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“Fine for 1 or 2 night stay”
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Motel 6 Newport
Ranked #21 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Long Island, NY
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fine for 1 or 2 night stay”
Reviewed 5 August 2011

We decided to do a last minute trip to Newport with our 2 babies, and since we were only going for 1 night, we didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars for a place to stay. I went on a mission to find the least expensive place to stay that was still pretty close to town, and Motel 6 it was.
I thought the location was great- only a few minutes drive into town, and all the attractions we came to see. There was a Dunkin Donuts right down the road, which was good for a quick breakfast, and a shopping center right next door with Walmart, Old Navy, TJ Maxx etc. I did see the porn shop that others mentioned, but honestly I wouldn't have even noticed it had it not been mentioned here in the reviews- it's not directly across the street and it's not like there are a bunch of flashing lights and crude things in the window. So don't even be concerned about that.
There was an issue with our reservation when we arrived- I had called a few days before to change our reservation date (we bumped the trip up a week) and for some reason they moved it to some random date in August. So luckily it wasn't an issue since they were pretty empty.
The room was as expected- no frills, with the yucky bedspreads that you immediately toss to the floor because you know they aren't washed often. The bathroom was updated with a nice shower, and the water pressure was great. The bathroom floor was a little dirty though- There was some noticeable dust and hair in the corner of the bathroom by the tub. The carpet in the room had also not been vacuumed well- there were some wrappers and other things underneath the bed when we were checking to make sure we had grabbed everything before checking out. There was a nice desk area with a chair, which was great for my toddler to sit and color. There was also a luggage stand in the room, which was helpful. We were also very happy about the A/C in the room- it worked really well and kept the room super cold for us, which we love- I find that in most hotels, even 4 and 5 star ones, we can never quite get the room to our preferred level of comfort. The beds were very hard though- my husband and I both complained about our backs the next morning.
So all in all, this hotel is fine for a 1 or 2 night stay if you just need a place to shower and sleep. If we go to Newport again in the summer, we'll probably stay within walking distance of town- finding parking was impossible over the weekend!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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hartford, ct
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

Really the only affordable place in Newport, it is located across from a porn shop and adjacent to a Walmart. Our first room smelled absolutely horrible and we immediately requested to be moved. To her credit, the front desk person was extremely nice and helpful so no issues w/ service. The room was outdated and cheap and did not feel very secure. It was fairly quiet but you just kind of felt dirty the whole time you were there. I'd rather stay 20-30 minutes outside Newport than stay at this place again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2011

I will stay there again, as long as they put in more comfortable beds.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2011

Smells of urine, feces and cigarettes, across the street from porno shop

As soon as I walked in the door the combined smell of urine, feces, and cigarettes overwhelmed me to the point I could not breathe. After being in the hotel for a few hours I drove to another hotel and got a room there and moved family and all my possessions. I could not sleep at this Motel 6 because it was so foul.

I could not spend a night in the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Tafton, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2010

It was worth the price we paid and more. It is absolutely no frills but it is clean and the service was good. If you are going to stay in the area to visit the mansions and are out almost all day and then dinner out, this is the place to come home to and go to sleep.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hudson, NH
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Reviewed 16 December 2010

I stay at this Hotel several times a year when I travel to Newport - one of my favorite places.
The hotel is always clean. The front desk people have always been pleasant and accomodating. I prefer to stay on the second floor in the second to last room on the left. The front desk always tries to accomodate my request and I have been sucessful many times.
The location of the hotelis perfect. As a member of the Preservaton Society of Newport County most of my time is spent on Bellevue Ave which is just a very short drive from Motel 6.
The hotel is located right next to a strip mall that has several stores including Wal-Mart, TJMaxx, a grocery store, Old Navy. There is also a 99 restaurant in front of mall...a pizza hut seconds on the street. It's a very brief ride to IHOP for breakfast in the moring and there is Dunkin Donuts located literally right next door. The location could not be more perfect.
The staff is always helpful in helping find a different restauant and give me great directions to get there.
In the past 5 years or so that I've been regularly going to Newport I have never been dissatisfied....and you cannot beat the rates!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2010

After a night of terror and abuse from not just a noisy custormer but from the staff on duty that night, It was 1am or so when my fiance and I had enough of the noise coming from another room on our floor so we call the front desk and told the employee just what we are hearing so he said no problem he will take care of it, well he told the noise makers that I had a problem with them and that I'm in room 240, which only got the noisy people mad at me and threating to kick the door in and kill us both, So I than call the police who said now everything will be ok cause the noisy people been kick out which of cause was not true the front desk man covered up for the noisy people and lied to the police because in fact the noisy people and the employee are long time friends, So to the next part After talking to the Manager on duty Patricia A. she told us to stay and talk to the general manager David R. so we stayed and the other room thay gave us 141 smelled like cat urine everywhere and the room was not taking care of much at all, Anycase the next day we talked to the general manager David R. who said that he don't care and we are now on the no rent list for being a victim and he refusses to give us any kind of refund good thing I use my debit card Now I got my bank on myside who is doing a complete investigation on there abusive practices, Anycase this would have never been writing if the noisy people and the desk worker got there way and thay killed us both. Motel 6 Newport it don't pay to stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Motel 6 Newport
Address: 249 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840-1057
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Newport 2*
Number of rooms: 79
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