Awards & Accolades
2015 Marks Fourteen Consecutive Years The Historic Jacob Hill Inn is awarded the prestigious Four Diamond Rating. Jacob Hill Inn is the only lodging property in the Greater Rhode Island Area to achieve this milestone.
Jacob Hill Inn was recently awarded a 2014 Yankee Magazine Editors Choice Award for Best Rural Retreat in their May/June 2014 Best of New England Special Travel Guide.
A feature cover story Historic Jacob Hill Inn appears in the May 2013 edition of The Bay, one of Rhode Island’s leading travel and leisure publications.
Historic Jacob Hill Inn Celebrates its 290 year anniversary with Accolades from the Massachusetts House of Representatives and The Massachusetts Senate.
Seekonk’s Historic Jacob Hill Inn receives perfect marks in National Quality Measurement
Mashall, Mich – Select Registry, an association representing North America’s most distinctive lodgings announced that the Historic Jacob Hill Inn is one of only three inns in the nation to achieve a perfect score on its 2010 quality assurance inspection. Will Carlson, Executive Director of Select Registry, said his organization of over 400 Inns is delighted to recognize Jacob Hill for its “commitment to excellence… In the entire 40 year history of our organization, no more than 10 properties have ever achieved perfect scores”
INNS Magazine Winter
Inn Love – “Innkeeping Partnerships that work” by Keith Kehlbeck
Bill and Eleonora Rezek – Historic Jacob Hill Inn, Providence, Rhode Island
As the indomitable pair points out: “Innkeeping is not for every couple…We found our strengths but are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the ship from sinking” In September the Rezeks celebrated 22 years of marriage and next spring the 20th anniversary of the purchase of their Inn, which they created from a private residence. “For us, it is our legacy…something we will be remembered for, it gives us great satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment”
Luxury Bed and Breakfasts by Jennifer Plum Auvil…
Snooze in Style at an Elegant Inn
Bypass the big hotels and resorts for an intimate stay at a luxurious bed and breakfast with elegant rooms, gourmet food and impeccable service: Historic Jacob Hill Inn, Providence, Rhode Island “You won’t find nicer digs in Providence than the Historic Jacob Hill Inn where the rooms and common areas are perfectly plush…”
ZAGAT Listed The Jacob Hill Inn ” Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas “
rated 26-28 Extraordinary to Perfection
Ranking among “the best hosts on the planet”, the “hospitable inn-keepers” “make you feel comfortable” at this “getaway”, a lavishly decorated B&B where the main building dates back to 1722 ; “set in beautiful, rural surroundings”, this “romantic” “retreat is just outside of Providence”, but with on-site activities ranging from tennis to billiards to simply “relaxing”, you may never want to leave; N.B. no kids under 13. P-149
Romantic Country Magazine – People & Places
“Inn Love” By Sophie Newman
The Jacob Hill Inn is New England’ s most romantic retreat
The Historic Jacob Hill Inn offers both luxury and privacy. Best of all, its a ten- minute drive from Providence, Rhode Island, and easily reached from Newport’s mansions, Cape Cod’s beaches and Mystic’s famous seaport. Repeatedly voted one of America’s top 10 romantic bed and breakfasts… “The best reward, however,” says Eleonora, “is hearing our guests tell us they’ll be back soon”…the inn’s setting is tranquil country estate, overlooking 50 picture perfect acres…. Page 22.
Country Living Magazine
INN OF THE MONTH
Historic Jacob Hill Inn – A Restored 1722 farmhouse and barn, 12 room bed and breakfast on five acres in Seekonk, Mass. In addition to spacious rooms each with a fireplace and wireless internet, the laid back inn also offers a tennis court and swimming pool which overlooks the neighboring meadow. When you go plan a day trip to Newport, RI or sights in Providence, RI only a 10 minute drive from the inn. You can explore the College Hill area, home to Brown University as well as many shops and cafes; check out art at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art or head to Federal Hill to dine – Page 76.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES Spirit Magazine
Historic B&B’s offer charm, great breakfasts, and a history lesson you won’t find in a classroom. Karen Brown uncovers the B&B’s with the best stories.
The Historic Jacob Hill Inn, Providence, RI “One of my favorite New England discoveries, this exquisite property is only about 15 minutes from downtown Providence but technically sits just over the state line on a lovely old country estate in Seekonk, Massachusetts”…. “Walking through the house, I love to check out all the remnants of its distinguished past:”… “But dont worry; you can still enjoy every bell, whistle, and modern creature comfort, too, from oversized Jacuzzi tubs to high-speed Internet”
Listed the Historic Jacob Hill Inn as a Great Value and the Top Pick of Places to Stay when visting Providence. Cityscape feature article “Divine Providence” The transformation of Providence, Rhode Island. By Amy Larocca p-138 to 144
“The Historic Jacob Hill Inn -right outside of Providence, Rhode Island- appeals to the most jaded opulence-seeking traveler. With an eclectic, urbane feel, Jacob Hill is replete with polished hardwood floors, Oriental rugs, and clean lines-the antithesis to disheveled chintz-chic. People come from the city just to chill out on our fifty acres…and to wake up to our three-course gourmet breakfast” written by Malerie Yolen-Cohen p-76 Recommended The Grand Suite, a 645-square-foot space with a king French iron bed, a fireplace, two-person Jacuzzi and wall fountain. A private sunroom.
