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Mansions
Tips: More than 2 mansions will most likely become boring. Keep in mind they do not let strollers inside.
The Breakers
Chateau-sur-Mer
The Elms
Marble House
Rosecliff
Green Animals (has a large garden with topiary - bushes formed into different shapes)
Kingscote
Hunter House
Isaac Bell House
Chepstow

Other
Cliff Walk
Thames Glass
Ocean Drive
Thames Street
Harbor cruise
Scooter / Coupe rental
Fort Adams
Touro Synagogue and Visitors Center

Hotels
Newport
Hyatt Regency Now called Gurney's
Hotel Viking
Middletown, RI (several minutes away)
Hampton Inn

Minyanim
Touro Synagogue - They usually only have minyanim during the week in the summer; check the website for times.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: August 19, 2014, 11:00:33 PM »
On the lawn at the Hyatt
Was an excellent choice! Tnx!

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 19, 2014, 11:01:52 PM »
I will be there on Sunday
I will not be there. My bro in law and sister in law will be there for shabbas

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: August 19, 2014, 11:46:49 PM »
Was an excellent choice! Tnx!
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2014, 12:17:18 AM »
Anywhere to grill in RI at night?
We did on the beach. I am told on Ocean drive there is a park...or you can go to Brendan park (I think that's what its called) its aprox 10 min from main area of Newport, its off the ocean gorgeous spot its known for flying kites. Maybe closed at certain hour

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2014, 08:07:32 AM »
We did on the beach. I am told on Ocean drive there is a park...or you can go to Brendan park (I think that's what its called) its aprox 10 min from main area of Newport, its off the ocean gorgeous spot its known for flying kites. Maybe closed at certain hour
Brenton point.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2014, 10:52:47 AM »
+1 very nice park.

Anywhere to grill in RI at night?

state parks close at dusk...

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2014, 08:48:33 PM »
Just came back from newport stayed in the hyatt first night paid 20k (transfered chase) points for a room they wanted $369 + the 13% tax makes it a decent 2cpp, not bad in iMO.
next day I slept in the Marriott paid 40k points for a room they wanted $320 + the tax is around 0.9 cpp not bad either, though I have to say the Marriott is way way nicer then the hyatt in every aspect! Customer service, cleanliness etc.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: August 24, 2014, 08:52:45 PM »
By the way I am now in the Hyatt newport I was promised a sweet since I head platinum status I check in and they say nothing available and there is nothing we can do. is this the kind of services Haytt gives ?
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: August 24, 2014, 08:59:54 PM »
By the way I am now in the Hyatt newport I was promised a sweet since I head platinum status I check in and say nothing available nothing we can do is the kind of services Haytt gives ?
English please

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: August 24, 2014, 10:56:01 PM »
English please
Replace sweet with suite. Now read it.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 25, 2014, 10:24:45 AM »
I'am planing to be in Newport Aug. 31-Sep. 3 Touro says they only have minyanim till Sep. 1, is there any other shuls in the area? is the only option Providance? How far is it with morning traffic?

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2014, 10:25:06 AM »
By the way I am now in the Hyatt newport I was promised a sweet since I head platinum status I check in and they say nothing available and there is nothing we can do. is this the kind of services Haytt gives ?
I can only say I was there last week I experienced bad service!

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2014, 02:25:07 PM »
I'am planing to be in Newport Aug. 31-Sep. 3 Touro says they only have minyanim till Sep. 1, is there any other shuls in the area?
No

is the only option Providance?
Yes

How far is it with morning traffic?
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: August 25, 2014, 02:26:50 PM »
By the way I am now in the Hyatt newport I was promised a sweet since I head platinum status I check in and they say nothing available and there is nothing we can do. is this the kind of services Haytt gives ?
Really poor service. Your proof: no rooms available.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 25, 2014, 02:29:05 PM »
I can only say I was there last week I experienced bad service!
I had am awesome experience.
Would you describe in detail what went wrong?

Maybe they didn't let you make a minyan in the hallway after 11pm. Well, that's not poor service - that's antisemitism! 
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: August 25, 2014, 03:53:20 PM »
I had am awesome experience.
Would you describe in detail what went wrong?

Maybe they didn't let you make a minyan in the hallway after 11pm. Well, that's not poor service - that's antisemitism!
Ummmm.... not exactly.
I requested "early check-in" arrived there before 3 (official check-in is at 4) they told me room is ready it's on queue just waiting for approval from housekeeper & they'll call me momentarily when it's ready. A long story short waited over an hour! Every 15 min a different excuse every time it was "oh they still didn't call u lemme go check, oh any min now I'm sorry" till around 4:15 she "found out" that the bathroom door is off track & if I don't mind checking in now they'll come to fix it later.
Walked into the room, no sign of king beds I requested & neither of the crib I requested and no sign of an "off track bathroom door" (abviously trumped up excuse!) & the bathroom was dirty on top of all! Flys were flying around.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2014, 04:13:35 PM »
So is it worth to use my 2 Chase free nights on this hotel? getting very confliting reports

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: August 25, 2014, 04:20:18 PM »
So is it worth to use my 2 Chase free nights on this hotel? getting very confliting reports
I guess price wise.
 I used 20k chase points cuz in money it would be $369 a night plus 13% tax plus $30 (or $35 not sure) for parking.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: August 25, 2014, 05:05:35 PM »
So is it worth to use my 2 Chase free nights on this hotel? getting very confliting reports
I would say no.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: August 25, 2014, 05:12:12 PM »
PRSONEL