2013 Marks Twelve 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.
A feature cover story Jacob Hill Inn appears in the May 2013 edition of The Bay, one of Rhode Island's leading travel and leisure publications.Sleeping In Style Five star hospitality meets comfort at Jacob Hill Inn
Seekonk's Jacob Hill Inn receives perfect marks in National Quality Measurement
October 7, 2010 Mashall, Mich - Select Registry, an association representing North America's most distinctive lodgings announced that the 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"
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: Jacob Hill Inn, Providence, Rhode Island "You won't find nicer digs in Providence than the 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
AAA Southern New England Horizons Publication June 2009
Historic Jacob Hill Inn It's a peaceful country estate that, in its history, has played host to Vanderbilts, Firestones and Grosvenors. It's accessible to Providence's culture, arts and restaurants, but away from the city bustle. It's no wonder the Historic Jacob Hill Inn in Seekonk has taken home the AAA Four Diamond Award for eight straight years. AAA Senior Vice President of Public and Governmentat Affairs Lloyd Albert (center) recently presented owners Bill and Eleonora Rezek with their award at a luncheon at the Renaissance Providence Hotel.
Romantic Country Magazine - Summer 2009 - People & Places
"Inn Love" By Sophie Newman
The Jacob Hill Inn is New England' s most romantic retreat
The 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.
DAILY NEWS -Sunday May 10, 2009 Travel Section- Long Weekend
"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.
Country Living Magazine - April 2009
INN OF THE MONTH
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.
Five Romantic Getaways You Can Drive To From Boston February 8, 2009 By Heather Eng, for the GateHouse News Service
Seekonk, MA "The Jacob Hill property, 10 minutes outside of Providence, was once home to some of New England's biggest names...With such a legacy it's no wonder that the Jacob Hill Inn, which now occupies the property, has a way of making guests feel a bit like New England royalty...Spend a weekend snuggling in the ultra-romantic Grand Suite or Newport Suite"
Rhode Island Home, Living & Design Magazine - January 2009
"Warm Up at a Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast" by Cheryl L. Butler
Historic Jacob Hill Inn "Close enough to Providence to be in view of the city's stunning skyline but far enough removed to offer a peaceful, countryside experience, this luxurious B&B , voted one of the top 10 most romantic inns... boasts designer junior suites with fireplaces, Jacuzzis ...every comfort imaginable for an indulging and relaxing visit." Page 18.
Historic Jacob Hill Inn Providence, Rhode Island is picked as a "Romantic Hideaway" by the Discerning Traveler - 12/2008
..."Pick one of their most deluxe one-room spacious suites all of which are different but have king-size beds, double whirlpool tubs, television and a fireplace"... "The most over-the top is the Grand Suite"... David and Linda Glickstein - Travelers and Publishers (click for the full story)
Boston Sunday Globe - December 21, 2008 - Travel M7
"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)
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES Spirit Magazine September 2008
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.
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"
Luxurious Romance in Rhode Island: The Top Ten Romantic Bed and Breakfasts July 17, 2008
"The Colonial style at the Historic Jacob Hill Inn is elegant and inviting. Situated on a 50-acre country estate in Greater Providence, the Historic Jacob Hill Inn is a perfect home base for exploring the attractions of Providence, although it is also a wonderful retreat. It has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for seven consecutive years". Picked by ILoveInns.com (click to read the full story)
Inns Magazine Summer 2008 issue
Historic Jacob Hill Inn/Providence, Rhode Island
NEWSDAY Sunday June 8, 2008 Travel Section D Cover Story
"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"
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"
Spring 2008 Page 18 (Read the full profile)
New York University- Alumni Newsletter
Alumni Class Notes: Eleonora Rezek (MA '88) "runs 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"
Spring 2008 - Page 12
Transworld News- 3/4/08 Leading travel guidebook and website publisher American Historic Inns listed
"Five Reasons to Book Your Next Business Trip at a Bed and Breakfast"
One of Five reasons : Dreamy Beds and Classy Linens for a Great Night’s Sleep
Many inns now boast of high-quality beds and linens to ensure that their business guests’ wake refreshed in the morning for a hard day’s work. The Historic Jacob Hill Inn in Providence, Rhode Island, has extra-thick pillow-top mattresses in every room, in King and Queen sizes, made up with quality coordinated triple-sheeted linens and four King-size pillows. Two of the pillows are down, as are the cozy comforters on the beds. Stylish bathrobes are in each room for use along with high-quality toiletries including lotion and lip balm. In the evening the weary business traveler can relax by the fireplace with in-room chocolate chip cookies or fruit and refreshments from the complimentary stock available 24 hours a day. An in-ground pool, tennis court and billiards room allow for fitness and socializing during free time. Corporate rates for weekdays are available. (click to read the full story)
ZAGAT Listed The Jacob Hill Inn " Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas 2008 "
This delightful country inn, convenient to Providence and the coast ( it's 10 minutes from town) merits "a mag-nitude of superlatives: magnificent property, magnetic hosts, magical breakfasts"; through the building dates from 1722, the "amazing", Victorian style rooms, equipped with Jacuzzis and fireplaces," couldn't be more comfotable"and owners Bill and Eleonora Rezek "will cater to your every need"; unlike some B&Bs, it has facilities for fun and work: a pool, tennis court, meeting room and even billiards P-156
Listed 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
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)
"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.
Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of the Year 2007
Leading travel guidebook and website publisher American Historic Inns named The Jacob Hill Inn to its prestigious Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007 listed on their popular web site www.Iloveinns.com.
Jacob Hill Inn was choosen based on its romantic setting, fabulous decor, hospitality and amenities that allow a two-day getaway to make guests feel like they have just had a month's vacation.
Westchester Magazine March 2007 issue
"The 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 Spring 2007
Cover: The Nantucket Room at the 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
Top 10 Best Inns & B&B's U.S.
January 17, 2007 Today "TripAdvisor" the world's largest travel community announced the winnersof its 2006 Travelers Choice Awards.
The winners were determined by a combination of the highest traveler ratings and the TripAdvisor Popularity Index a measurement of overall traveler satisfaction.
Jacob Hill Inn was ranked #2 in the USA
ZAGAT Survey Listed The Jacob Hill Inn " 2007 Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas"
This delightful country inn, convenient to Providence and the coast ( it's 10 minutes from town) merits "a mag-nitude of superlatives: magnificent property, magnetic hosts, magical breakfasts"; through the building dates from 1722, the "amazing", Victorian style rooms, equipped with Jacuzzis and fireplaces,"couldn't be more comfotable" and owners Bill and Eleonora Rezek "will cater to your every need"; unlike some B&Bs, it has facilities for fun and work: a pool, tennis court, meeting room and even billiards P-156
North American Inns Magazine 10th Anniversary 2006 issue
The Jacob Hill Inn chosen as one of Top 10 Most Memorable Bedrooms by Editor Mary Hughes. "In the 10 years that North American Inns has been in business, I have stayed at some incredible inns... I look for an escape to unwind. I have found this in the bedrooms that I love. They need to be relaxing, warm and inviting. When I stay at an inn I am always searching for a bedroom that I would love to have in my own home." p-39
Country Accents Magazine Summer 2006 issue
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
ZAGAT Survey Listed The Jacob Hill Inn " 2006 Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas"
"A 10-minute drive from Downtown Providence, Rhode Island, and an hour from Boston, this 1722 B&B style inn surrounded by wooded land features rooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a new billiard room with a plasma TV" P-165
SCENE BOSTON Magazine picked Historic Jacob Hill Inn to feature in the 2005 March/April issue
"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 Jacob Hill Inn is the place to revive the romance in any couples life."
InnTraveler voted Historic Jacob Hill Inn " 2005 Best Guests Accommodations"
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 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.
"Making Barn Living Vogue" written by Mary Hughes Editor-in-chief " As you enter the restored barn, there is a grand foyer with a staircase leading upstairs to two suites and the billiard room... The restoration spared no imagination or detail. Each suite boasts polished hardwood floors, gorgeous furnishings, and Jacuzzi baths"
The Three pages of details are in the 2004 Summer Issue North American Inns Magazine
Smart Money The Wall Steet Journal Magazine of Personal Business August 2004: The 10 Things Your Bed & Breakfast Won't Tell You. # 5. "Our 'stars' don't mean anything"..."The most prestigious rating systems are Mobil (stars), AAA (diamonds) and...Select Registry (a stamp of approval). All three groups rigorously inspect properties...evaluating everything from curb appeal to linens." "Other properties simply award themselves a rating."
AAA The American Automobile Association is the world's largest and oldest publisher of travel information celebrating over 100 years of experience. The AAA rating is based on one of the most comprehensive professional inspections in the industry. Consistently conducted on an annual basis. A property rated a Four Diamond: reflects an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. Based on a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.
