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Admiral Sims' House

73 Catherine Street and 98 Mill St, Newport, RI 02840-3324
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#11 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Travelers' Choice
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)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Susan F wrote a review Sep 2021
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My husband and I stayed at the Admiral Sims House and it was perfect! The booking process was easy, Marie followed up quickly to my questions and all of the communication about location, check-in and services was top-notch. They have these processes nailed! The house is lovely. It is clean and the entire property is very well maintained. The breakfast areas are spacious and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful - an egg dish, fresh fruit and homemade sweet breads and muffins. We stayed in the (very large and comfortable) Admiral Sims Suite. There's a large bedroom, a sitting room and a kitchen. The bed was very comfortable as was the couch in the sitting room. The location is in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the attractions. The inn also has off-street parking which is a bonus in Newport! They also provide several nice extras - beach towels, beach chairs, fruit, snacks, a place to store your bikes... We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Seaside32420882433 wrote a review Jun 2021
Pinehurst, North Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
We spent 3 nights at Admiral Sims and were in Newport to attend a wedding. Everything was ready for our arrival and our room was comfortable and beautifully appointed. Breakfast was wonderful, varied each day and had a different hot egg dish each morning along with fruit and homemade breads and muffins. Marie (the owner) was great with communication and welcomed us warmly. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Ann Marie B wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed at this charming inn. The inn itself is very clean and our room was comfortable. The morning breakfast with homemade breads was delicious. Unfortunately, we had to cut our stay short by 1 night. I had a fractured foot and the weather wasn't cooperating so we decided to go home. We do plan on returning to see more of Newport and the surrounding areas. Would definitely stay at this inn again!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dboatfamily37 wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
Great location, well equipped, well maintained and professionally managed. Parking was easy and a real nice amenity. We really enjoyed our stay! Only a few blocks walk to Hotel Viking (great rooftop bar), Vanderbilt Hotel, restaurants, shops, etc..
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Date of stay: May 2021
sarah c wrote a review May 2021
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Perfect location, freshly updated and super clean spot! Weather is unpredictable but we still had a good time. Newport is opening up after the pandemic and was so nice to be out and about again. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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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 Corner Cafe, Jo's American Bistro, and Cru Cafe.
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 The Elms (0.9 miles), Touro Synagogue (0.5 miles), and Rough Point Museum (2.4 miles).