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Samuel Durfee House
Ranked #7 of 96 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great hosts, great location, great Inn. Heather and Michael were so kind and informative, making our stay just perfect. Our room " the Samuel Durfee " was spacious and very comfortable. Breakfest everyday was delicious and plentiful, and allowed us to skip lunch. The location is within easy walking distance of the harbor and most restaurants, as well as some of the museums and mansions. Looking forward to going back next year.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank neil b
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3beachgoers, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

We look forward to seeing you again next year and are glad you enjoyed your stay in the Durfee room and your time at our inn! Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We selected this wonderful B&B because of how highly it was rated by tripadvisor members, and our expectations were greatly exceeded. Before moving to the Midwest 30+ years ago we used to frequent Newport and decided to go back to celebrate our 35th anniversary so the place had to be special -- and it definitely was. Samuel Durfee House is charming, clean, beautifully decorated and chock full of all the amenities you could hope for, but most importantly it has Heather and Michael. This wonderful couple genuinely wanted to make our stay as pleasant and memorable as possible and did everything in their power towards that end. From cheerful advice as to where to dine and what to do, to gourmet breakfasts, they never failed to excel. Cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank MWillTravel
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3beachgoers, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your 35th anniversary trip back to Newport and that we could help make your stay so enjoyable!

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The home was built in the early 1800's so you should like antiques. The floors creak etc. but the rooms are furnished with with lovely antiques and the bed linen is superb. Couple this with great hosts who provide great info and a marvelous breakfast and you have an excellent place for a holiday

  • Stayed: August 2012
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4  Thank cardav096
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3beachgoers, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience about our inn (which was built in 1803)! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We have just spent a long week-end in Newport to celebrate my birthday...We had a great time, Heather and Michael are warm, welcoming hosts who provided all the information we needed to enjoy our days there, from which mansions were a must see to the best restaurants. We enjoyed our room that was very quiet and the nice, filling breakfast that we had in the patio area. Every detail is taken care of and the whole experience is very pleasant and relaxing.
Also the location is perfect - a couple of blocks from Thames street so you can walk to most restaurants and shopping areas but still enjoy a quiet street.
We hope to go back soon!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Dani66
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3beachgoers, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012

We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday getaway and your stay at the Samuel Durfee House! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

My fiance and I loved our stay at the Samuel Durfee House. We stayed in the small Jackie O room and enjoyed the bright decor and jacuzzi tub. Breakfast was served in the dining room or on the patio every morning. We particularly enjoyed eating on the patio as it provided a bit more privacy. Our meals were delicious. The waffle with berries and whipped cream was a personal favorite. The B&B also offers free off-street parking which is certainly a major benefit! Most shopping and dining spots are within walking distance--just be sure to bring some good walking shoes! Dinner at the Red Parrot was a highlight of our stay. The house is also just a short drive to the mansions where parking was plentiful. Heather and Michael were very nice and offered us maps and tips throughout our stay. We look forward to a return trip soon!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank steffiedear
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3beachgoers, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Thanks for sharing your experience and your kind words! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend to go to the annual Jazz Fest. Heather and Michael took great care of us , fed us fabulous breakasts and even lent us beach chairs. The room we stayed in had a really comortable bed and even great pillows. The location is central to everything. Mostly we walked or took the water taxi. We have stayed in many B&B's in Newport and would highly recommend this one.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank jhdwld
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3beachgoers, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

It is wonderful that you had a great Newport Jazz Festival weekend and the were a part of that experience. Hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Lived up to all the reviews we had read previously in Trip Advisor. Lovely, clean and comfortable room. The breakfasts were delicious and filling. The innkeepers accommodating and friendly. I can't say enough good things about this place!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Virginia R
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3beachgoers, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for sharing your experience with others!

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Additional Information about Samuel Durfee House

Address: 352 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6822
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $177 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samuel Durfee House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant 1803 Federal period inn located downtown in Newport's Yachting village, just a block from the harbor. A complimentary full gourmet breakfast and afternoon refreshments are served daily. Enjoy the ambiance of an historic building with modern amenities. All rooms are uniquely decorated and feature private bathroom, television, small fridge, robes, bluetooth alarm clock, iron, and ironing board. Complimentary parking and wifi are provided. ... more   less 
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