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Francis Malbone House

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   392 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #2 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Greenville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether for one night or an entire week, during any season, Francis Malbone House welcomes visitors - tourists or travelers - with an incredibly warm, hospitable atmosphere. Guests are surrounded by history, yet furnished with every modern necessity. Gourmet breakfasts are served in a beautiful dining room. The delicious, bountiful afternoon tea is set for guests to enjoy in any... More

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Cumberland Center, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Treat yourself to a stay at the Francis Malbone House. We just returned from a second visit and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodations, staff, tea time, and breakfast have been outstanding. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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Columbia, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 days for 40th wedding anniversary. The Francis Malbone House is the best B&B we have ever stayed at. The house is well-cared for and looks just like the on-line pictures. The staff were the best and our room was decorated with period furnishings and very comfortable. The breakfast is 5 star and then there is the afternoon... More

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Shanghai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a nice stay in this B&B. You can't beat the location on Thames Street - we could walk everywhere. And they have convenient parking out back. The staff was very friendly, though it lacked a bit of the intimate charm you find in some B&Bs - felt like a large staff that changed night and day vs. getting... More

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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love a bed and breakfast as a weekend retreat, the Francis Malbone House in Newport is the place for you. This place came highly recommended by a good friend and we were NOT disappointed. The room was immaculate and well appointed. The bathroom had a double jacuzzi and a skylight. The fireplace was ready to go with the... More

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House, responded to this review

Wow what a great review! thank you so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first trip to the Inn! Breakfast and afternoon tea are quiet the affair each day for sure and Will and I really enjoy the menu planning! We do try to have a little restraint when it comes to taste testing! Looking forward to your... More

Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a rookie traveler to Newport, We were pleasantly surprised to experience such a relaxing B&B right in downtown Newport. The Francis Malbone House is beautifully cared for and staffed with pleasant and attentive employees and a charming owner. The rooms are very comfortable and have nice amenities. The breakfast that is served is nicely presented and freshly created each... More

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your first trip to the City by the Sea and your first stay at the Francis Malbone House. Thank you for the great review. Kind Regards Anne Maria More

Higganum, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Malbone House three times and it is always wonderful. The services is impeccable, the food is fabulous and you feel at home during your stay. The staff help with suggestions for sightseeing, dining and other things you are looking for to make your stay in Newport enjoyable. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast and... More

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House, responded to this review

It is always our pleasure to have repeat guests at the Inn, it certainly makes for a great atmosphere to see so many familiar faces in the morning. Of course having so many wonderful restaurants right outside the front door doesn't hurt ! Thank you for the great review. Kind Regards Anne Maria More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd trip to Newport and 2nd stay at the FMH... At first I looked for another place to stay just because I wanted something new! After doing my research I realized if it is not broken why fix it?!? Everything that I liked and wanted was a place we already knew, the FMH :) even all the... More

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House, responded to this review

Well it is very hard to top perfect! (we work very hard every day at that) - thank you so much. I am delighted that you decided to return to us and were just as happy the second time around. We look forward to seeing you both again. Kind Regards Anne Maria More

New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the Francis Malbone . It had good reviews & now I know why . The inn is beautifully restored . The owner as well as every person who works there were always very friendly & accommodating . The breakfasts were delicious as was the tea time , which was a lot more than tea... More

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House, responded to this review

We are always thrilled to welcome new guests to the Inn, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the very nice review. I am in the midst of making afternoon tea as we speak and as usual I need to try and have a little self control! Hope to see you back at the Inn soon.... More

Newport, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and couldn't have chosen a better placed had we tried. Despite it’s in town location the FMH is pleasantly quiet and private. On the flip side, aside from one drive around Ocean Drive we didn't need to use our car the entire weekend. Just about everything that makes Newport terrific... More

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very nice review, we are thrilled that you stayed with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn. I must admit it is our Italian mascioni linens that push me over the edge also! Kind Regards Anne Maria More

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Also Known As:
Francis Malbone House Hotel Newport
Francis Malbone House Hotel
Address: 392 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Malbone House 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Colonial Mansion in the heart of downtown Newport. ... more   less 
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