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Melville House Bed And Breakfast

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100 Madison Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Ranked #2 of 5 New Bedford B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and I had a splendid time staying in this house. It is wonderful building that has been beautifully restored. The bedroom ( the Melville Room ) was delightful and comfortable. The host was welcoming and helpful and the breakfasts served were very tasty. We'd strongly recommend this to all our friends.

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Pownal, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were treated very personally, the room was wonderful, breakfast was delicious, and we'd recommend this B&B to anyone wanting a nice place to stay in New Bedford. There are three rooms in this Bed and Breakfast, so the owners can treat everyone individually. It is only a few blocks from the museums, the Seamen's Bethel, and the New Bedford... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

The house is alright. It's nothing special but clean and somewhat comfortable. Not really any desk or much sitting room to speak of in the room. The man running it was kind even though he was a little awkward. He made sure to have a great breakfast every morning at 8 for us and would try to chat with us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

New Bedford is an odd town. We were here for a wedding in nearby Dartmouth and made the trip into a Melville pilgrimage. We got here from the Berkshires where we'd visited Arrowhead the place HM wrote Moby Dick. New Bedford is spooky, run down and ultimately fascinating. The old whaling captain's houses of which this is one are quirky,... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

My wife and I have stayed several times in the Douglass room, a perfect accommodation in every detail. Ron and Stan are wonderful hosts, kind, friendly and attentive. Breakfast is incredible, prepared with the best local fresh organic ingredients. Their B&B has obviously been decorated with great care to preserve the historical elegance while providing every comfort. They are also... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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180 reviews 180 reviews
34 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The Melville House is located in a quiet corner of New Bedford, but still in walking distance from nice bars and restaurants such as Freestones. The rooms are beautiful and spacious but be aware that in early spring there're not really anywhere to stay except in your room since the patio is closed. And then there's the breakfast. This is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here August 2011 for one night to attend a wedding near New Bedford. I describe it as awkward because when we arrived at our predetermined time, we rang the bell and no one answered. We called the number for the b&b as we stood at the door and we were told Stan would be sent... More 

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Granby, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

I recently enjoyed a stay at the Melville House B&B. The owner was accommodating knowing my late arrival. I stayed in the Douglas room. A comfortable and spacious room. The touch of a homemade chocolate chip cookie is one of the small things that set this B&B out from others. A great part of the stay is breakfast. As a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

We visited New Bedford on a drive back from Northeastern Massachusetts and came across the Melville House B&B as a place to stay for the night. We stayed in the "Frederick Douglass" room. Our mattress was a bit hard for our tastes. We also found that there weren't as many common sitting areas as we have seen in other B&B's.... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

Upon arrival, our stay did not bode well. The outside of the house needed paint and spruced up. The lawn needed cut, and in the back, laundry – including men’s large underwear – hung on the line. We had booked the Garden Room Efficiency Apartment, located in the basement of the home. As soon as Ron opened the door to... More 

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Additional Information about Melville House Bed And Breakfast

Address: 100 Madison Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Location: United States > Massachusetts > New Bedford
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in New Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once owned by Herman Melville's sister Katherine Hoadley, and close to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Historic Seaman's Bethel, New Bedford's Whaling National Park, and the newly renovated Zoo in Buttonwood Park, the Melville House Bed & Breakfast Inn is a restored 1855 Italianate house featuring spacious, well appointed, and comfortable guest rooms, organic breakfasts, and gracious hospitality. We invite you to choose our home as your base during your visit to New Bedford, MA. ... more   less 

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