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Middletown, Rhode Island
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The building is beautiful and well kept. The staff is friendly and helpful to all the visitors. The whole accommodation is very comfortable. I will keep coming back on my future stays in Newport. It is close to the mansions and not too far from the water front. It is an excellent place to stay on your next getaway.

Thank corsair982
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Very friendly and accommodating owners. Breakfast is on the third floor. If you are on the second floor you are awakened by many footsteps of the cook at 6 AM. It was not a good morning for sleeping in.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a really beautiful inn. The rooms are exactly like the pictures. The bed is unbelievably comfortable!! The breakfast room has a wonderful birds eye view from above the magnolia tree and the breakfasts are indescribably delicious!! Phil is a warm and friendly host, a great chef and a wealth of information about the town he obviously loves so...

Thank klr2u
Massapequa, New York
Reviewed 1 December 2016

When my partner and I decided to go to Newport to check out the cottages dressed for Christmas, he suggested a big box type hotel. I don't like them, and set out to find B&Bs. He's never stayed at a B&B and was cautious, but given the price and location of The Artful Lodger, he said OK. Phil called us...

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motorhads, General Manager at Artful Lodger Inn, responded to this review

As you may tell, I usually do not respond to the reviews (which I should) but I take them all in, read through them and try to understand the perspective. I was taken back by this review however, it was wonderful to have someone write this which I feel has a very organic view of what I try to accomplish...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We prefer to stay in B&B's everywhere we travel around the globe and the more character a place has the better (within reason), I would say this stay was average and the price was great for off-season travel. Flexible check-in if you notify in advance (fees may apply), lovely views of the Bay/Bridge from the breakfast nook. Easy booking process....

1Thank Dutremblel
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had an activity-filled family wedding weekend in Newport, and the Artful Lodger suited our needs perfectly. The location is great, and we parked our rental car right across the street from our room, and didn't use it for the entire weekend until we left to come home. It was very convenient to walk everywhere we needed to get to...

Thank 19stephent
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place and an amazing host. Will go there again and recommend to friends too. Good location. Very nice breakfast. Coffee tea available throughout the day. Very close to the Elms Mansion. 5 to 10 minutes walk from Downtown.

Thank sanjay d
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My sister and I had a quick 1 night stay in Newport, following a family wedding. We love Newport and the charm of the history and marina. This was our first stay at the Artful Lodger Inn and we couldn't have selected a better spot. We were greeted with a friendly smile and toured around the home before settling into...

Thank TheKidd26
Veracruz, Mexico
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It's a pretty hotel in an old but well preserved house. The breakfast was good altough not great. Our room was beautiful. Everything looked carefully decorated. The hotel is very well located one block away from the main downtown street. The owner was extremely attentive and helpful. Oh, and the bed was wonderful! Best of our trip!

Thank 543mexico
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The location is perfect. We left our car in their parking lot and walked to view the mansions, and to restaurants. Driving in the tourist area of Newport is a hassle, so this was a real bonus. The room was cozy and romantic. The gas fireplace worked and the jacuzzi was great. We were celebrating our anniversary and couldn't have...

Thank lindaandrobertl

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Charming Victorian with Harbor Views! Enjoy the Artful Lodger Inn! This Victorian Inn offers a variety of accommodations and a beautiful setting to just relax, unwind and enjoy. Neighboring The Elms mansion, we are an intimate treasure tucked amongst Newport's most glorious mansions as well as having close proximity to Newport's historic downtown. Each day at the Inn will start with a delicious gourmet breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Artful Lodger Inn

Address: 503 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $108 - $466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Artful Lodger Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are bigger rooms upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles nicsim1012, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the first floor, right by the front door, and we were never disturbed in the least.”
 of 5 bubbles 19stephent, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Victoria room on the 1st floor. Dark green paint, quaint furnishings, character.”
 of 5 bubbles TheKidd26, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a fireplace room, it was nice very cozy. Very comfortable room Estelle suite”
 of 5 bubbles kellylovebug146, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“King bed graces room great bed”
 of 5 bubbles naomiearle22, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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