Newport Beach Hotel & Suites
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... fit easily! I guess a month (or more) of planning what to bring paid off.
Izzy gave us the run down on all of the buttons, switches, panels, pumps and tanks which, Deb being the organized one (read: can't remember anything unless she writes it down) took notes on.
After a quick practice run in the parking lot, we were off! NOW it seemed real. This dream, coming to life. ...
I really enjoyed the tour at Johnson & Wales. The culinary program looked very interesting and our tour guide was very helpful. I would consider going to this school because it is SAT optional and I really liked the campus and surrounding area. One thing I didn't like was not being able to see the dorm rooms.
... tube spun by the instructors on the way down which when it was my turn they did the same to mine! I'm glad they didn't ask me because I would have said "NO!" but it was definitely worth it. On the way home we stopped at a cafe where we had coffee and donuts. The donuts were as big as Eamon's head! It was a great day, and although I have a few thousand bruises I would do it ...
Battled our way out of Boston and down to Plymouth Rock. Supposedly where the Pilgrims first landed. Full of tourists.
Crossed the Sagamore Bridge and over to Cape Cod.
Had a sandwich in Sandwich then into Rhode Island, my 29th State.
Crossed the bridge into the Newport historic area, very nice place.
Spent the night in Middletown.
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... families were summering in Newport, including the Vanderbilts who constructed the largest "cottages", such as the Breakers in 1895. This 70-room mansion has approximately 65,000 sq ft of living space. The home was constructed at a cost of more than $12 million (approximately $331 million in today's dollars adjusted for inflation). The entrance is marked ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Newport Beach Hotel & Suites
i stayed at the inn at newport beach for 1 night in april with my husband and 14 yr old. we checked in with a pleasant front desk clerk who asked if we wanted a 2 room suite for no extra charge! the hotel is old and slightly run down looking but fine. the suite was acceptable and we had an ocean view from both rooms. the morning continental breakfast was perfect. Some of the earlier complaints was that it is not right on the beach. this is true and you do have to walk across a road to get to the beach. it is on the outskirts of newport so the walk into town is a long one. We were looking at St. George's prep school and the closeness was perfect for us. It is near the mansions and would be a fine hotel if the price is right for you otherwise look for something in the heart of newport.
Let me first thank everyone for there candid reviews. I stayed at the Inn at Newport Beach this past weekend 2/18/05 - 2/21/05. The hotel as many other people pointed out, is not directly on the beach as the website picture suggests. It is located directly across from the beach on the north side of Memorial Highway. The Hotel is however the closest hotel to the beach in the Newport area from what I can sees I have been to Newport many times and stayed just about everywhere. This has included stays at the Marriott, Hotel Viking, Vanderbilt Hall, The Chandler Inn, and many other higher end hotels/inns as well. The following is my review of the hotel:
We spent Thanksgiving of 2004 here and thought the hotel was just fine. It was clean and well kept up, if a little worn around the edges. (The building is 60+ years old, after all!) We did request a different room due to a leaky shower in the first room we were given, and the front desk staff was very gracious and accomodating. The continental breakfast was also good, with plenty of variety and nothing stale as far as I could tell! The hotel was wonderfully quiet, even with a busy street right outside, and the beds were very comfy, too. (I slept like a rock all three nights we were there.) Also, I have dreadful dust and mold allergies and developed no symptoms at all staying there. It was a good "base of operations" for our sightseeing as it was very convenient to downtown Newport and the Bellevue Ave mansions, and the ocean was just steps away from the front door. This is a great place to stay if you are looking for someplace quiet and cozy, and we would happily stay there again.
I am planning another trip back to Newport for the weekend, and came across the reviews for this place. I stayed here the weekend before Christmas in 2003. It was not at all what I expected. The hotel is pictured as though it is beachfront...this is not the case! It is across from a very busy street, and then there is a public parking lot, and THEN the beach!
Worth the price
Well worth the money
If you like to spend more for three times the price you can go to the wharf and pay $20 just for parking.
The rooms have great views of the ocean across the street and it is great to have coffee in the morning.
A great place for runners.
You can go one block and pay $1,200 per night for a room if you like something more elegant.
The indifference and plain rudeness of the staff and management ruined a great weekend. Making it worse, they charged top dollar for what were clearly mediocre accomodations. Despite the clever photography on their publicity shot, the beach is actually across a busy street. Would never stay here again.
The Inn was not what I pictured (the website looks like you're right on the beach, but you're really across the street from Easton Beach (a small public beach) but the rooms were clean (a bit small) and the bathroom was very nice for the price we paid (which was fairly cheap compared to other hotels on the same dates). The staff was very nice, parking was free. The location was great, we had a view of the Cliff Walk and mansions from the inn and the ocean was right across the street. Bellevue Ave (mansions) was a 3 minute drive away and the wharf area was 5 minutes away. The free breakfast was bagels, muffins and instant cereal with juice and fresh fruit. If you're not spending a lot of time in the room, it serves it's function. If you're looking for romantic, you may want to choose a bed and breakfast.
Worst Stay I've Ever Had
During my stay, I had no hot water, a noisy, busy street-side room, and a stale continental breakfast. To top it all off, someone caught a mouse in the restaurant while I was eating breakfast one morning. I would NOT recommend staying here.
Excellent clean and great deal!
We have stayed many times at the Inn at Newport Beach. Between the Summer and Winter and Spring and Fall. The rooms are very clean and the staff are very helpful. The FREE contin. breakfast is very nice. You have your choice of many types of coffee, bagels muffins danish cereal hot or cold. Not sure why anyone would complain about it. On top of all this you can run down in the morning and grab anything and if you don't want to stay in the dining room you can bring it back to your room.
Newport Inn at the end of September
The Inn at Newport Beach was very nice but unfortunatley the free continental breakfast left a lot to be desired. i would stay here again but only after the summer rush.