We had such a wonderful time here celebrating my wife's birthday. The food is fresh, hot and Diane makes the most wonderful muffins and baked goods. They are very friendly and open. They are knowledgeable about other places to visit in town and places to eat. I would recommend this B&B as one of the top ones I have visited.
What a great time we had at the Williams Grant Inn. Very clean rooms, delicious food and plenty of it, walking distance from town and charming hosts. Sitting room even had a few cordials to indulge in and homemade cookies in the rooms also. Only one thing I would say is the water in the shower can fluctuate between hot & cold often but very clean bathroom and great water pressure. Loved Bristol and would return again to visit. May was wonderful as all summer tourists had not come in and storekeepers could take their time and chat with you.
Looking for a place to stay while in Bristol? This is it.! Beautiful setting, really comfortable bed, clean, bright and airy. Kathleen really knows how to run a B&B and the breakfast you get served each morning is UNBELIEVABLE!!! Gourmet from start to finish, delicious.! Don't worry you can walk it off, great bike and walking path just down the road. We will definitely be returning. Thanks again Kathleen, Mark and Priscilla
A wonderful place to rest the body, mind, and soul. "A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part."
My wife and I spent the first weekend of March 2014 in Bristol, RI and stayed at Bristol House. We had a lot of plans going here and there but the best was just coming back and relaxing at the house. The Harbor Room was spacious, clean and well decorated. The bed was very comfortable! Almost did not want to get up! Kathleen cooks up a really nice breakfast. Different each day! And she is such a cheerful person you just want to talk to about the town! Indeed we will be back!
This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast and we could not be more pleased. The room we stayed in (Point Garden) had a lovely balcony off the bath that looked over the garden and the room had several time appropriate pieces. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Also, the tower is something not to miss! The views of the harbor are spectacular. The breakfast was outstanding. Great fresh bagels and muffins from Bryan's bagel shop and a delicious spread of fruits, eggs, hash browns and meat. Bryan was extremely knowledgable about Newport and it was a delight to converse with him and the guests during breakfast. We would return in a heartbeat!
My husband and I stayed her for our anniversary and it was just perfect. Very well maintained stunning building in a great location. Quiet side street but within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Newport harbor. The Inn was very clean and comfortable. Very enjoyable winter get away.
We could tell it was going to be a great stay the second we arrived. Bryan, our host, cordially greeted us and within minutes we were introduced to other guests and started the tour of the house. The collection of antiques is amazing and Bryan had a story to go with each one. We stayed in 2 different rooms during our stay and each room had a decor that show cased unique furnishings. The inn looks across the street to the ocean. The most magnificent view was from the tower. Bryan warned us not to forget to bring our camera. There are common areas and nooks throughout the house where one can tuck away and read, play games or sip brandy. There was a bowl of fruit and cookies in the foyer during the entire stay. I never made it past the cookies without taking one! Breakfast was a royal spread which always included something hot from the kitchen along with other fixings which included fresh bagels and muffins from Bryan's Bagel shop that were on the table when we arrived at the dining room. Bryan is a native of Newport so he is able to share town history, recommend restaurants, and advise you on sights to see. In summary we had a great time. Check it out! A&B Smith
Attended a wedding at the Linden Place just a couple of miles away. The Bristol House was a convenient short drive away. Beautiful home on a quiet street. Comfortable bedroom. Kathleen was an fantastic hostess. She served a gourmet breakfast that was excellent. My wife and I will definitely be back. Thanks you Kathleen. Greg and Gail
We just returned home from our second stay at Bristol House B&B and we could not have been more pleased! This time we brought our 17 year old daughter who was equally thrilled with Kathleen's home away from home. Not to mention she loved Kathleen! All three bedrooms have high quality linens, modern, up to date decor, and plenty of privacy. The main part of the home is quiet and incredibly comfortable with new furnishings. And the breakfast is outstanding!!!
My husband and I stayed at the Sarah Kendall House early in July to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We had a lovely stay. The house is beautiful inside and out, clean and spacious, but most of all, Fran and Brian were very accommodating as they served such wonderful vegan breakfasts. We would definitely stay at this Bed and Breakfast again!
My family and I stayed at the Bristol House B&B while in town for a wedding. Kathleen thought of every little detail - she had little stuffed animal surprises on our daughters' beds at night and coloring books and crayons waiting for them at breakfast. She arranged for a babysitter for us and even had "helpers" (9 and 10 year old neighbors) come over during the morning to play with our kids while we got ready for the day. The inn, itself, is comfortable and clean and the breakfast was amazing! Kathleen was so accomodating and friendly. Some of the earlier reviews below noted that there are not private bathrooms...she's done some renovations because at least two of the rooms do have private, en suite bathrooms. The Bristol House Bed and Breakfast exceeded our expectations!
The room , service and genuine caring goes into the Sarah Kendall House. Fran and Bryan are the consummate hosts. Bryan's stories are worth the stay. We are regulars and will remain so as long as they both are there.
We had an absolutely amazing stay at the Sarah Kendall house. I booked this trip so that I could propose to my girlfriend and this place was the perfect setting for this memory. The house is great, the view from the look out tower (where I proposed) was beautiful, and then staff were warm, welcoming, and made us feel like family. We will definitely be going back and recommend that everyone stay here at least for a night!
