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Samuel Durfee House
Ranked #9 of 96 Newport B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Perfect B&B! Friendly hosts, excellent breakfasts, clean, cozy comfortable rooms and you can walk to all from this location. We stayed in the Durfee room which was a spacious room with a high bed (you will need to use the step stool). This was a quiet, pretty room at the front of the house, 2nd floor, where we were also able to get a little bit of a view of the harbor. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

We are so happy to hear that you are going to return to the Samuel Durfee House and that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for sharing!~Heather

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband and I just got back from our stay at Samuel Durfee (Perry Room). I highly recommend staying here, the location is perfect , house is adorable, and the breakfast every day homemade by Heather is really delicious. Even the afternoon cookies served are great!! I would't bother wasting your time reading other B&B reviews - stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Many thanks for your kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!~ Heather

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My husband and I recently spent the weekend in Newport, staying at the Samuel Durfee House. Our room (Perry) was simple and cozy, and very clean. Heather was such a lovely host, and even baked gluten free cookies one day because I have a gluten allergy. Breakfasts were delicious too. The house is in a great location right by all the restaurants and shops, but on a quieter street. Highly recommend staying here for a relaxing weekend.

Room Tip: We stayed in Perry, and even being in the front of the house it was still very quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank TravelerAshley
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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing your stay, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit!~Heather

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Booked a last minute weekend trip here. We picked it because of the excellent tripadvisor reviews and the Samuel Durfee House exceeded their wonderful reviews. Heather and Michael are extremely nice people. They accommodated our late check in, helped us with where to go, cooked a delicious breakfast and even helped us with the oil in our car. The room was cute and very clean. All the amenities. The location is perfect. It is one block away from the main drag of shops and restaurants and right around the corner from The Elms. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Newport.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

We are so glad that you enjoyed your honeymoon getaway with us at the Samuel Durfee House and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Our best wishes to you both!

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you want something special in Newport, this is the best choice in the BB panorama of Newport.
Great room!
Everything was perfect in the room and it was very clean!
Parking available, no worries!
The location is walking distance from everything in Newport.

The owners were great.

The breakfast was different everyday but always delicious.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Thank you for sharing your thoughts of your recent stay with future guests. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Samuel Durfee House and we hope to see you again in the future! ~Heather

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We just got back from a two night stay at this B&B. We were in the Ida Lewis room, which is in the back of the house. The room has an elegant feel to it with a very comfortable high four poster bed and a nonworking fireplace. We never had a chance to use the little porch, but it looked nice and was private. The room had everything you could imagine needing and throughout the house there were different touches that showed the innkeepers wanted to make sure their guests were comfortable. Heather took us around the inn upon arrival and made sure we knew where everything was. They even have chilled glasses and water or coffee/tea to go with their afternoon treats. The location cannot be beat. It is an easy walk to the best parts of town. We brought our bikes down and Heather offered to let us keep them in the carriage house. If you stay here, make sure you tell Heather what some of your plans are. She will not only give you honest suggestions, but on two occasions she was able to offer discount tickets to the attractions available to her guests through the Newport B&B association. We were even able to borrow a street parking pass to go to a restaurant in a part of town that only had resident parking after 6:00pm when we told her we had reservations. Another tip for future guests is to tell them in your booking if you are either allergic or just don't like a particular type of food (e.g. nuts). Everyone eats the same fantastic gourmet breakfast, and they will tailor their menu to exclude foods that the current guests do not like. Liked the stay so much, we can't wait to go back in another season.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Thank you so much for your extremely kind words! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to make your stay so enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again! ~Heather

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a good but short stay in a convenient location in Newport. Took advantage of their discounts to Doris Duke House and Newport Vineyards. A comfortable in the Doris Duke room and a good breakfast. Michael and Heather helped make our short stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

So glad that you enjoyed your short visit to Newport and the Samuel Durfee House. Wonderful that you took advantage of our discounted packages! We hope to see you again, hopefully for a longer visit! Thanks for sharing!

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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 #9 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range: $178 - $371 (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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