We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 9 Bristol B&Bs / inns

Bristol Harbor Inn

259 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Bristol Harbor Inn to your Saves list
Bristol Harbor Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
60%
Ranked #5 of 9 Bristol B&B and Inns
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Gail T New Haven
  • Reviews (101)
  • Photos (18)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (22)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

101 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    24
    33
    23
    12
    9
See reviews for
23
38
5
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New Haven
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this hotel for the first time back in 2012. We were in town to ride the East Bay Bike Path. Upon checking out, we met the manager, John DiCarlo, who wanted to be sure our stay was satisfactory. Fast forward almost two years, and we happened to be back again, to ride the path again and to kayak... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bourne, Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is excellent right on the water and all of the staff we met were very nice, especially Christine. Our room was clean and everything worked properly. The price was more than reasonable. Free breakfast. Free wi-fi. Free newspaper. Couldn't ask for more. We will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed here for a family vacation. The first two nights, we stayed in a second floor room. This room was fine, clean and roomy. However, needs updating. I assume it is decorated to stay true to the "old New England" feel. The next 5 nights, we stayed in the Diman Apartment. (Had three children and figured the extra... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed for just one night but what a fantastic find. This hotel/inn is right on water with views of water/sunset. In addition it is directly in the quaint town of Bristol complete with red white and blue striped streets and small shops and restaurants within walking distance. Upon entering the lobby was small but inviting and we were greeted pleasantly.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Naperville, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed for three nights. This is my second stay here. Its location is great. As a hotel it is terrable! The rooms smell like bleach which they did last year and are not really very clean. The beds and the furnature are old and need to be replaced. . We were there for there top weekend but and paid top... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
46 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On a recent trip east we stayed for one night at this property. Although it was clean and the staff friendly it was nothing special. It is handy to all the things to do in Bristol and within walking distance to much of the shopping and sightseeing venues. If you are just looking for a place to stay with no... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed at the Bristol Harbor Inn for our wedding weekend - and blocked basically the entire Inn for our guests. Working with Christine was fantastic, she was incredibly helpful and patient with all of our requests and changes leading up to the wedding. Christine and her staff were so friendly and accommodating the entire weekend. The location is perfect... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While the hotel itself is relatively standard without any bells and whistles, it's in the perfect location! Located off of the main street, it has a lovely tavern next door and waterfront restaurant in its backyard. We stayed here for with a wedding party and it couldn't have been more convenient. Only complaint is that walls are a bit thin.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Hampshire Seacoast
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The location is the star here, right on the water and in the middle of shops and restaurants. The room we had was nice and spacious, but definitely is in need of updating. While nothing was broken or faulty, it just seemed a bit neglected over time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NH
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We've stayed at Bristol Harbor Inn a couple of times before, but it had been a few years. We knew what we could expect, a clean room, good bed, staying in the queen standard room in a great location. It is walkable to everything. The inn is non-smoking, which for us is essential. The pleasant surprise was the free continental... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Bristol Harbor Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Bristol Harbor Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bristol Harbor Inn

Address: 259 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline and Otel so you can book your Bristol Harbor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bristol Harbor Hotel Bristol

18 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Bristol with
any amenities

Amenities

Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Number of rooms
40

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bristol Harbor Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer