Windsome Bed & Breakfast

81 Gibbs Avenue , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)


An early 1900's traditional clapboard home with a serene atmosphere of the best offered in a post-Victorian renovation. Meticulously detailed, these spacious and comfortable smoke free accommodations include a private entrance, off street parking, private bath, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, air conditioning, cable TV, free wireless connection and guest parlor with working fireplace. Open year round, delight in our homemade breakfast with fresh brewed coffee, tea and juices. Centrally located in historic Newport, less than a mile from Bellevue Avenue with it's famed mansions, downtown waterfront shops, restaurants, and the ocean beach.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.0

We'll be back

4.2 on September 26, 2017

We stayed for 3 nights in September and were very pleased. We visit Newport once a year this time of the year. We have stayed at several different bed and breakfasts, and next year we'll stay here again. We enjoyed the inn very much. Patrick was great, as was the food. This is the furthest away from the wharf we have stayed, and it was actually nice. Broadway is close with many great restaurants, and the wharf isn't a very distant walk. Staying here allowed us to move around easier for trips by car, and was quieter in the evening as the street has very little traffic, especially compared to staying along Spring Street which stays busy through the evening. Patrick made check in/out very easy and gave us great dining recommendations. Parking was easy, again very different than it is along the wharf area. It's a very easy shot over to the cliff walk and First Beach. Overall a great stay!

Great Value and quiet stay in Newport

4.6 on February 09, 2014

Stayed for one night during the season (which was already generous since it was summer). Their inn is very cute and super clean and nice. Felt very comfortable in our room, and got to peek in on the other. Bed was super comfortable, and loved the little sitting area in our room. We also had access to the lounge with coffee, teas, and a stereo system (and fireplace). Valerie was hospitable and made us a lovely breakfast in the morning. She also had great recommendations of local places, as well as was nice enough to loan us her beach chairs! If you are looking for a clean place that is quiet and away from the hustle bustle of it all, check this out. Also was a TERRIFIC value.

Great Stay

3.8 on November 13, 2008

Had a wonderful 3-night stay in early October. Valerie was very kind and hospitable. We thoroughly recommend the Windsome Bed & Breakfast. Tom & Suzy p.s. Dining n/a

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Rooms & Rates

Autumn Room

Autumn is a south facing room with plenty of sunshine in the morning, noon and evening. Queen size bed, full private bath and café table included in room to enjoy breakfast. Cable TV, free internet wireless connection, radio/alarm clock, air conditioning and cherry rocking chair are in-room amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $225


A northeast facing room with morning sun with a queen size sleigh bed, private bath, cable TV/free wireless internet, air conditioning and café table for breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $225

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Location Type



Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From points north: Take Route 24S to the end where Route 114S begins. Remain on Route 114S into Newport where Broadway begins at intersection of stop light/Sunoco station. Continue on to Broadway for eight blocks and take a left on to Gibbs Avenue. Windsome is located two and one half blocks on the right. From points south: Take Newport Bridge to first exit, (Scenic Newport). Take right off ramp and left on Van Zandt Avenue at first stop light. Remain on Van Zandt Avenue/Summer Street to the end (third stop sign) unil it intersects Broadway. Take left on Broadway and first right on to Gibbs Avenue. Windsome is located two and one half blocks on the right. Stone wall at entrance to driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Sailing charters, Fishing charters, Golf, Historical tours, Boat rentals, Music festivals, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children welcomed with booking of both rooms.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Predicated on season and events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Secured by 50% advance deposit or credit card
  • Cancellations: Deposit will be graciously refunded less a $25 service fee, with 14 days advance notice. Cancellations within 14 days will forfeit 50% of total lodging fee.
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About the innkeepers

A native Newport family, interests include sailing, hiking, biking, golfing, off shore fishing, and building restoration.

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  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: Windsome Room guest parlor, Guest room

Signature Dish

"Val's Blueberry Muffins"
Valerie, my dear spouse who passed away December 30, 2016, had prepared for guests her delicious blueberry muffins for the past 18 years which were quite frequently asked for by returning guests! She did pass on her secret recipe and we will do our best to replicate the scrumptious muffins from time to time - no guarantees on how delicious they'll be!!!

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