From the minute we arrived we felt relaxed & at home... The gardens were beautiful & lush...the antiques & decor were gorgeous - it was quiet, peaceful & a quick walk into town for dinner & drinks...the breakfast at the Sarah Kendal house was delicious the inn keepers waited onus hand & foot & couldn't have been nicer! We will recommend this inn to our friends visiting Newport RI
We recently stayed at the Williams Grant Inn. We chose a bed and breakfast for our conference accommodations, as we enjoyed a previous b&b stay in Cape May, NJ. We were extremely pleased with the high level of service, attention and overall hospitality of the Inn. Warren waited up for us, as we arrived late, and made sure we settled in without issue. Breakfast was made fresh and based on our schedule, which consisted of fruit and a main meal, coffee and juice. Warren and Diane spent breakfast with us each morning. We were always greeted upon return to the Inn. We stayed in the Nautical Room, which was spacious and had a full private bath. The room was directly off the kitchen, but other guests as well as the Innkeepers were cognizant of our presence and you barely noticed others having breakfast. If my other half were to say anything negative, it would be that way there was no tv in the room-something he isn't used to-but for me it was just fine to play some music and relax after a busy day. I brought my tablet so we had the ability to watch shows online. There is a clock radio as well in the room, along with a coffee maker. We will certainly stay there again in the future.
Bristol Bed & Breakfast was our home away home on our most recent vacation. We were impressed by the quiet location, the beautiful home, attention to detail, and an amazing Inn keeper. A bed and breakfast is nothing without a great Inn keeper and Kathleen does an amazing job making you feel like your at home. From the fresh baked cookies, to the delicious breakfast, to the personal recommendation she would make, we really felt welcome. The room was wonderful and extremely clean and neat. Although the Inn is outside Newport, the drive is quite nice, and Bristol is a great city. We highly recommend this Inn to anyone.
The Bristol house is by far and a way one of the best kept secrets in the area. Kathleen, the innkeeper, has a keen eye for detail ranging from warm breakfast plates to goodies inside the bathrobe pockets. Add to this newly renovated bathroom suites and you have a wonderful experience at a remarkable value. Visit this gem and you will not be disappointed.
We were thrilled to find this B& B. It is a wonderful Victorian done to the 9's with gorgeous gardens and the best cat , "Roady" I have ever met. Raody stays outside of the B&B but greats you on the veranda porch as you lookout at Newport Harbor. It was our anniversary and we were treated as though we had advised them of this which we had not. Our room was lovely and spacious full of antiques, except for the amazing bed whichwas so comfortable and pillows also very good. The breeze was gentle and came in through our open windows. Breakfast was very good also with everything imagineable offered. We chose pecan and blueberry pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee and fresh cranberry muffins Yogourt and fruit and bagels were also set out. Our host Brian was a very nice fellow. We engaged him in a conversation and learned all about the history of his and his wife's B&B and some family history as well. Like a relative who had been awarded Congressional Medal of Honor in the Civil War. We cannot say enough about the Sarah Kendall House and it's new tower !
Kathleen was a gracious hostess and an excellent cook of a delicious brekfast. Bristol House is a warm, welcoming home in a lovely neighborhood of a charming town. Our room was large, comfortable, with many amenities, including turn-down service and mints on the pillows! The only drawback for us was that the "private bath" was not connected to the room, but instead a few steps down the hall, something not made clear on the website or in our phone conversation, and my husband and I feel it should have been. Winter plans for construction to remedy that are on the calendar, so at that point, we'd stay there again. We felt very at-home at the Bristol House!
We've stayed in B& B's up and down the east coast, some spectacular, some kitschy. We used B & B.com gift card to stay here and never heard from the innkeepers confirming our reservation - even after calling and leaving a message to please call us as we were traveling a great distance. Perhaps, B & B.com needs to release the same confirmation we received to innkeepers as well? The house is lovely, though it must be made clear that if staying in one of the three tower rooms, one has to climb three flights of stairs and go outdoors around to the front entrance for breakfast.. Take notice of the gardens, they are beautiful and during the summer months attract lots of monarch butterflies! Our room was small but suited our needs with exception of the older queen size mattress and mediocre linens. Also, no personal notebook about the inn or the area with suggestions, etc... just maps and local tourist booklets. Bryan was kind enough to send us to Anthony's in Middletown for exactly what we wanted - a local's place for seafood, not an overpriced meal on Thames. We walked all around Newport and down to the water/pier and before heading to an early dinner, we refreshed with sodas and water, peanuts and popcorn on the porch. We thoroughly enjoyed the sunset from the front porch later in the evening. Breakfast was served by a young assistant and was plentiful , with fresh fruit, bagels from the shoppe Bryan owns and pancakes made to order. Nothing fancy or gourmet but substantial nonetheless. Summer rates in Newport are high, would return in off season!
The best B&B we have stayed in. Bryan and Fran were excellent hosts. We had a full breakfast, with something different every day. The food was delicious and fresh baked goods. Afternoon snacks out on the porch. It was great.