William's Grant Inn

154 High Street , Bristol, RI 02809 USA (Show map)


Five bed room 200 year old Federal style colonial in the historic district of Bristol, RI. Built by William Bradford III grandson of Lieutenant Governor and Senator William Bradford. Each room is unique amid the antique furnishings throughout. Koi Pond in the back yard features nine very large koi, one nearly 2 feet long. Near shops, fine restaurants, and points of interest. Near the Herreshoff Marine Museum and Americas Cup Hall of fame. One mile from Roger Williams University.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Warm hosts in authentic antique house

4.6 on May 18, 2016

The owners have preserved the authentic historic interior details that make the interest and charm of old houses and have decorated it with antiques and period colors. The owners are warm and helpful. It's very homey feeling. The cosmetic repairs in our bathroom appeared to be done by the owners, so it was not posh, but everything worked. The breakfast is made to order. The street is lined with gorgeous antiques.

Quaint homey B & B

5 on May 27, 2015

Warren was a perfect host. Sorry to say we missed Diane, his wife as she was out of town. This was my second time there and enjoyed every bit of it. Room very clean and comfy, breakfast delicious.

We had a beary, beary, beary nice stay!

5 on December 19, 2014

William's Grant Inn is just what you would expect in an old New England bed & breakfast. While the house was "old" the important things, like the bathroom was completely modernized. John, the house manager and breakfast cook was over-the-top cordial and made us feel like it was our home. Our stay was for a family event and the weather was brrrrrrrr cold and we'd love to have another stay during the summer months so we could enjoy Bristol a little more. you can see just a small part of the bear collection in the pic on this page!

Late August 2014

4.2 on August 17, 2014

The space was a little small but bed very comfortable. Lighting by the bedside inadequate for reading . Breakfast was ample and delicious. Very nice hosts.

William's Grant Inn Bristol, Rhode Island

5 on July 27, 2014

Our stay at the William's Grant Inn was an extremely pleasant experience. The room was comfortable and clean; breakfasts were outstanding and exceeded our expectations. Diane and Warren were wonderful innkeepers, very informative and they made our stay seem like visiting family. We look forward to a return visit in the future.

Refreshing experience

5 on June 18, 2014

We had such a wonderful time here celebrating my wife's birthday. The food is fresh, hot and Diane makes the most wonderful muffins and baked goods. They are very friendly and open. They are knowledgeable about other places to visit in town and places to eat. I would recommend this B&B as one of the top ones I have visited.

Wonderful Times with wonderful Hosts

4.8 on May 16, 2014

What a great time we had at the Williams Grant Inn. Very clean rooms, delicious food and plenty of it, walking distance from town and charming hosts. Sitting room even had a few cordials to indulge in and homemade cookies in the rooms also. Only one thing I would say is the water in the shower can fluctuate between hot & cold often but very clean bathroom and great water pressure. Loved Bristol and would return again to visit. May was wonderful as all summer tourists had not come in and storekeepers could take their time and chat with you.

Great Day and Evening

4.2 on June 23, 2013

We were planing to stay at Holiday Inn Express. Opted for a few more dollars to stay in Bristol. No more chain hotels for us we are staying here.

Outstanding Service and Comfort

5 on June 09, 2013

We recently stayed at the Williams Grant Inn. We chose a bed and breakfast for our conference accommodations, as we enjoyed a previous b&b stay in Cape May, NJ. We were extremely pleased with the high level of service, attention and overall hospitality of the Inn. Warren waited up for us, as we arrived late, and made sure we settled in without issue. Breakfast was made fresh and based on our schedule, which consisted of fruit and a main meal, coffee and juice. Warren and Diane spent breakfast with us each morning. We were always greeted upon return to the Inn. We stayed in the Nautical Room, which was spacious and had a full private bath. The room was directly off the kitchen, but other guests as well as the Innkeepers were cognizant of our presence and you barely noticed others having breakfast. If my other half were to say anything negative, it would be that way there was no tv in the room-something he isn't used to-but for me it was just fine to play some music and relax after a busy day. I brought my tablet so we had the ability to watch shows online. There is a clock radio as well in the room, along with a coffee maker. We will certainly stay there again in the future.

We will return!!!!!

5 on August 11, 2011

We loved this inn with its location in the historic district and the wonderful friendly hosts. The inn is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, numerous shops, and musems. By car one can quickly get to nearby activities. Our room was quaint, comfortable, and clean. The breakfast was excellent and our hosts Diane and Warren accomodated my dietary needs. We enjoyed sitting on the porch reading and catching up on email using the free wifi. We were so happy with the hospitality at this inn that we hope to return in the fall. :)

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Rooms & Rates

Blithewold Room

Queen bed in pastel decor. A cot can be added for a third person. 1st floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$129 - $300


Larger room with a coal basket gas fire. Pastel decor. 1st floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$129 - $300


Nautical decor. Coal basket gas fire. Larger recently renovated bath with full sized tub and shower. Located on the first floor.

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

$129 - $300


Larger room suitable for a cot added for third person. Second floor across form the guest parlor. English countryside equestrian decor. Gold tones.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$129 - $300


Second floor quietest room in house. Larger bath. Gardening themed artwork.

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

$129 - $300

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Location Type

Oceanview, Small town


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From airport travel North on I95, then turn East on I195. Go a few minutes and turn South on RI route 114. Follow Rte 114 South about 20 minutes through Barrington and Warren into Bristol. Turn left on Constitution Street. Go one block and turn right on High Street. We are the blue colonial with as white picket fence 1/2 way down the block on your left. From Boston follow I93 South and then Rte 24 South into Rhode Island. After you are in Rhode Island exit 2 to Bristol. Cross the Mount Hope Bridge and past Roger Williams University turning left towards Bristol town center. Turn right on High Street just before the yellow blinking light next to the Lobster Pot restaurant. We are on the right after two stop signs.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Herreshoff, Americas Cup Hall of Fame, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children 12 years and over, except as approved in advance
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two day stay on weekends and holidays May 1 through October 23
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: On line bookings 100%.
  • Cancellations: 14 days for changes or cancelations to receive refund, except for group bookings, then 60 days, except where required at time of booking.



Douglas & Elizabeth MIller

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Hiking and camping. Water sports, travel

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian