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Francis Malbone House Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   392 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
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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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful visit to Newport We highly recommend The Francis Malbone House. Everyone there was gracious and couldn't do enough for you.The meals were great.The house was so inviting.A great experience in a great town.Treat yourself.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Newport, R.I. was a highpoint in our first trip to New England--in 47 years of marriage. The culture, the history, the scenery, the food, the people. . .all contributed to a marvelous, memorable experience. But our favorite experience of all was our stay in the Francis Malbone House Inn. It is everything Tripadvisor's descriptions promised--and more. Starting with our welcome... More

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

Wow! Will and I are beaming from ear to ear today, what a really amazing review. We both genuinely love people and I am glad that it shows. It is very important to us that each guest has a memorable experience at the Francis Malbone and in our City by the Sea. Hopefully it will not be our last trip... More

Beverly Hills, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Francis Malbone Inn is a lovely, elegant, yet friendly inn in historic Newport. It is elegantly and appropriately appointed. There is a beautiful garden courtyard where one can enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea on nice days. We enjoyed the breakfast and afternoon tea; afternoon tea is a perfect way to relax and unwind before heading out for the evening.... More

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

Paula, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and of course it is always our great pleasure to have guests return to the Inn - it is our favorite part of the job to see familiar faces in the house. See you both soon. Kind Regards Anne Maria More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Francis Malbone House. Friendly staff, wonderful breakfast and afternoon tea, charming room with a great bed, and beautiful common areas. All spotlessly clean, and an easy walk to everything!

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

Nancy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! What a nice time of year to visit Newport and the weather has just been amazing. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming back to the Inn sometime. Kind Regards Anne Maria More

Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent four days at The Malbone House last week. We have in the last four years been to Newport and stayed at different B&B's, Malbone was by far the best! Outstanding accommodations; our courtyard room was impeccably clean and inviting, most comfortable bed we have ever had at a B&B. Gourmet breakfast in the courtyard was... More

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

Such a wonderful compliment to be considered "by far the best in Newport" thank you so much. We all work very hard to make every guests visit with us a memorable one. I am delighted that enjoyed your stay with us. As I type this Colleen is busy in the kitchen preparing one of her signature Apple Pies - my... More

Succasunna, NJ
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26 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at FMH several times in the past but it had been a few years since we were in Newport. This place never disappoints or fails to satisfy. It's always immaculate, the staff is friendly and the food is excellent. Afternoon tea will ruin your dinner if you let it and the location is terrific if your plan is... More

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

It is our greatest pleasure to welcome back guests to the Inn and love that the house feels like home to you. Thank you so much for such and great review - creating our menus is always so much fun but not always great for my waistline! Kind Regards Anne Maria More

Wallingford, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the weekend at The Malborne house celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. The Malborne was fantastic all around from the afternoon tea and snacks, to the gourmet breakfast in the garden and certainly all the way to the rooms. Its a beautiful home and we enjoyed all the old charm and detailed craftsmanship and architectural details of the... More

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

Again Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for staying with us for such a special occasion. We work had to make every stay a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn. Kind Regards Anne Maria More

Montague, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a weekend for our anniversary. The Francis Malbone House was a wonderful place. Right in the center of Newport so very easy to walk to restaurants and to the waterfront . The staff was very helpful in arranging reservations for dinners and advising about activities. Breakfast was great and the room was very comfortable. Our... More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and again Happy Anniversary! Courtyard room five is one of my favorite rooms especially in the warmer months when you can enjoy having the French doors open to the main courtyard. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn. Kind Regards Anne Maria More

Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My now husband and I booked at the Francis Malbone for our wedding weekend. We couldn’t have chosen a better place. While we typically stay in modern high-rises in the city, for a Newport wedding we wanted a place that felt more like a home away from home, with rustic charm and at the center of it all near the... More

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NewportGuyNewportRI, Owner at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Chris & Frank, So glad we were part of your wedding here in Newport. The Glen Manor is a perfect spot for a reception! It was so nice meeting both of you and glad you enjoyed our inn & hospitality! Many MORE happy years together. Will,Anne Maria & Janet More

Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Francis Malbone House is a wonderful respite of luxury in the center of a very vibrant city. Its long history goes back to 1760 and has been beautifully preserved. While the inn has a formal style, it also has a relaxed atmosphere that lets you feel right at home. Service is impeccable as are the treats and breakfasts. Pastries... More

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NewportGuyNewportRI, Owner at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and comments- our chef appreciates all of your praise on our breakfast and afternoon tea items. We look forward to having you back at the inn again soon! Will More

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Address: 392 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Malbone House Inn 3.5*
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