Josie's Bed and Breakfast

51 Powell Ave , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)


There is no place like home - except at Josie's. When you stay at Josie Newport Bed and Breakfast you will find a welcoming atmosphere and cozy accommodations. The spacious, immaculate room and open air make you feel relaxed and comfortable -right at home. The dinner deck and open back yard are a treat while you read your morning paper while you enjoy the foliage, the fluttering birds and the southeastern sunrise. But this will all pail in comparison to Josie's kitchen and her personal touch during Josie's home cooked breakfast in the morning. Yes - she cooks an amazing morning meal from scratch. It is really as close to having mom's home cooking and dare i say.. better! (sorry Mom)

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

Great Bed and Breakfast!!

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.

Perfect B&B in Newport! Great location, breakfast & hostess!

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!!!

Perfectly Cozy Bed and Breakfast with a Host that is like your favorite grandma times ten

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!!!!

Great weekend

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!

Perfect City Escape

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!

Late Honeymoon Get-Away

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.

Wonderful Experience

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 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

Love Josie's & Josie :-)

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

My second home

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?

wonderful expirience!

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...

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Suburban, Wine country


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

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, MANTION TOURS, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 11;00
  • Check Out:: 12;00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: ONE NIGHT
  • Cancellations: 14DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL




Languages spoken

English, Italian

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room