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Sarah Kendall House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   47 Washington St., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #21 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
alwaysyoung39 Rumford, Rhode Island
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rumford, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely old home restored to perfection inside and out with comfy furniture for all and close to shops, excellent restaurants and historic buildings! Breakfast was elegantly served by owner with excellent and abundant food! And, the beds were so comfortable!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sarah Kendall House is a Victorian-era Bed and Breakfast tucked away in historic Newport RI. The rooms are beyond elegant... the food is always fresh and prepared to perfection... the atmosphere is welcoming and peaceful. Cleanliness is a hallmark of the beautiful and stately home that comes to life thanks to efforts of its owners, Fran and Bryan Babcock... More

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New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the first time we've stayed at this beautiful B&B. If it's a nice place, of course, who wouldn't come back! We stayed in the Tower Suite this trip. Lots of stairs to the room with the best view of the beautiful Bay! I sat for almost an hour in a chair just looking out the window as the sun... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic home was a true gem of a find. My husband and I were looking for a comfortable and peaceful place to stay on our final night in the USA that was close enough to JFK airport but far enough away from the hustle bustle of the cities and non-descript suburbia. We both normally prefer hotels but staying at... More

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Long Beach, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I surprised my wife with a getaway for the weekend for her birthday and stayed at the Sarah Kendall House room 1. We were blown away. The house is very well maintained and has such a caring, loving feel to it. The grounds are immaculate. Bryan and Fran are absolutely the best!! We spent hours on the front porch with... More

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Foster, Rhode Island
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bryan and Fran are the genuine and down to earth owners of the Sarah Kendal House. My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay. Bryan offered a wealth of knowledge about the history of the Bed & Breakfast, the area and suggested several quality restaurants. The Sarah Kendall house was well appointed with a clear taste for details. Our room... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We just spent 2 nights at the Sarah Kendall house and had a wonderful experience. We loved the location with views of the harbor and an easy walk to downtown. The innkeeper, Bryan, was full of history about the house and town itself which we found very interesting. The gardens are gorgeous and we loved sitting on the front porch... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Sarah Kendall House and so enjoyed our stay. Bryan and Fran were very gracious and generous hosts, and the location can't be beat. It's a couple of blocks from the main area of town not to mention a great home-cooked breakfast. If we go back to Newport, we would stay here again and would... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just spent 4 days at this Inn. Great spot, nice quiet serene neighborhood with an easy walk into downtown. Bryan and Fran are very good about the details..always coffee on the front porch in the morning, then switching to a cooler in the afternoon for other refreshments. coming back late at night with candle lanterns lit through the garden..... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for only one night. The Inn is charming and quaint. Rooms are very nice and spacious. The Inn is very convenient to downtown Newport.The breakfast was outstanding. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that the owner is not shy about sharing his views of the world and his politics. If... More

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Address: 47 Washington St., Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sarah Kendall House 3*
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