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“First Class All The Way” 5 of 5 stars
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Bristol House Bed & Breakfast
14 Aaron Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809   |  
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Complimentary bottle of wine
Ranked #1 of 9 Bristol B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“First Class All The Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Kathleen (The Owner/Innkeeper) was fantastic. The food and accomodations were great and the property was very well maintained. I highly recommend a stay at The Bristol House. There was such a personal touch to everything at The Bristol House from the home made cookies to the phenomenal breakfast. I won't even think of staying anywhere else in the Bristol area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

My wife and I spent two nights here while our son and his friend went to a basketball camp at Roger Williams U down the road. It's perfectly accessible to the East Bay bike path which by itself warrants a stay here. But Kathleen the innkeeper made it much more worthwhile. She's great company, an extremely helpful and knowledgeable host, and the breakfasts are terrific. Do NOT under any circumstances miss the evening complimentary chocolate-chip cookies.

The inn was exceptionally clean, and there's a nice patio and garden off the back of the house for lolling and snoozing. One minor drawback/surprise -- the bathroom was off the hall rather than accessible directly from our room, but Kathleen has plans to rectify this nit in the future. This explains my 4 for the room rather than a 5. We would certainly go back, and I can't imagine anyone regretting a stay here!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Bristol House Bed & Breakfast is the absolute perfect place to stay. The innkeeper has paid such special attention to detail and makes everything so easy that you never want to think of staying anywhere else in the area! We loved the location because, as close as it is to Newport (which is where our activities were centered that weekend), it does not have that awful "commercial" feel. You can be in Newport in 30 minutes and yet when you return to the B&B you are nestled in a cozy neighborhood and can fully relax after your day on the water, in the mansions or at the beach. It is quiet, which is something we always look for, and yet you can be in downtown Bristol in 5 minutes if a "scene" is more your style. Overall it was fabuloius and we will go back! (And the homemade breakfasts are superb - and added bonus!!)

Room Tip: The Harbor Room is the nicest.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed here during an overnight orientation for my son at RWU. The accommodations were very charming and immaculate. I thoroughly enjoyed my delicious breakfast and Kathleen's company. She is so nice! I will be back- wish there was room for Parents' Weekend!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

My 16 year old daughter and I just spent a relaxing two days at Bristol House. It was the perfect home base to visit some colleges in Rhode Island. Kathleen was so welcoming and the food was wonderful. One of our favorite spots was the backyard where we ate delicious breakfasts and relaxed in the hammock and read. This was my daughters first bed abd breakfast and she said she didn't think any other would compare to how wonderful a place Bristol House is. I am hoping that she chooses to go to college in Rhode Island so we can come back!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Innkeeper14, Owner at Bristol House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Beth,
We so enjoyed hosting you at Bristol House! I hope she loved the university and we would love to have you here again anytime. Thank you for the wonderful review.
Kathleen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful bed and breakfast. The quality of the food and the inn were definitely first rate. Kathleen has thought of so many extras to make you feel as if you were home,only better, because it stays clean and she is so friendly and helpful! We had a slight bit of trouble finding Aaron Ave. because there is a tree that has a limb that blocks the view of the sign when you are coming from the north, but it is much easier to see when you are coming from the south. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and Kathleen has a wonderful little helper, Abbey. Thanks for your hospitality!

Room Tip: We had the largest room, and loved the extra space and the bureaus.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lee, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This B & B has all of the qualities that make it the perfect place to stay in Bristol. Kathleen, the Innkeeper is most welcoming and accommodating, and has done a terrific job with taste and style in putting this place together. The bedroom and bath had everything, the common rooms were inviting and comfortable. The garden was perfect for relaxing, but her breakfast must be her signature piece, scrumptious!
I highly recommend visiting here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14 Aaron Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Bristol
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bristol House Bed & Breakfast, winer of the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, located in picturesque Bristol, Rhode Island. A quaint seaside town filled with beauty, charm and history, dated back to 1680, and home to America's Oldest Fourth of July celebration! This charming, boutique, traditional Cape Cod style B&B is the perfect spot for a family vacation/reunion, girl friend's getaway or a relaxing getaway for two! Bristol House boasts three beautifully decorated guest rooms, cozy gathering spaces, outdoor patio and backyard garden. ... more   less 
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