Motel 6 Newport

249 JT Connell HighwayNewport02840USA
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About Motel 6 Newport

Offering low-cost unpretentious accommodation in the popular Rhode Island resort, Motel 6 Newport is just ten minutes’ drive from Easton’s Beach. Situated beside the JT Connell Highway, it’s about two miles from downtown for attractions like the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Bright remodeled rooms feature an en suite bathroom with shower, laminate flooring, flat-screen cable TV, air-conditioning, paid Wi-Fi and free local calls. Upgrade rooms add fridges and microwaves. Accessible rooms are available too.

Amenities include a 24-hour front desk and ample free parking. Pets are allowed and kids can stay free.

Morning coffee is complimentary at reception, where there are also vending machines. Various dining options are just a short walk away.

Motel 6 Newport is about three miles away from the colonial architecture of Bellevue Avenue Historic District and the scenic Cliff Walk along the coast. It’s about one mile from the Naval War College Museum.


249 JT Connell Highway, Newport, RI, 02840, USA
Telephone: +1(401)8480600 | Fax: +1(401)8489966 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Handy roadside location close to attractions

With a shopping center next door plus gas stations and restaurants nearby, this motel's convenient location was a hit with most visitors. Guests also liked the easy access to beaches, attractions and downtown Newport which were all within ten minutes' drive of the property.

Basic but clean and affordable

The affordable rates on offer were welcomed by most reviewers, who often added that their stay represented good value for money. Guests often said the rooms were no frills but many were pleasantly surprised to find the accommodation was clean and comfortable enough for a short stay. There was further praise for the updated rooms with their fresh decor and wood-effect floors instead of carpets.

Friendly customer service

Reviewers largely praised the customer service, often calling members of staff friendly, helpful and pleasant to deal with.

Negative Reviews

Charges for Wi-Fi were unpopular

Negative opinions were expressed by reviewers about being asked to pay for Wi-Fi access at this motel. Slow speeds were also reported by some of those who opted to try the service.

Nuisance noises and smells

Lingering smoke smells in some parts of the building were off-putting for non-smokers. There were also occasional claims of damp smells in some rooms. Meanwhile, sounds from neighboring rooms were all too audible for some light sleepers who blamed thin walls for having their sleep interrupted.

Maintenance and cleanliness grumbles

Some guests felt the building was a bit run down and would benefit from further updating to address maintenance issues like weak water pressure and slow-draining water in certain rooms. There were also claims of linens that had cigarette burns in them. Critics occasionally said that some of the rooms were insufficiently cleaned as they discovered accumulations of dust and hair or dirty floors.

Rating Overview

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6.2 out of 10 based on 1601 reviews