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Blueberry Cove Inn

At a Glance

    Pros

  • four-tenths of a mile from Narragansett Town Beach
  • beach towels and chairs available
  • outstanding breakfasts

    Cons

  • two-night stay required July, August, and most weekends May–November
  • three-night stays required for summer holidays

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Blueberry Cove Inn Review

On an attractive, tree-lined, residential street, this historic inn dating from the 1870s has warmly furnished rooms that balance well-chosen antiques and tasteful, modern color schemes. All have TVs, DVD players, and iPod docking stations. Innkeepers Seely and David Gerraughty prepare an extensive breakfast, with eggs Florentine and ciabatta-roll coconut French toast among the star entrées. Some dishes use fresh berries grown on the property. Occasional chocolate-themed weekends allow guests to sample more than 20 decadent dessert treats. Two suites have whirlpool tubs. A front porch wheelchair lift assists those with mobility issues.

    Hotel Details

  • 7 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    Left with a bad taste in our mouths, will never go back

    By the time it was time to leave we felt completely unwelcome. The owners (husband and wife) really need a lesson in running a hospitality business. The last night we were there, we were sitting on the porch and my boyfriend was smoking a cigar. We were pretty much scolded like children because the smoke was going into the house. We put the cigar out immediately, gathered our things to go to our room and left the cigar on the porch for 3 minutes, to find it stomped out and crushed. More than half of a $25 cigar was crushed on purpose during the 3 minutes we were upstairs, I'm assuming by the wife since she was the one who yelled at us. The following morning we were getting ready to leave when the wife literally walked into our room without knocking. Apparently we were 20 minutes late to "checkout" which we were also rudely informed of. This is not a giant place, and since we didn't pay until the end, I assumed she knew we were still there. When my boyfriend went to settle the bill, he was informed that the charge was for half of the cost, which would have meant our bill for a 2 night stay would have come to over $900. The husband was completely rude, could not explain the breakdown of the bill, and said, "Listen, I don't manage these things." The icing on the cake was when I asked the husband if I could have a little ice to put in my to-go bag to keep my juices cool, and was rudely told "No, we only fill ice in buckets for the room"... which would have been roughly the same amount of ice I asked for. So after spending $452 they wouldn't even give us a little ice. I normally don't take the time to write reviews because for the most part I am pretty easy going about my expectations of hotels, but this was so awful that I figured I should warn people. We couldn't get out of there fast enough and will never go back. Even one of the locals said there were better places to stay after we told of our bad experience.

    by JGeier1982, 9/9/13

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