My boyfriend and I have stayed at MANY bed and breakfasts because we like the homey comfortable feel and atmosphere. The artful dodger was both small and uncomfortable. To begin with, our room which was described to have a ""king sized bed"" had two twin sized beds pushed together. The middle portion prevented us from being able to sleep next to one another and the fact the bed on the right was at a slight angle made it VERY uncomfortable. Breakfast: the first day consisted of french toast with two nearly see through paper thin crispy pieces of bacon, the menu is not posted in advance, nor are there any options. Additionally, because they say come up whenever you want we arrived at 9am (which was apparently when everyone else showed up) to find the one breakfast table full. We were then offered to sit out on the unstable looking deck at a dusty/dirty table, being that the table was full we didn't have much of a choice. The second day we were given some overly seasoned eggs served with a toasted stale bagel - gross. It was very disappointing and not at all how either of us imagined it to be. Sadly, there just weren't any redeeming qualities to the place. Even the staff, although they came across as friendly enough, didn't provide any good suggestions. Additionally, the tiny 13"" television was old and although it had a VCR built in was pointless because there are no movies or VHS tapes offered, the remote channel button didn't work either so changing channels had to be done manually. The tiny bathroom wasn't anything exciting and the chipped toilet seat could easily be replaced for $10. The broken lamp, although antique looking, did not add any appeal. I'd like to think the other rooms might have been better but I find it hard to believe. In summary, when we left, staff said ""hope you come visit newport again"" I noticed she didn't say ""come visit us again"" since clearly she could tell we weren't thrilled. I highly doubt they have any repeat customers.
Cons: room quality, food quality, staff assistance, overall decor