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Melville House

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   39 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #79 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My room in this historic building was traditionallysmall but good enough with a clean comfortable bed. I had a private bathroom but not all rooms do. Ask first. Walking distance to everything in Newport. Great location. Free parking all day and night which is rare in this town. Upon arrival the hotel managers were very accommodating BUT the other staff... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calling this a B&B is incorrect. The Melville House is more like a Hostel with Cornflakes for Breakfast.We booked online and found it a hassle when we went to check in - they didn't have our reservations and then didn't know if we paid or not.. Melville House has very few amenities and the room was run down. The best... More

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Middle Village, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here out of desperation, as a folk festival was in town for the weekend and this was one of the last suitable accomodations available. Let's just say there Saturday fee is very steep for a small room with minimal ammenities. It was like paying a five star hotel price for bed and breakfast. Speaking of, the breakfast was nothing... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to reiterate what "ShoreStops" reviewer has written in that this is NOT a place that we could suggest to anyone! You are paying top dollar for a minimally adequate hotel/suite accommodation. 1 Q bed and 2 very old poorly supportive fold up cots were in the 2 rooms when we arrived. We had been told we would have... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed here in late June/early July for four nights. Nearly everything was perfect. The staff were helpful. The breakfast was well prepared and ample. The bed was cozy. The room was delightfully cool. There was a nice sized closet and a luggage stand. I know there are some difficulties with making a modern room out of a historic building.... More

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Northern NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Melville House Category: Bed & Breakfast 5/19/2014 As a senior contributor to both Trip Advisor and YELP, I cannot recall ever giving ZERO Stars to a place of lodging. However, in the interest of providing assistance to fellow travelers, I must give The Melville House Zero Stars. It was my oversight to later learn that there was little, if... More

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ANewporter, Manager at Melville House, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review and we apologize for not meeting your expectations. Our hope is to provide all of our guests with a lovely room and experience and we obviously failed in your case. We acquired the Melville House due to its great location as noted by you. While it is different than our other properties , the... More

Throggs Neck, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Melville House - The staff was very friendly. ROOM - Upon our arrival the room we were shown I did not like -- so Cloe took the time and effort to show us a number of rooms until we found one acceptable. Although the bathroom was as small as the one in a camper (the sink might be smaller) and... More

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ANewporter, Owner at Melville House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review and to highlight Clarke Street, this one-block lane chuck full of history and so centrally located. Did you know that George Washington and General Rachambeau, the leader of the French troops during the Revolutionary War, stayed across the street? I hope that you will look at some of the... More

12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The staff at Melville House were very pleasant and the breakfast was very good (except no tea bags fortunately I bring my own), The blueberry pancakes and French Toast were delicious and the orange juice was outstanding! The accommodations however were disappointing. Our small room had the smallest shower I have ever seen, Broken TP holder and towel rack did... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Overall we had a really great experience at the Melville house in Newport RI. Rooms were clean, Rick and staff were extremely accommodating and the breakfast was delish!! The girl that made the hot breakfast every morning was a pleasure and really did a wonderful job. We really had no complaints but one which was not really the BnB's fault.... More

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Shinnston, West Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This was my very first trip to Newport. My boyfriend made the reservations. i had never stayed in a B&B before. our room was very cozy, bathroom was down the hall but no biggie. We had a great stay, and our breakfast was excellent. Shame on all of the negative reviews. If you wanted 5 Star service you should have... More

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Address: 39 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Melville House 2.5*
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