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March 26, 2006
They had a number of events scheduled, even in the off season, but the only one we participated in was movie night. They have their own little movie theater there and give you a little popcorn if you want it. The game room is rather small, with one air hockey table, one pool table, and a couple video games.Resort Experience:We stayed at the Long Wharf Resort as an extra vacation. We only stayed 4 nights of the week, but for $199, it was a great deal for a two-bedroom. Newport does not shut down in the winter; the shops and restaurants stay open, at least through Christmas. There are a number of mansions in the area that are decorated for the holidays that you can tour as well.
My son is in his first year at the University of Rhode Island, so that was another reason we looked to stay in Newport. We had never been here before, and we invited him and his girlfriend to come visit us while we were there.
The unit was well kept and the furnishings in good shape. There was not a lot of extra cupboard space for your groceries, but the kitchen seemed to be pretty well stocked; although there wasn't a can opener. There was a full stove and refrigerator, plus a microwave. The dining area opened into the living area. I liked that the spare bedroom and bath were at the opposite end from the master bedroom and bath, giving privacy that a lot of resorts don’t offer. They had daily trash/towels, with a midweek cleaning. The housekeeping staff was very friendly. The only complaint was that they are stingy with the towels and we never had washcloths after the first day.
We declined the tour and they did not pressure us. It was convenient that we were not staying the full week. The swimming pool is an indoor/outdoor pool with a small water slide indoors. There is a sauna under the water-slide area and a hot tub both inside and out. I didn’t swim outdoors, but I did go in the hot tub. You have to get there quickly, as it is cold outside, but once in, it was really nice. I eventually got so hot, I had to sit out on the edge or stand up for a while to cool off. I liked sitting here at night watching the stars.
The whole staff was very friendly and they had little typed-up directions for places like the grocery store, shore, etc. We went to the cliff walk, which was nice, and they told us which end to start at to get the best walk since some of it is closed for construction.
While it was more or less a romantic stay for us, there were plenty of families there as well. We were right down the street from downtown, so it was easy to walk to restaurants and shops. We got a lot of walking that weekend, and I even lost weight! We would return here again.
From journal Extra Vacation in Newport, RI
Ashaway, Rhode Island
August 6, 2005
All in all, the resort is a great place to stay and is within 100 yards of the shoreline. There is 24-hour security, and parking permits are strictly enforced.
From journal Newport is the City-by-the-Sea
May 4, 2005
There are many places nearby that have bike trails. We took our bikes and went to the Colt State Park and the East Bay Bike Trail. Also, go on the Cliff Walk behind the mansions along the ocean.
From journal Newport Mansions
by Therese & Ron
September 30, 2004
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