Jacob Hill Inn
What We Love
- The stuffed French toast has been the benchmark of the breakfast menu for 20 years
- Rooms feature at least one fireplace — strategically placed to enjoy from any angle
- Just minutes from Providence, the country estate is set on 50 acres with a pool and tennis courts
What To Know
- Children 13 and under are not permitted
- Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms
- The billiards room just added a professional ping-pong table
- Award-winning daily breakfast included in the room rate
- Year-round two-night minimum stay; three-night minimum during holiday seasons
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Built nearly 300 years ago, the Jacob Hill Farm was converted after 1915 into a hunt club for East Providence’s affluent families (think Vanderbilts and Firestones). The old servants’ call box, antique wainscot paneling, riding trophies and original china remain intact or on display. The 10 suites are in keeping with the antique feel, with updates like eco-friendly fireplaces and strategically placed Jacuzzi tubs. Special touches include a private sunroom on the Water Fire Grand Suite and a second fireplace in the bathroom in the Nantucket Suite. Breakfast is served in the dining room or outside in the gazebo during summer.
In the Area
Located in Seekonk, Massachusetts, the inn sits on the Rhode Island border in a region long disputed by both states, placing the property just 10 minutes from metropolitan Providence. Beyond the on-site tennis, pool and billiards, guests can enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities like horseback riding and hot-air ballooning, or drive 10 minutes to the beaches in Barrington or Ocean Grove. Home to top culinary school Johnson & Wales, food-focused Providence offers impressive dining options that include city institutions New Rivers and Hemenway’s Seafood.
How to Get There
We have now stayed at Jacob Hill twice. I can't imagine meeting anyone who is more welcoming than Eleanora and Bill. They truly made us feel like family. Their inn is absolutely amazing. Their attention to detail in absolutely every area shows. The rooms are absolutely beautiful, and the property is picturesque.
Jacob Hill Inn is a lovely country refuge just a short way out of Providence. We stayed there on a perfect Indian Summer weekend, when the weather was still balmy enough to enjoy a glass of wine on our private deck looking over a field bordered by forest. Bill and El, the owners, create a warm atmosphere in which to relax. Our room showed thoughtfulness about details (like a handy box of tissues in both the bathroom and bedroom!), and the spa bath offered a divine rejuvenation after a busy day of walking in Providence. We highly recommend it! - 2 New Yorkers
Bill and Eleanor go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms are clean and well cared for. I did not know how much was close by until we were leaving. We enjoyed getting to know them as well as staying there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in the Providence Luxury building at the Historic Jacob Hill Inn. The Plymouth Room, with it's gorgeous, massive wood-carved canopy king bed, gleaming wood floor, and exposed wood beams throughout was the PERFECT get-a-way where we could actually feel the stress in our daily lives begin to melt away. The beautiful Jacuzzi certainly didn't disappoint. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from the relaxing experience in order to make our dinner reservation in time. As always, we felt very well cared for by the awesome owner/innkeeper duo Eleonora and Bill. We can count on coming away from our stay in Seekonk knowing a little more history of the Inn or interesting, background story(ies) of the owners/innkeepers. We didn't make it up the stairs to see/enjoy the relatively new billiard/ping pong lounge this trip but very much look forward to our next jaunt to this extraordinary resort in which challenging my husband to a friendly game of pool or table tennis is definitely in the cards!
The first thing you see when you get to the Jacob Hill Inn are beautiful buildings in a warm environment. Lush lawns surround the property with beautiful tress and landscaping. The next thing you see is Bill. Bill and Eleonora bought and totally refurbished the property with their one hands. You can tell by listening to Bill when he tours you around the property the love and pride he feels for his spot of heaven.
We spent 2 days at the Inn and used it as a base to tour Newport, RI. Bill and Eleonora had great tips are what to see and more importantly, tips on how to see the sites. They fixed up with special dinners both nights we were there, and used their influence to get us into a filled restaurant on Friday night.
Breakfast was fantastic and since we had to get an early flight when we left, Eleonora made us a bagged breakfast. Yogurt, muffin and fresh juice, it sure beat anything we could have picked up at the airport.
The property is gorgeous, the rooms well appointed and comfortable, and the food is the best. But what really makes the Historic Jacob Hill Inn one of the best places we have ever stayed, is Bill and Eleonora. The service they gave us was superb, the friendliness they have is infectious. Bill and Eleonora may have started out as our inn keepers, but they turned into our best friends while we were there. We will definitely be staying here in the future.