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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 May 06, 2016
We came to Newport from the west coast to help in the planning for the wedding our son this summer in Newport. Heather and Michael were so helpful and hospitable. They were so patient with all our questions and that, alone, made the trip worthwhile! The home was so beautifully restored and decorated with great attention to detail. We stayed in the Perry Room - very comfortable bed, Wi-Fi, tv and the split bath actually worked out really well for the 2 of us. Every morning was a different surprise with a delicious breakfast of home made treasures prepared and served by Heather and Mike. The location is perfect - just one street up from Thames, where all the shops and restaurants are, but on a much quieter street. We are coming back with friends this summer and can't wait! All in all - this is an "A+" B&B!!
4.8 on April 21, 2016
Super location with parking! Michael and Heather were great and helpful hosts. The breakfasts were outstanding.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for sharing!
5 on February 22, 2016
The house is charming, impeccably clean, and is excellently located. Our spacious room was beautifully appointed, warm - despite the zero-degree weather - and marvelously cozy. The attention to detail is striking; the furniture, rugs, colors, and overall decor gave our room a timeless quality - a truly colonial room augmented with modern amenities (private bathrooms, cable TV, WiFi and even a mini-fridge hidden in a bedside table). The hosts, Heather and Michael de Pinho are incredibly friendly, accessible and have great tips on where to eat, what places to visit, and what local events are happening. Although we arrived rather late, the de Pinho’s went out of their way to ensure that we could check in. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious (especially the Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote) and provided a perfect start to the day. During breakfast, the de Pinho’s listened to our plans and offered advice; even drawing out directions, on maps provided to all guests, to places we wished to see. The afternoon refreshments of coffee, tea, and assorted treats and snacks, a perfect “pick-me-up”. The House’s proximity to Thames Street, just one block east, means that dozens of shops, boutiques, restaurants and museums are well within walking distance. The Thames Street area near the Samuel Durfee House is full of small boutiques, wonderful restaurants, and classic bars. Further up Thames Street are the wharves, with seafood places overlooking the ocean, dozens of shopping opportunities and The Brick Alley Pub, a delicious lunch place, also recommended by our hosts. The parking available for guests in the rear was a pleasant surprise. One can easily drive out to see the mansions, return, park and then stroll to dinner at any of the great restaurants nearby. Overall, the combination of the house's charm, the hosts' graciousness, helpful suggestions and the great location contributed to an absolutely amazing weekend in Newport.
4.8 on January 15, 2016
My husband and I escaped to Newport for the night, and we're so glad we chose to stay here! Clean, quiet, lovely, nice owners, an easy walk to dinner, theater, and ice skating! We will be back!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Samuel Durfee House!
4.6 on December 17, 2015
My stay was very enjoyable and everyone was very friendly. The room was beautiful and very clean. We enjoyed the breakfast in the morning. I would go again.
We are so glad you enjoyed your first visit to a B&B and your stay at the Samuel Durfee House! Thanks for sharing your visit with other travelers!
4.8 on December 11, 2015
We went for a weekend getaway and wanted to be somewhere we could walk to everything and be in a romantic cozy place. Heather and Michael were wonderful, their Bed and Breakfast exceeded our expectations. The food was delish and the room was perfect! We will be back for sure!
3.2 on November 24, 2015
Centrally located. Within walking distance of anything you wanted to do in Newport.
4.4 on October 31, 2015
The Harrison Suite was lovely and the bed was VERY comfortable. The gas fireplace was a nice touch. Michael and Heather were very gracious in accommodating my husband's particular dietary requests, and the food was delicious. The location is superb: Easy walking distance to the charming downtown area with shops and restaurants. We would definitely recommend it and stay again.
5 on October 29, 2015
My husband and I booked a weekend at Samuel Durfee sight unseen and were very pleased. The hosts were wonderful and helpful with local information. The room was everything you would want and the breakfast each day was a great start. We hope to visit again.
4.8 on September 26, 2015
From the common areas and rooms (we stayed in the Ida Lewis room with a private balcony) to the delicious breakfasts and gracious hosts, I cannot say enough positive things about the Samuel Durfee House! The location was perfect - one block off Thames, an easy walk to shopping, restaurants, the wharf area, and Tennis Hall of Fame. We drove to the cliff walk/mansions, but the off-street parking made it easy for us to come and go as we pleased. We also liked that it was a bit quieter than staying right on Thames Street. We would recommend this B&B to anyone and will definitely be returning in the future!
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