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Admiral Sims' House

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Essex, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We traveled with friends who are used to the best hotels and cruise ships, so we were concerned when we first arrived at this b&b type inn. It has a good amount of property both in front and back but it has a very plain look. The entrance area is less impressive than other b&bs we have stayed at in...

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Not easy for me to complain, but my wife and I were both disappointed to have been offered nothing, not even hot water, when we had to leave early for the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. It wasn't that early, 7:50 am. I don't like B&B's for just this reason: way too little hospitality. I know hospitality is hard wrk, but...

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beechtreeinn73, daughter at Admiral Sims' House, responded to this review

I'm so sorry we didn't make you breakfast, but you seemed OK with the situation when we were discussing it so we never gave it another thought. We assumed you would take advantage of the coffee, hot water, tea, oatmeal, hot chocolate, and fruit that is available 24 hours in the guest area on the sun porch.

Hewlett, New York
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to stay an extra night in Rhode Island and unfortunately the Inn that we were in had no availability. Luckily Admiral Sims just got a cancellation for their suite. It was a beautiful room. The hospitality from the Inn keeper and her daughter couldn't have been more welcoming. The only thing that makes us hesitate...

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

My wife and I stayed at Admiral Sims' House for the first time. This was by far the best B&B we have ever stayed at. The staff was so kind and accessible. The breakfast...oh the breakfast...outstanding! If you are unsure of where to stay in Newport, look no more, you've found your home away from home. We can't wait to...

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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent this weekend in Newport RI, and stayed at the adorably quaint Admiral Sims' House. We had a wonderful time! The room we stayed in was spacious, had perfect Victorian charm, and the Innkeepers were great. Each morning we enjoyed a large breakfast and sipped on coffee while listening to live music by a guitarist hired...

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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, friendly and cheerful atmosphere. Cindy was very hospitable and approachable. Breakfast was delicious. We stayed in the Compass room which was brightly decorated and warm. Loved the hairbrush art on the wall! They are pet and child friendly - we left our furry friends and kiddos home for this visit though. It was about a 20 minute walk to...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We stayed at the Admiral Sims House in the Compass Room for 1 night with our dog. The owners are very friendly and spent some time at breakfast with us; check in was easy and quick; the grounds are spacious and our dog could run around; breakfast was basic but good and filling and they had live music which was...

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Pleasant Valley, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We have been visiting The Admiral Sims House twice a year for approximately 5 years. This is a family run business and they are so welcoming that we feel like part of the team. We have two dogs who love Newport and we are really happy to have found a second home that is comfortable for us and our dogs....

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Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We did not feel our stay was enjoyable AT ALL for several reasons. First, they unauthorized charges to our credit card. Not only this, but they attempted to charge our card even BEFORE we arrived! This is unethical and also against their policies CLEARLY stated on their website! The receipts and policy state VERY clearly that nothing is to be...

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Westfield, NJ
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Cindy greeted us and our aging dog upon arrival with a dog biscuit and suggestions of dog friendly activities and restaurants in the Aquidneck Island area. We felt like special visitors at this small B and B (there are 4 rooms, not all are open for pets.). Our king-sized room was "seashore eclectic" in decorations, it was comfortable and spacious....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bright, spacious rooms with private baths, big flat screen cable TV, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free parking, and big breakfast served hot-off-the-grill. Easy walk to Newport center and especially close to the beach. Kid & pet rooms available. Large garden, sun porch, and quiet outside sitting deck. Built in 1883 for Francis Jones of New York and named for Admiral William Sowden Sims (past President of the Naval War College) who lived here in the 1920s. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Admiral Sims' House

Address: 73 Catherine St, Newport, RI 02840-3324 (Formerly The White House (Admiral Sims House))
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $133 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We recommend Admiral Sims' Suite!”
 of 5 bubbles tommyc68, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Compass Room was spacious and had a comfortable bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 416christiel, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in the Newport Room - beware windows don't open.”
 of 5 bubbles moetsmom, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“any of the rooms, I'm sure, would be as nice as the Newport.”
  • Newport Room at the Admiral Sims
 of 5 bubbles 2tigers, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The wifi on the top floor was spotty.”
 of 5 bubbles meco871, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
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