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Samuel Durfee House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   352 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #7 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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East Hartford, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From booking to departure our experience could hardly have been better. I won't reiterate the superlatives of other reviewers (location, parking, cleanliness, breakfasts) except to say that Heather and Michael seem to have truly found their calling as hosts and convey a welcome seldom found anywhere else. We stayed in the second floor Ida Lewis Room. It has a private... More

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31 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Warmly greeted by our hosts. Parking is free and a HUGE plus in a town where parking is at a.premium. We had a suite and it was.perfect for us. Sitting room/living room with two tvs and two bathrooms! Good location. Very clean. Heather and Michael are wonderful hosts.

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Samuel Durfee House in the Doris Duke Suite-it is a great suite for couples or families that want extra space! Thanks for sharing! ~Heather More

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I used this as a night to escape the kids in Newport. We could not be happier with our experience. Michael and Heather clearly know what they're doing when it comes to running a bed and breakfast! The location is perfect for downtown Newport, restaurants, visiting the mansions, etc. There is a private parking area for guests,... More

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words and comments about your recent stay at the Samuel Durfee House. We are thrilled to hear that we were able to give you and your wife a wonderful getaway. We look forward to seeing you again! ~Heather More

Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely very old house in prime location with easy parking. The proprietors are attentive and good folks - not hard to get to know at all. Our room was quite comfortable - roomy and quiet with a bathroom that was certainly adequate. Breakfast can be served in either the dining room or outside and it was quite good both days... More

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Federal Period Inn! Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with future guests! We hope to see you again! ~Heather More

Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family passed through Newport on our way to Nantucket and couldn't have been more happy with our stay. The house exceeded our expectations! Very well done. Our hosts made us feel very welcome and were very accommodating as we also had our 3yr old along for the trip. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer... we will... More

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We hope that you will be able to stay longer next time as well! Newport is a wonderful town with so much to do! Many thanks for sharing! ~Heather More

Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our two night stay at Samuel Durfee house was just amazing. The hosts Heather & Michael went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one and were full of local knowledge of restaurants etc (Zelda's and Moorings were our favourites). Our room was decorated beautifully and the bed was extremely comfortable, breakfast on both mornings was superb and... More

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful visit to Newport and our inn! We greatly appreciate your taking the time to share with other guests! ~Heather More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at the Samuel Durfree house during Memorial Day weekend 2014. Michael and Heather were outstanding hosts. We stayed in the Perry Room, the room was clean and lovely. Breakfast was delicious and Michael and Heather were informative hosts. The location was perfect and Michael and Heather even helped us with discount tickets to Rough Point. We will always... More

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Perry Room and would like to return to the Samuel Durfee House! Thanks so much for sharing your experience! ~Heather More

New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had a great experience at the Samuel Durfee House. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the property was welcoming and hospitable, and Michael and Heather were exceptional hosts. The breakfast our hosts whipped up were inventive and delicious. If you're looking for a B&B experience in the heart of downtown Newport, we highly recommend SDH!

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Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about your stay with future guests. It is much appreciated! ~Heather More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I'm very price conscious. But I can't say enough positive about our stay with Michael and Heather. Amazing room, amazing bed, porch, and the area was awesome. A block away from the bay and food and shops and anything else you want. Just about a mile or so from the mansions. Their knowledge of the area made out trip. These... More

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad that you enjoyed our location and your room (the Ida Lewis Room). We hope to see you again! ~Heather More

Rocky Point, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently went for a 2 day getaway in Newport. We stayed at the Samuel Durfee House and we were very happy with our choice. Heather and Michael were very welcoming and the accommodations were great. We had originally booked one of the smaller rooms but since there was no one staying there during our time, Heather... More

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We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Samuel Durfee House and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More

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Address: 352 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Samuel Durfee House 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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An elegant 1803 Federal period inn located downtown in Newport's Yachting village, just a block from the harbor. A full gourmet breakfast and afternoon refreshments are served daily. Enjoy the ambiance of an historic building with modern amenities. All rooms are uniquely decorated and feature television, small fridge, robes, beach bag with towels, CD player, iron, and ironing board. Complimentary parking and wifi are provided. ... more   less 
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