by Amanda Geronikos
While the Yankee Peddler Inn largely caters to couples, families are welcome at this B&B in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. Family-friendly accommodations include a Superior Two-Queen Suite and bi-level apartment with a kitchenette. All rooms are equipped with complimentary bottled water and free Wi-Fi, which works well throughout the charming property.
Perks at the Yankee Peddler Inn include complimentary continental breakfast, comprising cheese, meat, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, cold and hot cereal and an assortment of breads and pastries. Coffee, tea and juice are also served. In the afternoon, chocolate chip cookies and coffee are served. Families will also enjoy the cozy rooftop deck.
The Yankee Peddler Inn is within walking distance of Thames Street and Broadway Street, where you’ll find a wide array of shops and kid-friendly restaurants.
Parking is free, with one space available per unit.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free breakfast
- Apartment with kitchenette
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
I stayed in a room at the Carriage House for only 1 night. First, it was very rough for me to check-in at the main house, due to the steep steps. I use a cane due to having had 4 knee surgeries. The owner told me she changed my room to stay on the second floor of the Main house; I told her I could not climb those steep steps. She then gave me the original room I paid for at the Carriage House.
Getting to the Carriage House was also difficult for me! 3 steep steps up, without a railing (through the bushes), then 3 steps down at the Carriage house, then more steps without a railing to my room #18 below.
The room it self was big enough, but dirty. I don't think they dusted it before I arrived. It was also very hot in the room, no control of the temp. or thermostat and I could not open any window.
If I had known about all the steep steps, I would not have stayed here. I would not recommend this Inn to anyone with physical ailments; esp. knee surgeries or problems.
Was a last minute decision to change our route to include Newport and so glad we did. Accomodation was tight due to seafood festival and got last room at Peddler Inn without knowing anything about it. Very pleasant surprise pulling into this wonderful old Inn, walking distance from downtown restaurants and sights. Room was smallish but comfortable. A few stairs to climb. Nice set up for breakfast and complimentary wine in the afternoon. Home made cookies available all day was also a nice touch. Parking is tight but they make it work. Nice deck to enjoy in the afternoons (bit chilly when we were there). Very pleasant stay and loved exploring the gilded mansions which are very easy to get to from the Peddler.