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Samuel Durfee House

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When originally coming across the reviews for the Samuel Durfee House, I was enchanted by the reviews highlighting the fact that everyone's experience was "charming" and "relaxing." I don't think I could describe it any other way. My wife and I were looking to escape the stir-craziness of New York for a weekend getaway before our first-born arrives. Echoing the...

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Millburn, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Samuel Durfee House is a beautiful B & B in the heart of Newport. The Innkeepers, Heather and Michael, are the loveliest people and make you feel absolutely welcome. Their knowledge of the area and recommendations were very helpful to us first time visitors to Newport. They were always around (without being intrusive) to make sure we were comfortable,...

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Samuel Durfee House so much! The Doris Duke Suite is perfect for guests wanting extra space, there is also a private deck so hopefully the weather will be warmer if you visit again! We really appreciate you taking the...

Moscow, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming old inn with lots of character and very comfortable. We stayed in the Harrison Suite which is on the first floor. It is quite spacious with a small sitting room and a large (but high) comfortable bed. Although we didn't spend time outside on the deck, the extended area is quite large yet allows privacy. Michael and Heather...

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed our historic inn and your stay in the Harrison Suite. Hopefully you can return in the future and enjoy the large private deck in the warmer season! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your visit with others, we really appreciate it! ~Heather

Glen Rock, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our stay at this Newport B&B...Michael and Heather were consummate hosts. Great location, delicious breakfast and nicely appointed room. They were also a great source of information about what to see and do in this charming town. A book full of details and menus was a nice touch. Thanks for such a delightful getaway!

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Samuel Durfee House and that you enjoyed our breakfasts, your guest room and our location! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your visit with future visitors! ~Heather

Salem, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a wonderful weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. Samuel Durfee house was charming, the hosts were so lovely and willing to share about the home, the area, and offer suggestions on what to do. The location of this Federalist style B&B was one block from Thames Street which offered a wide variety of shopping, dinning, and entertainment....

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a very informative and wonderful review~we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much! So glad that you appreciated the location, parking and other amenities that we offer. We enjoyed getting to know you as well and hope to see you again! ~Heather

Reviewed 8 March 2017

I stayed in the Perry room for 4 nights. The gracious innkeepers took pains to avoid onions in my egg dishes and to make eggs everyday for me due to diabetes issues. The house is finely decorated with period furnishings. My room was up a flight of steps, which wasn't a huge problem, since the owners carried my luggage. Primo...

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated our extra touches to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible! Thanks for taking the time to tell others about your stay at the Samuel Durfee House! ~Heather

Chittenden, Vermont
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had a delightful stay at the historic Samuel Durfee House. Accommodations and daily breakfast were excellent. A favorite was the Swiss cheese quiche. Michael and Heather were very friendly and helpful with area and dining suggestions. The Inn is walking distance to many historic buildings, shopping, the wharf and restaurants.

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed our breakfasts especially the Swiss Cheese Pie! It is one of my favorites and an old family recipe of Michael's. We agree that the location is ideal for walking to the Newport attractions. Thanks so much for sharing your visit with other guests! ~Heather

Hudson River Valley, New York
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We spent a very enjoyable 2017, Presidents Day weekend at the Samuel Durfee House. The house is authentically decorated with a cozy, New England seaport atmosphere, and well located, within easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping. We stayed in the nicely appointed Perry room with a portrait of naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry, watching over us. Heather and Michael...

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

It was wonderful finally getting to meet you and your family! So glad to hear that yo all enjoyed your visit to the Samuel Durfee House and your stay in the Perry Room! It is also nice to know that you enjoyed the breakfast presentation, Michael strives to make each plate look and taste amazing! Thanks for taking the time...

Holliston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 February 2017

An early Valentine's Day get away. We had a delightful stay at The Samuel Durfee House. Michael and Heather made us feel so comfortable and were great resources for things to do around Newport in the winter. Their rooms are beautifully appointed, comfortable and cozy. We stayed in the Durfee Room this visit. Breakfasts were yummy too, by the way....

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing the Samuel Durfee House for your early Valentine's Day getaway and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Durfee Room! Again, thanks for sharing your visit and we hope to see you again! ~Heather

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My wife and I have always been impressed by the rooms, breakfasts, and extremely knowledgeable inn owners! I think it makes a big difference when you can not only have a relaxing stay but also speak with people who are immersed and engaged in their local community. You know you are getting advice from people who really know the area....

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mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you and your wife have enjoyed your visits to the Samuel Durfee House! Thanks for sharing with others! ~Heather

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 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 television, small fridge, robes, beach bag with towels, CD player, iron, and ironing board. Complimentary parking and wifi are provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samuel Durfee House

Address: 352 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $234 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samuel Durfee House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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Hello and thank you for your interest in our inn. Yes, we are just a block away from Thames Street and a block and a half away from Bellevue Avenue where the Tennis Hall of Fame and mansions are located.

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“Rooms facing the back of the inn will have less road noise.”
557judib, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I highly recommend the Ida Lewis Room for the private deck and the sprawling bed!”
LisaJ397, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Durfee room has the most comfortable bed”
ErisShaw, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Perry Room.”
Monteverdevecchio, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We booked a suite on the main floor to accommodate our mother who should not climb stairs. It has an adjacent enclosed patio.”
Zmama4, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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