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Samuel Durfee House

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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York, Maine
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We just spent three nights at the Samuel Durfee House and had a great stay. Heather and Michael couldn't have been more accommodating. We were very comfortable in The Harrison Suite. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were well appointed. Parking was a big asset. We could leave our car and walk almost anywhere because of the central...

3Thank Kathy A
mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Harrison Suite and at the Samuel Durfee House! We too love the convenient location. Also, so happy to hear that you found our breakfasts delicious (I will let Michael know as he does the majority of the cooking) we try to vary our menu~ even if you stay a week you...

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Michael and Heather are great. We stayed for a couple days in the D. Duke room. The owners are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is excellent. The rooms are clean and the bead is comfortable. The SD house is within walking distance of almost everything. We would definitely stay here again the next time we are in Newport.

3Thank loriapatrick
mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your visit at the Samuel Durfee House with other travelers! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay (and the breakfast)! We hope you will get out on your sail the next time you visit! ~Heather

Portsmouth, NH
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A great location and the owners are very knowledgeable about everything Newport. We parked our car when we arrived and did not drive it until we left - we walked everywhere, including down to the Mansions and the Cliff Walk! The Fitbit logged 12 miles for us that day! Breakfast was wonderful. We were in the Ida Lewis room and...

4Thank 2Nobletravelers
mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Samuel Durfee House and our convenient location! 12 miles of walking is quite impressive -it certainly helps with amazing views of cliff walk and the mansions. Sorry to hear that the fridge was not cold enough for your "mountains" (not sure what they are) but glad your...

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A little pricey, but a great location. It is coveniently located within walking distance of many attractions. The off street parking is also a major plus. The hosts (Heather and Mike) do a great job of making you feel at home. Beds are very comfortable and the breakfast is awesome. This is an 1803 building, so the rooms are comfortable,...

6Thank gw1247
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I love this B&B!! I've visited Newport many times over the years and stay at this B&B every time! The Samuel Durfee House offers many different rooms and I've enjoyed staying in each one. This place has style. I appreciate the owner's creativity and attention to detail in each room and throughout the house. I've enjoyed the food during every...

7Thank TLucas2
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 19 July 2016

There are so many choices of B&B's in Newport, and I'm so glad I found this one. I was in the middle of an ambitious New England road trip with multiple destinations and decided to splurge on 3 nights in Newport to see the sights. I found all the reviews I had read about the Samuel Durfee House to be...

8Thank Lisa J
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I have visited this wonderful place on multiple occasions and have always had a memorable experience. I have stayed in the comfort of every room and have always been impressed with the cleanliness and decor. Michael, Heather, & Jaxson are so hospitable and truly make you feel at home during your visit. The location is excellent as you can walk...

9Thank slbarger
Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 June 2016

My husband and I just got back from our stay (June20-24th) Michael and Heather did a wonderful job of taking care of us. We loved the decor and the inn was clean. We stayed in the Durfee room. the room was a nice size , the bed was very comfortable. The only thing it was a bit high up for...

7Thank ErisShaw
mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your visit to Newport and the Samuel Durfee House! So glad that you enjoyed our breakfasts and our downtown location. It is quite convenient having shopping centers and a bus/trolley stop just one block up from the inn! ~Heather

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stayed 4 nights. Michael and Heather do a fantastic job with this place, they are super nice and they are Newport experts. I do my research when we go on vacation, but they had some great tips for us. We were in the Ida Lewis room on the second floor which has a nice balcony under a huge, old tree....

7Thank pooop
mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet your family and we are happy to hear that the Doris Duke Suite and Ida Lewis Room was a good fit for your family! We hope that you enjoyed your trip up to Boston after you departed! Thanks for sharing your experience with others! ~Heather

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had a lovely weekend at the Samuel Durfee House! We stayed in the Perry Room which was romantic, cozy and luxurious! The bed and bed linens were beautiful. The House is in the perfect location!! Heather and Michael were so nice and welcoming and helped us navigate our plans. The breakfasts were delicious and we could not have had...

7Thank Monteverdevecchio
mhjtravels, Owner at Samuel Durfee House, responded to this review

We had a lovely time chatting with you over the weekend and are so glad you enjoyed staying in the Perry Room! Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay and we hope that you will return soon! ~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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • 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 02840-6822
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $266 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Samuel Durfee House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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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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