We have stayed at The Ivy Lodge a number of times. It's very convenient to the mansions and cliff walk..the Tennis Hall of Fame...just everything. The breakfasts are superb and the innkeepers are very helpful and friendly. We love to sit out on the porch with our morning coffee when we are there. Check it out...you won't be disappointed.
We have stayed at the Victorian Ladies twice and loved it both times. Our room was very lovely and clean. Breakfast was delicious and you have the option to eat inside or out in the garden. We were very happy!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Cooney Cottage for four days in August and, from the moment we parked into its driveway, we felt at home. The Bermuda room was beach style decorated and it felt very cozy and welcoming. It was comfortable, clean, with plenty of sunlight from three windows and also very spacious to accommodate our Boxer’s crate. Breakfast was served every morning from 8 to 9 and muffins, bagels and brioches on the living room table were always fresh. The location is great: it is just a short walking distance from Easton’s beach (First Beach), the Cliff Walk and Downtown Newport. We and our dog had a great time and we will definitely go back there!
We were pleasantly surprised with the old style charm yet modern twist of the Inn. Our room was clean and I have to note how beautifully soft the bed sheets were. It was very comfortable. The deck with view of Newport Harbor was nice. We were late for breakfast and they still made us feel welcome and served us right away. The food was substantial and delicious. The location is superb. I would recommend a stay here. ~Katy
My wife and I stayed for two nights in late August. Although the price seems high, you really do get what you pay for. First, the location is ideal. The end of Dixon St. is in as quiet and residential an area as you could want, but is close enough to walk to all of the restaurants and shops downtown. You can also walk to the mansions and cliff walk, though some are farther than others. The Elms is right across the street. We walked to The Breakers as well, though that was a bit more of a hike. Breakfast was probably the best I have ever had at a B&B. Randy and Lisa, the innkeepers/managers, cook up some wonderful stuff. The first morning consisted of your choice of two frittatas, one with vegetables and one with meat, along with an english muffin, a slice of cantaloupe, and the best home fries I have ever had. The second morning consisted of an english muffin topped with prosciutto, basil, tomato, and poached eggs, along with pineapple and more home fries. The breakfast room is a glassed-in area on the third floor with excellent views of the harbor. We stayed in Grace's Room, which is a somewhat smaller room in the back on the first floor. The king bed was firm but still comfy. It took up most of the room, but there was still enough space to get around. The bathroom consisted of a toilet, shower, and very small sink (it's an old house, you have to expect that kind of thing). Everything was clean and perfectly functional. There was a tv in the room as well, on top of the dresser along a side wall. The tv was small and located in a slightly awkward position, but let's face it--you're not staying here to watch tv. With ample free parking, quiet and tidy rooms, and the most pleasant staff you could ask for, I would say this is the best B&B I have ever stayed at. I would highly recommend it to anyone, and have suggested to my parents that they stay there the next time they are in Newport.
Although everything met my expectation, I will never stay at this B&B again. Upon arrival I presented the Innkeeper a $200 gift certificate. He indicated that he will reduce the charge place on my charge card the same day. Prior to my department I remended him of the gift certificate and he once again indicated that he would take care of it immediately. Despite a phone message I left on their answering machine and a email, both not answered, he has still yet to applied the credit. My next step is to notify better business.
We recently stayed at this bed and breakfast and could not have been more pleased with our visit. The few negative reviews I have seen are clearly from people who were impossible to please. Our room was lovely and the innkeeper did everything possible to make our experience a positive one. She was informative and helpful without being imposing. The location is perfect, close enough to walk everywhere but far enough from the center of activity that it is quiet at night. Breakfast was excellent and the view from the upstairs outer porch was to die for. This was our first visit to Newport and we will absolutely stay here on our next trip. Thanks!!
Our rooms were not the nicest but it was important for us to be on the first floor.The host and hostess could not be more friendly or accommodating. The interior of the house is beautiful, everything you would expect of an 1800's house. The location was ideal mid-way between town and Bellevue Avenue all within walking distance. Parking on the house grounds was a plus.
Cooney Cottage was so relaxing, I felt like I was at home I The rooms was beachy, bright, and spotless. The continental breakfast was far more than I expected & the muffins were obviously made from scratch.The Innkeeper was friendly and helpful & I love that the Inn is pet friendly.
Again we had a wonderful stay with Jeanne and Don. They are wonderful hosts who make you feel at home. The property is in a wonderful country setting. The rooms and bathrooms are very comfortable and clean. Jeanne serves a delicious breakfast each morning. We love it and can't wait for our next visit. We had great fellowship with our friends.
We stayed at the Jewel House in the Diamond Room. We have stayed there before and chose to again because we have enjoyed it. One problem was that the door did not lock. We could lock the lock but, we could just push the door open. We were only there for 2 nights so we did not want to take any of our weekend with having someone come to fix it possibly while we were in the room. There were also empty cans and plastic cups on the wall and in the garden which looked sloppy. Lastly, check out time was 11am on Sunday and no personnel were there to accept the keys and wish us on our way. These are certainly little things however, the little things mean a lot.
Stayed in Family room at Eden Manor, a large room with private bath and attached porch-like room separated by French Doors for the kids. Family room is tucked behind dining room, but we never heard breakfast being set up in the morning. It was just outside the door with a long dining room table, but also had an ample outdoor porch for breakfast seating.
Our stay at Island Home Inn for our 10year anniversary was fantastic. I don't know whether it was the delicious breakfast, the fine details and items of the home which transported us back to the days of old, or the laid back and approachable demeanor of the "Captain" [innkeeper]. We loved it and will be back for another pleasant getaway.
A great location, beautiful, historic and elegant house with modern conveniences. Michael and Heather are very welcoming and gracious hosts. Breakfasts are special, delicious and varied without being ostentatious or too rich like some B&B we've visited. Highly recommended.