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Shells By The Sea B&B

Certificate of Excellence
8 River View Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
Shells By The Sea B&B
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Alachua, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I prefer staying at B & B's than hotels. We went back to Rhode Island for our nephew's wedding in October and found Shells by the Sea in Narragansett. The website lists Shell and Ned as the owners but the real control lies with Remmy the resident prince! Remmy greets you at the door and determines if... More 

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BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B, responded to this review

I would like to thank you so much for coming and being our guest. This means so much that you felt so at home. This is just one reason we do what we do..... meeting people like you! Hope you will find time in the summer to come and spend time here. This place is so relaxing..... I think we... More 

Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I decided at the last minute to go away for our 10th wedding anniversary and what better place to get away then Shells by the Sea. It was probably our 6th time there and it's like a second home. Shell and Ned are like family. And we got to meet the guard of the house Remy -... More 

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You guys are AWESOME! Who knew arriving as guest...... returning as family! It is so nice in life to meet people that you can't wait until they return! It is so nice to recognize your email address and know its you...... <3 Oh.... By the way...... GO Pats! More 

East Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First,the rooms are well maintained and elegant. Second, the food is incredible. And Shell will make your breakfast unforgettable. Third, if you like dogs you'll love Remy! That is if he leaves Shell's side!!! Fourth , the pool is a salt water paradise. My wife and I have stayed here at least 6 times. Whenever we need to relax and... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

our second trip to Shells was as pleasant and comfortable as was the first, 5 years ago. We travel often, so a quiet, pleasant, comfortable and clean place to "bunk in" for the night is very important. Shells is all of those. Rooms are quite comfortable, pleasant surroundings, a very clean house (we take our shoes off, just like in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We called ahead to plan our visit, and we were told that it was ok to bring our 6 year old daughter. Bad idea, not kid friendly. The so called B and B was more like a visit to someone's house, nothing like the one's we've been to before, and we've been to quite a few. Also, their expectations and... More 

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BnBshell, Owner at Shells By The Sea B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our B&B. Yes you are right this is catered more for adults however we made an exception. We thought your daughter would enjoy being here with our Grand children from Spain. As you mentioned she was learning Spanish. Your family enjoyed it so much here that you stayed until 1:00 in the afternoon. My husband... More 

Suffield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I just got back from a trip to Narragansett and a stay at Shells by the Sea. We absolutely loved this beautiful B&B. Shell was extremely accommodating and made this B&B warm, inviting, friendly, and comfortable. Our room was gorgeous and the whole house was spotless. Shell made delicious breakfasts for everyone each morning and constantly encouraged... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We travelled to Shells By The Sea with our almost 10 year old nephew and stayed in the attic suite. We could not have been more comfortable. Everything was so nice, and we especially enjoyed the beautiful yard and pool. Added bonus--the cutest little dog, Remy! Extremely well behaved and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Where do I start...The B&B is beautiful, inviting, clean, spacious and the breakfasts were delectable!! The grounds around the salt water pool were amazing. The pool was so relaxing. Shell made us feel welcomed every step of the way and always encouraged us to enjoy her beautiful home. One of the highlights of our stay was being greeted by Prince... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The quiet atmosphere and warm welcome will have us making a return trip. Remi was just the cutest puppy ever! The heated salt water pool was absolute heaven to lounge in and relax. If you like a quiet place to stay 10 minutes from downtown Naragansett, Shells By the Sea is the place for you. We look forward to coming... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Shells by the Sea was incredibly accommodating to our group of 6 coworkers! Rooms were clean and spacious and breakfast was delicious (even with several dietary restrictions from our group). We felt welcomed and had plenty of room to work on projects and hold meetings throughout our stay. Thanks, Shell!

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