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Melville House

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   39 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #64 of 101 Newport B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013
Tracey L Throggs Neck, New York
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Throggs Neck, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 reviews 24 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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Manchester, CT
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you are looking to create new memories, this is the place to stay. Is not over price, the location is excellent, and the best of all you don't have to pay for parking! I have been visiting Newport for the past three years during the summer. I live in Connecticut and the drive is not bad, so usually I... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Located in the heart of Newport, this hotel is steps from all of the shops, restaurants and nightlife. They have a small parking lot around back and offer a delicous home cooked breakfast with the room. Unfortunately, that is about all the hotel has going for it. The room we stayed in was very small with paper thin walls and... More

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Caledonia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

4 day girls trip. Stayed in room 6. The house was spotless, gleaming hardwood floors throughout and decorated in authentic period of the 1700's right down to the accessories in the rooms. Felt like I was a little girl in the "Ann of Green Gables" bedroom. with the petit point quilt and low windows and the bed was very comfortable,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for only one night. We had one of the smaller rooms on the second floor, but it was just fine for us. The room was clean and the place was very quiet. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it is part of the "family" of inns now. The check-in is in a separate building, but... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011 via mobile

We stayed at this bed and breakfast and it was really good. Great location, good service, walking distance to all entertainment and decent rates. The manager was great, he gave us an upgrade without extra charge. The breakfast was really good too.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We stayed on the first floor next to the front door. Room 7. The door opens and closes all night long and when it closes it slams. There was a guy on the second floor locked out of his room. He banged on the door and yelled some girl's name for about 30 minutes until he realized his room was... More

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Also Known As:
Melville House Hotel Newport
Melville House Hotel
Address: 39 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #64 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Melville House 2.5*
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