5 on July 13, 2016
I had just spent the weekend there with my husband. It was our first time in Newport and our first time trying a bed and breakfast place, so we didn't know what to expect. Please note that she does not accept credit cards, only cash or check. But you can easily secure your reservation by mailing her a deposit as a check a week in advance. Josie exceeded our expectations! As someone who is a stickler for cleanliness, I'm happy to report that her place is very clean. I loved the nice cozy decor throughout the home. She is very friendly and she makes the best breakfast!!! Our first breakfast was brioche french toast with eggs and roasted peaches. The next morning we got a fritatta. I enjoyed being able to chat with her during breakfast and learn more about her life as well as Newport. She is a great host and I'd highly recommend her to anyone wanting to stay at a bed and breakfast in Newport.
5 on August 31, 2013
We stayed here for two nights in late August 2013 and loved it. Our room was the entire 3rd floor of the house with a private bathroom & mini fridge so was very private & quiet. There was free parking in front & back of the house & also free WIFI which was great. Everything was very comfortable and clean and the surroundings were also wonderful. We were able to walk to the cliff walk/beach & downtown Newport restaurants & bars ad well. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order and delicious. Josie was the nicest, sweetest & most helpful hostess we could ask for. She made our stay in Newport even more special & I look forward to staying here again one day. Highly recommended!!!
5 on September 23, 2012
My boyfriend and I took a trip to Newport for a long weekend and stayed at Josie's Bed & Breakfast. Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised. The place was spic and span, Josie greeted us with a warm welcome continuing to tidy up even though the house was already spotless. She told us about the area, things to do and how to get there, etc.. She also gave us our space and privacy. The breakfasts were OUTRAGEOUS and you didn't have to wake up at 6am to have it.. we woke up leisurely and she cooked fresh food whenever it was convenient for us. The food was natural and some herbs and veggies were from her own garden. We even cooked in the house one night for dinner and on our way out, she was sweet enough to give us snacks for our ride home. Josie was the most welcoming host and I would recommend this place to anyone. We had such a wonderful time in Newport, and the bed & breakfast made it that much better... the location was PERFECT - we biked everywhere and it was a 20-25 min walk into town - by bike it was about 10 min. TAKE MY ADVICE AND STAY AT JOSIE'S BED & BREAKFAST!!!!
4.8 on May 29, 2012
We had a great weekend here with Josie. Not only is her breakfast second to none, but the house/room were immaculate. She was very helpful with any and all questions we had and very friendly. Recommended!
5 on May 29, 2012
My boyfriend and I stayed at Josie's for the long Memorial Day weekend, to get out of New York City and enjoy the beautiful town. Staying at Josie's was like staying with family! She stuffed us full of amazing food each morning (and great coffee, too!) so we were ready for the day and offered friendly conversation and suggestions about what to do in town. We felt comfortable and cozy and it was nice to be out of the downtown area, on a quiet street with a beautiful garden and sitting area. We will definitely be recommending Josie's place to any friends making a trip to Newport!
5 on November 22, 2011
My wife and i finally took a long weekend to celebrate and we went up to Newport. We stayed with Josie and she went so far out of her way to make our stay amazing. The breakfast was just outrageous! i couldn't wait to wake up the following morning to do it all over again. Thank goodness we brought our bikes and did 20 miles around Newport that day. It got me good and hungry for the following breakfast. My favorite was the challa (spelling?) bread french toast and the spinach fritatta (spelling?). Thank you Josie. You are amazing. We will be back for more.
