Welcome to Bristol House Bed & Breakfast located in picturesque Bristol, Rhode Island. An AWARD-WINNING B&B located in a quaint seaside town filled with beauty, charm and history. We offer gourmet breakfasts served in our dining room or outside on our patio (weather permitting). We have been rated #1 on TripAdvisor.com for the past three years! Our guests are our top priority and we are here to assist with dinner reservations, tickets and questions about the area. We are in walking distance to downtown Bristol. Or if you choose you may take advantage of our UBER service if you choose not to drive. We are a modern, luxury B&B where you can escape from everyday life and relax. Awarded the 2013 & 2014 "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor...this Cape Cod style B&B is the perfect spot for a family vacation/reunion, girlfriend's getaway or a relaxing weekend! Bristol House boasts four beautifully decorated rooms, cozy gathering spaces, outdoor patio and private backyard gardens. Play a game of croquet on our lawn or sit and relax in our backyard patio garden with a glass of wine to end your day. Walk to the Narragansett Bay and launch a kayak or take in the East Bay Bike Path. Located within 2 miles of downtown Bristol, Bristol House is the perfect location for your stay. Explore downtown shops, galleries and dine at one of Bristol’s fabulous restaurants. Whatever your plans, Bristol House is a destination that is truly unique!
5 on February 10, 2017
My husband and I visited Bristol recently to explore the quaint town and area as a weekend get away. Kathleen was very welcoming and has an exceptionally decorated and well appointed inn to share with travelers. She has everything you could think of to make you welcome including homemade cookies, snacks, coffee, drinks and chocolates at bedtime. The room was very nice with one of the most comfortable beds we have slept in with high quality sheets and a warm comforter. Kathleen provided recommendations on where to eat and gave us some local history. In the morning we were treated to buttermilk pancakes and bacon that had been cooked in maple syrup...fresh fruit and coffee. We would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area!
4.4 on December 18, 2015
The room was lovely. The best thing was our hostess who was charming and helpful.
5 on December 02, 2015
Staying at the Bristol House Bed& Breakfast was the best part of our 2 month vacation in the US, and it was all thanks to Kathleen. She is the kindest , most helpful, and sweetest host we have ever met. Her scrumptious breakfasts are hard to describe in words, her yummilicious cookies are simply the best, and the rooms are just so perfectly decorated, and clean with attention to the smallest detail . Being our first time to the US, Kathleen personally assisted me in finding my way around, and making bookings etc despite being super busy with an Inn full of Guests. Staying there is exactly like being at home and more, everyone must experience staying there because this is what true hospitality is all about. Thank you Kathleen for everything. Your Greek family
5 on October 14, 2015
We are a group of six friends who've been going away 1-4 times per year for 30+ years, so we've visited many, many inns and B&Bs. Kathleen's is exceptional -- the decor, the amenities, the location, and especially, the fabulous food (home baked cookies, hot apple cider, yummy multi-course breakfasts) We were so comfortable there, and Kathleen was great -- friendly, fun to talk to, terrific resource for local recommendations. If you are traveling to this part of Rhode Island, do yourself a favor and stay here. Kathleen was born to be in the hospitality business, and she will make you feel right at home...you will never want to leave!
5 on October 12, 2015
We recently visited our son at RWU and had the good fortune to stay with Kathleen at the Bristol House Bed & Breakfast. Our every need was anticipated right down to warm cookies and cozy robes. Breakfast was outstanding. This will definitely be our 1st choice when visiting Bristol in the future! Thank you Kathleen for making our weekend a memorable one, M.O. & Jennifer
4.6 on August 24, 2015
We are several college friends who get together annually to catch up, laugh, and make new memories. Kathleen was a wonderful host and Bristol house was the perfect setting. Breakfasts were wonderful/delicious as Kathleen is also a great cook. I'd go back again, with my friends or with my husband!
5 on August 19, 2015
My family chose to stay in the Bristol House the weekend of my daughter's wedding. The wedding party prepared for the day at the house. This choice could not have been more perfect. My family consists of my three daughters, two of whom were accompanied by their husbands and baby daughters. The third daughter was the bride. There was room for everyone and the wonderful service and kindness we received from Kathleen the innkeeper made the weekend extra special. The wedding party (4 attendants and the bride) prepared for the wedding in the large sun room. The photographer loved the natural light and the make up artist and hair stylist loved the light, the spaciousness of the room, and how welcome they were made to feel by Kathleen. The gourmet breakfasts that Kathleen prepared were absolutely delicious. They were filling and healthy all at the same time. Also must mention that the homemade cookies provided each evening were out of this world. The bedrooms were very nice and extremely well appointed. Our two grandchildren slept in pack and plays and the rooms still had plenty of room for their parents. The baths were spotless. The home is located in a lovely residential neighborhood . The backyard is beautiful and well kept. . The home is beautifully decorated but is very homey. It welcomes you and immediately puts you at ease. The common areas are spacious and very nice. Kathleen is a superb innkeeper as well as a lovely person. She is welcoming, friendly, and gracious, but never intrusive. It is evident that she loves her inn and being an innkeeper. At different times during the weekend I saw her checking her garden, emptying trash, rocking one granddaughter and reading to another. She is friendly, gives good advice about attractions, and can provide a lot of interesting information about many Bristol landmarks. Alll in all I cannot give anything but perfect scores to this Bed and Breakfast.
4.8 on June 22, 2015
Kathleen was terrific and so were the breakfasts. While the room may have been a bit small it was immaculate! The public areas were very comfortable, music choice was terrific. Close to Newport and Bristol is worth exploring.
5 on November 27, 2014
Our first time visiting RI - and Kathleen made us feel right at home. She made great suggestions on visiting the area. We loved our room - nice and spacious. Breakfast was yummy!! We look forward to our next trip.
4.8 on October 08, 2014
I am a woman who traveled solo to the Bristol/Newport area recently and selected the Bristol House online due to its central location, website charm, and good pricing. I was not disappointed in any way! I felt very comfortable and safe, the room was terrific (Harbor), the breakfast scrumptious, and the hostess divine! I hold back one star on Room rating only because my private bath was located in a shared hallway. Not a big deal really, but getting up in the middle of the night I had to remember to put on a robe. The house and grounds are neat and clean, and the experience was very relaxing. I highly recommend the Bristol House. Leave the kiddies home, though.
Our most spacious room! Includes queen-size bed, private sitting area, view of backyard gardens, private "en suite" bathroom - NEW FOR 2016! Decorated in coastal accents of ocean blue and white. Amenities: flat screen TV/DVD player, A/C, smartphone charging station/alarm clock, hair dryer, FREE WIFI, 600 thread count fine linens/duvets/pillows, fluffy towels, luxurious spa robes/slippers, locally produced bathroom amenities from our Bristol merchants, twice daily room servicing (including turn down service and chocolates), full concierge service, 24-hour self-service snacks; non-alcoholic beverages, evening homemade baked goods.
Nightly Rate: $139 - $289
Nightly Rate: $139 - $289
Includes a queen-size bed, second sink (in-room), private "en suite" bathroom, view of backyard gardens. Amenities: flat screen TV/DVD player, A/C, smartphone charging station/alarm clock, hair dryer, FREE WIFI, 600 thread count fine linens/duvets/pillows, fluffy towels, luxurious spa robes/slippers, locally produced bathroom amenities provided by our Bristol merchants, twice daily room servicing (including turn down service and chocolates, full concierge service, 24-hour self-service snacks; non-alcoholic beverages, evening homemade baked goods.
Nightly Rate: $109 - $279
Nightly Rate: $109 - $279
The Mt. Hope room is decorated in bright florals and gorgeous hardwood floors. Features king-size bed (IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TWIN BEDS, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY @ 401-396-9066); private "en suite" bathroom. Amenities: flat screen TV/DVD player, A/C, smartphone charging station/alarm clock, hair dryer, FREE WIFI, 600 thread count fine linens/duvets/pillows, fluffy towels, luxurious spa robes/slippers, locally produced bathroom amenities provided by our own Bristol merchants, twice daily room servicing (including turn down service and chocolates), full concierge service, 24-hour self-service snacks; non-alcoholic beverages, evening homemade baked goods.
Nightly Rate: $109 - $279
Nightly Rate: $109 - $279
Suburban Neighborhood - Walk to Downtown or take UBER! , Oceanview
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 21 miles
From Points South: Take I-95N to I-195E towards Cape Cod. Take exit 7 (RI-114S) towards Barrington. Merge onto E Shore Expressway. Continue onto Wampanoag Trail - which remains RI-114S. Continue to follow RI-114S into Warren and Bristol. Turn right onto Aaron Avenue. Bristol House is the 3rd home on the right. From Points East: Take I-195W towards Providence. Merge onto I-24S towards Newport. Take exit 2 towards Portsmouth/Bristol. Keep right at fork and follow signs to Mt. Hope Bridge. Cross bridge and take slight left onto Hope Street (after Roger Williams University). Continue on Hope Street (RT-114SN) through downtown Bristol. Take left onto Aaron Avenue. Bristol House is the 3rd home on the right.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, East Bay Bike Path, Kayak boat launch, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Board games, CD player, Childcare, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , outdoor dining, complementary parking, beautiful common areas & outdoor gardens, walk to water and bike path, offsite spa/personal training services, gourmet breakfast, FREE WIFI
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, All activities are nearby and we can arrange activities for you!, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing
The knowledge I gained working 20+ years in the corporate marketing world helped me start my B&B! I am a trained chef & hope that you will enjoy indulging on our gourmet breakfasts as much as I will enjoy preparing it for you! I am so excited to share my knowledge of the town of Bristol with you! In my past life, I have traveled extensively & hope to bring the best of my stays at other places to you as our guest! My main goal is to exceed your expectations & ensure that your stay is enjoyable.
Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free
Bristol House Breakfast Casserole
This dish has become our most requested breakfast item at the Inn! Using local sweet bread, ham, cheese and baked in an egg custard, this dish is very satisfying and will start you off right for a day of sightseeing and outdoor activities in Bristol!