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Armistead Cottage
Ranked #13 of 96 Newport B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

My boyfriend found this perfect gem while looking for a place to stay in Newport & I am so glad he did. We had a fantastic weekend! Romana & Charles are both wonderful people who make you feel welcome & at home. The rooms are beautifully decorated and 100% spotless. The breakfast was amazing, with fresh ingredients, & a splash of their unique taste. Romana was more than accommodating and made sure our coffee cups were never empty through out the entire breakfast. Her warm and charming personality was what made our weekend. My boyfriend could not have found a better place to stay! I can't wait to go back and visit very soon.

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

We have been to many hotels and motels and always wanted to write a review, but never got around to it. However, this one was too good to not let others know. My wife Rita and I spent four days at the Armistead. They were the pleasantest we have ever spent in any lodging. The breakfasts, accommodations, the attentiveness to all our needs, not to mention the entertainment at Sunday morning breakfast by Romana and Charles were all off the chart. We not only had a clean, elegant room, but also the cordial atmosphere we felt from the moment we arrived
at the Armistead. We could not have felt more at home if we were in our own home. If your plans are to be in Newport, R.I., and you are looking for a place to stay, I would strongly recommend that you consider the Armistead Cottage Inn. We came home from the Armistead just bubbling over with enthusiasm about it. We will definitely make this an annual trip. Super experience.

Room Tip: Rita and I stayed in the Victorian Room, but there are all excellent.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tony G
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed at Armistead Cottage for a winter weekend get away and had such a wonderful time! Romana & Charles were awesome – warm & friendly with fun quirky personalities! They were full of helpful information (and deals) for local attractions and places to eat and places to shop.

I travel several times a year and have high expectations when it comes to my hotel (in this case B&B) and I couldn't have asked for anything better! I had a super comfortable Queen bed that offered me the best sleep I have had in a long time - it was really peaceful, warm with an awesome fireplace and not just the bedroom - but the whole house was unbelievably spotless! The décor is vintage ornamented and quite adorable!

The B&B was on a quiet residential street close to local attractions (Cliff Walk & beach, the Wharf & Thames Street shopping and the Mansions) and the neighborhood seemed very safe.

I will definitely be visiting again and will definitely be staying at Armistead Cottage with Romana & Charles!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I’ve stayed at the Armistead Cottage twice and both times were perfect vacations. Romana and Charles are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. The food was excellent, the hospitality was exceptional and the ambiance is something you must see for yourself to believe. Do yourself a favor and book your stay here if you are planning to see or return to Newport.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Chad G
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Armistead Cottage was our first B&B experience as well as our first trip to Newport 4 years ago and we've been coming back ever since! We love everything about Newport but we wouldn't even think of staying anywhere but Armistead Cottage as it is part of the Newport experience that we love so much. Romana is the perfect hostess! She has never steered us wrong in her suggestions for dinner, various attractions and exploring. Our trip in Oct. was for our honeymoon and we never even considered going anywhere else! We love the charming house and large porch and always book the same room which is beautiful. Delicious breakfasts made with fresh ingredients from her garden is yet another delightful experience. We look forward to our week in Newport all year!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

You cannot stay anywhere better in Newport for Bed & Breakfast than Romana's Armistead Cottage.

Welcoming and truly helpful and caring hosts, good food, great location. Rooms are perfectly clean and tidy with a homely atmosphere. Romana knows Newport inside out and only recommedns places she knows and loves from personal experience.

Of course there is the added bonus of the personally guided tour of the Carrot Museum, a truly unique experience, ANYWHERE in the world.

Room Tip: Wherever Ro places you, you will not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

BOOK IT IF YOU CAN GET IT !!!!! : ). Staying at the Armistead Cottage will be one of our favorite memories of our first trip to Newport. You will not find a more accommodating, helpful, welcoming hostess than Romana. She recommended the best places to eat and visit from a priceless locals perspective, and nailed it every time. The cottage is an easy walk to great sightseeing when the weather is right but start your sight seeing right there. Her impeccably neat home is furnished creatively and artistically with spectacular antiques. Do NOT short yourself time to REALLLY look through the carrot museum. Yes, you heard me. Her seemingly effortless breakfasts were delicious, and the conversation always warm and funny. We highly recommend staying here, and will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Armistead Cottage

Address: 55 Hunter Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3361
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $181 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Armistead Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Armistead Cottage is a Victorian style bed and breakfast with two guest rooms offering elegant king or queen accommodations and all the comforts of home, such as air conditioning, private bathrooms, romantic fireplaces, flat screen cable televisions, with DVD/CD and WiFi. A full gourmet breakfast is included with your stay as well as free on site parking and more!!!! We are located within walking distance of Cliff Walk the beach and the beautiful downtown harbor with all its restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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