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Francis Malbone House Inn

3.5 of 5 392 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Always a wonderful time at the Francis Malbone. The Inn is always beautifully kept and the staff is wonderful. They always go out of their way to make your stay perfect. The breakfasts are great! My husband and I always look forward to our next stay. There are not many places as lovely as this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent one night at the Francis Malbone, and had a delightful room and a very tasty breakfast. This is a very nice place in the heart of Newport, will definitely go again. A short walk to a lot of very good restaurants, we went to the Midtown Oyster Bar which was excellent.

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

Glad you enjoyed your overnight at the Malbone House all the way from Rhode Island!! Thank you for the well written review. We always appreciate the feedback. See you again! Will More 

South Shore, MA
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21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Francis Malbone House for an overnight with friends and it was truly excellent! From the minute Will, the innkeeper met us at the door and delivered our luggage to our room, until we left and he walked us out, everything was perfect. The rooms are impeccable with gas fireplaces, clean updated bathrooms, and luxurious towels and linens.... More 

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

The three of you were so much fun! Thank you for writing such a nice review. Guests like you make us enjoy coming to work!! Hope you enjoyed the Flower Show in Providence after you left Newport. Take care of the birthday girl!! I know we'll see you again!! Best, Will More 

East Hampton, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at many places in Newport, but FMH Inn is def top of the list. The entire staff is "top shelf" and top notch. So very warm and helpful in all matters. Rooms beautiful, clean and comfortable. Breakfast and Tea to DIE for! Location is perfect. Cozy, romantic. ONLY one problem….I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!;-) Do yourself a... More 

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

So glad you loved your stay with us! Thank you for noticing all of our small touches and hard work! We aim to please. We look forward to hosting you again- maybe for a few extra days this time!! Will More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again, we are pleased to have stayed at the Francis Malbone house. We adore the staff and as always they all go above and beyond to meet our expectations.We look forward to returning next Valentines weekend 2016! Many thanks, Stephen & Rebecca S.

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

Rebecca, Thank you so much for the kind review! It was so nice to see you and Stephen again over Valentine's weekend. Glad the snow did not keep you from returning!! Enjoy 2015 and we'll see you next year! Will More 

Clinton, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on Friday late afternoon in time for the scrumptious tea that greets afternoon guests at The Francis Malbone. Who needs dinner? Sweet and savory fare to tempt the tastebuds and cozy fireplaces to warm your toes. Happy to reconnect with Suzanne and Janet and catch up on the latest family activities. The Francis Malbone offers familiarity without intrusion and... More 

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

Wendy, It was so nice to see you both in the off season! I'm use to you both in the garden having breakfast! Glad you enjoyed all of our Valentine touches! I know you have gift certificates so we'll see you again in the Spring. Thank you for your ever so gracious review!! Will More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here on a Wednesday, the week of Valentine's Day, and our stay here was perfect! The room was CLEAN, bed was incredibly comfortable, double jacuzzi and fireplace, so relaxing! The staff was friendly, I recommend attending tea time, ALL food, including breakfast, was delicious! Im looking forward to my next stay here, I highly recommend... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words about your stay! Glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed Valentine's by the fireplace & in the jacuzzi. It was nice chatting at breakfast too! Hope to see you both again. Will More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at the FMH many times in the last six years. With each stay we have the feeling that we are returning home to visit with family. Will, Janet, AnneMarie and Sue will make you feel the same way. Their historic, beautifully decorated Inn will immediately become your home when you step through the back... More 

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

Frank, It is always so nice to see you and your wife and catch up on our families! Thank you very much for the review. The entire staff loves you both !! :) Have a great summer and we'll see you both soon- I know you have more gift certificates! Will More 

Coventry, Rhode Island
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed over the weekend to propose to my girlfriend. The atmosphere was amazing. At first arrival we were greeted by Innkeeper Will and were immediately given a tour and escorted to our room. The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable. The fireplace was a great touch and kept us warm and cozy on a chilly Feb night. The... More 

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a snowy weekend at the Fracis Malbone house and could not have been happier. The home is beautiful, the rooms amazing and the food fantastic. The owner, Will and his staff are the most comfortable people we have ever encountered in a B&B. the Inn is located on the Main Street so shopping, walking and evening restaurants all... More 

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Address: 392 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Malbone House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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