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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilltop Inn Newport
Great Mother's day getaway
My mom and I stayed here for our annual Mother's Day trip. I have stayed in many nice places, but Hilltop ranks high not on just the quality of the Inn, but the service as well. The breakfasts were delicious and something different everyday. The teas were the perfect afternoon pick-me-up and changed daily. The staff was very helpful in prioritzing what we should see...and their Restaurant picks were Spot ON! I would not think about staying anywhere else in Newport. LOVED IT
We stayed at the Hilltop for 2 nights. Everything about our stay was excellent - especially the room and the attention given to us by the staff . The room was large, beautifully decorated with a superb bathroom. Its the little touches that make this B&B stand out. The complimentary bottles of water each day, newspaper, turn down service and the exceptionally friendly staff.
I would recomend this hotel to anyone staying in Newport and will hopefully be back myself one day.
Loved the inn and the staff are awesome!
Two weeks ago we stayed for a weekend at the Hilltop Inn. What a beautiful place! We have stayed many times at their other bed and breakfast The Francis Malbone House and they are both excellent! The staff is outstanding. We can't wait to go back real soon!
What a beautiful find. I've stayed all over the world and this place is the real deal. Beautifully decorated, the staff is attentive but they leave you alone to enjoy your privacy. Went there for a quiet retreat for a friend's birthday after researching similar properties in Newport this one is better than some inns that are twice the price. Can't wait to return.
The Best Inn Ever
I have stayed all over the world in many first class accommodations. I found the Hilltop Inn to be the best combination of elegance, quite composure, decor, delicious food, and a wonderfully caring staff. The home has been beautifully restored down to every detail. Taking a long hot bath and watching TV was nice. The huge and delicious breakfast was well planned and presented along with the afternoon tea. No one will go hungry! The staff went out of their way to advise us about dinner locations and the best shopping for furniture for our son's apartment.
We will definitely stay at the Hilltop Inn next Easter.
The Best in Newport
Our son was getting married in Newport and we were looking for a wonderful place to stay with our closest friends. We discovered the Hilltop and its sister Inn, the Francis Malbone, when we visited Newport during the wedding planning stage. The Hilltop was just across the street from the chapel and reception site. We knew the minute we walked in the door that the Hilltop was the place for us. Beautifully decorated and very homey with every comfort known to man or woman provided by a top notch staff who treated us and our guests like family. We stay in the Bellevue Suite with a comfortable sitting room, wonderful bedroom and enormous bathroom. All of the rooms and baths are exceptional.
The food was simply out of this world. They served breakfast and tea, but tailored the tea to our needs, and on the wedding day, actually turned it into lunch with soup and sweets and savories. Leftovers were in the refrigerator if a late night snack was needed.
Someone was always available to answer questions, give directions, help with travel plans, etc. No one seemed in the way or intrusive.
We had so much fun we plan to have a five year reunion at the Hilltop. The bride and groom want to be included next time.
Treat yourself to a wonderful experience. Stay at the Hilltop. I am sure that you will agree with us that it is one of the best inns anywhere!
First Class Comfort
The Hilltop Inn is an extravagance we are so thankful we allowed ourselves. The staff was friendly and "real", the home cooked food was incredible, the ambience not to be beat and the central location, perfect. The rooms are spacious, some with balconies to be enjoyed in the nice weather, the beds comfortable and amenities for all to enjoy. Highly recommend.
Charm & Service
After searching the internet for a place to stay, I came across Hilltop Inn via Google. The pictures on the website do not do the inn justice. The main entrance is a combination of elegant arts and crafts style mouldings and deep mahogany woodwork. Janet ,the innkeeper, greeted us and graciously checked us in. My husband, who prefers hotels over inns, went straight for the sideboard of afternoon treats! Mint chocolate brownies, strawberry cheesecake, brie in puffed pastry, lemon drop cookies..... Who needs dinner!!
Our room was on the first floor off of the foyer. It was very quiet and was actually quite masculine in decor but with vintage Key West fabrics. Our bathroom was as large as my apt. in NY!! A tv in the bathroom as well as over the gas fireplace in our room. My husband loved the rain shower in the bathroom and I loved the makeup vanity. Our room had a private porch overlooking Bellevue Ave as well.
