Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
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We started the day by wishing two of our fellow travellers best wishes as they celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary today.
Trisha, a local guide, took us on an orientation tour of Newport. The houses are massive and so are the yachts. Money, money, money!
The Breakers was our first stop to explore the shipping magnate, …
First port of call today was five minutes away at Sturbridge Village. The recreation of a 19th century living history museum of an early New England community including the usual sawmill, blacksmith and cooper. The shops were stocked with wares of the time. Fascinating.
We then made our way to Mystic Seaport, another living museum but this …
... been into a Shop & Stop, he was amazed!), the stew and first mate are given full responsibility and control of the boat until a new crew is recruited. Andy is now leaving too, so it's almost a full crew that we (or I) need.
A boat credit card is now made out in my name and I am responsible for recruiting a new crew, which of course is very beneficial. I am grateful for the trust Harvey and Dee have invested in me, ...
... on the island...spent about three hours on the tour...when that was over we did some site-seeing on our own, had dinner and hopped on the early evening ferry in hopes of getting in a wee bit earlier so we'll have enough energy for yet another long day, LOL. Whew ...
... prepared to unload thousands of tourists whose primary goal would be to visit the Gilded Age summer cottages that we also planned to visit. We quickly went into the Visitor's Center near Goat Island where we confirmed our plans for the day with a very helpful lady and purchased a "Breakers Plus" ticket which would allow us to visit the famous Breakers plus ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
We had a water facing room on the first floor in the corridor between the front desk and the meeting rooms. It was noiser than I would have liked. The hotel is well situated, right beside Bowens Wharf but it is old and showing its age.
Breakfast was DISAPPOINTING--either the buffet with chafing scrambled eggs (I'll pass thanks) or three choices of special dishes, none of which I could eat. No eggs or omelettes cooked to order.
Lunch and dinner (hey, its was POURING rain and gale force winds outside) were better and service was good.
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My husband & I recently visited Newport, RI. arriving into town around 9:00 P.M. We immediately started calling for hotel (motel) vacancies. After about 1 hour of calling tons of hotels, we finally had no choice but to stay here, since it had the only room left in town. They really stuck it to us !!! $329.00 plus tax is highway robbery! The lady took my credit card info over the phone & bluntly told me that we would be charged for the room even if we didn't show up! The room was an extreme disappointment! For that price, you'd expect a room like at the Hyatt. Wrong!!! Even the Motel 6 has a vanity in the bathroom. And then they wanted an extra $9.95 to use their internet service! And where was the free breakfast??? At that price, you'd think they could at least throw that in. The staff was very unfriendly & unaccommodating. I felt like they were laughing to themselves, because they got $329.00 out of us. I would not recommend this hotel is anyone!!
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We chose not to pay extra for the harbor view and that worked for us. It is a pretty view though. The pool is indoor and fairly nice. This is an old hotel that has been fairly nicely done over. The rooms are small, but we had two double beds and a cot in it. We were sort of triping over eachother, but it is probably not quite so cramped with only one bed. The service I have to say was consistently pleasant. No problems there. It is nice to have parking in Newport as well, although you have to pay an extra $10 a day, it's worth it. The only complaint is that the floor of our shower was coming apart (lifting up). Otherwise decent hotel, great location and parking. If you are looking for a nice dinner, the Inn at Castle Hill is wonderful. The breakfast buffet at the hotel is good too.
I've stayed at the Newport Harbor Hotel on numerous occasions. Our room has always been very clean and the staff has always been very curtious.
I would recommend this hotel.
I had high expectations based on recommendation from a co-worker who stayed at the Newport Harbour Marina and Hotel in Summer 2003. Unfortunately I did not have the pleasant experience she did. I wish to express my gratitude to the bellhops who were not only pleasant, but very nice and did not share the bad attitude of the desk clerk and Front desk manager. I attended a class from Mon through Thurs, so had reservations from Sun through Fri. I erroneously believed my class would continue through Fri, so changed my room through Sat. When I tried to check out on Friday, prior to check out time, I was informed that I would be charged for the additional night, even though I would not be staying, since I hadn't cancelled it 72 hours prior to the night. I intended to find a drunk in a bar to give my room to since I had no use for it. They were the only hotel in my experience, who would not allow early departures.
