Stella Maris is conveniently located within walking distance of the harbor and of downtown Newport. We found that staying here was a welcome respite from run-of-the-mill motels, and it was less expensive than most of them in this high-cost area. Add to that the gracious hospitality of innkeepers Ed and Dorothy and you have a memorable two days. Ed was a font of information about the area and its attractions and couldn't have been more helpful. Dorothy gave us some interesting background information on the 1869 house itself.
Even though there is no air conditioning and we were there when the weather was in the high 80s, we had no trouble sleeping with our second-floor windows cracked and in fact we used a light blanket. The room itself was very clean and interestingly decorated with antiques. The area is quiet and safe. In the morning we were provided a more than adequate continental breakfast.
All in all, we would definitely return to Stella Maris.
- Also Known As:
- Stella Maris Hotel Newport