Bristol House Bed & Breakfast

14 Aaron Avenue , Bristol, RI 02809 USA (Show map)

About

Welcome to Bristol House Bed & Breakfast located in picturesque Bristol, Rhode Island. An AWARD-WINNING B&B in a quaint seaside town filled with beauty, charm and history, dated back to 1680, and home to America’s Oldest Fourth of July celebration - 229 years and counting! Awarded the 2013 & 2014 "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor...this Cape Cod style B&B is the perfect spot for a family vacation/reunion, girlfriend's getaway or a relaxing weekend! Bristol House boasts four beautifully decorated rooms, cozy gathering spaces, outdoor patio and private backyard gardens. Play a game of croquet on our lawn or sit and relax in our backyard patio garden with a glass of wine to end your day. Walk to the Narragansett Bay and launch a kayak or take in the East Bay Bike Path. Located within 2 miles of downtown Bristol, Bristol House is the perfect location for your stay. Explore downtown shops, galleries and dine at one of Bristol’s fabulous restaurants. Whatever your plans, Bristol House is a destination that is truly unique!

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

A Fabulous Place for Our Girls' Away

4.6 on August 24, 2015

We are several college friends who get together annually to catch up, laugh, and make new memories. Kathleen was a wonderful host and Bristol house was the perfect setting. Breakfasts were wonderful/delicious as Kathleen is also a great cook. I'd go back again, with my friends or with my husband!


Perfect for wedding party

5 on August 19, 2015

My family chose to stay in the Bristol House the weekend of my daughter's wedding. The wedding party prepared for the day at the house. This choice could not have been more perfect. My family consists of my three daughters, two of whom were accompanied by their husbands and baby daughters. The third daughter was the bride. There was room for everyone and the wonderful service and kindness we received from Kathleen the innkeeper made the weekend extra special. The wedding party (4 attendants and the bride) prepared for the wedding in the large sun room. The photographer loved the natural light and the make up artist and hair stylist loved the light, the spaciousness of the room, and how welcome they were made to feel by Kathleen. The gourmet breakfasts that Kathleen prepared were absolutely delicious. They were filling and healthy all at the same time. Also must mention that the homemade cookies provided each evening were out of this world. The bedrooms were very nice and extremely well appointed. Our two grandchildren slept in pack and plays and the rooms still had plenty of room for their parents. The baths were spotless. The home is located in a lovely residential neighborhood . The backyard is beautiful and well kept. . The home is beautifully decorated but is very homey. It welcomes you and immediately puts you at ease. The common areas are spacious and very nice. Kathleen is a superb innkeeper as well as a lovely person. She is welcoming, friendly, and gracious, but never intrusive. It is evident that she loves her inn and being an innkeeper. At different times during the weekend I saw her checking her garden, emptying trash, rocking one granddaughter and reading to another. She is friendly, gives good advice about attractions, and can provide a lot of interesting information about many Bristol landmarks. Alll in all I cannot give anything but perfect scores to this Bed and Breakfast.


Bristol House

4.8 on June 22, 2015

Kathleen was terrific and so were the breakfasts. While the room may have been a bit small it was immaculate! The public areas were very comfortable, music choice was terrific. Close to Newport and Bristol is worth exploring.


Our first time in Rhode Island

5 on November 27, 2014

Our first time visiting RI - and Kathleen made us feel right at home. She made great suggestions on visiting the area. We loved our room - nice and spacious. Breakfast was yummy!! We look forward to our next trip.


A great place to stay!

4.8 on October 08, 2014

I am a woman who traveled solo to the Bristol/Newport area recently and selected the Bristol House online due to its central location, website charm, and good pricing. I was not disappointed in any way! I felt very comfortable and safe, the room was terrific (Harbor), the breakfast scrumptious, and the hostess divine! I hold back one star on Room rating only because my private bath was located in a shared hallway. Not a big deal really, but getting up in the middle of the night I had to remember to put on a robe. The house and grounds are neat and clean, and the experience was very relaxing. I highly recommend the Bristol House. Leave the kiddies home, though.


A Great time in Bristol!

5 on October 03, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Bristol House. Our host was so gracious, knowledgeable and accomodating and both our breakfast meals were superb! It was such a pleasure to just sit in the backyard and watch the beautiful trees and read.


A great choice in Bristol

5 on August 31, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at the Bristol House Bed and Breakfast in August 2014. This is a typical Cape Cod style home in a lovely and quiet neighborhood several blocks north of downtown Bristol. Innkeeper Kathleen Seguin also resides at the property, but her living space is very separate from the rented rooms. We were extremely pleased with everything about our stay here. Every square inch of the inside of the home was spotless and the grounds were beautifully maintained. Look at the photos on the website and that's exactly what you get. We stayed in the Mount Hope room which is a bit small, but offers a king sized bed, and the bathroom is quite large as is the shower. Everything was so clean and fresh. The highlight of our stay here was the exquisite breakfasts. Kathleen is a trained professional chef and it really shows! Not only were the breakfasts gourmet, they were filling enough to take us all the way to dinner. There's plenty of room to park in the driveway or street and we felt the neighborhood was completely safe. We felt the Bristol House B&B was a wonderful choice and would definitely return. Highly recommended.