The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is a nice, clean moderate hotel that has probably the best location in Newport. It's right on the harbor and is only steps away from shopping and restaurants.
My family and I just returned from a wonderful get-a-way to Newport, RI (4/19/04 - 4/22/04). We stayed at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina. Spending a little extra to get a harbor view was well worth it. Ask for one of the 4th floor rooms which include a balcony for great views of the harbor and marina. Our room was a bit small for 2 adults and 2 children, but we spent most of our time taking in the Newport sites. This hotel is in a great location, just steps away from Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf where there are some excellent restaurants and shops. Check out the Coffee Grinder, which is located at the end of Bannister's Wharf. We got some great local tips from Alyssa who makes an excellent cup of latte. We made it our daily stop for quality coffee and scones/pastries. My husband especially enjoyed sipping his espresso while sitting in one of the adirondack chairs overlooking the water while our daughters enjoyed their mocha. One evening we decided to just have desert and coffee, so we stopped by the Clarke Cooke House for a luscious desert where we were seated fireside for a memorable experience. The Cliffwalk was a great way to get in the ocean views and see some of Newport's famous mansions. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as the Cliffwalk has a variety of walking surfaces, from paved to boulder rocks. We took a tour of the Breakers which is an amazing architectural site and shows the decadence of the wealthy. All in all, Newport has lots to do, great eats and is affordable in the off season.
Harbor Hotel Was Worth the Price.
We stayed at the Harbor Hotel recently as part of our yearly Christmas in Newport visit. We previously stayed at the Newport Marriott and the Newport Bay Club. The decor of the harbor hotel was nice and is about in between the Marriott (excellent) and the Bay Club Hotel (drab). The service was relatively non-existent, but it was the week before Christmas and they were very lightly staffed. Room service and cleaning were prompt and excellent, and unlike the Marriott and Bay Club, the nonsmoking rooms were truly nonsmoking. By this I mean that we weren't situated in between 2 smoking rooms like the Marriott may do. So the place didn't stink of cigarette smoke. For someone with horrible allergies, this bonus point cannot be understated.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Newport Harbor Hotel and wanted to share our thoughts...We got off to a bad start drenched in a downpour and greeted by a front desk attendant that had a short fuse, ("your room will be ready when it's ready, you're early"). But a manager avoided my Bronx wrath by offering coffee to warm up, nice save. The included breakfast was top notch and the servers were beyond gracious. The "Harbor View" was somewhat obstructed by the building's own architecture and not worth the extra moola. The actual town of Newport is charming and warm with a strolling windowshopping vibe and a NYC SoHo kinda feel to it's shops and boutiques. salespersons and Owners were down to earth and genuinely seemed excited to see you!! Final standout, RED PARROT RESTAURANT...GREAT appetizers and energetic servers...we ate there everyday for at least one meal...I could've done without the Sox fans, but hey, we can't all be Yankees! See you again soon Newport!!
We stayed at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina over this past Memorial Day Weekend. The weather was simply awful, but the trip was made better by the superb location of this hotel. You are literally steps from the best restaurants, shopping and sightseeing of Newport proper, and a short drive from the Mansions and shore areas of Newport.
Nice Experience at the Newport Harbor Hotel
It was our pleasure to stay at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina in January, 2003. This hotel is conveniently located in the center of downtown Newport, just steps away from shopping and restaurants. We booked a room on the ground floor, facing the water. If you're looking for elegance and luxury, you're not going to get it for $129 a night. But you will get a room that is nicely decorated, clean, well-appointed, and a good off-season value. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would strongly recommend this excellent hotel.