Newport property refits, reopens with new name

NEWPORT, R.I. -- The former Admiral Benbow Inn here reopened as the Adele Turner Inn following renovations.

The 146-year-old structure, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, is said to be Rhode Island's oldest original lodging house still being used for that purpose.

The project included the renovation of 27 high-arched windows, a restored ceiling in the Victorian parlor and the restoration of old fireplaces. New fireplaces also were installed, bringing the property's total to 15.

The Adele Turner Inn contains 13 rooms and suites. Nightly rates range from $135 per room, double, for the Augustus Littlefield Room to $355 for the Tycoon Suite.

Room rates are $30 higher on Fridays, Saturdays, holiday Sundays and selected holiday weekends. Additional guests can stay in any room at an additional cost of $50 per person, per night.

All rooms feature a fireplace, king- or queen-size bed, private bath, period antiques, cable TV, VCR and air conditioning. Some rooms feature a whirlpool bath or a hot tub.

All guests receive morning tea or coffee service, breakfast and a traditional English tea in the afternoon.

Guests also have the use of a private, rooftop hot tub with a view of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor.

The Adele Turner Inn is within walking distance of such attractions as Newport Harbor, Redwood Library, America's oldest library, and the church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married.

Room nights are commissionable at 10%.

For reservations or information, call (800) 845-1811, e-mail [email protected] or visit the Web site at

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI