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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.
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!
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.
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!
4.8 on September 27, 2016
Our room was upgraded because our original room was not clean. That was a pleasant surprise. Breakfast was excellent. Our hosts Heather and Micheal were very welcoming.
4.8 on September 24, 2016
Great location-breakfast was excellent-innkeepers were wounderful
5 on September 17, 2016
My wife and I spent a week there and what a fabulous week it was. The house is located right smack in the middle of everything. All the main attractions are within walking distance. The museums, seaport, boutique shops and restaurants are only minutes away. There is a great little pizza place right down the block in case you are dying for a quick slice and a coke. On the rare occasion that you might use your car, make sure you take the 10 mile ride down Ocean Avenue where you can get a beautiful view of the ocean hitting the rocks....just fabulous. Michael and Heather are very warm and welcoming and they make an excellent breakfast. Two thumbs wayyyyyy up!!!
5 on September 16, 2016
Sarah and Steve Mairs
5 on September 08, 2016
Samuel Durfee House is a wonderfully appointed B&B. Care has been taken to preserve its early American heritage in decor and furnishings and the place is spotlessly clean. Heather and Michael are very gracious hosts, thoroughly knowledgeable of the area and helpful in their suggestions and guidance for enjoying Newport. The breakfasts were superb. And all of this wonderfulness came at a surprisingly affordable cost. We hope we return to Newport and would hope to stay at Samuel Durfee House if we do!
5 on September 05, 2016
We spent 4 nights at Samuel Durfee House and absolutely loved it. Heather and Michael were wonderful and very helpful with planning our daily activities. Our aocomodation in the Doris Duke Suite was perfect for the three of us offering separate sleeping areas and 2 bathrooms with the bonus of an outdoor private deck area. The house was very quiet too which was very important to us. We LOVED Newport and we would definitely recommend staying The Samue Durfee House. Thank you so much Heather and Michael. Cheers Sarah, Steve and Christopher
5 on August 26, 2016
Michael and Heather are wonderful, charming hosts! The room was immaculate and so comfortable and cozy!! Every morning we enjoyed a freshly made and sumptuous breakfast. The attention to detail was amazing!! The location is perfect and makes much of Newport within easy walking distance. We can't wait to go back. Thanks Michael and Heather. Angela and Alan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Downtown, Island, Small town
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State)
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos
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
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