Two words: rooftop patio! We live 15 minutes away so we are in Newport all the time. We've passed by this place without really noticing it. We stayed here three days prior to the Fourth of July and were completely delighted! Two out of the three nights, we had the beautiful rooftop deck all to ourselves. You look to one side and you see the harbor and look to the other side and see and hear the ocean. It's steps away from anywhere you want to be. Rooms are a touch small but not much time was spent there. Everything is very well maintained. Beach equipment is supplied free of charge. Continental breakfast was so much better than expected. Could not recommend this hotel enough!