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Samuel Durfee House
Ranked #13 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Couldn't have asked for more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

I love doing travel research and ended up choosing the SDH based on their pricing, location and reviews. Well, I've just recently returned home and I must say that the SDH is a wonderful Inn. The Innkeepers Michael and Heather are very hospitable and their Inn is just lovely, and to top things off it's in a great location with easy parking. I stayed in the Harrison Suite and it was perfect. I would recommend this Inn to anyone and would stay here again myself.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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7 Thank jmarie254
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, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
We too love to research when we are planning to travel! We are thrilled you chose the "SDH" for your trip to sail and visit family in Newport. We hope to see you again next time you travel to the east coast!
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

My fiancé and I selected the Samuel Durfee House after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. Our experience there exceeded our expectations! The B&B is located just a couple of blocks from the shops, restaurants, and the marina. We were happy that it wasn’t right on the main drag because it was nice and quiet. Michael and Heather made us feel at home and gave us wonderful suggestions on what to do and where to eat. They also accommodated my gluten allergy by serving a breakfast that I could eat on both Saturday and Sunday. Our room was comfortable and cozy. We were very sad to leave because we felt so at home. We look forward to coming back and we highly recommend the Samuel Durfee House to others.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review, 23 September 2011
We are very happy that you enjoyed Newport and your stay with us. Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to having you return. Good luck with your wedding planning!
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

My wife and I recently did a "stay vacation" in an effort to get some time alone and have some fun. Thus, we know the area well and chose Samuel Durfee House based on it's location and great reviews. We could not have been happier to also learn how great the hosts (Heather and Michael) are. They treated us great as friends; while at the same time not invading our space. What a great getaway that was - look no further !
Bryan

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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9 Thank bw123_11
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, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review, 17 September 2011
So glad you enjoyed your "staycation" at our inn-we hope to see you next time you want to get away close to home!
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Martinsville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

We stayed in the Ida Lewis room - delightful with a nice balcony and a huge spreading ash tree. All the amenities described in other reviews. Street noise no problem, nice restaurants 5 min. walk, easy ride or walk to town center. A well restored, well maintained 1803 house with nice historic flavor.
Heather and Mike your hosts are extremely likeable and just the right blend of ready to be helpful or giving you your privacy. Thoroughly enjoyed their company and their cooking skills are delightful.
Please feel comfortable selecting this B&B. Thank you Heather and Mike!

Room Tip: Ida Lewis room had very comfy bed, nice roomy space, generous private and sound private balcony. A++
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

Just stayed in Newport this past week for a wedding and chose this B&B mostly because of its location. Very glad we did so. Innkeepers were very nice and accommodating. They even drove us to the wedding when our cab didn't show, a real savior. Good meal for breakfast and only steps away from Thames happening district. I highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed July 2011
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9 Thank Ccjjff
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Property: Samuel Durfee House
Address: 352 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price range (per night): $227 - $426
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 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 
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