I recently spent five nights at the Rodeway Inn while in Newport visiting relatives. I wasn't looking for a beachfront resort, just clean basic accomodations in a convenient location for minimal cost. I have to say the Rodeway filled the bill for me. The proprietors, the Lee family, were very helpful when on our arrival I found the efficiency room I had originally reserved was not up to my standards and was also too far away from my elderly mother's room for her comfort. Mr. Lee quickly reassigned me to a much nicer room right next door to hers. This hotel has several sections to it, and in my experience the building to the rear of the chinese restaurant has the better rooms. Our rooms were spacious and comfortable with newer furnishings and a nice bathroom. The bed was comfortable too. Cable TV and wireless internet both worked well and a mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, iron and board and a hair dryer were all nice amenities for a low priced hotel. The housekeeping staff were friendly and accomodating with supplies, but a little more attention to detail would make the room cleaner overall. The carpets definitely needed cleaning - barefooting around the room would result in black footprints on the shower floor! And the dirty handprints on the inside of the front door remained throughout my stay - perhaps the housekeeper never noticed them, but I did. The continental breakfast is about what we've all come to expect at budget motels, but how about some real orange juice instead of that orange drink, please? Location is very convenient, right about in the center of town and just a few blocks from anywhere you might need to go. The coast highway is noisy during the day but traffic died off quickly in the evening. Crossing the street to the grocery store was no problem after dark.
Overall, considering the very low price (two rooms here cost less than one at the beach hotels) I'd have to say the Rodeway is not bad at all. Nothing special, but that's not what you're looking for when you stay here.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Rodeway Inn Newport reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.