Best B&B

5 on August 21, 2014

Stayed 5 wonderful nights at the Bristol House! Every little detail was well thought through in this wonderful place. Not your typical B&B - a notch above! Breakfast was amazing, but the afternoon cookies were the best!!! Thanks for a wonderful stay in Bristol! Definitely staying there again.


weekend getaway

5 on April 25, 2014

Looking for a place to stay while in Bristol? This is it.! Beautiful setting, really comfortable bed, clean, bright and airy. Kathleen really knows how to run a B&B and the breakfast you get served each morning is UNBELIEVABLE!!! Gourmet from start to finish, delicious.! Don't worry you can walk it off, great bike and walking path just down the road. We will definitely be returning. Thanks again Kathleen, Mark and Priscilla


The Perfect Place

5 on March 04, 2014

My wife and I spent the first weekend of March 2014 in Bristol, RI and stayed at Bristol House. We had a lot of plans going here and there but the best was just coming back and relaxing at the house. The Harbor Room was spacious, clean and well decorated. The bed was very comfortable! Almost did not want to get up! Kathleen cooks up a really nice breakfast. Different each day! And she is such a cheerful person you just want to talk to about the town! Indeed we will be back!


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Rooms & Rates

Harbor Room

Our most spacious room! Includes queen-size bed, private sitting area, view of backyard gardens, private detached bath with shower. Decorated in coastal accents of ocean blue and white. Amenities: flat screen TV/DVD player, A/C, ipod docking station/alarm clock, hair dryer, FREE WIFI, fine linens/duvets/pillows, fluffy towels, luxurious spa robes/slippers, fine toiletries, twice daily room servicing (including turn down service and gourmet chocolates on your pillow), full concierge service, 24-hour self-service snacks; non-alcoholic beverages, evening homemade baked goods.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $269

Independence Room

Includes a queen-size bed, sink in room, private en suite bathroom, view of backyard gardens. Amenities: flat screen TV/DVD player, A/C, ipod docking station/alarm clock, hair dryer, FREE WIFI, fine linens/duvets/pillows, fluffy towels, luxurious spa robes/slippers, fine toiletries, twice daily room servicing (including turn down service and gourmet chocolates on your pillow), full concierge service, 24-hour self-service snacks; non-alcoholic beverages, evening homemade baked goods.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $269

Mt. Hope Room

The Mt. Hope room is decorated in bright florals and gorgeous hardwoods. Features 2 twin beds or converted king bed; private en suite bathroom. Amenities: flat screen TV/DVD player, A/C, ipod docking station/alarm clock, hair dryer, FREE WIFI, fine linens/duvets/pillows, fluffy towels, luxurious spa robes/slippers, fine toiletries, twice daily room servicing (including turn down service and gourmet chocolates on your pillow), full concierge service, 24-hour self-service snacks; non-alcoholic beverages, evening homemade baked goods.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $109 - $269

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Location

Location Type

Vista oceano, Suburban

Airport

Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 21 miles

Directions to property:

From Points South: Take I-95N to I-195E towards Cape Cod. Take exit 7 (RI-114S) towards Barrington. Merge onto E Shore Expressway. Continue onto Wampanoag Trail - which remains RI-114S. Continue to follow RI-114S into Warren and Bristol. Turn right onto Aaron Avenue. Bristol House is the 3rd home on the right. From Points East: Take I-195W towards Providence. Merge onto I-24S towards Newport. Take exit 2 towards Portsmouth/Bristol. Keep right at fork and follow signs to Mt. Hope Bridge. Cross bridge and take slight left onto Hope Street (after Roger Williams University). Continue on Hope Street (RT-114SN) through downtown Bristol. Take left onto Aaron Avenue. Bristol House is the 3rd home on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, East Bay Bike Path, Kayak boat launch, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , outdoor dining, complementary parking, beautiful common areas & outdoor gardens, walk to water and bike path, offsite spa/personal training services, gourmet breakfast, FREE WIFI

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Innkeeper is allergic
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Outside babysitting services available. Please inquire.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum weekends (May - October); 3-nights on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 1-night deposit + state taxes (13%) will be taken with each reservation. 50% of total charge (+ taxes) for 3 nights or more. Remaining balance is due at check-in.
  • Cancellations: Should you need to cancellation your reservation with us the following will apply: SINGLE ROOM RESERVATIONS (not including national holidays**): Prior to 14 days to your arrival: your deposit will be refunded (less a 10% service fee) Within 14 days of your arrival: we will attempt to resell your room reservation. IF we are unable to, you are obligated for the FULL cost of the stay (including any shortened days on the reservation). **National Holidays require 30-day notification. No Shows with no prior notification: your deposit will be forfeited; plus any additional nights on the reservation will be charged. Room nights will be available the next day to paying guests. NOTE: Guests who leave early will not be entitled to a refund for any part of their stay. GROUP RESERVATIONS (2+ ROOMS): Please inquire with innkeeper as special conditions apply to group reservations and wedding parties that may include non-refundable deposits.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kathleen Seguin

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Bristol House Breakfast Casserole
This dish has become our most requested breakfast item at the Inn! Using local sweet bread, ham, cheese and baked in an egg custard, this dish is very satisfying and will start you off right for a day of sightseeing and outdoor activities in Bristol!


Recipes