Admiral Sims' House

Admiral Sims' House

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Bright, large rooms with private bath
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Outdoor area for sitting/breakfast
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5.0
#10 of 56 B&Bs in Newport
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Two great locations (73 Catherine St and 98 Mill St) offering Bed & Breakfast and Apartment Vacation Rentals. Both have bright, spacious rooms with big flat screen cable TV, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, free off-street parking, lovely garden with quiet sitting areas, and an easy walk to Newport attractions. The Catherine St location features B&B rooms with King beds and private bath and includes yummy home-made goodies, yogurt, and fruit salad for breakfast each morning. It was built in 1883 for Francis Jones of New York and named for Admiral William Sowden Sims (past president of Naval War College) who lived here in the 1920's. Mill St offers fully-furnished and equipped one-bedroom and two-bedroom Apartments for long or short term rental. The open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen with King beds and fireplace make a great home base anytime of year for a vacation or longer. This Victorian was built in 1812.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern

Location

73 Catherine St, Newport, RI 02840-3324
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 62 out of 100
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logcabindon wrote a review Feb 2020
Hampstead, New Hampshire1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great one night stay in this beautiful B&B.. The home was close to downtown just a few minutes down the hill. The Admiral Sims house was clean and the family made us feel right at home. The accommodations was spacious and comfortable. Our rooms attached bath even included an old claw foot tub with a rain shower above. We have been to Newport many time and this was one of the best.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: So much better than staying in a hotel.. Thanks for a great stay.
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Joseph B wrote a review Feb 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very suprised to find a B&B that not only was pet friendly, but specifically allowed cats! During pandemic, we have a tough time finding a cat sitter. So taking a short drive down to Newport and packing our cat was a no brainer.

The cost was cheaper than the inns closer to downtown, but it's only a 15 minute walk. And even with pandemic limitations we were able to either drive or find an Uber as well for dinner reservations.

Breakfast was provided each morning, coffee, snacks, and fruit were available all day as well. We stayed in the Sims Suite which was pretty huge. A large bedroom, full bathroom with clawfoot shower tub, an entry way sitting area, and a second room that has a twin bed and pull out sofa. Heating worked great and it had tons of windows. Tons of closet space/storage.

It is up on the third floor and only labeled with a "Welcome" sign, but the B&B welcome instructions explained that clearly.

If you do have a pet, you will pay a daily pet fee, but it is reasonable and honestly still less expensive than non-pet friendly locations closer to downtown.

