The Attwater

22 Liberty St., Newport, RI, USA
Center

Action Bar

18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

In Newport, where “summer” is a verb, where tennis is still played on grass, and where the very smell in the air is a sort of privileged New England potpourri of ocean breezes, butter-poached seafood and warm-from-the-dryer white laundry, something as down-to-earth as a tasteful little b&b like the Attwater can seem rather revolutionary. For one, they’ve got a penchant for colorful contemporary furnishings — and a quick look at the photos should make it clear that we don’t mean that in some snarky, euphemistic way. In fact the interior design could easily work in any number of the United States’ more design-conscious cities. At the same time, it’s all threaded with subtle nautical references, tinged with teals and navy blues that just look better this close to the Atlantic.

And the Atlantic is close indeed. Newport Harbor is just three blocks away, while Bellevue Avenue, the famous local mansion district’s main drag, is less than that. The lovely First Beach is a ten-minute walk at a leisurely pace, and it’s hard to imagine adopting anything but a leisurely pace around here. In short, though the hotel’s style is edgy by local standards, the location is very much in the middle of historic Newport.

The rooms, at least until you get toward the top of the range, tend to be on the small side, but they’re opened up considerably by big sunny windows and lots of fresh white paint. Designer linens, comfy waffle robes and small details like Keurig coffee machines make it tempting to spend long mornings in the room. But don’t miss breakfast. The sunny café is simple enough in its look, but the baked goods (think cheddar-scallion scones and home-made Oreo-style cookies) put the usual b&b spread to shame.

Breakfast sets the tone for what promises to be a lot of good eating. This is a town that loves its festivals, especially when they’re dedicated to food. There’s Seafood Fest, Oktoberfest, Newport Blues and BBQ, and, especially to the point, the Newport Wine and Food Fest. In fact there are few places in the American Northeast whose calendars so fully reflect a local dedication to leisure. There’s also the America’s Cup sailing championship, the famous Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, the Boat Show, and really, the list goes on. It’s always been easy to have a good time here, and now that there’s a b&b that’s as stylish as it is homey, it’s only gotten easier.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 12 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Cancellation Policy Because of our Newport, RI hotel’s size, cancellations affect us significantly. For any cancellation or change of dates, we must receive 14 days* notice prior to your confirmed arrival for a refund of your deposit, less a $25 fee per room. If any cancellation is made within 14 days*, regardless of the reason, your deposit will be non-refundable. You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place. If any change of dates (including shortening a reservation) is requested within 14 days*, regardless of the reason, a one-time change is permitted, subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions. There is a $75 fee for this change and your deposit becomes non-refundable. After check-in, a shortened stay will remain charged in full per the original reservation. Rates Rates as shown or quoted over the phone are based on per night double occupancy and are subject to Rhode Island’s 7% sales tax and 6% lodging tax. Deposit For a multiple night stay, a deposit of half of the total charges is due at the time of booking. For a one night stay, the full amount is due as a deposit. Payment can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or Discover. Additional Person All rooms have a Queen or King sized bed and can accommodate up to two persons. Children and infants do qualify as guests. Children The Attwater welcomes well-behaved children of all ages. Occupancy in our rooms must be limited to two people of any age, including infants. At this time, we are not able to provide any cribs or pack ‘n plays. Check-in and Check-out Times Check-in is between 3:00 and 7:00 pm, unless prior arrangements have been made. If you are going to be delayed past 7:00 pm, please call our toll-free number (800-392-3717) and let us know. Check-out time is 11:00 am. Parking The Attwater offers one complimentary parking space per room from 3pm on check in day until 1pm on check out day. There are 9 spots beside the hotel and several across the street at the Newport Art Museum. It is important that all cars have an Attwater parking permit. All other parking lots in our neighborhood private and require a special permit. We are a Smoke-Free Hotel The Attwater is a 100% non-smoking property. A $250 cleaning surcharge will be imposed to any room where guests have smoked with disregard for our policy. Guest Responsibility While accidents do happen, guests will be financially responsible for damage due to gross negligence.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Petite Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 165 ft²/15 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial street.

    This room includes:

    • Apple Television and iPads
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • Lather bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • stand up shower
  • Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 215 ft²/19 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial street.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Apple Television and iPads
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Lather bath amenities
    • minifridge
  • King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 252 ft²/23 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Apple Television and iPads
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Lather bath amenities
    • minifridge
  • Deluxe King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 282 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • Apple Television and iPads
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Lather bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • working desk
  • Queen Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • Apple TV & in room iPad
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Lather bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
  • King Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 520 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Apple Television and iPads
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Lather bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • working desk
  • Lark Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 670 ft²/62 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • Apple TV & In Room iPad
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Lather bath amenities
    • minifridge
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Cancellation Policy Because of our Newport, RI hotel’s size, cancellations affect us significantly. For any cancellation or change of dates, we must receive 14 days* notice prior to your confirmed arrival for a refund of your deposit, less a $25 fee per room. If any cancellation is made within 14 days*, regardless of the reason, your deposit will be non-refundable. You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place. If any change of dates (including shortening a reservation) is requested within 14 days*, regardless of the reason, a one-time change is permitted, subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions. There is a $75 fee for this change and your deposit becomes non-refundable. After check-in, a shortened stay will remain charged in full per the original reservation. Rates Rates as shown or quoted over the phone are based on per night double occupancy and are subject to Rhode Island’s 7% sales tax and 6% lodging tax. Deposit For a multiple night stay, a deposit of half of the total charges is due at the time of booking. For a one night stay, the full amount is due as a deposit. Payment can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or Discover. Additional Person All rooms have a Queen or King sized bed and can accommodate up to two persons. Children and infants do qualify as guests. Children The Attwater welcomes well-behaved children of all ages. Occupancy in our rooms must be limited to two people of any age, including infants. At this time, we are not able to provide any cribs or pack ‘n plays. Check-in and Check-out Times Check-in is between 3:00 and 7:00 pm, unless prior arrangements have been made. If you are going to be delayed past 7:00 pm, please call our toll-free number (800-392-3717) and let us know. Check-out time is 11:00 am. Parking The Attwater offers one complimentary parking space per room from 3pm on check in day until 1pm on check out day. There are 9 spots beside the hotel and several across the street at the Newport Art Museum. It is important that all cars have an Attwater parking permit. All other parking lots in our neighborhood private and require a special permit. We are a Smoke-Free Hotel The Attwater is a 100% non-smoking property. A $250 cleaning surcharge will be imposed to any room where guests have smoked with disregard for our policy. Guest Responsibility While accidents do happen, guests will be financially responsible for damage due to gross negligence.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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