We've seen the America's Cup Inn from previous visits to Newport, and you can't beat the location, on Thames near Starbucks (for those crucial early morning caffeine runs). It's location is also it's only drawback, near Busker's, a good Irish pub, it got a bit noisy at about 11:00 to 12:30, but quieted down afterwards. The second night a large group of people dressed as Santas loudly sang "The 12 Days of Christmas" about 11:00, but that was funny. The cobblestone streets were noisy, especially if a truck went by.
Now the good points: All the staff was very pleasant and accomodating, lovely really. The afternoon tea was a nice touch, and breakfast was a big surprise. Expecting the usual continental breakfast of toast, stale pastries, and cereal, we had a selection of fresh fruit, waffles, pancakes, cheese omelets, tasty pastries and a surprising selection of meet - bacon, sopprasetta, and capicola!
The rooms were well appointed and comfortable, although the toilet seat was a bit loose, you'd find yourself suddenly side saddle. Forgot to mention that. Overall though a wonderful experience, small delights and a comfy bed, and the attention of a small place vs. a chain.
My wife & I love the Carriage House Inn located in Middletown RI.
The staff is the most friendly and helpful we've ever experienced.
The room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was
just OK. We expected it to be basic considering the lower price
per night. We didn't go there to eat. We went there to enjoy the
wonderful accommodations and quite atmosphere. We will
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