Oakley the dog on bed Catherine Street B&B | Admiral Sims House Bed & Breakfast, Newport RI

Our Policies

With such awesome history in Newport, it’s fun to take good care of these cool, old houses.  Catherine St was originally built in 1883 as a summer home for Francis Jones of New York City.  The namesake of our little accommodations endeaver – Admiral Sims – and his family made it their home when he returned from the Navy in 1925.  We offer the per diem rate to government and military travels in honor of him (plus we’re a military family too!!)

Less is known of the Mill St house.  It was built in 1812 and we understand it was actually a lodging house at one time.  At both locations, we encourage folks to “go green” when possible – recycle in the specially-marked bins, reuse linens and towels in order to reduce water and detergent use, and feel free to use the eco-friendly amenities with minimal preservatives, labeling and packing material.

Both houses are located in Newport’s famed Historic Hill neighborhood nestled between the ocean beach and Cliff Walk on one side and famous yachting wharfs, boutique shopping, and yummy restaurants on the other.  It’s an easy walk to all, but most important …relax and make yourself at home.

Family Picture | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island
  • Check-in 4p or later (coordinated by text for contact-less service) by appointment
  • Check-out 10am
  • Free, offstreet parking for one car
  • We are a smoke free home.  Sprinklers & smoke detectors are for your
  • Sorry, these old houses are not ADA accessible and do not have elevators.
  • Children & pets accepted with prior arrangements & fee (Studio rental is 50 per Stay, Apartments are 100 per stay)
  • Studio cleaning fee is 25, Apartment cleaning fee is 50 for one-bedroom and 100 for two-bedroom
  • Extra person is 50 per night.
  • Please be respectful of these old homes – we will charge for extra cleaning
    or damage.
  • There is 7% state tax and 6% lodging tax.
  • Deposit of one-half is required to reserve Studio or Apartment vacation rental.  The
    balance is due at check-in.
  • Cancellation policy: Since we are a small inn, we have a strict
    cancellation / change policy.  There is a $50 processing fee.  If a reservation is cancelled or changed within 30 days prior to the arrival date, we’ll deduct $50 per room from the depost and refund the remainder. There are no refunds within 30 days or for early departures and no-shows.
  • Gift Certificates are available – just ask!

We love pets!

House Rules for Pet Guests….

  • Call to reserve our special pet room (1-401-841-0009 or 1-877-841-0009) – Studio fee is only $50 per stay – Apartment fee is $100 per stay. Pet owner is responsible for costs if damage occurs.
  • For everyone’s safety, keep your pet on a leash when outside – some folks are scared of animals.
  • Please pick up after your pet – we have extra plastic baggies!
  • We do not offer a room refresh to pet rooms – we’ve learned from experience how territorial pets are.  Ouch.
  • Recommend you bring along a crate or carrier if you plan on leaving your pet in the room while you’re out on the town.
  • Leave us your cell phone number – we must be able to contact you if your pet is barking or crying or scratching when you’re gone.
  • Sorry, no pets at inside common areas – pet etiquette stipulates respect for other guests.
  • Pets must have current vaccinations.
  • We rarely have problems, but want to be clear – we will ask you to leave if there is any major misbehaving that impacts other guests.  Mostly we find that pets who are accustomed to travel behave better than people!  hee hee
  • We ask each guest with a pet to understand & agree to these house rules.
Orange Cat and Dog with Shirt | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Things to do…

2 Dogs and Toys | Admiral Sims House Vacation Rental, Newport Rhode Island


Woman and Dog with Shades | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island


Woman Holding a Dog | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island
  • Wag Nation – 92 Williams St, 619-3719, www.shopwagnation.com
  • Black Dog General Store – 33 Banisters Wharf, 842-0339
  • Rough Point – Doris Duke’s home on Bellevue.  Dogs aren’t allowed now, but in the 20’s she allowed her dogs to romp through the 105 rooms, jump over the 300 year old sofas, & accidentally break her china – she fixed herself!

Important Stuff…

  • Newport Animal Hospital – 333 Valley Rd, Middletown, 849-3400
  • Groom Room – 619-5828, 68 Broadway
  • The Wiggle Room – pet sitters, 741 W Main, 849-0044, www.thewiggleroomri.com
  • Pet Services – Marco’s Dog Services, marcoinri@yahoo.com, 622-5575
  • Pet Sitter – Pet Scort, 841-5330
  • Markede Kennel – 599 E Main, Middletown, 847-2681
Cat on table with flowers | ADMIRAL SIMS B&B, Newport Rhode Island

Wish you had a pet…or want to Donate?

Doggie Paw | Admiral Sims House Bed & Breakfast, Newport RI

Check out The Potter’s Leaguewww.potterleague.org, our local pound.  Milli adopted her lovable Pinot from Potter’s League and Cindy is a hearty supporter.

When your thoughts turn to enjoying the charm, beauty and history of legendary Newport, let your thoughts also turn to Admiral Sims’ House for comfort, relaxation, and the perfect “home away from home” while in Newport.  

We’re family and pet friendly with prior arrangements.  Join us at Admiral Sims’ House and you’ll appreciate modern conveniences in a quiet, historic setting. 

ADA Website Compliance

Our goal is to provide a wonderful experience in the desirable location of Newport, RI.  We have built our site with ADA compliance in mind and have utilized available tools such as achecker.ca and Google Chrome’s ADA compatibility diagnostic tools.  Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing.  If you have difficulty navigating our website or booking a room at our inn, we ask you to contact us via telephone or email and our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.

73 Catherine Street
Newport, RI 02840
Owners: Manager

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all guests.  We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online on http://www.admiralsimsnewport.com/ regardless of device type and whether an individual requires assistive technology.  Our hotel website allows visitors to search for accessibility featured guest rooms with ease and details our property’s accessibility features here.  If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our property’s website, please contact us at cmquilt13@cox.net

Bed and Breakfast Accessibility Features

While we welcome everyone to stay at our property, please note that the buildings on our property were built in 1812 and 1883 and are historic.  We do not have any ADA Compliant rooms or features at the inn to accommodate those with disabilities.  If you have any questions regarding the property and if it is suitable for your needs, just give us a call.

Bed and Breakfast Website Accessibility Features

This inn’s website for Admiral Sims’ White House is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

Navigation Shortcuts

Our inn’s website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.

Structured, Semantic Markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure.  Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group.

Images Visibility

All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Standards Compliance

The site is designed to conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.  All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 and use structured semantic markup

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