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Thames Street

Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-374-2553
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Easily Walkable

Our hotel was on Thames, which was the perfect base for our weekend in Newport. We were able to... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Sheila R
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Great way to spend an afternoon! Shops, food, people watching!

We happened to go on a weekend, and stopped at CVS, then after just walked to Thames Street a few... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
fotogirl
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Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great shopping” (21 reviews)
“cute shops” (16 reviews)
“window shopping” (14 reviews)
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Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
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+1 401-374-2553
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Our hotel was on Thames, which was the perfect base for our weekend in Newport. We were able to walk to many bars and restaurants, and shops from our hotel.

Thank Sheila R
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We happened to go on a weekend, and stopped at CVS, then after just walked to Thames Street a few streets down to avoid parking fees. Cute stretch of road with different shops and restaurants at various wharfs to people watch, eat, browse. We particularly...More

1  Thank fotogirl
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The must see - place to see it all in Newport. Food, fun and lots of history. Took a lovely self guided walk on this street and many of the adjoining ones... imagining it in its earlier days.

1  Thank MMeston
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Nice walking district, plenty of shops, coffee/pastry, bars, restaurants B&Bs with lovely scenery and history. Highly recommend Hydrangea House on Bellevue.

Thank Wendy M M
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Thames Street has every kind of shop you could want. Additionally the restaurants along the way are wonderful. We needed a scarf, we got those at the Gap...we needed to eat so we went to Benjamin's Raw Bar, I wanted a charm for my bracelet...More

Thank Martha N
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Crowded street, not enough parking, lots of overpriced shops. I guess it was good to say I've been there. Don't think I'll spend any more time there though.

1  Thank Bobby L
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We stayed at the Wyndham Onshore Resort on Thames Street. The location was excellent as we were right in the historic district, walking distance to a lot of restaurants, shops, things to do, Visitors Center, Museum of History, Madeilene Sailing. Had a great time!

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Continuation of Americas Cup Road, Thames Street (Americans pronounce the TH unlike us Brits) worth knowing if you are asking directions. A Great street with the Waterfront and shops.

1  Thank DavidManchester107
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Parked along the street and paid the meter with my credit card for 2 hours. Came back and still had time on the meter but had a parking ticket. Saw the meter maid and asked her about it and she showed me I had paid...More

1  Thank Arbuckle M
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Our experience was that I gave up on a parking spot and just drove along. Between regular tourists and the people from the cruise ship, the area was packed and crowded. It didn't look to be enjoyable on a busy Sunday afternoon. I imagine that...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
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Erin F
17 May 2017|
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Response from donnaa855 | Reviewed this property |
I'm usually in Newport off season. But my son lives there all summer he says....restaurants and bars usually close by 1am. The small shops usually close down between 8-9pm. Have a fun time in August!! It's also the right... More
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patl95
10 February 2017|
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Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in Jan., a number of smaller shops had signs the read something like "Closed for the Season" (don't know when the season ends) or more specifically "See You in April". Quite a few just said something like... More
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NMay151
11 October 2016|
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Response from beachbum243 | Reviewed this property |
Parking on side streets is free if you get there early. Lot parking on season runs $10.00, off season you can park there for free. Meter parking is available on Thames St. Small cars are best, as this is a tight fit and... More
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