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Bristol House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Bristol B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed at Bristol House while visiting family in RI. The house is just off the Main Rd going into town, on a quiet side road. The B&B itself is in beautiful shape and we were really impressed by the impeccable interiors. Our 2nd floor room was spotless and we wondered if we were the first guests ever to use it, as everything was in perfect condition. The housekeeping is A-1! The private bathroom had amenities from local businesses which was a nice, unobtrusive way of advertising. There was a King size bed with comfortable pillows and bed sheets. A flat screen TV and A/C.
There is a comfortable sitting room downstairs and a wonderful, airy breakfast room facing a beautifully landscaped serene garden. We were in a "morning rush" and had to skip breakfast but friends who recommended this B&B, praised the quality of the meal. Kathleen, her staff and this B&B come highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Innkeeper14, Owner at Bristol House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved having you both here! Hope to see you again on your next trip to Bristol, RI!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

My son and I stayed at Bristol house for a college orientation. Kathleen is a cheerful, warm and welcoming host. Moreover, her house is charming, comfortable and clean--a nice retreat after a long day. We loved her breakfasts and cookies, and look forward to coming back again soon.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We recently stayed at the Bristol House Bed & Breakfast for a girls weekend getaway and it was the ideal spot. The house is relaxing, beautifully decorated and the breakfast was delicious! We loved the homemade granola and other baked treats! We had not seen each other in a while and it was the perfect spot to reconnect, it really felt like home (without the pressure of cooking and cleaning). The location was just a short distance from town for lots of shopping...loved the coastal boutique shops! We walked each morning together down by the water, which was so georgous and relaxing. It's really in a great location! All in all, we had a wonderful time...The Innkeeper, Kathleen is "top notch" and did everything she could to make us feel comfortable including the baking the best cookies ever!!! Loved her great "insider" recommendations for spots to hit around town...we can't wait to come back next year! We feel like we found a true gem!!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Bristol House for one night when college-hunting in the area. As soon as the door was opened by Kathleen, my daughter's doubts about this neighborhood B&B were put to rest. Kathleen is welcoming and open and makes cookies so good that we had to return to purchase a fresh batch for the ride home! The room (with exclusive use of an unattached bathroom) was lovely, with an in-room sink to make it even easier to get ready. A casual chat with Kathleen over breakfast made a big impression on my daughter as she learned that Kathleen had made a series of choices over the course of several years to make her dream of opening a B&B come true. We recommend the Bristol House without reservation!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

No reflection on Kathleen, the lovely owner, but when we visited for a week she was working at another job and did not make breakfast except for Saturday and Sunday. Moreover, she was not available for advice and tips on what to do and where to go.

She did set up an account for us for breakfast at a nearby local restaurant, so she did the best she could. Also, we had the run of the house during the week, which was good because we discovered that our room, the Harborside, indeed had a private bath, but it was located in the hallway. When we were the only ones there it was no problem, but on the weekend it was a bit awkward. We did peek at the other 2 rooms, which were recently renovated and had their own private ensuite baths. All the rooms were decorated very nicely and we did feel that we were coming to "our" home each evening.

There was just one mishap, when we left our wet towels to be replaced and they weren't, but Kathleen was very apologetic and made sure that it didn't happen again.

A lovely extra was the cookies that she left out for us every night, absolutely wonderful.

Room Tip: 3 rooms; the Harborside is the only one with its bathroom in the hallway.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Innkeeper14, Owner at Bristol House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

“Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We truly value the opinions of our customers. We did have some “bumps in the road” during the week, but we always want to exceed expectations and tried to do this while you were here. But, we are always looking to improve our services. We hope to see again in the future.”

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Wonderful B&B. We could not have been more pleased. The fact that it's located in a quaint neighborhood makes it feel even more like home, only better! Just down the street are some wonderful bike trails that go for miles which hopefully we can take advantage of next time we visit.

Kathleen is an excellent host. She's a super clean, type A person who doesn't let things slack, which is always appreciated when visiting a B&B. The food is excellent and her attention to detail is wonderful. Everything is modern and up to date. Not to mention the backyard is just lovely and very well landscaped! We truly look forward to returning in the near future!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Bristol House Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful place feels just like home. We had a great time during our visit with Kathleen. We really enjoyed ourselves and enjoyed the delicious breakfast that Kathleen had made for us. Kathleen has done an amazing job with her Bed & Breakfast it is beautiful. We look forward to staying there again very soon.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Bristol House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 14 Aaron Ave, Bristol, RI 02809-1519
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Bristol
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Bristol
Price Range: $167 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bristol House Bed & Breakfast, winner of the 2013, 2014 & 2015 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, located in picturesque Bristol, Rhode Island. A quaint seaside town filled with beauty, charm and history, dated back to 1680, and home to America's Oldest Fourth of July celebration! This charming, boutique, traditional Cape Cod style B&B is the perfect spot for a family vacation/reunion, girl friend's getaway or a relaxing getaway for two! Bristol House boasts three beautifully decorated guest rooms (all with PRIVATE bathrooms), cozy gathering spaces, outdoor patio and backyard garden. Book the inn for your next business meeting or offsite and let us cater your lunch or cocktail party. ... more   less 
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