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Samuel Durfee House

Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)
102 Reviews
$115 - $319
per night

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The Samuel Durfee House is an elegant 1803 Federal Period Inn. Convenietly located downtown in Newport, Rhode Island's Yachting Village, we are just a block from the restaurants and shops on Thames Street and a block and a half from Bellevue Avenue's boutiques, mansions, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The inn has been beautifully apointed with period antiques and reproductions. Each of our five guest rooms has been uniquely decorated with four-poster or ornamental queen bed or two twin beds. All guest rooms have private bathrooms. Enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning in the dining room or outside on the patio. After a day of touring Newport, we welcome you to relax in our sitting room while enjoying afternoon refreshments. The inn is air conditioned in the summer months and private off-street parking is provided.

Rooms & Rates

Perry Room

This sunny room located on the second floor at the front of the house, is named after Newport’s War of 1812 naval hero Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. This spacious room is furnished with a beautiful Henkel Harris four-poster queen bed and French Style vanity. This room is appointed with a private split bathroom with powder room and shower/dressing room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Durfee Room

The Empire-style, ornately carved four-poster queen size bedstead is the focal point of this handsome room. Classic dark mahogany furnishings and detailed period paneling take you back to an era of luxurious living. This room is located on the second floor at the front of the house has been named for the original owner, Samuel Durfee. The private bathroom with shower is appointed with a separate vanity area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Doris Duke Suite

This peaceful suite, located on the second floor at the rear of the house is furnished with a queen bed. This room is named after Newport's famous heiress, Doris Duke. This suite has a sitting room and whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Ida Lewis Room

This stunning room features a king size bed and has been named after the famous Newport lighthouse keeper, Ida Lewis. The private deck, a perfect retreat for morning coffee and afternoon relaxation, overlooks the rear garden and carriage house. The bright private bathroom has a pedestal sink and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Harrison Suite

Named after the famed Newport architect, Peter Harrison, this gracious first floor room is beautifully appointed with a king size mahogany four-poster bed and seasonal gas fireplace. The room has a small sitting room and private deck. The spacious private bathroom has a pedestal sink and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Best place I've found in Newport

4.8 on August 15, 2014

A great location, beautiful, historic and elegant house with modern conveniences. Michael and Heather are very welcoming and gracious hosts. Breakfasts are special, delicious and varied without being ostentatious or too rich like some B&B we've visited. Highly recommended.

Newport getaway

4.6 on August 09, 2014

The innkeepers were pleasant & helpful- their son was also the same. I would return for a second visit. The patio off the room was very nice. The bed was comfortable. It was good to have A/C. Suggestion-a grab bar for the shower would be helpful.

A fortunate choice

4.8 on June 19, 2014

We decided to revisit Newport to celebrate our 59th wedding anniversary and how fortunate we were to have selected the Samuel Durfee House. Accommodations were immaculate and comfortable. Somewhat unusual for a B&B, is their central climate control - no noisy air conditioners! Michael and Heather were gracious hosts, and the breakfasts were to die for. If we revisit Newport, the Samuel Durfee House will be our destination of choice. Wayne & Marie W.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that you chose the Samuel Durfee House to celebrate your anniversary and that you were so happy with our inn! Thanks for sharing your experience with other travelers!

Trip Back in History

5 on April 16, 2014

The Samual Durfee House was a wonderful experience! The decor was authentic 1803 and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience in this Newport RI B&B. The hosts were charming and the breakfast exquisite. We would highly recommend this B&B for a memorable trip to Newport.

Excellent B&B experience in Newport RI

4.4 on October 01, 2013

We do not normally stay in B&B accommodation when we travel but chose a couple on our latest trip which is to do a New England fall trip and NY visit at the end. Must say we were very pleased with our stay at Samuel Durfee House thanks to the efforts of Michael and Heather who are welcoming and customer focused which stands their establishment at the top of the B&B experience. The location is also excellent in central Newport town position. Can highly recommend this B&B.

Great weekend at Samuel Durfee House

4.0 on September 08, 2013

My husband and I recently spent the weekend in Newport, staying at the Samuel Durfee House. Our room (Perry) was simple and cozy, and very clean. Heather was such a lovely host, and even baked gluten free cookies one day because I have a gluten allergy. Breakfasts were delicious too. The house is in a great location right by all the restaurants and shops, but on a quieter street. Highly recommend staying here for a relaxing weekend.

Very delightful!!

4.8 on September 08, 2013

We stayed second half of Labor Day weekend through to Wed. Absolutely one of the very best B&B's we've stayed in. We were happy that despite the crowd on the weekend, it was peaceful in the inn. Very close to many attractions, shopping & restaurants that are within walking distance. The owners have maintained the historical ambiance of the house with modern eminities. Breakfast was wonderful & a treat to start the day. Heather was very helpful with "things to do & see" . Unfortunately, Michael was out of commission with a broken ankle, so we did not get to meet him. We will return for sure to use our restaurant gift certificate & try to take a sailing trip which was rained out.

Wonderful B&B - recommended

5 on August 31, 2013

Our 2nd stay in as many yrs. We felt at home once again. recommend to anyone thinking of a stay in Newport RI. Heather and Michael are warm caring people who have created a wonderful, relaxing atmosphere. Breakfast is terrific and the suggestions - from site seeing to restaurants - is perfect. We will be back again.

Wonderful Newport, RI stay!

3.4 on June 16, 2013

Had a wonderful stay at the Samuel Durrfee House!!! Micheal and Heather, the owners were beyond gracious. They knowmuch about the area and are very willing to share to help make your time in Newport as good as it can be. Very comfortable rooms too! Definitely recommend staying at this B and B!!!

A Very Pleasant Experience

4.8 on May 20, 2013

Our trip to Newport was definitely enhanced by our stay at this Bed and Breakfast. The location was excellent, service efficient and friendly, very clean and tastefully decorated rooms, and the food was delicious with a wide range of offerings.

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Small town


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mansions, Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, Tennis Hall of Fame, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mansions, Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 2-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: normally two night minimum
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay fifty percent.
  • Cancellations: If cancelled 14 days or more in advance, a refund less $25 cancellation fee will be issued. If cancelled less than 14 days in advance and by 9 am on the arrival date, a merchandise credit less $50 cancellation fee will be issued, valid for one year. There is no credit or merchandise credit issued if cancelled after noon the day before arrival date.



Michael and Heather de Pinho

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10 am
  • Serving Location: Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Portuguese Sweet Bread Frech Toast


Details Diamond Collection

352 Spring Street , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase