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Francis Malbone House Inn

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392 Thames Street, 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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Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a lovely 3 night stay at The Francis Malbone during Folkfestival weekend. Not only is the Inn historic and beautiful, but the location is perfect! The room (Harborside 3) was spacious with a large comfortable king bed, and lovely sitting area by the fireplace, which I referred to as "the parlor". Good friends of ours who work... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at this beautiful B&B for the first time in July and definitely want to come back. We had 5 nights here and it was just bliss. It is located right in the marina/dock area of Newport and our room was the lovely Room 18 The Courtyard Suite. It was a large room with King size bed and seating area.... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful vacation thanks to the ownership and staff who couldn't have been more attentive. We have travelled extensively for busines and pleasure over many years and Francis Malbone house is at the top of the list.

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Princeton, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Francis Malbone was one of the top B and B's we have stayed at. The service and care that you receive here is extraordinary. Will and the girls make you feel like a very special guest in their "home". The quality of food at breakfast and high tea were amazing and beautifully arranged. The room was very well appointed even... More 

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

Madeline, Thank you so much for your kind review and gracious remarks. It was a pleasure chatting with you both in the garden courtyard each morning! Glad you enjoyed breakfast and afternoon tea so much! We look forward to seeing you both again! Will More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Malbone Inn for the first time recently and will most definitely be back! There are many wonderful places to stay in Newport but am convinced this is the best of all worlds. Inside you feel completely apart from the bustle of downtown Newport - the courtyard garden is perfection - but you need only step out of... More 

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

What a nice review! Thank you so much! Glad you loved our easy" walk to everything" location! You sure had 5 beautiful days of weather while you were here in Newport. Thanks for noticing all of our little touches- we try to think of everything for our guest's needs! Don't forget to call early to reserve for 2016! Will More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect, perfect, perfect. After our recent stay in Newport, RI at the Francis Malbone Inn, we understand why it is the #1 rated B&B on Tripadvisor. Breakfast buffett and entrées were delicious. Afternoon tea is outstanding with a variety of choices to delight any palette. The décor of the inn is lovely and there is attention to detail throughout. One... More 

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

"Perfect" is a pretty hard reputation to uphold but we keep working hard at it! Thanks for the compliments! So lucky to have such a great team of employees working with me at the inn for so many years! We look forward to hosting you again! Will More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really great stay at the Inn . Would highly recommend the staff as nothing was too much trouble and they were extremely welcoming . Breakfast and afternoon tea were amazing - my children's favourite ! The rooms and beds were lovely and comfortable. We would definitely return

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

Come back!! We miss you all!! You sure had a leisurely week at the inn! Thank you so much for choosing us and spending your holiday at the Malbone House! We look forward to hosting you all again next time you are in the states! Will More 

Oceanside, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Inn continues to be consistently excellent. We visit each year and always have a perfect stay. The rooms are well appointed, the innkeepers (Will, AnneMaria and Janet) are accomodating and pleasant. Breakfast includes a good variety of selections that are always on the mark. The courtyard provides a nice retreat from busy Thames street. Afternoon tea with a good... More 

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

We love nothing more than to welcome guests home to the Francis Malbone House for their annual Newport getaway! Always great to see you both! We really do have the BEST brownies - it is so difficult to resist them! See you next year. Kind Regards Anne Maria More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the Malbone B&B were outstanding! Very friendly and welcoming. Every need was met. The breakfast and tea were delicious. Our room on the 2nd floor was large and well appointed. The courtyard was lovely and the sitting rooms were beautiful with period furnishings. It is perfectly located near the wharf. We didn't want to leave.

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

Kathy, Getting to meet you during your recent stay was a delight and of course that wonderful husband of yours puts a smile on everyone's face. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your first visit with us and do hope that if you make it back to Newport that we will see you at the Inn. Enjoy your big trip... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Francis Malbone House is the best B & B my husband & I have ever stayed! What a fantastic location!! We were were graciously greeted by Will & Ann Marie who gave us a tour of the beautiful house & details particular to the wifi, breakfast & tea times. Our room was very comfortable & I appreciated having a... More 

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

Jenny, Well I have been thinking since you left that I should have tagged along - sailing around Martha's Vineyard sounds heavenly! Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you both and look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn. Safe travels Kind Regards Anne Maria More 

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