A Four Diamond level is considered and celebrated, as an Award. The Four Diamond Award is the highest rating any Bed and Breakfast in the North America has received with the exception of The Simpson House in Santa Barbara, CA. We are very proud to announce that Jacob Hill Inn is the highest rated Bed and Breakfast for the longest time in all of Rhode Island and Bristol Country MA.
The Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America is a group of more than four hundred Top Inns. Qualified after a rigorous review and inspection by some of North Americas leading hospitality professionals. The members of the Select Registry work to insure that your visit is unique and richly satisfying.
"Any Inn that displays this logo as having been selected or recommended by the Select Registry has achieved a high pinnacle of success".
COUNTRY COMFORT Magazine 2004 Winter Issue
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
In 2008 Karen Brown has been publishing guide books for 30 years.
Every property that Karen Brown recommends is one that the Karen Brown team have seen and enjoyed -- their personal recommendation written with the belief that where you lay your head each night makes the difference between a good and a great vacation.
"The Historic Jacob Hill Farm B&B Inn is located on a quiet country road in Seekonk, MA and yet only a ten-minute drive from downtown Providence"... (read more on the Karen Brown Web Site)
Jacob Hill Inn is the only featured Inn for the State of Rhode Island.
Condé Nast Johansens is the most comprehensive illustrated reference to annually inspected, independently owned hotels and Inns throughout Great Britain, Europe and North America. "The objective is to maintain the trust of the guide users by recommending through annual inspection a careful choice of accommodations offering quality, excellence and value for money. No property can appear in the guide unless they meet exacting standards".
Jacob Hill Inn was the only property chosen in the Providence area for the 2003 Guide.
Winner of "Room of the Year" contest! The Newport Suite was selected as the 1st place winner in the Intimate Inns category, for the USA. Chosen from thousands of entries submitted for rooms that have been redecorated, most done by professionals. Eleonora is proud to say that she and Bill did it all themselves.
The details are in the 2002 Fall issue of North American Inns Magazine.
Stars by Macmillan Unofficial Guide
to Bed & Breakfasts
in New England. Overnight inspection was completed.
At the Annual meeting held on September 24, 2002. In recognition for her efforts Eleonora was presented with the
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
Eleonora's Stuffed French toast was selected as a runner-up from all
the entries submitted by Bed and Breakfast Chefs from across the country.
Still a favorite at the Jacob Hill Inn today.
Featured in the Massachusetts Great Escapes Magazine Winter/Spring 2005 and Wnter/ Spring 2003 editions. "One of the most cherished playgrounds for Rhode Island's rich and famous can actually be found across the boarder, in nearby Seekonk, Mass., at the Jacob Hill Inn...Here, many of the wealthiest residents from Newport and Providence...gathered as members of the Jacob Hill Hunt Club" and the tradition continues today but with modern amenities.
In addition to countless local TV features, The Jacob
Hill Inn was
featured on the following programs.
National Cable debut feature in 2000 "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".
Cable- Chosen for the Cox Cable program
"No Jacket Required!"
was the first time a Bed and Breakfast was used for this restaurant
Eleonora was invited to speak about Innkeeping at a live interview
for the program "For Women Only!" 1998
The UK Times Travel/Destinations/USA - September 25, 2010 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.
Sunday July 23, 2006 New York Times Travel p-2
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
Hartford Courant - Sunday Travel Section - 4/15/07
Miami Herald - Sunday 2/11/07 "Romance by the numbers"
The Record-North Jersey Travel Section - Sunday 1/14/2007 "Ways to celebrate with your love"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Travel & Leisure Sunday, August 19,
article about visiting Massachusetts in the fall. The writer Suzanne
Tophan-Tarrant took Eleonora's advice of flying into Providence for
convenience and added bonus of seeing Newport in addition to staying at
Jacob Hill Inn.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
Sunday September 27, 1998 Jean and John
Frazier, residents of Georgia found a gem of a southern New England Inn.
Jacob Hill Inn is a classic B & B. "A destination in itself."
Featured Jacob Hill Inn
January 21, 2007 Sunday Journal Lifebeat "Romantic Getaway"
January 23, 2000 Sunday Journal Home "Echoes of History"
January 21 & 24, 2000
August 4, 1999
December 17, 1994
The Sun Chronicle Featured Jacob Hill Inn
November 4, 1999
November 5, 1995
The Times Featured Jacob Hill Inn
January 24, 2000
December 4, 1995
The News Featured
Jacob Hill Inn
May 1, 2003