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“A great choice for this 1st time B&B visitor!”
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Ivy Lodge
Ranked #12 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

My husband and I wanted to do something special and different for our first anniversary. Rather than deal with the headaches of travel (flights, accomodations, car rental, etc.), we decided to stay local but still somehow have the feeling of getting away. We live about an hour away from the Ivy Lodge so this was perfect.

We chose the Trunk Room because of its unique characteristics compared to the other rooms. It was bright, beautiful and so comfortable. We felt relaxed the minute we stepped into that room. As a surprise my husband ordered a dish of chocolate covered strawberries which was waiting for us in the room. They offer some very nice add-ons to make your stay even more special.

Our hosts Darlene and Daryl were very gracious and were more than willing to talk to us and answering any questions we had, and even offered to make reservations at any of the local restaurants. The staff were friendly and nice and had a never-ending supply of smiles for the guests.

One thing that pleasantly surprised us was the breakfasts. To us, we would consider their breakfasts gourmet. It was different every day and was absolutely delicious. We expected bagels, pastries, cereal and coffee but instead got all that, fresh fruit, yogurt and a unique fresh, hot meal. On our second day we couldn't wait to get downstairs to see what Daryl was cooking up for us!

I would highly recommend the Ivy Lodge. The sitting rooms were beautiful. There's a wraparound porch and a baby grand piano too, which you are welcome to play. Our hosts were so nice and helpful and were sincerely anxious to help in any way. We liked that the Thames Street area was within walking distance, but if you don't feel like walking, the drive is just a few minutes long. The Cliff Walk wa practically in their back yard and is a very quick walk from the B&B. But the Ivy Lodge is so pretty and comfortable, I had a very difficult time leaving each day to experience what Newport had to offer!

All in all, the Ivy Lodge has made our first anniversary very special and unforgettable. I'm so glad we chose the Ivy Lodge, and I made sure to tell everyone I know to consider it if they plan a stay in Newport.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

My husband and I recently spend 3 nights at the Ivy Lodge in the Trunk Room. It was one of the most comfortable, relaxing stays we've ever had in either a hotel or an inn. The room was more than adequate for our needs, and absolutely immaculate. The Lodge itself is brimming with modern renovations that in no way sacrifice any of its Victorian charm. Daryl, our host, was so friendly and helpful during our stay, that he seemed more like a family member than an innkeeper. The breakfasts were absolutely wonderful, and Daryl went out of his way to provide for my gluten free dietary requirements. We loved everything about the Ivy Lodge and will definitely go back again. I even enjoyed my conversations with the other guests, who were among the most congenial I have ever encountered on a vacation. Whenever we return to Newport, the Ivy Lodge will be the place for us!!!

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Reviewed 19 September 2011

This well maintained B&B is located close to the mansions and is an easy walk to the Thames Street area which is alive with bars and restaurants.

The hosts Darlene and Darryl were extremely warm and welcoming. Their advice on what to see and do was invaluable.

They provided a hot cooked breakfast each morning in addition to breads, fruit and yogurt.

Coffee, tea and lemonade was always available as well as snack and fresh fruit.

Our suite included a large main bedroom and a smaller second bedroom which would be perfect for kids. The oversize bathroom was well equipped and included a double shower.

This is a very well run and maintained B&B and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

My daughter & I stayed one night at the Ivy Lodge & what a find!! It is a beautiful renovated Victorian that is very clean & comfortable. The Cliff Walk was a few blocks away along with Salve Regina College & the Mansions. It's a perfect location for a nice walk each morning after Daryl's excellent breakfast!! We also enjoyed Gooseberry Beach which was beautiful & very peaceful. We will be back to Newport & Ivy Lodge for another visit very soon!!

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Ivy Lodge is a wonderful "small mansion" in the Newport style. Just around the corner from Chepstow and Belmore Avenue. Short walk to the Cliff Walk. Great breakfasts, lovely rooms and friendly staff. Good value for the money.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

The most important distinction I can make between Ivy Lodge and so many other options in Newport is peace and quiet, and parking (its own off-street parking right next to the inn). The location, just a 2-block stroll to the Cliff Walk or Bellevue Avenue, is ideal. You can go downtown or to the mansions to get into the crowds and then retreat back to Ivy Lodge. This was our first visit and we found Daryl McKenzie to be a very attentive and helpful host. There were delicious cookies and brownies in the afternoon, along with beverages. For the price, you will not find a better accomodation in town.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Even though there was no electricity during the hurricane, Darlene and Daryl did everything they possibly do to make our stay comfortable and accomodating.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ivy Lodge

Address: 12 Clay St, Newport, RI 02840-6902
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $222 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivy Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Newport's enchanted Gilded Age at historic Ivy Lodge. Located in Newport, Rhode Island's mansion district off famed Bellevue Avenue, The Ivy Lodge is just a short stroll to the mansions, downtown Newport, The Cliff Walk and the beaches. Period antiques and victorian accents throughout its rooms complete the newly-renovated home and gardens. The richly-detailed oak walls and fireplace hearths provide the quintessential Newport backdrop for a memorable experience in the City by the Sea. Explore our inn and discover Newport the way it was meant to be. ... more   less 
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