Dont let the Mill Street Inns National Register of Historic Places status fool you the hotels interiors are completely modern, with spacious suites and marble bathrooms, along with amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Even the word inn is a bit of a misnomer, given that the 23-unit, all-suite property lacks any of the quaintness youd find at a traditional New England bed-and-breakfast.
On the other hand, Mill Street Inn is a proper B&B with a generous breakfast spread in the warmer months, its hosted on the inns gorgeous rooftop with gourmet coffee, fresh-squeezed juices, a half-dozen cereal choices, yogurts, fresh fruit, and even homemade smoothies.
For a small rooftop terrace of your own, book one of the townhouse suites (shown above). These 2nd/3rd-floor duplex units sport comfortable sitting areas downstairs and king-sized feather beds on the upper level. All suites can sleep up to four people.
The inn offers free parking in a small adjacent lot and underground garage. Note there is no elevator, so request a ground-floor room if stairs are an issue. Rooms start at $225/night in the summer months, but spike sharply on weekends. www.millstreetinn.com
For general trip-planning information, see our Rhode Island Travel Guide.