Armistead Cottage

55 Hunter Ave , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)
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Experience the beautiful atmosphere at Armistead Cottage Bed and Breakfast furnished with antiques, stained glass elegant queen and king size bedrooms, you'll awake to a full gourmet breakfast and more! With romantic fireplaces, new private baths, WiFi, AC and on site parking. The B&B is also adorned with a wide front porch for your relaxation. We are perfectly located on a quiet tree-lined street close to Newport's Cliff Walk, First Beach, historic Bellevue Avenue with its beautiful mansions, and naturally ... the colorful, and busy downtown Newport Rhode Island Harbor center of the city.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Great place to stay

5 on September 28, 2014

What a pleasure staying here. Romana and Charles were wonderful hosts for a fantastic getaway. Comfortable, clean and friendly and close to everything there is to see.

food, service and friendships made are all so VERY GREAT!!!!

5 on July 25, 2014

We have stayed with Romana & Charles for years now, we met while staying there for a wedding 8 years ago and now make this a yearly stay. The owners are the best &B owners, a LOT of fun to sit & talk to and Romana also does some beautiful stained glass work! The food is out of this world, you may even get to see the Carrot Costume that was used in a movie! You can not go wrong, the food, the service, the beautiful home & rooms and last UT OT east, the great friendships tat you will make with your stay at this beautiful B&B!

A Delightful Experience

5 on October 26, 2013

My husband and I just completed a most enjoable 3-night stay at the very charming Armistead Cottage in Newport, RI. Innkeepers Romana and Charles were most welcoming, the breakfasts in their beautifully furnished dining room were scrumptious, and our room and bath were immaculately clean and comfortable.The cottage is located in a very quiet neighborhood and a very short drive from the wharfs, mansions, and restaurants. Romana was very helpful with suggestions for restaurants and sights to visit and one could tell that she really cares about her guests. We hope our travels find us again in Newport and that the Armistead is open for business!

Unforgettable Experience

5 on June 24, 2013

When you go on vacation, some people say it doesn't really matter where you spend the night, as long as you have fun during the day.. Well, I think it matters how you start the day. A good night sleep and a wonderful breakfast are part of your vacation. It was nice to be away from the typical city noise, my husband and I are used to. Instead, we woke up to a calm, peaceful atmosphere.. the ambiance was amazing. The location of the Armistead Cottage is perfect: a quiet residential neighborhood, yet only 15 min walking distance from the main shopping district and 7-8 min from the beach. We stayed in the Victorian Room. Beautifully furnished, spacious, with a private bath, a big plasma TV and a great movie selection.. The place was spotless. I am very particular when it comes to cleaning, and I should say I felt really comfortable to stay here. My favorite part of all was breakfast. The lovely inn keeper Romana, had prepared a three course meal for us.We love to experience food and the sausage morning casserole, carrot muffins and baked peaches were simply delicious. Romana was very friendly and had a great personality. I felt very comfortable in her company for she has a nice demeanor about herself. We inquired about what to do during our stay and she was very helpful with her suggestions about where to go and what to do to maximize our experience. I am highly pleased with my time spent here and see myself coming back if I ever find myself in Newport again.

A True Step back in time With a Twist of the Eclectic

5 on June 22, 2013

The B&b was truly a wonder to see. Charles and Romana fill their home with neat antiques, and yet have a wimsical side as well. Our room was very nice. Everything we were looking for to be in a room, as well as a few things we were happy to have that we didn't expect. Breakfast was lovely, and home made! Romana was a wealth of what to do and see in Newport. The B&b was also located really very close to downtown and many things so we could walk to most things, which we did. We can't wait to go back to Newport! We weren't able to see everything. We highly recommend this B&b! A great place and great people!!

