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“Warm and comfortable” 5 of 5 stars
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55 Hunter Ave., Newport, RI 02840   |  
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$139 Queen $159 King
Ranked #12 of 100 Newport B&B and Inns
Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
“Warm and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You will feel at home as soon as you enter the house. Romana and Charles are a lovely couple who go the extra mile to make you comfortable. The room and whole house has so many interesting things to see from the carrot museum to the huge porch. All the food is homemade and delicious.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Truckee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Returning to Newport and Southern New England is always a treat. Returning to the Armistead B&B starts it all . Romana and Charles make you feel at home as soon as you walk in and if you return as we did, it feels like reuniting with true friends. Their home is a charm and Romana's love of the carrot is an attraction as well. Their pride in their home and the community is an asset giving all the right suggestions to enjoy Newport. . We'll be coming back again and staying with Romana and Charles is a must. JS

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Merrimac, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband made arrangements for us to celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in Newport RI with Romana and Charles at the Armistead Cottage Bed & Breakfast. When we arrived, we were amazed by how beautiful the front porch and entire house looked from the outside. We were greeted by Romana and it felt like we had known her forever. She is very friendly and inviting. She gave us the tour, and brought us to the Victorian Room. The room is exquisite. The entire house is well maintained and REALLY clean! And the breakfast! WOW! A 3 course breakfast with all you can drink coffee/juice. We highly recommend staying here. It's about 15-20 minute walk to the port, the shops and boat tours. It is about a 10 minute drive to the mansions and cliff walk. You will be very happy if you stay at Armistead.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
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Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We needed to get away before our second baby was born, Staying at the Armistead Cottage was like staying with friends. Looking for some ideas of what to do, Romana recommended Fort Adams to watch the sailboats. We were so relaxed, and happy to sit and watch the boats. We took the tour, and ate a snack. We also noticed the Murder Mystery at the Newport Art Museum. It was very interactive, and a great date night, unique to Newport. Before we left on Sunday afternoon we walked the beach and dipped our toes in the water,
Romana has towels and chairs if you need them. She made a lovely breakfast every morning. Fruit muffins and a hot dish, like frittata. It was very delicious, and filling. We skipped lunch one day. She provides off street parking, that is a huge relief since the parking can seem pretty hectic and stressful.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Armistead is wonderful B&B owned by Romana & Charles... We stayed in the Lilac Room.
So exquisitely decorated, I never wanted to leave! The house is tastefully decorated with antiques and Romana's beautiful stained glass. The front porch is a lovely place to sit with other guests and share a glass of wine. Romana's breakfasts were delicious, baked fruit, homemade muffins, juice plenty of coffee and conversation. They are both experts in the culture of Newports' attractions and restaurants. My husband and I had a wonderful stay and highly recommend The Armistead Cottage.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We recently stayed at Armistead Cottage and had a wonderful experience. This was our second stay - we were here 4 years ago when we got engaged, and this trip was no less magical when we came to celebrate our anniversary. The location was ideal on a nice quiet street in a residential area, but just a short drive (or slightly longer walk) to downtown, the Cliff Walk, and the beaches. Everything was clean and comfortable, and the large front porch was great for relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening. Romana and Charles were wonderful hosts, and the creative breakfasts served were a delicious and satisfying way to start the day. We always feel welcome here, and can't wait to return in the future!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited mid week with my mother and two sisters- all girls vacation. Good special and would definitely stay here again with my husband next time.The B&B was immaculate and quiet.I shared the pretty Lilac room which was more spacious then the room my other sister and mom stayed,but all were well decorated,tv, Wifi, and comfy. Evening chocolate and cookies in our room was a nice touch..The spacious porch is great in the evening and I suggest you bring wine and enjoy the peace and quiet....The host,Ramona,was so gracious and gave good advice to definitely drive down Ocean drive for a scenic shoreline view and the easiest portion of Cliff walk for my mom to see. She was tired after 4 house tours in one day!!We saw the Breakers on a different day-in order to not get overwhelmed by the Gilded Age... Ramona has been to Venice many times and gave great advice for my next vacation.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Additional Information about Armistead Cottage

Address: 55 Hunter Ave., Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Armistead Cottage is a Victorian style bed and breakfast with two guest rooms offering elegant king or queen accommodations and all the comforts of home, such as air conditioning, private bathrooms, romantic fireplaces, flat screen cable televisions, with DVD/CD and WiFi. A full gourmet breakfast is included with your stay as well as free on site parking and more!!!! We are located within walking distance of Cliff Walk the beach and the beautiful downtown harbor with all its restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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