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
People complain about the parking, but we didn’t experience that. We parked our car in the hotel parking lot and didn’t need to see or use our car for our entire stay.
We entered the Inn and were impressed with the calming music playing and a beautiful, clean scent (which I found out was merely the scent of their cleaning product...Fabuloso!).
Our room was room 204. It was a beautiful suite!
In our room, on the foyer counter, there was complimentary cashews. chocolate-covered pretzels, oranges and water on the counter... a nice touch! As we walked in further, we saw a bottle of wine, a handwritten bottle of wine and beautiful, handwritten note acknowledging our 35th anniversary. What a nice surprise!
The suite was immaculate and we enjoyed the nightly, turn-down service, salted caramel chocolates and personalized notes.
The breakfast area was plentiful and we appreciated it.
Every afternoon, from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, the hotel has coffee/tea and snacks set up for guests. It’s much appreciated after being out all day.
In the late afternoon, they also have fresh water and mixer station set up for guests. Also, a nice touch.
This Inn does not miss a beat. Cannot wait to return!
Keep up the good work!
but here it is. We travel a fair amount and I rarely write an 10 out of 10 review (it would mean everything is perfect...) but this is close. The staff was friendly, the room was great with lots of extras, the breakfast was better than most self serve ones and it went until 11am. The afternoon tea and mixers were good ideas. The location is very convenient when you have had enough of your car, and the price (albeit off season) was reasonable. We had plenty of hot water, and parking worked out well.
My boyfriend and I just returned from our three night stay at the Mill Street Inn. The room was beautiful, comfortable, and nice to have the separate space with the living area. The room came with complimentary chocolate covered pretzels, nuts, oranges, personalized notes and chocolate every night...not to mention the turndown service and round the clock staff - it’s the details that count! Breakfast was simple but delicious and you don’t need anything more than what was given (eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, fresh squeezed OJ, homemade bread, chobani yogurt and pastries). The afternoon tea was a very nice added touch and we frequented this after wandering around all day and would come back to the hotel to refresh. The parking garage underneath the inn was unexpected as I didn’t realize this was available until arrival but you can’t get much better than that. The inn is about a 5 minute walk straight up from Thames and centrally located making it easy to get around. We will definitely be returning!