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“Quiet and nice shelter”
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Admiral Dewey Inn
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

This awesomely nice house contains in its inside a good number of well furnished rooms, in the classical stile. Specially you enjoy the quietness of the place, so is perfect if you're looking for a peaceful retire.
If you don't, also have a very interesting alternative in the stone thrownly near beach: Taras Joyce Irish Pub, and the Ocean Mist bar offer live music in an awesome setting above the waves.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

This was our 3rd year at the Admiral Dewey - an inn with a relaxing atmosphere, immaculate rooms, antique furnishings, and a full delicious breakfast. You can take a cup of coffee out to the porch and rock a bit of the morning away, head into town for the day, or take the short walk to the beach for a day of fun in the sun. Joan is a fabulous storyteller with all kinds of information about the area. We always look forward to seeing Joan for a long summer weekend and a great escape at the Admiral Dewey. Wish we could stay even longer.......... or better yet, spend the entire summer at the Admiral Dewey !!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

My husband and I have been staying at the Dewey for about 15 years. We hadn't been in two years, however, and we were so happy to see that Joan was still there and the inn was in beautiful condition. Our room was the newly done over Rm. 9 which was clean, fresh and comfortable! Breakfast consisted of fresh muffins, coffee cake, scones along with the usual cereal, toast, biscotti and fruit. This is just as it's always been, delicious. The Dewey's location is perfect for us because we do day trips to Newport, Watch Hill, the beach and even Mystic before heading home. It was a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Delilah481
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

My family and I have been going to the Dewey for 10 years - now my grown children and their spouses also love the Dewey! We were there last summer for my niece's wedding and we had such a good time that we are all returning this summer. We love Joan and enjoy listeing to her stories about South County. The beach is a short walk from the Dewey and we love walking on the beach early in the morning. We come back to a delicious breakfast - Joan's homemade blueberry muffins and plum coffee cake are my favorites! After a day at the beach we love sitting on the wrap around porch - always a wonderful breeze on the porch. And the big decision of the day - where to go for dinner?
Lots of wonderful seafood places to enjoy and then ice cream at the Vanilla Bean - a favorite of everyone in Matunuck.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2009

If I could have, I would have stayed at another hotel or bed and breakfast. Unless you want to get yelled at every time you pass Joan, the inn keeper, or just for someone to be plain mean to you (Guest: wow, the salads are great next door at the deli - Joan: what, like I don't know that), I would suggest going to a different place. She yelled at me for asking for an iron, yelled at the bride’s brother for ironing his shirt, and yelled at the bride for having too many people in her room helping her get ready for the wedding. We felt like she was annoyed that anyone was staying in her house, not that we had paid for a nice bed and breakfast (bed not so comfortable and breakfast consisted of bagels and English muffins left out).

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

A dry, sarcastic wit is not appreciated by everyone. But if you are someone who prefers a big, old inn with unending character over a sterile cookie-cutter hotel chain, then you will probably be glad to rest your head at the Dewey, and you will probably go home smiling and chuckling about Joan's story telling and delicious warm breakfast pastries. The inn stands tall, several blocks from the beach, with heavy oak dressers and iron beds. The wallpaper and light fixtures make you feel like you've stepped back in time. This is one of those places where the staircase and door moldings have never been painted in all those years, and you feel grateful that nobody ever "spruced it up" and lost that warm, historic character. Beds and towels are clean and fresh. Bathroom clean with a good shower and very hot water. Breakfast smells of fresh cooked breads and pastries drift up the stairs. Sit in a rocking chair on the wrap-around porch and ponder the beach day ahead of you, while bunnies hop across the lawn. And go ahead and ask Joan about her postcard collection. You'll hear some good stories. She's a character, just like her inn.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 668 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-7053
Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > South Kingstown
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in South Kingstown
Price Range: $60 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10

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