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“Nice Place to Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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8 River View Road, Narragansett, RI 02882   |  
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Ranked #4 of 14 Narragansett B&B and Inns
Framingham, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice Place to Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We found this place last minute and it was a pleasant surprise. The hosts were friendly and accommodating, the house is updated and immaculate, the grounds--including the pool--are excellently cared for, the bed was super comfy, and the breakfasts were very good. The downside for us was that we stayed in the room next to the kitchen and front door, so we were woken up as soon as the hosts started preparing for breakfast or when anyone entered or exited the house. If you're an early riser, it wouldn't be that much of a problem, but if you like to sleep late, like my husband, you'd be pretty disappointed with this room. Also, the private bathroom for this room shares a hallway with kitchen at one end and the door to the garage at the other. Though there was a screen placed to provide some privacy from the hosts and guests in the kitchen, we had to take care to cover up going to and from the bathroom and there were still a couple of slightly awkward encounters in the hallway. If we return, we'd definitely request a different room. Overall, a nice stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hackettstown, NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Our experience was welcoming, with our hosts genuinely caring to arrange for our comforts, food preferences, and my limited physical abilities.... Oh yes, breakfasts were delicious!

Their residence is new, air conditioned, elegantly decorated, and well maintained. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the in-ground pool area is designed with outdoor seating. Inside, large bedrooms and baths came with robes, etc. Other amenities include a large flat-screened TV in the family room, a pool table, and workout room.
**Best of all---Shell and Ned are great hosts, personable, helpful with local entertainment ideas and senstive to our needs for privacy.

  • Stayed July 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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Cheshire, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Shells by the Sea is not your typical B & B. Located in a quiet residential area, this modern beautiful house was a pleasant surprise. We, (the bagelman group) travel every summer to Narraganset with some friends and have stayed in several B & B's, but this was the best by far. Shells made our stay most enjoyable from the warm welcome at arrival to the relaxing athmosphere she provided during our stay including the use of the heated pool in a well maintained back yard. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and served gourmet.This was an amazing place and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Boston, MA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Shells by the Sea is in a quiet residential neighborhood, just one street away from the main drag. It's a more modern house than I was expecting, but Shell and her husband were very welcoming. It felt like they were old friends I was staying with, rather than a B&B. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing place to chill out, this is a good choice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, CT
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My husband and I travel to Narragansett every summer and stay at a B & B. Shells by the sea was by far the most beautiful place to just relax and enjoy the comfort and hospitality provided by Shell and Ned. Their pool (which was the highlight of my husband's stay) was amazing. We had the best time and felt we were treated more like family than guests. Awesome place that I would highly recommend and do plan on visiting again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Our family of three, including my husband and our 3-year-old daughter, stayed at Shells by the Sea for nearly a week and couldn't have been happier or more comfortable. The place had been recommended to us by my cousin who was getting married; not sure how she found it, because in planning our trip PriceLine didn't even include SBTS as an option. Still, this B&B was not only the most affordable option for us, but also the most convenient, situated close to the beach, restaurants, and major roadways. For all the luxuries of modern society, SBTS boasts a relaxing and private atmosphere. It's backyard, complete with a heated pool (!!!) is surrounded by beautiful flora. The interior of SBTS is spacious and serene. We had our own private bathroom, and we would do that option again. The only recommendation I would have for the B&B is offer locks/keys to the room. We came back every day to find our room door wide open after having shut it tight when we left - since we were out and about for large chunks of the day, it was a little tiring to check inventory every night before we went to bed. Other than that, no complaints, especially where breakfast is concerned. The food was delicious - we found our family enjoys Eggs Benedict :) The owners are wonderful people with caring hearts and conversation with them will be missed. Our 3-year-old still asks for "cha-chi" --- we will be staying there again when we return to the East Coast.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CT
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, and were looking for a special place to celebrate, we certainly found it. We've been to Narragansett before, but haven't enjoyed our stay as much as we did @ Shells By The Sea. Shell and Ned are very pleasant and accommodating. We had the suite downstairs so we were fortunate enough to have our own bathroom/fitness room/living room area which was fabulous. We will definitely be back again soon!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shells By The Sea B&B

Address: 8 River View Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Narragansett
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Narragansett
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shells By The Sea is an elegant non-smoking adult environment, that feels just like home. Hosts Shell and Ned treat guests to a warm welcome and cool comfortable stay, along with a home cooked breadfast . Guest's can enjoy playing pool or working out in our exercise room. Perhaps a 600 square foot suite is what your looking for. Not to mention Rhode Island's beaches, Newport, Wickford, BlockIsland, Jamestown, and the University of Rhode Island. ... more   less 

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