The Jewel in the Crown of Newport B & B's

5 on October 25, 2012

You cannot stay anywhere better in Newport for Bed & Breakfast than Romana's Armistead Cottage. Welcoming and truly helpful and caring hosts, good food, great location. Rooms are perfectly clean and tidy with a homely atmosphere. Romana knows Newport inside out and only recommedns places she knows and loves from personal experience. Of course there is the added bonus of the personally guided tour of the Carrot Museum, a truly unique experience, ANYWHERE in the world.

Excellant Location

5 on October 01, 2012

Romana is the perfect host and the house and rooms were comfortable and superbly clean. It is very easy to walk to the seaport were they have great dining and shopping. Romana was quite helpful on suggestions were to dine and visit attractions if you are not familiar with the area.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

The Queen room is a romantic room with a queen size bed with AC fireplace a new private bathroom flat screen TV with built in DVD with a movie library and WiFi

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $399

Victorian Room

The Victorian room is a spacious room with a king size 4 poster bed with AC fireplace a new private bathroom with a shower and tub a flat screen TV with built in DVD with a movie library and WiFi

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $399

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Location Type

USA, Small town


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 35 miles

Directions to property:

DIRECTIONS: From BOSTON: Take Mass. Rt. 128 to Mass Rt. 24 South through Fall River into Rhode Island. Then Route 138 exit for Middletown and beaches. After about 15-20 minutes, turn Left at the sign for Rt. 138A. Turn Left at the 2nd traffic light and bear Right around the' curve onto Memorial Blvd. Continue past the beach and up the hill. Take the 3rd Right onto Gibbs Ave. At the 2nd Stop Sign (Champlin St) turn Left 1 block - turn Right onto Hunter Ave, the house is' on the' Left, 55 Hunter Ave. (There is a yellow fire hydrant in front of the house. Look for a large porch and a BIG Carrot on the porch wall). You have arrived. From NEW YORK: Take 1-95 North to New England (Rhode Island). Take Exit 3A onto Route 138 East, approximately 13 miles. Turn Left at the light where Rt. 138 briefly joins U.S. Route 1, then take the exit for Rt. 138 East to Newport. *** You will cross the Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge, then the Newport (Pell) Bridge ($4.00 toll). Take the first exit from the Newport Bridge. Turn Right at the Stop Sign at the bottom of the exit, then Left at the traffic light onto Van Zandt Ave (which turns into Summer St). At the 3rd Stop Sign, turn Left onto Broadway, then take the next QUICK Right onto Gibbs Ave. Right turn onto Kay St. (2 Stop Signs). Left turn - 1 block onto Hunter Ave - 2 Stop Signs to 55 Hunter Ave. (There is a yellow fire hydrant in front of the house. Look for a large porch and a BIG CARROT on the porch wall). Here you are. From T. F. GREEN AIRPORT: Take 1-95 South. Get into the Left lanes immediately. Take the exit for RI Route 4, shortly' after it merges with U.S.~Route 1 follow signs for Newport Bridges. *** Proceed according to Directions from New York~' " ," , We hope you enjoy your stay

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Cliff Walk, Newport Mansions, Ocean Drive,, Redwood Library, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Touro Synagogue, St. Mary's Church, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Wired internet , Guest fridge on-site with complimentary beverages, Wide front porch for your relaxtion,, Complementary off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends 3 nights weekends during holidays and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit balance paid on arrival
  • Cancellations: If you cancel your reservation more than 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival date, we will refund the amount of your reservation less a $35 per room processing fee. If you cancel within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date, no refund will be given unless we are able to re-book the room less a $35 per room processing fee, no refunds for early departures.
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Charles and Romana

Languages spoken

English, Polish, English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Romana is a remarkable stained glass artist she has been doing this for the past 20 years, her passion is shown through her work. Both Romana and Charles love hosting guests at their Bed and Breakfast and have been doing it since 1999. Originally from New York City we both fell in love with Newport from our earlier visits, and new we had to settle here. We also have a love of wide variety of foods, dabble in antiques, and are both volunteers for PawsWatch and rescue cats.

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Full Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

upon request, Special diet needs

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