My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the William's Grant Inn. The rooms were charming and comfy, and the innkeepers, Diane and Warren, were incredibly friendly and very informative. The Inn is within walking distance of everything, including an array of cute shops and really terrific restaurants (we highly recommend Persimmon!). There's no need to venture out for breakfast though, as the food that Diane and Warren present is delicious! We awoke to hot apple pancakes, banana nut muffins, omelettes, fruit, juice, piping hot coffee and a huge selection of teas. There's plenty to do in Bristol; we especially enjoyed touring the Linden House and visiting Colt Park, but if R&R is what you desire, the Inn is a lovely place just to hang out. There's a cozy family room with games, a television, and after dinner drinks, and a fridge with as much water and soda as you want. It's little touches like this that make the William's Grant Inn such a special place. My husband and I felt as if we found a home away from home, and we would return again without hesitation!
- 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