Admiral Sim's House

73 Catherine St. , Newport, RI 02840 USA (Show map)


Two great locations (73 Catherine St and 98 Mill St) offering bright, spacious rooms with King bed with private bath, big flat screen cable TV, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi & parking, home-baked goodies & fruit for breakfast each morning. An easy walk to the hustle and bustle of Newport center and just a stone's throw to the beach. Kid & pet rooms are available. Catherine St was built in 1883 and named for Admiral William Sowden Sims (past President of the Naval War College) who lived here in the 1920's - an easy walk to the beach and Cliff Walk. Mill St is an 1812 Victorian especially close to Thames and Bowen/Bannister Wharfs.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Awesome B&B

4.8 on August 22, 2018

I stayed at Admiral Sims House (Mill Street) in June of this year. I didn't know what to expect, never staying in a B&B before. Upon arrival, a staff member was on site and flexible with our check in time. The room was extremely clean and modern, yet cozy. There was a private bathroom in the room which was beautifully renovated. The B&B was easily accessible and in walking distance to the quaint downtown area. The downtown area was fantastic, with tons of restaurants, bars and shopping! The breakfast was simple, yet very good (pastries, eggs, yogurt, fruit) I couldn't have been happier with my stay at the Admiral Sims House, and look forward to coming back in the Autumn season!!

Super pleasant stay for humans and pets!

5 on May 28, 2018

We were extremely pleased with our stay at the Admiral Sims House. We don't always travel with our dog but really wanted to bring him to Newport since it's so dog friendly. Admiral Sims House was extremely accommodating for pets and was so super clean! We all had a super comfortable stay. We'll definitely be back again!

Fantastic Place to stay in Newport

5 on September 22, 2017

We had the opportunity to stay in the spacious Ocean Room at the Admiral Sims House for a week in September. The Mahood family and their staff were welcoming and very attuned to our needs. They offered great advice about places to eat and attractions to visit. Breakfasts were delicious and made with great care. The Inn is within walking distance of the Cliff Walk and the Bellevue Ave Mansions. Admiral Sims House is a wonderful place to stay while you're in Newport!

Cozy B&B in a must have location in Newport!

5 on June 25, 2016

My wife and I stayed at Admiral Sims' House for the first time. This was by far the best B&B we have ever stayed at. The staff was so kind and accessible. The breakfast...oh the breakfast...outstanding! If you are unsure of where to stay in Newport, look no more, you've found your home away from home. We can't wait to come back with the kids as we will definitely be staying at Admiral Sim's House again! Casares Family

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Rooms & Rates

Compass Room

An antique settee paired with a modern King-sized bed blends perfectly with private bath with original sink and claw foot tub, cable TV, A/C, free Wi-Fi, and off-street parking. A cot can be added for a third person. Includes homemade goodies & fruit for breakfast!!

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $359

Ocean Room

A King-sized bed fits perfectly in this large, bright room. It also includes the original sink and claw foot tub in the private bath, cable TV, A/C, free Wi-Fi, and off-street parking. A cot can be added for a third person. And enjoy homemade goodies & fruit for breakfast!!

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $359

Newport Room

This room packs a punch for its cozy size. Enjoy a King platform bed, petite private bath, big flat-screen cable TV, A/C, free Wi-Fi, and off-street parking. Includes homemade goodies & fruit for breakfast!

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $359

Admiral Sims' Suite

This large suite features a King-sized bed tucked perfectly along the interesting roof lines. You'll love the private bath, separate sitting room with sofa, game table, twin bed, cable TV, A/C, free Wi-Fi, and off-street parking. Includes a homemade goodies & fruit for breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $399

Mill St

Bright room with King bed, private bath, large flat screen cable TV, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, free offstreet parking, home-baked goodies with fruit and yogurt for breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $379

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Location Type

Quiet, "top of the historic hill" neighborhood, Island, Oceanview


Newport, RI (NPT-State) 25 miles

Directions to property:

We're located in Newport which is just a 45 minute drive from downtown Providence or the airport. See our website for directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Art Museum, Redwood Library, Touro Synagogue, Restaurants & shopping, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Library, Microwave , Ice Machine, Private, off-street parking, Big breakfast hot-off-the-grill, Sun porch, Keurig, Micro, Frig, Kettle

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping & restaurants, Mansions, Tennis Hall of Fame, Yachting in Narragansett Bay, History galore, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We are family friendly!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $25 fee per pet, per day
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night stay
  • Cancellations: Since we're a small inn, we have a strict cancellation / change policy. There is a $50 processing fee. If a reservation is cancelled within 14 days prior to the arrival date, we'll deduct $50 per room from the deposit and send you a Gift Certificate for the remainder. Otherwise, we'll refund your deposit minus the processing fee. There are no refunds for early departure, no-shows, or cancellation after 3pm the day prior to arrival.
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Cindy & Marie

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About the innkeepers

Cindy loves to cook, sew, quilt, craft, and garden...sounds perfect for an innkeeper, right! Marie is our cousin who loves Newport so much that she had to move from England to enjoy it!

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Hot and cold buffet

  • Time Served: 0830-0930
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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