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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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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful property, top notch service and the food was excellent. We were greeted warmly, able to check in early as it was more convenient in keeping with our schedule. The location is terrific-great shopping and restaurants.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Newport for the first time this weekend and couldn't have been happier with our stay! We arrived in town early and went to the inn first, just to set our bags down and get our bearings. Will greeted us, informed us that our room wasn't prepared yet (we were 4 hours early on check-in), offered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the time we made the reservation to even after we checked out, the customer service couldn't have been any better. All the staff was very helpful in meeting our needs. They spent a lot of time with us planning our days, recommending places to visit and to dine. The Inn was cozy, comfortable and very clean. The courtyard is... More 

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

Nataliya, Thank you so much for the lovely review, it was a pleasure to get to meet you both this past weekend. Even though you had a short trip to Newport you certainly made the most of it, next time a longer stay and we can plan more wonderful activities for you. Enjoy your plush robe and I look forward... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a gift certificate for our wedding and spent our 3rd anniversary at the Inn. We absolutely loved our time at the Francis Malbone House. We went off season so it was quiet and we were well looked after by the innkeeper and staff. We loved our room - we had a fire place and jacuzzi tub with the... More 

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

Again Happy Anniversary to both of you, it is always so nice for us when guests stay with us for such a special occasion. Colleen our chef certainly does a wonderful job with breakfast and afternoon - oftentimes for me far too good of a job! Thank you so much for such a great review we really appreciate it. Hopefully... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that Newport is one of the must see places on our New England road trip. Perhaps, given we went just before the season had really started, this was the reason it didn't live up to our expectations. However, staying at the Francis Malbone House more than made our trip to Newport worthwhile. Janet was so helpful and... More 

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

Tom & Rhi, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us while visiting Newport. We try very hard to make sure each guest has a memorable stay with us. the food of course especially at tea time is a major part of that. If you ever make it back to Newport we would love to welcome you back... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in the middle of winter and just after a major snow storm. It was a wonderful respite from the weather! Charming, comfortable, friendly, and right downtown. A perfect weekend. Thank you.

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

Jonathan, Thank you for your kind review. We certainly had plenty if snowstorms this past Winter but our downtown location and wood burning fireplaces make for a cozy haven within walking distance of all of our wonderful shops & restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn. Kind Regards Anne Maria More 

Lincoln, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for an event in Newport. We have walked by this inn many, many times and who knew what a charming inn this is. This inn is absolutely wonderful. The staff is amazing. The innkeeper Will was extremely accommodating and gave such a warm welcome. It is very clean and the afternoon tea and desserts... More 

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

Brenda & Brad, We are so glad everything (including the weather) worked out so well for the Volvo Ocean Race. I'm glad you finally had a chance to stay with us and experience the Malbone House and all we have to offer! Looking forward to seeing you both again. Thanks, Will More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always send clients to the Francis Malbone House. It is single handedly the most well managed and gorgeous inn on the island. The owners are fantastic and work tirelessly to provide a memorable experience for their guests. I suggest to all searching for a place to stay to book at the Malbone, you won't regret it. Great location as... More 

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

Gabriella, What a nice surprise review! We so appreciate the referrals from the Preservation Society of Newport County. Thank you so much for acknowledging our historic inn! Best of luck in your newest venture! Will More 

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from celebrating our honeymoon at the Francis Malbone House in Newport. We could think of no more meaningful or beautiful place to spend this special vacation… For starters, the management and staff at the Francis Malbone are absolutely incredible – and make you feel like family the minute you enter the door. Will is... More 

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

Patricia, It was so nice to spend the week with you and John at the inn. So glad you enjoyed your room and patio garden. Thanks for the glowing review- we look forward to seeing you both back here soon! Have a nice summer. Will More 

Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third or fourth stay. This a truly comfortable and elegant inn. The rooms are not large but the are well furnished, the beds are huge but somewhat soft for our taste. The staff are very nice. The high point of the inn is the food. They only serve breakfast and nigh tea. The food is superb and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it is always so nice to welcome back friends to the Inn! We are thrilled that you both take as much enjoyment in the food as we do. Looking forward to seeing you both again. Kind Regards Anne Maria More 

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