We are definitely going to be staying here again!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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rachnicole57 wrote a review Sep 2020
Miami, Florida1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a lovely little bed and breakfast with so much charm and character. the room were very comfortable, spacious and clean and the daily breakfast was made with lots of love. no detail was missed from the beach towels to bathroom toiletries and doggy accessories which made all of our stays very comfortable. Location was great and we’d 100% stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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rayW6511FE wrote a review Aug 2020
Princeton, New Jersey1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I enjoyed our stay greatly. Admiral Sims is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood and all the major attractions are easy to reach. The room was large and comfortable, and our hosts were very accommodating with amenities including breakfast, snacks and coffee. Also, the Inn took all the necessary precautions for COVID-19 and have set up an essentially touch-free service system that should be reassuring for guests. Overall, one of the best small hotels we have stayed in.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Babylebaby wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay here!! We booked last minute and they couldnt have been more accommodating and helpful. Check-in was contactless and super easy. The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable- And the whole vibe was so charming and very authentically Newport! Every morning they provided each room with an individual tray of breakfast goodies (due to COVID guidelines) which included delicious homemade baked goods , fresh fruits/juices and coffee. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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littlelilly08 wrote a review Sep 2020
Montclair, NJ7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Admiral Sims' House on Mills Street. The one bedroom apartment was spacious, comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. We couldn't have asked for a better location. Finding parking in Newport during the summer is difficult to say the least, so with the Mill St. location being just a couple of blocks from downtown Newport, we were able to leave the car and walk to the many shops and restaurants in the area. We loved our time in Newport and a big part of that was our stay at Admiral Sim's. We hope to go back there again soon!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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jpadget42020 wrote a review Aug 2020
Live Oak, Florida1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Their Family was extremely welcoming, COVID conscience, and Provided anything I needed in their suite during my extended stay. If I ever find myself back in RI I will 100% be coming back to stay. Both rooms I occupied made you feel at home and individually Decorated with unique decor. 12 out of 10.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Jacki S wrote a review Aug 2020
Chester, New Jersey47 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We picked this placed because of the availability and affordability for a short getaway for our 35th Anniversary. It is a gem. Centrally located so we walked to most everything, restaurants, the beach, places of interest, etc. The hosts are phenomenal - there when you need them and want them. The room (we were in (the Sims Suite) was spacious, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were perfect with a lot of attention paid to them. Its tricky during Covid but we always felt safe, clean and everything was done to avoid as much contact as possible. They thought of everything you would need to make your stay a great and comfortable one - coffee, snacks, common areas, beach towels, board games, information on the area, etc. Highly recommend this place and we will go back!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Michellespc28 wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, our dog, and parents came for a trip to Newport in June. We were absolutely in love with the area and our homes were awesome. My husband and I stayed in the apartment on Mill Street and my parents stayed on Catherine Street in the B&B. We have nothing to say but wonderful things! The hosts are so accommodating, friendly, and so helpful!! They made our stay amazing. The homes are beautiful, well maintained, and clean. The house on Mill Street was steps away from the shops and restaurants on Thames Street, the wharfs, Broadway, and Bellevue Avenue. The Catherine Street location is steps away from Bellevue, The Cliff Walk, and mansions. We pretty much walked everywhere, minus a few places. These homes are dog friendly, which is the absolute best!! We travel a lot for fun and never leave without or beloved dogs, so finding wonderful housing that allows them, is a plus. We traveled during Covid-19, so it was an initial concern if anything would be open, and how safe it would be. We had no concerns during our entire 2 week stay. People wore masks, all precautions were taken, and we enjoyed every moment of our stay! We never wanted to leave. When we return, we will definitely stay here again. I could not be more thankful for having chosen these hosts for our stay!! Truly wonderful!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Kevin W wrote a review Aug 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a family of three and had a great time staying at the Admiral Sims' house. The apartment was great - big rooms, nicely decorated. The house is centrally located close to all the important sites in and around historic Newport!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Answer from jpadget42020
Live Oak, Florida1 contribution
Their top suite has a queen/ king and the spare room has a pull out couch and twin bed. It would be tight. They may have a cot to add. The kitchen was comfortable for 2 people to cook in and a small dinning area. If your willing to walk from the 3rd floor to their Florida room on the main floor it would be a nice place to have thanksgiving. I stayed their for about 2 months for work and I loved it.
Answer from beechtreeinn73
Thanks for thinking of us here at Admiral Sims' House on Catherine St and Mill St! We have two locations with pet-friendly rooms in each. Both are old Victorian homes (Catherine St is 1883 and Mill St is 1812) and both have 3 floors, but not to worry as both homes also have pet-friendly rooms on the 2nd floor... and Mill St has a room on 1st floor. Give us a call so we match you with the perfect room and perfect house! I think you're looking at the Catherine St house because we just painted the Mill St house and haven't posted a photo yet.
logcabindon wrote a tip Feb 2020
Hampstead, New Hampshire1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"So much better than staying in a hotel.. Thanks for a great stay."
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Explore78183 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Wolcott, Connecticut1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"forgot, didn't shower, took off early, my husband had to get to work...uuuggghh"
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soronning wrote a tip Dec 2019
Shelton, Connecticut2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Solicited information from the owners on the bedding as it was significantly more comfortable than what I have at home. "
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Sean M wrote a tip Nov 2019
New York City, New York15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are going with 2 couples or need two rooms the 3rd floor 2 bedroom apartment was just excellent!"
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lizgilmore2019 wrote a tip Oct 2019
Plainfield, Connecticut1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of space and storage to unpack into closets and dressers, we should have unpacked! "
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PRICE RANGE
$261 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The White House
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandNewport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Admiral Sims' House
Which popular attractions are close to Admiral Sims' House?
Nearby attractions include Firehouse Theater (0.5 miles), Touro Synagogue (0.5 miles), and Cliff Walk (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Admiral Sims' House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Admiral Sims' House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Admiral Sims' House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Admiral Sims' House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cru Cafe, Corner Cafe, and Brick Alley Pub.
Is Admiral Sims' House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Newport.
Are pets allowed at Admiral Sims' House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Admiral Sims' House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Touro Synagogue (0.5 miles), Rough Point Museum (2.4 miles), and Fort Adams State Park (2.0 miles).
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