5 on August 21, 2011
We just returned from spending a wonderful week at Josie's. This B&B lives up to its reputation as being very quiet, comfortable, beautifully decorated, and so clean you could eat off the floor (although not a good idea). The atmosphere is warm and friendly with Josie being the perfect hostess....like a house mother. Her breakfasts are incredible.. the best we have ever eaten.This is not the place for party animals who want to party all night, but a great quiet retreat away from home. It's within walking distance to Newports main attractions, its beaches, cliff walks, mansions, sailing in the bay, live evening music, and more. We give this B&B a 5-star rating at a price which can't be beat. David Seavey and Xiaoli Yang, New Hampshire
4.8 on May 31, 2011
Staying at Josie's was like staying home, but better --- lovely place and very clean, breakfast is really good (especially the french toast - thanks for the tip Josie) and most of all Josie is wonderful. My first time to stay at a B&B and it was everything I hoped for, and then some. Now back in California, I miss Newport, RI, Josie's & Josie :-). - Gina
5 on November 01, 2010
I have been staying with Josie every year now for the past few years. It's like my second home. The entire house including your room is immaculate , decor is beautiful and comfortable, ironed linens, outdoor deck,porch, breakfast is delicious, walking distance to downtown,Josie is fun to be with~ can you ask for more?
4.6 on October 13, 2010
What a great experience we had at Josies home, it couldnt have been better! We were pretty skeptical about staying over in bed and breakfast in first place but after reading awesome reviews about her home, we decided to give it a chance and it totally exceeded our expectations! Josie"s home is absolutely immaculate, felt just like home. In the morning we woke up to the smell of Josies cooking, and as much as we wanted to stay in bed, we just coudnt resist the come down and have some of hers delicious breakfast! it was very nice to chat with another couple we met at the table and Josie herself ...what coud be better sharing good food with a good people! We cant't wait to come back to Newport next year...
4.0 on July 04, 2010
Attended a wedding in Newport and needed a clean, comfortable, convenient and moderately priced place to stay. We found it at Josie's. She couldn't be nicer (and is very entertaining) - we immediately felt right at home. Breakfast was terrifice and the rooms were very comfortable. We only wish we had more time to spend enjoying the Inn - maybe next time . . . Thanks, Josie!
5 on September 17, 2009
We stayed at Josie's over Labor Day weekend. It was fantastic. We thought Josie was such a sweetheart. She was so nice and we felt like we had known her for years - she made us feel right at home. The breakfast was delicious!! The place was extremely clean. We would highly recommend staying with Josie and we will definitely stay there the next time we are in Newport. Absolutely great!
5 on August 15, 2009
From the moment you walk through the door, you feel like you are home. Josie is warm and inviting. You can't help but fall in love with her. The house is just beautiful and charming and so very clean.Her breakfasts were simply amazing. The other guests were friendly and breakfast turned in to a room filled with great food and laughter. We went to the Jazz Festival and Josie had chairs and a cooler for us to use. She was informative as where to go and what to do and even reminded us to put on suncscreen. I can't wait to return for another visit, we didn't want to leave!!! Thanks Josie!!! :) Deborah
4.6 on August 11, 2009
I am so excited about going back to Josies this year. Last year was a lot of fun and its my favorite breakfast of the year. French toast and quiche. yum! see ya soon Josie.
5 on July 29, 2009
Josie is wonderful , a great cook and this place is clean! We had a great time and were sad to leave. We will definatly be back!
4.4 on July 23, 2009
We stayed at Josie's place for the first time - and we will most definately return. Josie had a warm welcome for us and showed us a tour of the house. The home is beautiful - sit out on the back patio for sunset drinks or inside the sun-porch for morning coffee. Nothing beat Josie's homemade breakfast with fresh fruit and her quiche!! (it was out of this world) Thank you Josie - we will see you again next year!
5 on July 07, 2009
Came back for my second stay, a really quick trip to Newport with friends. Josie is as warm and friendly as always, like having a family member in Newport. She was very flexible with our arrival and departure time and our friends who came along loved their room too. Breakfast was delicious as always. Thanks Josie! We hope to see you again soon!
4.6 on July 06, 2009
Josie ought to be featured in a B&B magazine because her personality is just as memorable as her B&B- Josie's warmth and sense of humor set the tone for a lovely and inviting B&B. And then there's the beautiful and immaculate house, the mouth-watering breakfasts, and the quiet location. Great coffee, too! Deb in NY.
