My partner and I arrived Friday night at the Ivy Lodge after a long, five-hour drive through rush our traffic. We were greeted warmly by Darlene who took the time to give us an outstanding overview of the lodge and local eateries that would be good to catch a later meal for two weary travelers. She then led us up to our room -- bright and very well appointed with gas fireplace, king size bed and whirlpool tub. Everything was spotless, yet had a comfortability to it that didn't make it feel stuffy...this was the theme of the weekend...classy, yet comfortable. Our three night stay included a delicious, home-cooked breakfast preprared by Darlene herself and each of the three offerings were out of this world! Each morning fresh coffee greeted us and we enjoyed the morning paper in each of the beautiful sitting and living rooms throughout the inn. Darlene made sure to tell us to enjoy the ENTIRE inn, and not just out room -- and we are so glad we did!
Comfortable and personal, we took advantage of the vast accomodations. We felt a great vibe from both Darlene and the inn itself our entire stay. Each day before we embarked on the town Darlene spent a good hour with us discussing must-sees for the winter, and what to do on our return visit -- WHICH WE WILL BE BACK! From the moment we arrived at the Ivy Lodge -- tucked away among the marvelous mansion district -- we felt at home and at peace. She had to be among the most personable, warm and knowledgeable hosts I have ever met. She also has tremendous staff as I need to mention her chambermaid, Maria, who just kept the place immaculate.
KUDOS to Darlene, Maria and the rest of the Ivy Lodge staff -- we absolutely loved our stay here and would highly recommend the inn any season for your visit to Newport!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ivy Hotel Newport