Massachusetts great escapes Magazine
The Historic Jacob Hill Inn in Seekonk, Mass., invites guests to relax and rejuvenate (photograph by Brian Urkevic) Story “Hearts Afire” by Erin Byers Murray p-26 “each suite at the Jacob Hill Inn seemingly tries to outdo the others. Most of the lushly decoraated rooms come with in-room fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Comfy bathrobes, deep leather chairs and warm, soft bedding beg guests to curl up with a book or that special someone… This Bristol County hideaway has an obvious passion for romance
Country Accents Magazine
Emily J. Rollock wrote the 10 page feature Titled “Finders Keepers” A historic inn outside Providence, Rhode Island, serves up warm hospitality and great food. Currently available at Borders Books & Music p-68 to 77
SCENE BOSTON Magazine picked Historic Jacob Hill Inn to feature
“12 Best Ways to put romance in your life” written by Laura Hearn. “Overlooking 50 acres of country estate…recognized as some of the most beautifully appointed rooms in the country…this Inn caters especially to couples seeking a romantic escape… If an intimate and luxurious get-away is what you crave, the Historic Jacob Hill Inn is the place to revive the romance in any couples life.”
Inn Traveler Magazine published by Arrington also featured a four page story “The air in the springtime at the Historic Jacob Hill Inn Providence, RI is fragrant with the scent of lilac…The historic country estate serves as a relaxing and welcoming respite to travelers from all over the world” written by Sarah Stiles
Selected by Forbes.com as one of the “Ten Best Urban Inns”
“Wheather you’re in Providence to visit Brown University or are there on business, book a room at the Historic Jacob Hill Inn” An aulternative to the big impersonal hotels. Located in an upscale neighborhood, so visitors will feel more like a resident and less like a tourist.
Featured the Historic Jacob Hill Inn “… not only offer rest and relaxation, but also thrive on endless decorating inspiration” written by Julie Gassman. Highlighted the Nantucket Petite Suite for its classic
At the Annual meeting held on September 24, 2002. In recognition for her efforts Eleonora was presented with the Ambassador Award by the Providence Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Professional Association of Innkeepers International: not only are Bill and Eleonora active members but as Industry leaders Eleonora was selected as a workshop speaker during the 2002 Biannual conference held in Chicago and the 2004 conference held in Providence, RI
“Award – Winning Business Built on Good Taste and Hard Work”
Johnson & Wales University – Eleonora Rezek – She’s a decorator, a chef, a hostess and an entrepreneur. ” Although running an inn is a 24/7 job, Rezek wouldn’t change a thing. “I feel so good about what we chose to do. Not only did we save a historic property, we opened it to anyone who wants to stay …We’re happy doing what we do, and after all these years, to be able to say that, is something in itself”
Long Island University Magazine
“Arrive a Stranger, Leave a Friend”
Eleonora Rezek (BS 84) together with her husband Bill, purchased the Historic Jacob Hill Inn property in 1991 and decided to make it into a bed breakfast/Inn. The Rezeks have proudly done all of the renovations themselves, with some help from family.
New York University- Alumni Newsletter
Alumni Class Notes: Eleonora Rezek (MA ’88) “runs the Historic Jacob Hill Inn in Providence, RI, with her husband. The inn has received AAA’s Four Diamond Award and recommendations from The New York Times, Zagat, Forbes.com, and HGTV, and has been named one of the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the US”
In addition to countless local TV features, The Historic Jacob Hill Inn was
featured on the following programs.
HGTV– National Cable debut feature “If the walls could talk”
Highlighted Bill and Eleonora’s renovation efforts and the links they
found to the previous life of the Inn, when it was a Private Club for the
“Who’s Who in America Crowd”.
Cox Cable– Chosen for the Cox Cable program “No Jacket Required!” It
was the first time a Bed and Breakfast was used for this restaurant
ABC– Eleonora was invited to speak about Innkeeping at a live interview
for the program “For Women Only!”
The UK Times Travel/Destinations/USA – 20 great inns for autumn New England getaways – Annabelle Thorpe
The best places to stay and enjoy the colours and picturesque scenery of the fall along the East Coast of America # 14 Jacob Hill Inn, Rhode Island A stay at Jacob Hill can be as hands-on as you like: book a cookery course…Alternatively, simply laze on the porch or browse antique shops in nearby Seekonk.
New York Times Travel
Comings and Goings by Hilary Howard “In New England, Fun for Foodies Vacations are offered by seven Select Registry inns ” The one package highlighted was by ” …the Jacob Hill Inn in Providence” Cooking classes taught by staff members of the Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts
“Get a taste of Providence” By Michael Nassar
It may be old, but Providence, R.I, is perhaps the coolest city you’ve never visited…A trip to Providence isn’t complete without exploring its Colonial roots. Stay two or more nights at the Jacob Hill Inn, built in 1722…Included is a three-course breakfast, wine and cheese on arrival and best of all, chocolate chip cookies in your room.
Boston Sunday Globe
“Sophistication on the horsey side of Seekonk”
“The Rezeks have mixed country furniture, antique farm implements, and horsey paraphernalia to acieve a style that’s sophisticated yet comfortable” “The inn is only about a 10-minute drive from Providence.” By Patrica Harris and David Lyon (click to read the feature)
“5 Cities only a day away from Long Island” By Malerie Yolen-Cohen
Providence, RI – Where to stay: “Just outside of town, the award-studded Jacob Hill Inn”…”Pampers guests with personal service”
USA TODAY “Foodies savor ‘authentic’ experience”
Lodgings cater to those who take part rather than just partake By Jerry Shriver
Feasts: Historic Jacob Hill Inn…teams with professional instructors from nearby Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts to offer three-hour hands-on classes… (Click to see on-line version)
The Record-North Jersey
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Travel & Leisure
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Sun Chronicle