We have precious few opportunities to do grown-up trips since we have two little ones under the age of three, so the pressure was on for this one to be fabulous. With the kids at their grandparents', we headed to Newport to take in the Folk Festival and stay overnight in a B&B. We have little experience with B&Bs, but we do know what we like! The innkeepers at the Sarah Kendall clearly know hospitality!
The location couldn't be better. The neighborhood is quiet and residential, and still close to everything we wanted to see and do. We walked 5 minutes to our water taxi to get to the concert at Fort Adams State Park, and we walked 15 minutes to a delicious dinner up Broadway later in the evening.
The property is gorgeous and well-cared for. The gardens are spectacular! If you're have the wonderful opportunity to stay here, allow for plenty of time relaxing on the front porch. The gentle sea breeze combined with the view of the Goat Island Lighthouse surrounded by sailboats is quintessential Newport. We stayed in a lovely, comfortable room. Though the sea breeze made for perfect temperatures in the room, we turned on the a/c to muffle any street noise and guarantee ourselves a rare full night's sleep. We needn't have bothered.
Breakfast at the Sarah Kendall is DELICIOUS! The homemade bagels, muffins and coffee cake was the perfect accompaniment to the excellent coffee. The hot breakfast of blueberry pancakes and bacon that Fran was cooking the morning we were there was better than anything we could have hoped to find in a Newport breakfast spot.
Forgive the rambling review...we loved our time at the Sarah Kendall and wish it could have lasted longer! Next year, we'll plan accordingly! Thank you, Babcock family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful bed and breakfast in historical neighborhood. Homes are colonial and Victorian some dating back to 1700. Very quiet area but a short walk to the center of town. On the harbor( see the Newport bridge beautifully lite at night) beautiful front porch with antique wicker furniture to enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarah Kendall House Hotel Newport