Our two night stay here was perfect in every way. Owners, Diane and Paul have set the bar very high, offering their guests all the expected amenities and hospitality, plus a little (or a lot!) more. They were cordial, helpful, non-intrusive, and they listened as well as talked, offering opinions and advice. When we arrived Paul unhesitatingly grabbed our cases despite their size and the stairs that separated us from our East Ferry Room. Breakfasts were superb, tasty, varied, balanced and beautifully presented, just like the house itself.
Property - Located off the main street, within walking distance of the restaurants (try Chopmist Charlie’s for tasty, unpretentious and reasonably priced seafood) and the marina (for its convenient passenger service to Newport), the B&B is housed in an older property with off street parking (though if this is full, parking on the road poses no problem either), a small back garden and a sunny porch where breakfasts are served.
Room - Despite being one of the least expensive rooms, the East Ferry was lovely. Overlooking the back of the house, it was quiet (although this is a period property, don’t go thinking creaking stairs and floors and thin walls, we never heard a thing at nights despite the other rooms being occupied) and more spacious than it looks on the website. It is beautifully decorated too in shades of lime and cream, comes with a comfortable bed, wall-mounted flat screen TV, small fridge, wi-fi (very fast) and adjoining shower. Little unexpected extras included the tasty treats left beside the bed each night, the two wine glasses and bottle opener (very handy!), the communal tea/hot chocolate/coffee maker and more treats just outside our door and the make-up remover pads in the bathroom.
Attractions - There is plenty to do in the area and Jamestown, while sleepy (at least when we were there in mid October) is centrally located within the state and close to both local and Newport (there is a toll on the bridge) attractions, including: Beavertail Lighthouse (good for an after lunch potter or spot of fishing); the Cliff Walk in Newport (longish but not hard and can be combined with a tour of one of the famous mansions); Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton and the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge (system of trails and mini-exhibits). Bikes and kayaks can also be hired to explore Conanicut Island. The Jamestown restaurants and eateries are varied, cater to all budgets and lie within walking distance of the B&B.
Verdict - All in all we had a great time and would definitely stay again (and recommend East Bay unreservedly). Now, if only the weather could have been similarly perfect...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victorian - style inn offering 4 guest rooms, each graciously appointed with period furnishings, and all the comforts and conveniences of home. Located in the heart of Jamestown, RI, this b&b is 3 houses from the water and around the corner from restaurants and shops. Spend the day strolling through this quaint, coastal village or enjoy a trip across the harbor to Newport aboard a seasonal ferry. Or, Newport is 10 minutes by car. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- East Bay Bed And Breakfast
- East Bay Hotel Jamestown