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William's Grant Inn

Traveler (24)
Room & Suite (19)
Dining (7)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
William’s Grant Inn is an old sea captain’s home built by William Bradford Jr. in 1808 on a quiet street a short distance from Bristol town center. It is a 5-bay Federal Colonial style home. The garden with its pond placed is a wonderful place to relax. Each room is decorated in its own style and each has a queen bed and a private bath. A full gourmet breakfast is included for all guests. Working gas fireplaces are in three of the rooms. The inn is a short walking distance to many fine restaurants and numerous shops featuring antiques, arts and crafts. 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, Linden Place, Coggeshall Farm, and more. Colt Sate Park is a beautiful park off the bike path adjacent to Narragansett Bay.
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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighborhood


Full view
84Good for walkers
Grade: 84 out of 100
48Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
15Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
39Room tips
Traveler rating
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Traveler type
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
We just stayed at this lovely B and B with our parents and our three month old. Doug and Liz were gracious, attentive, and never made me feel uncomfortable even when the baby was making noise. I felt very at home and the house is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable. The
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Perfect visit from start to finish. Gracious hosts, gorgeous room with working fireplace. Extremely comfortable. Great location. Walking distance to waterfront, museums, restaurants and shops. Historic town with interesting architecture on every block. Gourmet breakfast at
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Response from innkeeper154, Owner at William's Grant Inn
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your kind words.
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This is a fairly basic, no frills, bed and breakfast. The house is 200 years old and has that feel. We had a working (gas) fireplace in our room. Doug and Liz were warm and welcoming. The kitchen (accessible 24 hours for coffee, tea, cookies) is modern. The bed was very
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Response from innkeeper154, Owner at William's Grant Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. As you mentioned, the Inn is over 200 years old and when the temperature is near zero and windy, it is difficult to keep the cold air from entering the rooms. We do our best.
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Very comfortable, and clean.The William's Grant Inn is a beautiful old house with a modern touch, simple and neat. Doug and Liz prepare a delicious breakfast, and there restaurant recommendations are excellent. Bristol is a lovely town, all tastes within walking distance. We
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Response from innkeeper154, Owner at William's Grant Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write your review. We hope to see you again.
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William's Grant Inn just gets better and better. We have stayed at the Inn many, many times and this was our third stay with Liz and Doug who are doing such a wonderful job and make everyone feel welcome and very relaxed. The rooms are large and comfortable, and the breakfasts
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Response from innkeeper154, Owner at William's Grant Inn
Responded Oct 17, 2018
Sharon and David, It’s been so nice hosting you the past three years. We love to get to know our guests. We look forward to your next stay so we can hear more about Huey. We look forward to sharing another bottle of wine and enjoying each other’s company.
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Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining
Roger Williams Room
The Sturbridge Room ( comfy) bed
In room tea and coffee
"the two rooms we saw (Bradford and Blithewolde) seemed very much the same. Both with working fireplaces."
"Bradford room has a great shower."
"All the rooms are good."
"Rooms can be viewed online"
"Take room downstairs on the left"
$134 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
william`s grant hotel bristol
United StatesRhode IslandBristol
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