Samuel Durfee House

352 Spring Street , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)

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About

The Samuel Durfee House is an elegant 1803 Federal Period Inn. Convenietly located downtown in Newport, Rhode Island's Yachting Village, we are just a block from the restaurants and shops on Thames Street and a block and a half from Bellevue Avenue's boutiques, mansions, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The inn has been beautifully apointed with period antiques and reproductions. Each of our five guest rooms has been uniquely decorated with four-poster or ornamental queen bed or two twin beds. All guest rooms have private bathrooms. Enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning in the dining room or outside on the patio. After a day of touring Newport, we welcome you to relax in our sitting room while enjoying afternoon refreshments. The inn is air conditioned in the summer months and private off-street parking is provided.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Visit to Newport May 2017

5 on May 11, 2017

We stayed at the Samuel Durfee House this past weekend and had a wonderful time. The Inn is beautiful, furnished with period antiques, and is very clean. The breakfasts were delicious. The innkeepers, Michael and Heather, were both very pleasant, cordial and informative. We had such a great time that we have now rebooked with them for a trip back to Newport in October! Really great location with on site parking. Highly recommend them to anyone wishing to stay in Newport.


Newport Mansion Exploration

4.0 on May 01, 2017

Michael & Heather friendly host/hostess. Michael, fantastic chef, generous breakfast servings freshly made.


Relaxing!

5 on April 23, 2017

We stayed here over the Easter Weekend and it was absolutely delightful! The inn and our room were well appointed and comfortable. We stayed in the Harrison Suite, which was on the first floor and it had a small sitting area which opened to a large deck. The weather wasn't quite warm enough to take advantage of the deck but certainly provided more space for relaxing. Michael is a wonderful host and Heather a gracious hostess and both excel at providing superior service AND outstanding breakfasts too. Both Michael and Heather are more than willing to provide suggestions for dinner and activities while in Newport. Again, outstanding!


Samuel Durfee Review

5 on March 12, 2017

Hosts great, sharing history of the house, Newport and local figures. Helpful in planning daily events. Breakfasts were wonderful. Great location, easy walk to shops, dining and attractions, off street parking was key. Room was quiete, maintaining the feel of the period, yet having a great updated bathroom. Would return in a heartbeat!


Great Central Location, Comfortable and Clean

4.8 on March 02, 2017

Only a block away from the heart of Newport's restaurants, shops and piers. Cliffwalk and mansions just a few blocks to the north. Michael and Heather were pleasant and hospitable. The room was clean and comfortable. Sitting area was a nice, quiet place to read and have afternoon coffee and the homemade snacks our hosts provided. Breakfast was delicious. Great value! Highly recommend.


Excellent breakfast

5 on January 30, 2017

The room was tidy and warm. The owners were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The breakfast the following morning was outstanding. Would definitely return.


Excellent stay at Samuel Durfee House

4.8 on January 13, 2017

We were welcomed even before the check-in time by the innkeeper. The breakfast and service were outstanding. The rooms were small as is appropriate to the era of the house, yet charming and exquisitely decorated. The location was excellent for access to the downtown shops and restaurants. All were within walking distance. The value was excellent. Highly recommend!


Exceptional B&B in Newport

5 on October 28, 2016

f you judge a B&B on its convenience, its quaintness, its spectacular breakfasts, and its location, the Samuel Durfee House would always bring in a top rating. But, what makes this a truly exceptional place to stay: Michael and Heather, the owners. Our trip to Newport was the highlight of our vacation and much of that was thanks to the wonderful advice, excellent recommendations and historical perspective that Michael and Heather gave us. They are generous with their time and always have great anecdotes of Newport. Stay here, you will love it!


A pleasant stay

3.8 on October 14, 2016

The Samuel Durfee House is in a great location. Walkable to most attractions. The innkeepers were friendly and pleasant. Breakfast was wonderful. Our stay was a good one. Thank you to Michael and heather.


Great location and friendly hosts!

4.6 on October 06, 2016

First visit to Newport, and we were warmly welcomed by Heather. The room was spacious and had thoughtful amenities, including a fridge, nice toiletries, fluffy robes, and a homemade hot breakfast. Within walking distance to the wharf and a short drive to area parks and the mansions. We would definitely stay here again!


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Rooms & Rates

2-Perry Room

This sunny room located on the second floor at the front of the house, is named after Newport’s War of 1812 naval hero Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. This spacious room is furnished with a beautiful Henkel Harris four-poster queen bed and French Style vanity. This room is appointed with a private split bathroom with powder room and shower/dressing room.

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

1-Durfee Room

The Empire-style, ornately carved four-poster queen size bedstead is the focal point of this handsome room. Classic dark mahogany furnishings and detailed period paneling take you back to an era of luxurious living. This room is located on the second floor at the front of the house has been named for the original owner, Samuel Durfee. The private bathroom with shower is appointed with a separate vanity area.

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

5-Doris Duke Suite

This peaceful suite, located on the second floor at the rear of the house is furnished with a queen bed. This room is named after Newport's famous heiress, Doris Duke. This suite has a sitting room, private deck, and whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

3-Ida Lewis Room

This stunning room features a king size bed and has been named after the famous Newport lighthouse keeper, Ida Lewis. The private deck, a perfect retreat for morning coffee and afternoon relaxation, overlooks the rear garden and carriage house. The bright private bathroom has a pedestal sink and shower.

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

4-Harrison Suite

Named after the famed Newport architect, Peter Harrison, this gracious first floor room is beautifully appointed with a king size mahogany four-poster bed and seasonal gas fireplace. The room has a small sitting room and private deck. The spacious private bathroom has a pedestal sink and shower.

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

xJackie O Room

This bright, cozy, cheerful room features a queen size cane bed and is decorated with beautiful chintz fabrics. The room is named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, married just two blocks from here to our 35th president. The pretty private bathroom has a whirlpool tub with shower, pedestal sink, and vanity.

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Island, Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

From the south, take I-95 North into Rhode Island. Take exit 3-A (Route 138 East). Follow signs for 138E and the Newport Bridge. After crossing the Newport Bridge, take the Scenic Route Exit, turning right at the end of the ramp onto Farewell Street. At the second set of lights, make a right onto America's Cup Avenue. Turn right on Lower Thames St. Turn left turn onto Pope Street (on the corner is a black and white striped awning-Gary's Handy Lunch). Make a left turn onto Spring Street. The inn is #352 on the right, driveway just past inn, parking is in rear,please use front door entrance. From the north, take I-93 South to Route 24 South. Route 24 South briefly merges with 195 West in Fall River, continue following signs for Route 24 South. Follow to Route 138 South (Exit 1)to Newport/Middletown. Take Route 138 for approximately 6.5 miles into Middletown. Turn left onto Route 138A South toward Newport Beaches. Turn left at the second light, continue past beaches and up Memorial Boulevard. Make a left onto Bellevue Avenue, past shopping centers turn right onto Perry Street (Isaac Bell House on corner). Go to stop sign and turn right onto Spring Street. The inn is #352 on the right, driveway is just past inn, parking in rear, please use front entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mansions, Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, Tennis Hall of Fame, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mansions, Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: normally two night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay fifty percent.
  • Cancellations: If cancelled 14 days or more in advance, a refund less $25 cancellation fee will be issued. If cancelled less than 14 days in advance and by 9 am on the arrival date, a merchandise credit less $50 cancellation fee will be issued, valid for one year. There is no credit or merchandise credit issued if cancelled after noon the day before arrival date.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michael and Heather de Pinho

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30-10 am
  • Serving Location: Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Portuguese Sweet Bread Frech Toast


Recipes

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