Each morning, we worked out in the fitness facility,which was so nice to have for an inn. There is an eliptical machine and step machine. My husband used the free weights and I ran the treadmill while I watched the Today show!! Breakfast was amazing-peach crepes, poached eggs in a potato nest , blueberry blintzes. We just loved Hilltop and can't wait to return for New Year's Eve!!
A Beautiful Find
The Hilltop Inn is a gem! Step inside and you are instantly surrounded by the beauty and comfort of a genteel home. Stay a while, and you will leave refreshed. I certainly did!
To say the Hilltop is a five-star inn would be an understatement. The hospitality of the staff is warm and personal. The common rooms are inviting and intimate. The full breakfast and afternoon tea are superb. The accommodations are luxurious, from fine linens and large spa bath to the loveliest of furnishings and décor. The end result is a remarkably well put-together inn that sets the bar for service, and provides a sense of gracious living, comfortable elegance, and relaxation.
I look forward to returning often, and highly recommend the Hilltop Inn for your next trip to Newport. Can't resist repeating......the Hilltop Inn is a gem, a truly beautiful find in the heart of Newport.
Malbone's little sister, the Hilltop Inn
My partner and I spent three wonderful nights in mid-July at the Malbone House's new sister property, the Hilltop Inn. Just opened in April, it doesn't yet have it's own Trip Advisor listing, so we're reviewing it here. All the glowing praise reviewers have given the Malbone House applies equally to the Hilltop Inn.
The location is ideal, a short walk from Washington Square and downtown Newport and a short drive out Bellvue Avenue to the mansions. The house is beautifully decorated, elegant without being fussy, and no detail is overlooked. We stayed in the Touro Room, with a restful gray-green color scheme, a king bed and a lavish bathroom - the shower was superb. Not to mention the thick, soft and lint-free Frette towels that were replenished twice a day, without us having to ask, and the outstanding breakfasts and teas.
With only five guest rooms, we rarely encountered the other guests and felt like we had the place to ourselves. It was a relief, after a day of sightseeing in the heat and humidity of Newport, to come home to the air-conditioned peace and quiet of the Hilltop.
The staff - Janet, the innkeeper; Priscilla, the chef; and Jessica - were unfailingly friendly, helpful and accommodating. They made us feel like guests in a friend's home, rather than paying customers, and made every effort to ensure that our visit to Newport was enjoyable. We will definitely stay at either the Hilltop Inn or the Malbone House for a return visit to Newport.
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Travel Blogs from Newport
I am officially a leaf peeper! That is somebody who travels around just to look at the autumn leaves. And they have been fairly spectacular,although not quite at their peek. They have web sites dedicated to the changing of the leaves and it all depends on the weather. They have had a mild autumn so far, so the leaves are a little late
... from the patio. We sat picnicking all afternoon, listening to music, and marvelling at the just the most perfect afternoon.
At about 5.30, we noticed a fellow standing by the flag pole, so we wandered down to have a chat. His name was Bruce, and he works during the season at the club ferrying people back and forth to their boats. He was a font of knowledge about the club, and Newport, and he suggested taking us over to Fort Adams for a walk around, and he promised to come back to get ...
Day 48. Rhode Island When we picked up our car the man behind the counter asked where were going - to see the Autumn fall - why, there are trees outside - exactly, can we go home now. Hum. We went to Plymouth, saw the Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock. Then onto Newport and the Burbankrose Guest House. The guest house is a very old, like very old, the stairs are so steep, ...
... Fred Perry and all!
The second, was a church called St Mary's where the sign outside stated that a John F Kennedy had tied the knot there back in 1953. Well whad'ya know!
Finally they came to their oasis, a waterfront bar overlooking a small harbour area.
Their waiter being a friendly chap decided to spend 20 minutes with the backpackers (seemingly ...
... 12m Cup America boat the Nefritti. We helped hoist
the sails as well as tack them when needed. Theo even got to steer
and none died! It was great experience to sail on such a beautiful
ship. Nefreti has proudly won one America cup in the sixties.
Mum cannot wait to go back and sail again one of these beauties,
thankfully Tamsin has still one last year in Brown to complete !