Anyone who wants to own a B&B or small inn should spend a few days here with Warren & Dianne because they "get it". They bring some of their interesting life stories along with a knowledge and true enjoyment of the area to the breakfast table complimenting the delicious and beautifully presented fare. We stayed in the nautically themed room off the kitchen- comfortably cozy with attention to detail- gas fireplace, good bed with quality linens, china for that late night tea I enjoyed before bed, lots of publications on nautical matters as well as local sights, and, a plus in this digital age- plenty of outlets for the gadgets we travel with. The bath and small hallway entry mute any noise from the kitchen. Breakfast was a convivial time learning a bit about each guest as we thoroughly enjoyed Dianne's pumpkin apple muffins and Warren's cheddar breakfast souffle and hashbrowns. Coffee mugs were refilled and special dietary requests were not a problem. The neighborhood is beautifully quiet and I spied a pleasant backyard. This was a quick trip for us, but we'll definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- William’s Grant Inn is an old sea captain’s home built by William Bradford in 1808 on a quiet street a short distance from Bristol town center. It is a 5-bay Federal Colonial style, furnished throughout with antiques. Visit the large collection of teddy bears from many parts of the world, nestled within the collections of American and foreign furniture and curios and art.Many of the hanging artworks are family heirlooms done over the past century together with wonderful copies of the great masters. There are fifteen large koi in the fish pond placed in the back gardens, an oasis of fern and other greenery. The rhododendrons are magnificent in the spring.Each room is decorated in its own style with antiques. Each has a queen bed and a private bath. A full gourmet breakfast is included for all guests. Gas coal basket fires in three rooms—Blithewold, Sturbridge and Nautical Rooms. The guest parlor has television/DVD/VCR for your pleasure and a piano for those so inclined. Complimentary cold drinks, port, sherry and liqueurs are in the parlor for your enjoyment.The inn is a short walking distance to many fine restaurants and numerous shops featuring antiques, arts and crafts. Bicycles and kayaks are available for rent near the harbor. The East Bay bike path is famous for its gentle grades located upon an old railroad bed—it travels along the water for 15 miles from Bristol to Providence. Many museums and historic buildings are located in Bristol, such as Blithewold Mansion, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Americas Cup Hall of Fame, Linden Place, Coggeshall Farm, and more. Colt Sate Park is a beautiful park off the bike path adjacent to Narragansett Bay, an ideal location for open air picnics, fishing or swimming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- William`s Grant Hotel Bristol