trip Advisor and their smart website. The location was fine but the house was dirty and the bathrooms quite basic. We stayed in the Gold Room which looked quite nice initially but the fan was thick was dust and the room could have done with a thorough clean. The next night we changed rooms to the Berry Room which had a disgusting carpet and rusty pipes. Also the large but unattractive bathroom had cobwebs in the shower and we had to ask for it to be cleaned again. I loved Newport but I would not return to this B&B, especially at this price!
Spooked at the Bayberry Inn!
Great old house in a nice quiet part of town. A bit of a walk to the wharf, but that was o.k. because it forces you to view the other wonderful small historic homes in the area by foot. The suite room is huge, a whole wing of the house by itself with a seperate parlor area and large bath. I expected the room to be cleaner though. Dust on the ceiling fan was thick and behind the headboard could have used a vaccuming. In the bath some of the bathroom towel bars were loose and falling off. The tub was a turbo type but the shower was seperate and small as a phone booth. Cute old room overall (has a fireplace too, but it was hot so we didn't use).
But it's HaUnTeD!
I am a total skeptic and I find this stuff hillarious and the people who follow it complete lunatics. But my wife was awakened at around 3 AM (why is it always in the middle of the night, huh?) but seriously, she felt a finger rubbing against the side of her nose. It didn't just do it once. She felt it over and over until she woke up but she was too afraid to open her eyes!
She told me about this the next morning and I laughed my butt off..until she started crying. I felt bad for her and assured her that it was me last night playing a joke on her. Whew! She also said she kept dreaming about a young boy with "blue eyes". Hmmmmmm. She has a nephew whom she is crazy about and misses, so that explains that I thought. And the tickeling of the nose was obviously the corner of the blanket rubbing her nose or something. But she was totally freaked out.
Now for the next night. I had been hearing creaking and popping and small thumps the previous night but this is an old house so of course that's going to happen. I was very hot in the room and propped open the bedside window and turned on the fan to get a breeze going. This also put my wife at ease and gave her less of a feeling of us being trapped inside a haunted house! What a nit wit. She even left he bathroom light on from then on but that scared her even worse!
Then came 3 AM (again). But htis time it was me who woke up (but did not open my eyes) to the sensation of having my nose tickled!!! My first thought was "O.K. wife, knock it off". Then I thought it might be a bug and that's when I freaked. I swatted at my face and scooted off the bed. I looked over at my wife and she was on the total other end of the bed completely sound asleep, with her back to me! And she had pulled all the covers over on her, killing the possibility that the blankets had caused the tickling. I looked all around for a bug or moth. Nothing. Hmmmmmmm. Very weird.
What are the odds that both of us get awakened on seperate nights at approx 3 AM by having our nose's tickled? I knew if I told my wife about this she would be hysterical and insist we check out so I just kept telling her how funny it was I pulled a joke on her, but inside I was freaked out. When I finally revealed what had happened to me when we got home and she cryed again! Man, what a trip. I also ran a internet check on the house only to find out that it is listed as one of 4 "friendly" haunted B&B's! Wow!!!
Anyway, Newport is great and we'll go back soon. If you miss the Bayberry Inn's breakfast there is a small mom and pop joint on Spring and Franklin called the Franklin Spa. Real good no frills breakfast joint.
So if you come be sure say hello to our tickling ghost at the Bayberry!
Crazy, right? I used to think so too..........
Lovely inn for some romance
I had a fabulous time staying at the Bayberry Inn. Our room resembled something out of a Victorian romance novel with all the modern amenities including a start up fire place, air conditioning, and a jacuzzi in the room.
The breakfasts were fabulous. Katie (the innkeeper) made something different every day for both breakfast and tea. Katie was helpful whenever we needed information about Newport. She also gave us reccomendations for restaurant reservations before we arrived. All were right on the money.
This was a lovely getaway for me and my husband. We enjoyed both the accomodations and the hospitality. I highly reccomend a weekend or few days here.
Amazing Inn, unbelievable rooms !
Amazing Inn, unbelievable rooms, very comfortable beds and best breakfast that I ever had at an Inn! We stayed in Bayberry inn of Newport 3 times in a last year! Going back for Valentines Day,
Will recommend not even thinking twice!
Alex and Joe
Romantic Newport B & B
Beautiful Rooms with excellent bathtubs & fireplaces, this is a great place to stay in Newport. The innkeeper made delicious breakfasts and the inn is within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Parking is also available for guests. It was well worth the full room price, but keep your eye out for specials in the off-season.
Bayberry Inn of Newport , RI
Excellent Inn in a great location, right off Bellevue Avenue. Just 5 minutes walk to Wharf and beach. Inn has private parking (Very important for Newport) we stayed already twice in the Suite and Gold Room both were great. Rooms, service, breakfasts and afternoon treats did exceed our expectations! Very nice and knowledgeable innkeeper was so helpful and very energetic! We have stayed at other hotels in Newport and Bayberry far, far superior for the same price.....
Great Bed and Breakfast
Lovely bed and breakfast, definitely upscale located on pretty Kay Street in Newport. Six rooms. all luxuriously decorated with immense sense of privacy despite being in a house with others. Innkeeper does her best to keep all happy, and the location is right off of Touro Street in an upscale neighborhood of Newport. Enjoyed our stay and intend to return soon.
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