Travel Blogs from Newport
Our nephew Zach Cohen is marrying Kelley Martin on the Island of Nantucket Friday the 13th of September. We decided to extend the family trip into a September Wedding Anniversary (34 years) vacation. We have not really spent any time in the New England area and decided to begin with a stop in Newport, Rhode Island on the way up and …
Twenty days ago my last blog entry spoke about the break is well needed before the 10 day guest trip. Well it turned out to be a 17 day trip, and how things have changed. The trip started off smoothly, I had everything under control and my routine was finally in place. Auto-pilot you could say. The 4 guests that Harvey and Dee brought onboard were once again very friendly. Nobody could predict what would happen a few days down the ...
After all that baseball action it wasn't easy to get up and head for Woods Hole MA to make the ferry to Martha's Vineyard but we managed. How lucky we were to have a gorgeous day for this trip. We were also lucky enough to be on tour with what must be the ...
... consume our food inside. However, the menu fascinated us and we ordered the Bahn Mi sandwich which we had read about on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. This was an amazing sandwich! As we sat outside the restaurant on their bench chowing down, I looked down the street and noted that confusing "One Way" signs. Please look carefully at the picture ...
... drive, but when we got into Taunton, the streets were narrow, and a lot of one ways. One of the cool things about driving around New England is the history. Taunton, MA was settled in 1692. The Taunton Elks Lodge has two hook-ups for RV's and both were taken, so we are "boondocking" in the parking lot for two nights.
Monday--drive down to Newport, RI to see the International Tennis ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
We really enjoyed our stay at the Harborside Inn. The room included a queen bed downstairs with a living room suite and small refrigerator. The upstairs loft had a king size bed and is where we chose to sleep. The view from the first level small porch overlooking the parking lot towards the water was great. The headroom in the upstairs loft was a bit tricky near the window and a bit difficult to walk to. But the view was fantastic. A very comfortable room albeit the bathroom was a bit "tight".
The dining area was really fantastic with wonderful views of the marina and waters beyond. The breakfast was above average including ham, hardboiled eggs and delicious pastries. Just watch out for stale cereal stored in large containers - they probably should use individual packages for this high moisture environment. Also, keeping the coffee urns full seemed to be a challenge. The free parking was a plus for this perfect location where you could walk to just about any place you would want to see downtown and at Bannisters Warf.
The staff were friendly and helpful. But perhaps not very engaging. Their response to inquiries about dining and sights was to give us the local walking map and tell us that there were lots of great places to eat. Luckily, there was free WiFi and we just searched the online reviews to help make our agenda.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.