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Francis Malbone House Inn
Ranked #1 of 95 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
canton MA
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“elegant oasis”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful repeat visit to the Francis Malbone House. We've tried many Newport sites, and this is our first choice by far. The atrium garden area is a peaceful, secluded area with beautiful plantings. It's hard to believe that you're on Thames Street, convenient to all the action.
Will and Elizabeth were both welcoming and helpful. We also enjoyed meeting other guests.
Each time we stay, we wish our visit could be longer.

Room Tip: We've never stayed in the main house, but can whole-heartedly recommend the "addition"...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Jean,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a great review and for returning to the Inn. The courtyard gardens are looking better every day!

Kind Regards
Anne Maria
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Houston, Texas
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88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Wonderful Historical Inn. Good location. Very charming and comfortable, wonderful stay. Three of us stayed in a room with two double beds. Very clean room and comfortable beds. Excellent food. Would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to the City by the Sea!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review.

Kind Regards
Anne Maria
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

My husband and I just returned from a three night stay. We can't say enough about it. From the staff & the delicious breakfasts and afternoon teas and snacks. We were fortunate enough to have wonderful weather to explore Newport. Also Will & his staff are great in recommending places to go and to eat. So if you are planning a trip to Newport this is the place to stay. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Rachel,

We really enjoyed spending time with you and your husband. Newport is just about perfect when the sun is shining - Our courtyard is the place to relax in the sun after a busy day touring the City by the Sea.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn.

Kind Regards
Anne Maria
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Mount Dora, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We travel extensively all over the world and the Francis Malbone Staff and Room experience was fantastic! The marvelous afternoon Tea and Sweets were fresh, homemade, just a wonderful treat! The A.M. Breakfast is "Five Star"! We cannot wait to return to this great experience.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Mr. McCracken,

An overnight stay really was not long enough to enjoy your company! Thank you for staying with us. For your next stay at the Inn I will be sure to make my Nana's scones!

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Anne Maria
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Friendliness was amazing and the service was too. We plan on going back to stay again because it was in the perfect location and the experience was so wonderful! I would recommend this for anyone wanting a refreshing and relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Congratulations on your recent nuptials! We were thrilled to get to know you both and delighted that you spent your honeymoon at the Francis Malbone House.

May every day you will spend together bring new promises and surprises to you! May every moment of your new life become as blissful as possible!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn.

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Anne Maria
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Mt Vernon, NY
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Just spent our anniversary weekend here, lovely inn. Great location to all that beautiful Newport has to offer. Staff was very attentive, had a tray of chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us last night. Bed is to die for! Can't wait to go back.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank marbricar812
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review, we are delighted that you spent your anniversary weekend with us.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn.

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Anne Maria
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It is hard to have enough superlatives in one's vocabulary to describe this property and the experience enjoyed in this property. It's owner has spared no expense, withheld no amenity to make a stay memorable. The home is impeccably furnished, beautifully maintained, and staffed with highly attentive, warm people. It's owner., Will, is delightful and tremendously helpful with restaurant recommendations and reservations. Rooms are filled with beautiful furniture and
appointments as well as sinfully comfortable beds. Despite the inn's proximity to the wharf and it's many great restaurants, nights here are blissfully silent. Breakfast in the stunning dining room are divine, afternoon tea in the sitting room just a great experience. As if that weren't enough, be prepared to find sweets in the elegant entry hall after hours. I understand why people consistently check out "with deep regret". Wish we could take Will home with us to add to our parties!

Room Tip: All rooms are elegant; the suite is enormous if you are looking for a room the size of a cottage.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank bonniemreeves
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Wow!
What an amazing review! I do apologize Bonnie but I wouldn't be able to give Will up that easily. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to Newport and your stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Anne Maria
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Property: Francis Malbone House Inn
Address: 392 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6604
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Francis Malbone House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Colonial Mansion in the heart of downtown Newport. ... more   less 
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