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
Perfect location. Customer service exceeded our expectations. Very clean, spacious rooms with great amenities. Separate living room with snacks. Loved our balcony and the snacks provided by the staff. We will be back.
The room was lovely and very comfortable. A breakfast of juice, coffee and bakery item was delivered to your room each morning and was a lovely way to start the day. The hotel is within walking distance of the historical mansions and there are many good places to eat within walking distance. The only way to the rooms is walking the stairs, which may be a problem for some.
We’ve driven by the Mill Street Inn many times, always noting its modern yet classic charm, and are so happy to have made a point to finally stay. The first floor room was spacious, the staff were so friendly and accommodating, the room service, including personalized letter, snacks, water, and turn down were so nice. And the lobby smells incredible. We would love to return and absolutely will recommend the Mill Street Inn to friends!
We just spent a 2 night weekend at the Mill St Inn. It is a great location on a quiet side street, but close enough to walk everywhere. We liked the nice and comfortable two room suite, with nice touches such as water, fruit, nuts and candy. The service was excellent with a nice breakfast and afternoon tea. It seemed like the staff makes an extra effort to makes their guest feel comfortable. All in all, a great stay. We would definitely go back!
My husband and I stayed in one of the duplex rooms and it was perfect! Lovely little sitting area with a tv and mini fridge and the inn provided a complimentary bottle of wine from Newport Vineyards (heading there on the way home to grab more - it was that delicious) as an anniversary gift and yummy snacks. Upstairs a beautiful room with gas fireplace, another large flat screen tv and luxurious toiletries in the bathroom. The view from our private balcony was a special treat - we can only imagine how perfect it would be on July 4th to watch fireworks! The staff has been more than accommodating and they are all super friendly. The complimentary snacks, coffe/tea and hot chocolate bar downstairs were impressive. This is a fantastic value for the price (at least in the winter)!