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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.
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 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.
5 on October 26, 2014
We had a wonderful stay in early October at this bed and breakfast. The innkeepers were very welcoming and provided a relaxed atmosphere. Heather was very helpful in recommending places to go and places to eat keeping in mind what we were looking for. Breakfasts were delicious. It was also wonderful to come back to the room in the late afternoon with coffee/tea and snacks available. Being able to park off-street in private parking was definitely a plus as parking is at a premium in Newport. We stayed in the Ida Lewis room which was very comfortable and nicely decorated. Loved sitting on our private deck. Would definitely come back to stay here! Service, cleanliness, and comfort were outstanding.
5 on September 13, 2014
Our stay here was delightful. The Innkeepers could not have been more helpful and accommodating. They had WONDERFUL breakfasts and snacks. They gave us wonderful suggestions of where to go and what to see. The Samuel Durfee House was extremely comfortable and in a great location. You can walk to so much. Parking in Newport can be tough so being able to walk is important! Would stay here again! Cant say enough good things about it.
5 on September 02, 2014
My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful weekend staying at the Samuel Durfee House. It was our first trip to Newport and we can't wait to go back. We will definitely stay at the Samuel Durfee House as well as recommend it to friends. We stayed in the Ida Lewis room and had our own little balcony that we had coffee on each morning. It also helped bring a nice breeze into the room, which was much better than what we get in NYC! We were thrilled to have fresh air. Michael was incredibly helpful in terms of advising us on where to go and how to get there. Breakfast was delicious both days - we had amazing french toast and a delicious vegetable quiche. We were late coming in on Friday evening due to traffic, but Michael and Heather were very flexible and very kind. I would highly recommend staying here! Location is also great because it is off of a main street so it is quiet, but it's walking distance to everything.
5 on August 30, 2014
Loved this inn…. We stayed for three nights. The inn is quaint; Michael and Heather were wonderful hosts, very welcoming, accommodating and helpful with ideas of things to do during the day. Our room was charmingly decorated, it was meticulously clean, very comfortable, has a bathroom with shower and we had our own deck, which was lovely place ti sit and relax in the evening after a full day of activities. Homemade breakfasts each morning were delicious. My favorite was the french toast. Fresh made coffee is available as early as 7am (which is a big plus for people like me). Coffee is available (K-cups) throughout the day and night. Snacks are placed in the living room each afternoon. The inn is close enough to Thames Street & Bowens Wharf with all the restaurants, shops and nightlife that we were able to leave our car and not have the hassle of looking for parking spaces in a very busy area. Yet it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle that we weren't listening to the noise until late at night. The inn was also peaceful and quiet, we couldn't have asked for better. I would definitely recommend the inn and hope to return next year.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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, 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
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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