Samuel Durfee House

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



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

Wonderful stay!

4.8 on January 19, 2018

The house was lovely and the family even more so! They were very accommodating with some of my food restrictions. We had a wonderful stay!

Lovely, atmospheric B&B in Newport

4.6 on November 13, 2017

Step back into the early 19th century. Very charming, nicely furnished in period style and very helpful innkeepers.

Great location

4.0 on November 07, 2017

Great location, rooms and breakfast. Would definitely recommend

Great Location & Great Accommodations!

4.0 on October 30, 2017

Found the Samuel Durfee House through Bed and and stayed their on October 16-17, 2017 The room accommodations and breakfasts were great. Especially liked the location - parked the car in their off street parking and never moved it until we were ready to leave. Thanks to Michael and Heather for their hospitality as well. Would stay again if in Newport and would also recommend to others. In fact, we already did! Donna & Ed S

Very pleasant stay!

4.8 on October 25, 2017

Wonderful B&B, just up the hill from Thames. The innkeepers are kind and helpful. Food was super yummy, bed was very comfy. On site parking was a plus. Will definitely return:)

The place to stay in Newport!!

5 on October 20, 2017

We were here gor the second time and it was as good as we remembered. We celebrated our 35 th anniversary and there were 2 lovely and very tastefull cupcakes waiting in our room. So thoughtfull!

10th Anniversary

5 on October 19, 2017

The Samuel Durfee house was fantastic. My wife and I had gotten engaged there 11 years ago and dedecided to return for our 10 year anniversary. The service in the house we're just as good as when we went 11 years ago. The innkeepers are fantastic people and made our stay so enjoyable. I would highly recommend staying here if you ever decide to head into Newport.

Lovely, would visit again!

4.2 on October 12, 2017

Great location. Comfortable and lovely rooms. Terrific breakfast. Hosts could not be more accommodating! Would highly recommend!

Another outstanding stay with Heather and Michael...

5 on October 04, 2017

Another outstanding stay with Heather and Michael.. in a simple word GO... you won't regret it. From the moment we called to let Michael and Heather know we were stuck in traffic and would be arriving later than 6:00pm to our Sunday morning check out breakfast, there is nothing not to like about the Samuel Durfee House. The hosts are welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful, often making reservations at the local restaurants, with recommendations were to eat with our college freshman, to providing umbrellas for the monsoon during Saturday. We stayed in the Harrison suite, it is clean, charming, private and has a gas fireplace for those quiet evenings when the day is done. A small refrigerator for our wine, wine glasses and a corkscrew. On other visits we have stayed in the Doris Duke suite upstairs. The Samuel Durfee House is our go to Bed and Breakfast when we visit Newport and we visit at least twice per year... Go... you'll be very pleasantly pleased.

Somewhat pricey, but worth every penny

4.2 on September 15, 2017

The Mrs. and I choose a different B&B in Newport every year for her birthday, and this one definitely stood out, mostly due to the incredible hospitality of Michael and Heather and their delicious breakfast. Our suite was very nicely appointed, with the original colonial charm and build not having been altered too much while adding a great deal of luxury and elegance; the bed was as comfortable as anything I've slept on. We also had our own private porch, which was perfect for the great weather we caught that weekend. We had the pleasure of eating our breakfast outside the next morning, and our food was outstanding. While we can't be back for another birthday, this sits high on the list for any other visits to Newport in the future.

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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 Type

Downtown, Island, Small town


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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  • 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 a refund less $25 processing fee will be issued if we are able to rebook the room.
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Michael and Heather de Pinho

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

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Portuguese Sweet Bread Frech Toast


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