Mill Street Inn
What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast and afternoon tea are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Great location, just blocks from the bars and restaurants of Thames Street
- Historic building with modern interiors, exposed brick walls and super comfy featherbeds
- Waterfront views from the roof deck
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Marble bathrooms offer Aveda products and have high-pressure rain showers
- Pets up to 50 pounds are welcome for a $50 nonrefundable fee, plus a $150 refundable deposit
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Built by the same carpenter who crafted many mansions on Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive, the Mill Street Inn is a woodworking mill-turned boutique hotel. The stately brick façade and original blue front doors — though whimsical — should allude to stuffy interiors of brass headboards and tired period furniture. But instead, refurbished interiors are still fresh from a 2007 renovation, with exposed brick walls, steel- and wood-framed furnishings and high-tech mod-cons.
Bed & Bath
Style trumps sentiment throughout the 23 rooms and suites. Featherbeds with padded headboards and 400-thread-count Percale linens encourage nesting in the cozy bedrooms, and living areas have exposed brick walls, taupe sofas and flat-screen TVs. Lather up with Aveda products in the marble bathrooms with high-pressure rain showers.
The dining room offers a free morning spread of cereal, oatmeal, fruit salad, smoked salmon platter, plain and assorted Greek yogurts, bagels, breads, muffins, pastries, fritatta, fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee and Nespresso.
In the Area
In the center of Newport’s historic district, Mill Street Inn is a stone’s throw from the superlative mansions. Surfers bob year-round on the swells at Easton’s Beach at the foot of the Cliff Walk, where you can rent boards and wetsuits. Savor the massive flapjacks and omelets that are as big as your head at Gary’s rowdy diner, Handy Lunch. Flex plastic at the boutiques on Thames or at off-the-beaten-path shops like Vintage to Vogue and Closet Revival on lower Broadway. Afterward, channel your inner robber baron with a two-course lunch a killer bar special of three local oysters and a glass of champagne at Castle Hill. Grab a pint at Pour Judgement, which has a rotating selection of seasonal local brews, or for a more relaxed vibe, bring your own brew to pair with the comfort food at Thames Street Kitchen
How to Get There
This hotel met all of our priorities: accepts pets, good A/C, clean, comfy bed, courteous staff, and convenient location. Plus, lots of fun being inside an old mill that had been renovated into a hotel. Easy parking. We had a suite with the bedroom upstairs and a small deck overlooking the city. Hard to beat. Highly recommended.
Excellent boutique style hotel in Old Town section of Newport providing close proximity to Cliff Walk mansions, Touro Synagogue, Newport Wharf dining & shopping, and the ambience of a very old city. The MIll Street Hotel provides: a very comfortable stay, memorable breakfast and tea time snacks, a welcoming and very helpful staff focused on the guests. Our rooms were well furnished and very comfortable. A must stay place.
Very comfortable room. Coffee and breakfast included (nice selection). Tea in the afternoon. Lovely view from the rooftop deck. Service was impeccable. Crostini snacks were incredible. Everything was five stars!
I stumbled upon the Mill Street Inn one evening when I did not have reservations in Newport. I have not stayed anywhere else since. I see all the beautiful hotels in Newport and I am never tempted to try any place else.
Mill Street Inn is a welcoming, charming, centrally located hotel. The breakfast and tea are sumptuous and delicious highlighting local businesses - bakeries, coffee, etc. During the evening turn down service they leave locally made chocolates. I adore any business that promotes local businesses. Complementary snacks are also provided in the rooms.
The accommodations are clean and comfortable and relaxing. The sitting areas are a great place to relax and entertain. You can get out of bed and read the provided Providence paper and drink coffee. The beds are large and made with crisp white linens. The multiple televisions are the latest and best. This last visit I had a balcony which was wonderful to sit out on in morning, evening and afternoon.
Everyone who works at the Inn is polite, welcoming and wanting to make your stay the best. They try to accommodate any special requests. It is a special place to stay and when my business in Newport is concluded I will miss visiting the Inn.
This is the first review I’ve ever written! I love people who write reviews & all the insight that can be gained from someone else’s first hand experience...I just never take the time to write them! But this warrants sharing!! We loved staying at The Mill Street Inn. The inn is a perfect blend of old world style - quintessential to Newport, yet with a modern touch. The updated decor with a slight industrial feel, exposed brick wall in our bi-level room with private deck was amazing this time of year...but would also be incredible to enjoy with its gas fireplace in the winter months. The breakfast buffet may not immediately look overwhelmingly substantial at first glance, but the food is delish, fresh and plentiful. The afternoon treats and sangria round out the extra added touches that make this Inn stand out! The underground parking is a pleasant surprise in Newport & the staff was incredibly nice & accommodating. (Even calling to say housekeeping found a pair of accidentally left behind flip flops in our room & returning them to us!). The pillow top bed, super hot shower & great location are all added bonuses!! After having stayed at many, many other inns throughout Newport, we are grateful to have found this gem!!