5 on July 03, 2009
I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START. FROM THE TIME YOU WALK IN THE DOOR JOSIE MAKES YOU FEEL AT HOME. THE BREAKFAST IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. HOME MADE PANCAKES ARE GREAT. STAYING WITH JOSIE IS LIKE STAYING WITH A OLD FRIEND. TKS JOSIE FOR MAKING OUR STAY GREAT. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN MARYALICE AND GEORGE GIACONO
4.0 on June 20, 2009
Exellent Bed and Breakfest,Thank you Josie.Bob and peggy from Florida...
5 on June 14, 2009
Super clean and well appointed rooms...excellent service and the best blueberry pancakes we ever had!!!! a really great homey place to stay!
4.0 on June 08, 2009
i have stayed at many bed and breakfast places over the years but this one was out of this world. It was a simple place, just near town but still walking distance. but Josie was so warming and her french toast and quiche were so crazy amazing. I just loved staying here. i would recommend this to anyone going to Newport, for a wedding, a visit, shopping or touring the Newport mansions. here is where i booked... http://www.josiesbedandbreakfast.com
5 on June 08, 2009
Josie's Bed and Breakfast was my first experience with a bed and breakfast and it was wonderful. Josie is such a nice lady and makes everyone feel so welcome and comfortable. The house is decorated beautifully and it's immaculate. Josie goes out of her way to accomodate your every need. Josie's blueberry pancakes - made from scratch - are to die for - they are so yummy. Best breakfast I've had in many years! You won't be disappointed staying at Josie's Bed and Breakfast - I know that's where I'll be staying on my next visit to Newport.
3.8 on June 04, 2009
We were visiting Newport with our friends (2 couples) on the last May weekend, and spend a night at Josie's place. It's a wonderful home away from home: cozy, comfy, spotlessly clean and very, very welcoming. From the first minute Josie makes you so comfortable that you feel like you've known her for years! We occupied two rooms on the second floor, both had spacious beds with good mattresses, so we and our friends slept well and woke up well rested. Breakfast was delicious, and those french toasts... Outstanding! Thank you Josie!
4.4 on May 27, 2009
This place was cozy clean and comfortable. It is a short walk to downtown Newport and bars and restaurants on broadway. Every morning I looked foward to eggs bacon and homemade muffins.
4.8 on May 18, 2009
My wife and I recently spent a weekend in Newport for my 20th high school reunion. We stayed at Josie's while we were in Newport. Josie's Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in Newport. The place is immaculate and well maintained. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We slept peacefully and awoke to the anticipation of Josie's renown home cooked breakfast. The breakfast was everything we hoped for and more. The french toast was fantastic!. I am recommending Josie's to all my friends here in NY. My wife and I would love to return sooner rather than later.
4.8 on October 01, 2008
Staying at Josie's Place is like visiting a friend - She is wonderful! Solicitous when needed & unobtrusive when one wants privacy - will go again & again!
4.0 on August 08, 2008
Great place to stay for a wknd getaway
4.0 on August 08, 2008
Will definitely go back. Josie makes you feel like family.
5 on June 29, 2008
This was our first trip to Newport and Josie helped make sure it will not be our last! Our GPS found her place pretty easily, a quaint white home with a red door. Josie was there to greet us and showed us our room, spacious and comfortable. My wife and I slept comfortably and quietly, and Josie was flexible with breakfast times. Let me tell you about breakfast...AMAZING! We had delicious french toast, the best blueberry muffins I ever had, fresh fruit, juice, bacon...just the first morning! Josie was very helpful and reasonable, she gave us some great tips for touring Newport. We look forward to our next trip and stay at Josie's!
5 on May 18, 2008
My friends and I stayed with Josie before we left for Boston to attend the Boston Marathon. We didn't want to leave , we were so comfortable, the rooms are quaint, and Josie is so fun to be with and makes you feel right at home.Her breakfast was delicious! We'll be back next year!
5 on May 15, 2008
I have to say, i really didn't expect Josie's to be so nice. We really spent a lot more time at Josie's bed and breakfast than i thought we would. I figured we would get out much earlier than we did but Josie's warm and inviting personality plus the AMAZING breakfast and the cozy accommodations, kept us there smiling a lot longer than i could have anticipated. We really had a good time there and i hope we can book every year. Thank you Josie!