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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.
5 on July 27, 2016
My wife and I stayed 4 nights at the Samuel Durfee House in Newport. We absolutely loved it. Michael and Heather are the perfect hosts. They are filled with local knowledge, great recs, and know much of the history of the building and the town. They are kind and pleasant and extremely helpful in all areas. The home is perfect situated and allows for all kinds of exploring. Much of Newport Habor area is within walking distance. Cliff Walk and all of the mansions are within driving or walking distance (for those that like to walk). The on-site parking is such a special treat. Michael can cook and Heather can bake. It is the best blend for very, very good breakfasts and afternoon snacks. We stayed in the Ida Lewis room and loved it. The balcony was a nice place to sit in the morning with our coffee. The home is very clean and really nice. We would come back here in a heartbeat. Whenever we will return to Newport, we will be looking for availability here first before anywhere else.
5 on July 20, 2016
Heather and Michael were friendly and helpful hosts. The room was extremely comfortable and clean, and the home-cooked breakfasts were very delicious. We hope to be able to stay here again.
4.8 on July 20, 2016
Great time all around!
4.0 on July 19, 2016
We recently stayed at the Samuel Durfee House, in Newport, RI as part of our honeymoon travels. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already looking forward to our next trip there! This was our first trip to Newport and Michael and Heather were the perfect hosts...providing us with tips and suggestions to make the most of our stay there. The breakfasts each morning were absolutely wonderful and were the perfect start to our days. Each afternoon, home baked treats (brownies, banana bread, cookies, etc.) were available for a late day snack. The Inn is located within easy walking distance of many shops and restaurants in the downtown Newport area. The mansions are also within walking distance, although are a bit further so you may wish to drive depending on how far you are comfortable walking. We are looking forward to returning to Newport and once again staying at the Samuel Durfee House.
5 on July 17, 2016
We have stayed on three separate occasions and it has been excellent every time. We have already been thinking of our next stay. Michael and Heather are most gracious, personable and take care of providing that personal approach to each guest. Their location provides a great place to stay and is near anything you would want to see in Newport. Also, the breakfast is to die for, an excellent start to your morning!!!
4.8 on July 15, 2016
Staying at the Samuel Durfee House was one of the highlights of our weekend in Newport. The hosts were gracious and hospitable, the room beautiful and spacious for an antique house and the breakfasts excellent. Highly recommended.
5 on July 13, 2016
We had a great stay with Michael and Heather! Stayed in the Durfee room, but check out the suites! Next time I will stay in one of them....just beautiful
5 on July 10, 2016
Carmine & Lisa
5 on July 09, 2016
Great couple who run the bed and breakfast. They were so sweet and accommodating ! We had a great experience !
5 on June 25, 2016
Everything about this B&B is excellent. The hosts are very caring and likeable. They provided me with great personal attention and gave me a lot of insights to the city. Very quiet sleep in a super comfy bed. Walkable to many restaurants. Really enjoyed my stay!
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.
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.
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, private deck, and whirlpool tub.
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.
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.
This bright, cozy, cheerful room features a queen size cane bed and is decorated with beautiful chintz fabrics. The room is named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, married just two blocks from here to our 35th president. The pretty private bathroom has a whirlpool tub with shower, pedestal sink, and vanity.
Downtown, Island, Small town
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State)
From the south, take I-95 North into Rhode Island. Take exit 3-A (Route 138 East). Follow signs for 138E and the Newport Bridge. After crossing the Newport Bridge, take the Scenic Route Exit, turning right at the end of the ramp onto Farewell Street. At the second set of lights, make a right onto America's Cup Avenue. Turn right on Lower Thames St. Turn left turn onto Pope Street (on the corner is a black and white striped awning-Gary's Handy Lunch). Make a left turn onto Spring Street. The inn is #352 on the right, driveway just past inn, parking is in rear,please use front door entrance. From the north, take I-93 South to Route 24 South. Route 24 South briefly merges with 195 West in Fall River, continue following signs for Route 24 South. Follow to Route 138 South (Exit 1)to Newport/Middletown. Take Route 138 for approximately 6.5 miles into Middletown. Turn left onto Route 138A South toward Newport Beaches. Turn left at the second light, continue past beaches and up Memorial Boulevard. Make a left onto Bellevue Avenue, past shopping centers turn right onto Perry Street (Isaac Bell House on corner). Go to stop sign and turn right onto Spring Street. The inn is #352 on the right, driveway is just past inn, parking in rear, please use front entrance.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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