Fodor's Expert Review Hydrangea House Inn
16 Bellevue Ave., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA
Rosie, the friendly house bichon, keeps watch at this mid-19th-century inn with decadent suites and guest rooms that exude romance. The dark and masculine Chesterfield Suite is a favorite, with its massive four-poster bed and cheetah-print robes. The owners have thought of every detail: some rooms have flat-screen TVs that revert to gilt-frame mirrors when not in use; some have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and steam showers. As part of the gracious service, guests are treated to a nightly wine-and-cheese reception, as well as a bountiful full breakfast, served family-style beneath a stunning crystal chandelier—raspberry-stuffed pancakes are a favorite. Complimentary Wi-Fi and free local and long-distance calls are among the pluses.
- central location
- huge rooms
- highly personal service
- slightly over-the-top decor
Rate Includes: Free breakfast