Village Inn at Narragansett Pier Hotel and Conference Center
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Good Monday morning
Up early and off the dock at 7:15am, a gorgeous sunny morning! flat calm seas, blue sky, no fog ...now this is cruising! Leaving Newport with no fog is beautiful strange when we came in Through the fog we saw nothing and there was lots to see. We have a long day of cruising today.
Ill upload a few pics from this morning.
We ended ...
Good morning sunshine! yes indeed woke up to full blue skies :-)
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads reading the blog.
We are going to go on a walking tour of the mansions and "The Cliff Walk" ...followed by shopping and dinner at Moorings.
The cliff walk and mansion tour was great, we decided to walk to the cliffs not bus so 20 min walk then started along the sea side cliff walk an easy walk ...
... s Center to take the walking tour. We found out that it was free! Nice! As you know, the Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad. It was about helping slaves who had escaped their masters to gain their freedom. You see, New Bedford was a Quaker town. The Quakers believed in the equality of all mankind, and they believed that enslaving another human being was unconscionable. So, there were numerous "safe" houses, ...
... on the dock. it was bustling with people and the food was great! From there we wandered over to the Americas Cup Ave. to find a sports bar found one of many, hunkered down to watch the game and our (my) joy there was a live band and they were amazing! No dancing for us but listening was so great lots of young people there and high energy.
What a great day, we walked ...
... who left him close to $70 million). In his turn he succeeded them as head of the New York Central and related railroad lines in 1885. To this day there is the Vanderbilt wing in Grand Central Station in New York. The family's success had begun with the shipping and railroad empires of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the family expanded into various other areas of industry and philanthropy. The mansion was designed by the famous architect Richard Morris Hunt, the same ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Village Inn at Narragansett Pier Hotel and Conference Center
I had stayed in the Village Inn in 2001 and it was run down but being repaired so I gave them the the benefit of the doubt. They were expensive for a place in such disrepair but the people were nice. Then in 2002 I made another reservation but found out the price had almost doubled! I was told they had completed their renovations but had had a fire and now had to do more repairs. I cancelled my reservation the same day and stayed at the Atlantic House (dont' go there either!) instead. It took more than two months to get the proper credit amount to my m/c for the cancelled reservation. In the end I sent a letter to my m/c and copied the Village Inn. My m/c did the corrections that were needed. Steer clear of this over priced rip-off joint!
Worst place ever!
I stayd here 6/02 and paid big bucks. What I got for ocean view was a corner with huge air conditioner on it so it was so hot I could not go out there. People rude and when I asked to change rooms they called the police on me! What a dump.
They Know They have a Monopoly
The Village Inn has a great location. They know it and they charge for it. They do not care if they make mistakes and they do not care if you leave with bad feelings. I've been there several times. The Narragansett town beach is my favorite. I like that all amenities and restaurants are within walking distance. If there was another hotel in the pier area, I would not hesitate. I owe this hotel nothing. (Last year we booked a cottage for a week for less than we pay for two days at the Village Inn. No one says you have to stay at your cottage for the entire week.)
I am convinced that this hotel is running a scam. I had booked a hotel room in November for Memorial day weekend, at the rate of $149/night. After some other people were having difficulties with them, I decided to call 2 weeks before just to check on the room. They confirmed my room - at a rate of $249/night. I told them I had written confirmation of the previous rate. Their explanations as to why it changed ranged from "computers crashing" to "new 2003 rates". In any case, they admitted that I had been told and quoted, and BOOKED the room at $149. However, they said that depsite my confirmation (in writing), that they changed the rate. I spoke with 3 different people, all who were rude and disrespectful. In the end, they offered to discount my room by $20. I ended up cancelling due to the fact that when you book a room at a certain rate, hotels cannot(!) just up it by $100 and not notify you. I believe they do this to many people, and wait until they check-out so that they are stuck paying the money. ****They have an unsatisfactory rating at the Better Business Bureau already, and I advice everyone to steer clear of this place!!
Room not worth the $
Rooms are not as nice as you would expect for the price. Paid for an ocean view room. However, had more like a "deck view". Cafe downstairs is good, very friendly. Hotel charged us twice for the room so check your credit cards!
Love this place!
I am a repeat customer of the Village Inn and every time my family and I decide to stay there it is very pleasant. Ocean view rooms are best. Love the store right next door.
Although I am only 14, i have staed her a numerous amoun of times. The maid service was great, but thedesk clerk could have been a little bit better. But evrything else made my mom and my trip a happy one :-) you should definetly visit here!!
Words cannot discribe my experience at the Village Inn. Never have I been treated with such absolute disdain and arrogance. The rudeness of the desk clerk was unbelievable. I could not understand how she could keep her job until I met the manager. They asked if we would like an ocean view room for an additional fee. When we got to the room the view was of the parking lot. I complained and was told it was an ocean view because it said so in the computer and that no one had ever complained. This was just one instance but it happened repeatedly. The bolt on the door was broken, as was the door, from being kicked open. The towel bar was conveniently placed on the floor. I could go on. This place is not cheap; we were there in the off season. To top it off, there was an envelope in which to put money for the maid! Never again.
The Village Inn disappoints
The Village Inn's motto emanates throughout their staff, management, policies, furnishings and facilities. And that motto is, "If you don't like it, LEAVE." As so we did, leaving the other 13 families from our reunion to battle The Village Idiots on a daily basis for five days. Their rudeness and arrogance was beyond any level I've ever encountered. If you're looking for a disappointing time, where you are lied to, mistreated, and generally devalued as a consumer, visit the Village Inn at Narragansett.
Not bad- across busy street from lovely beach. room was clean. no light next to bed.