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Sarah Kendall House

47 Washington Street , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)
4.7
154 Reviews
$125 - $350
per night

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About

Across from historic Hunter House in Newport's Point Section. This eloquent empire Victorian frame home was built in 1871 for Sarah Kendall, wife of a wealthy shipping merchant. Your hosts, Fran and Bryan Babcock, have furnished this bed and breakfast tastefully with eighteenth and nineteenth century antiques and family heirlooms. The air conditioned guest rooms (king, queen, double bed, all with private baths) overlook Narragansett Bay, Hunter House where George Washington spent much of his Newport days, or the manicured gardens. Just a five minute walk to the attractions of downtown Newport. The Point neighborhood is one of Newport's most fascinating neighborhoods, where perfectly preserved Colonial homes exist side by side with spectacular Victorian mansions.

Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

These rooms are located on our third floor and give you access to the tower. Has spectacular views of the harbor and beautiful sunsets. The rooms have queen beds, private baths, walk-in showers, plasma T.V.s and working fireplaces. Check in time is 3 pm and Check out time is 11 am.

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

Isaac Kendall Room

The Isaac Kendall Room offers a luxurious king-size bed, a bathtub perfect for relaxing, a shower, and glorious views of the harbor.

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

Point Garden Room

As the name implies, the Point Garden Room provides its guests with their own porch overlooking our picturesque garden. It has a walk-in shower.

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

Sarah Kendall Room

The Sarah Kendall Room is named for the lady of the house and features a queen-size bed, bathtub, and shower.

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

Tower Suite

The Tower Suite on the third floor has it all - a sitting room, a view of the harbor, a king-size bed, walk-in shower, and more!

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

The Getaway

The Getaway is a quiet getaway with a rooftop view, queen-size bed, and walk-in shower.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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154 Reviews

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Divine

5 on March 11, 2014

A wonderful place to rest the body, mind, and soul. "A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part."


First time in a B&B

4.6 on February 27, 2014

This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast and we could not be more pleased. The room we stayed in (Point Garden) had a lovely balcony off the bath that looked over the garden and the room had several time appropriate pieces. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Also, the tower is something not to miss! The views of the harbor are spectacular. The breakfast was outstanding. Great fresh bagels and muffins from Bryan's bagel shop and a delicious spread of fruits, eggs, hash browns and meat. Bryan was extremely knowledgable about Newport and it was a delight to converse with him and the guests during breakfast. We would return in a heartbeat!


Wonderful get away

5 on February 03, 2014

My husband and I stayed her for our anniversary and it was just perfect. Very well maintained stunning building in a great location. Quiet side street but within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Newport harbor. The Inn was very clean and comfortable. Very enjoyable winter get away.


What a B&B should be!

5 on February 01, 2014

We could tell it was going to be a great stay the second we arrived. Bryan, our host, cordially greeted us and within minutes we were introduced to other guests and started the tour of the house. The collection of antiques is amazing and Bryan had a story to go with each one. We stayed in 2 different rooms during our stay and each room had a decor that show cased unique furnishings. The inn looks across the street to the ocean. The most magnificent view was from the tower. Bryan warned us not to forget to bring our camera. There are common areas and nooks throughout the house where one can tuck away and read, play games or sip brandy. There was a bowl of fruit and cookies in the foyer during the entire stay. I never made it past the cookies without taking one! Breakfast was a royal spread which always included something hot from the kitchen along with other fixings which included fresh bagels and muffins from Bryan's Bagel shop that were on the table when we arrived at the dining room. Bryan is a native of Newport so he is able to share town history, recommend restaurants, and advise you on sights to see. In summary we had a great time. Check it out! A&B Smith


Great place

5 on January 17, 2014

Awesome.


Wonderful

5 on October 16, 2013

The accommodations just perfect and very comfortable. Breakfast absolutely delicious and plentiful. Brian and Fran very friendly, great host and very welcoming.


Outstanding! We will be back

5 on August 09, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Sarah Kendall House early in July to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We had a lovely stay. The house is beautiful inside and out, clean and spacious, but most of all, Fran and Brian were very accommodating as they served such wonderful vegan breakfasts. We would definitely stay at this Bed and Breakfast again!


"I'll be back"

5 on August 05, 2013

The room , service and genuine caring goes into the Sarah Kendall House. Fran and Bryan are the consummate hosts. Bryan's stories are worth the stay. We are regulars and will remain so as long as they both are there.


Engagement Trip

5 on July 25, 2013

We had an absolutely amazing stay at the Sarah Kendall house. I booked this trip so that I could propose to my girlfriend and this place was the perfect setting for this memory. The house is great, the view from the look out tower (where I proposed) was beautiful, and then staff were warm, welcoming, and made us feel like family. We will definitely be going back and recommend that everyone stay here at least for a night!


Great experience

4.2 on July 17, 2013

From the minute we arrived we felt relaxed & at home... The gardens were beautiful & lush...the antiques & decor were gorgeous - it was quiet, peaceful & a quick walk into town for dinner & drinks...the breakfast at the Sarah Kendal house was delicious the inn keepers waited onus hand & foot & couldn't have been nicer! We will recommend this inn to our friends visiting Newport RI


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Location

Location Type

Beachside, Oceanside

Airport

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, Ocean, Annual Int'l Boat Show, Newport Winter Festival, Newport Music Festival, Tennis Hall of Fame, Historic Homes in Neighborhood, Mansion Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Other

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, JVC Jazz Festival, Historic Fort, Ben & Jerry's Folk Festival, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm-9 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 days on holidays, 2 days on weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 stay
  • Cancellations: Two weeks prior to arival date - less $50 cancellation fee. no refunds for early departures

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brian and Fran

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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47 Washington Street , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)

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