Bed and Breakfast
Newport, Rhode Island
Named in “Best of New England – Editors’ Choice” as the
2011 Best Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast
Our bed and breakfast, the Marshall Slocum
Guest House, has been meticulously preserved to reflect the charm and beauty
of its Victorian heritage, while offering accommodations with today's comforts. The
extensive grounds at the Inn, featuring a large back deck overlooking manicured gardens
and a relaxing front porch, offer the Inn's guest a quiet recluse to relax at after a day
of touring the Newport Mansions, harbor, shops, restaurants and
beaches that are only steps away from our Inn.
5 minute walk to downtown and harbor front
-- 10 minute walk to scenic
Cliff Walk and beaches.
A short walk from Newport's fabled downtown and waterfront attractions
and a short drive from the picturesque beaches, The Marshall Slocum Guest
House is the perfect place to spend your time during your next visit to New
England's most famous seaside city. Whether you come for the yacht races,
the jazz concerts, or just to relax at the seashore the Marshall Slocum
Guest House is the perfect place to stay.
- Famed Cliff Walk: A 10 minute walk from the Inn, the Cliff Walk is a
6.5 mile walk along the ocean edge cliffs of Newport that combines the natural beauty of
the Newport shore line with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age.
Wildflowers, birds, geology, and a front yard view of the Newport Mansions all add to this
- Ocean Drive: Newport's breathtaking Ocean Drive is located just minutes
from the Inn and features a combination of wealthy summer homes, public parks, beautiful
beaches, and miles of shoreline. The drive can be toured in a car, tour bus, or, for the
more adventurous, on a bicycle.
- The Newport International Tennis Hall of Fame is a beautiful and
affordable attraction that is only a five-minute walk from our Bed and Breakfast. Built in
1880 as a private club and playground for the wealthy, this non-profit institution is
dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis
development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines and providing a landmark for tennis
enthusiasts worldwide. During the summer, spring, and fall, guests of the Inn can enjoy
lunch overlooking the only professionally played grass courts in the United States.
- Newport Museums: Artillery Company of Newport, Newport Art Museum,
Museum of Newport History, Samuel Whitehorne Museum, Museum of Yachting, Fort Adams, Naval
War College Museum, Rhode Island Fisherman and Whale Museum:
- Newport Rhode Island Harbor Tours
- Newport Rhode Island Historic Mansions: By far the most popular
attraction in Newport are the Newport mansions. Built near the turn of the century, these
magnificent structures are each a museum onto itself.
The Inn features
5 distinctively decorated guest rooms
our guest rooms at the Inn feature private baths, Queen or King beds, down comforters,
terry cloth robes, Crown Imperial bath linens, and air conditioning. Some of the
guest rooms feature other amenities such as whirlpool bathtubs, fireplaces, ceiling fans,
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at the Inn:
- Down Comforters
- Ironed Linens
- Terry Cloth Robes
- Crown Imperial Bath Linens
- Greenwich Bay ToiletriesI
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Radio Alarm Clock
- Complimentary Refreshments
- Off street parking at the Inn
Breakfast is an important part of our Guest’s stay at our Newport, Rhode Island B&B Inn. Included in your rate, breakfast at the Marshall Slocum Inn is sure to leave an indelible impression on your stay. Chef Mark Spring and staff aim to create a warm environment combined with top notch service and sumptuous food. Educated at Johnson & Wales University and trained at the AAA rated five star Cliffside Inn, Chef Spring presents an innovative menu for guests of our B&B Inn to choose from daily.
For breakfast service at our Newport Bed and Breakfast, our guests have the option of dining on the large back deck overlooking the gardens, inside the sun filled Dining Room, or in their guest room for a true breakfast in bed experience.
Breakfast begins at 7:30 am with freshly brewed coffee and a selection of juices set out on the side bar in our beautifully appointed Dining Room. At 8:00 am, guest’s select a main entree from our ever changing daily menu.
Wednesday Night Lobster Dinner:
Every Wednesday night is the famous Lobster night at
the Inn. We serve dinner outside on our back deck so that our guests can enjoy the
beautiful summer breezes that the ocean brings to Newport Rhode Island.
Enjoy meeting your fellow bed and breakfast guests and enjoy the best tasting lobster in
We begin with homemade clam chowder, and follow with fresh lobsters that come right from
the boats of the Aquidneck Lobster Company located on Bowens
Wharf in Newport Harbor.
For dessert, we may serve strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream and freshly picked
strawberries from a locally run pick your own farm or homemade brownie sundaes.
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Rates and Policies
$99 - $157.50
Your reservation at our Rhode Island Inn is guaranteed with your credit card number. We do not charge your card in advance. We accept payment with credit card, cash, traveler’s checks or personal check by mail. We do not accept American Express.
- CANCELLATION POLICY:
Unless otherwise discussed and noted in your confirmation there is no charge if you cancel two weeks prior to arrival. A charge of half your stay is made on your credit card if canceled within two weeks of arrival AND we are unable to rerent your guest room. This charge is only made if we are unable to rerent your room. Early departures and/or same day cancellations are subject to a charge of the total stay.
- CHECK IN/CHECK OUT:
Check-in time is between 12:00 noon & 6:30 pm. If an earlier or later check in is needed, please let us know in advance. Check out is 11:00 am. Guests may leave their belongings and their car at the bed and breakfast and retrieve them later in the day.
We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards. We do not accept American Express cards. We offer a 5% discount for cash payment. A 7% state sales tax and 6% city hospitality tax is added to all room totals. An additional 5% is discounted for guests that bring 7 non-perishable canned goods which are donated to the local Women’s Resource Center. The canned good discount can only be utilized if paying cash.
A full breakfast is served between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Please let us know when making your reservation if you have any dietary concerns and we will modify your breakfast. Coffee is available at 7:00 am.
Lobster dinner is served on Wednesday nights to guests on our Gilded Getaway package. If
you are not staying with us on our Gilded Getaway Package and would like join our dinner
on Wednesday the cost is $40 per person.
We have complementary on-site parking for our guests. Upon arriving follow the driveway to the parking area at the rear of the property.
We are a smoke free establishment. You are welcome to smoke outside on the porch or back deck. Guests who choose to ignore our smoke free policy will be charged a $200 fee to cover the cleaning expenses associated with smoke removal.
include a full gourmet breakfast in the morning, complimentary on-site parking, and first
class service. We hope you will be our guest and enjoy all of what Newport Rhode Island
has to offer.
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