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Francis Malbone House Inn

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392 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is such a gem located in a great part of Newport. The staff is so helpful and they give you a tour of this gorgeous peaceful place. I stayed two nights and would recommend the Inn versus the second building. The owner is a delight and very happy to share his Inn. So beautifully done.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spend a wonderful night at Francis Malbone House. Perfectly located in downtown this nice and calm historic house is perfect for a weekend in Newport,RI. We loved the beautiful courtyard in the middle of the hotel for a lovely and sunny tea time or breakfast.

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

Cecile, Thank you so much for the kind review! the courtyard really is the perfect location to enjoy morning coffee, our gourmet breakfast & afternoon tea or an evening drink. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn in you are in the area again. Kind Regards Anne Maria More 

CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sense of space/place means a lot to me. The Francis Malbone House Inn captures the historic grace of Newport, along with modern conveniences. It is the perfect space to relax, chat with the innkeepers (such a friendly bunch!) and fellow guests, have a luxurious full breakfast, and a delicious afternoon snack (no need for lunch between the breakfast and afternoon... More 

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

Barbara, Thank you so much for your years of patronage. It was nice to finally meet you both as well! We appreciate all of the nice comments about the inn and glad you enjoyed all of our yummy afternoon tea treats! See you next year! Will More 

Crestwood, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our first stay at the Francis Malbone Inn. Will and staff pay attention to every detail and get to know everyone on a personal basis. The location is excellent and we can't wait to come back. Breakfast is great and the food at tea is unbelievable. Summer with the courtyard is beautiful and we imagine that cooler weather... More 

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

JND54, It was such a pleasure to meet you both, thank you for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn perhaps for tea by the fire??? I must admit the courtyard looks so perfect at the moment that it is hard to think that colder weather will ever makes its way back to us!... More 

Winchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here a few times and it's always been a very pleasant experience. The Francis Malbone is beautifully furnished, the beds are very comfortable, the breakfast plentiful and afternoon tea is a welcome bonus. The inn is situated in a very central position within walking distance of some excellent restaurants. Last but not least, proprietor Will and his team... More 

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

So nice to welcome you back to the Inn, we always love to see familiar faces! Hopefully we will see you both again soon. Enjoy the Summer. Kind Regards Anne Maria More 

Thorntown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything and everyone was amazing. The staff make you feel so welcome, comfortable and pampered from the moment you arrive. The food is unbelievable AND they will share recipes. I will return with other friends!

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

Kim, After knowing your parents for so many years , it was a pleasure to finally to meet you. I'm glad you enjoyed our food & staff while you were here. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Will More 

Weston, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This historical B&B is a beautiful new england styled beauty. Every room is perfectly designed in old style historical new england. My room had the most wonderful bed with soft sheets and fluffy down pillows. Shower had great water pressure. Bath was clean and beautifully organized. The inn has several beautiful rooms that can be used for gathering, conversation or... More 

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

Anita, What a pleasure it was to meet you. I am thrilled that even with such a hectic schedule that you were able to relax and enjoy all that the Francis Malbone House has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you "home" next year! Kind Regards Anne Maria More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only place to stay in Newport and the Francis Malbone Inn should be the benchmark for all historic inns. Will and his team are incredible. My wish was to have a wonderful heritage experience and I certainly had my wish fulfilled and more. Thank you so much.

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

Wayne C, Thank you so much for your kind review, it is always nice to welcome international guests and help them have the best New England experience possible. Newport has so much to offer and we are delighted that you those the Francis Malbone House as part of your City by the Sea adventure. I trust that you enjoyed the... More 

Belton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was remarkable! The rooms were decorated with authentic, period furniture (comfortable) and lush beds and linens. Each day the breakfast menu offered choices that were more than delicious. Seriously, how many times have you eaten cream cheese French Toast with fresh berries and NOT wanted seconds? EVERY staff member greeted us and seemed to want to make our stay... More 

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

Terri, If you'd like, I'll send you some baked stuffed french toast in the mail? Might not taste the same by the time it gets to Missouri!! Thank you so much for the kind review. Loved chatting with you all each morning. You sure saw a lot while you were here! Hope you travel this direction again sometime! Will More 

Pearl River, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stay at the Francis Malbone House every year. We are greeted like family and thoroughly enjoy our experience there. Breakfast is fabulous and the afternoon tea at 3PM is not to be believed. The central location by the wharf is perfect for walking to the shops, restaurants and water attractions. We look forward to our next... More 

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

Ann, I speak for the entire staff- we always feel like you and your husband are family staying with us. Your positive energy reflects ours- thank you for your continued support & business through the years! We all adore you both. Keep dancing! Will xo More 

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