Samuel Durfee House

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

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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.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful stay at Samuel Durfee house

5 on June 15, 2016

We had a great weekend stay at the Samuel Durfee house. Great location being a block from Thames Street and a quick walk to downtown Newport for all the shops & restaurants. Michael & Heather were very welcoming and full of information about the area to make our stay very enjoyable.

Great Get Away

5 on June 14, 2016

Great hospitality. Great location. Everything you would want in a bed and breakfast. We will definitely recommend to others and we will definitely return.

Amazing Time

5 on June 11, 2016

We loved our stay at the Samuel Durfee House! We stayed there for several days in May after getting married. The service was fantastic. The period artwork was beautiful and the complementary breakfast was delectable. Our hosts provided great suggestions for places to visit. We'll definitely return and highly recommend the Samuel Durfee House to our friends!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for sharing your visit with others. We are thrilled that you chose the Samuel Durfee House for your honeymoon vacation and that you had such a great stay. Best wishes to you both and we hope to see you again soon!

Home away from Home!

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!!

Great Location

4.8 on April 21, 2016

Super location with parking! Michael and Heather were great and helpful hosts. The breakfasts were outstanding.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for sharing!

Charming Colonial Bed & Breakfast

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.

Wonderful place!

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Samuel Durfee House!

My first stay at a B & B

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

Perfect, Cozy Getaway

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!

Great Location

3.2 on November 24, 2015

Centrally located. Within walking distance of anything you wanted to do in Newport.

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Rooms & Rates

2-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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1-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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

5-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, private deck, and whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

3-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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

4-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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

xJackie O Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Small town


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

Directions to property:

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.

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, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: normally two night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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