I stayed with my girlfriend for just a night to visit some friends in Newport. I had lived there for a couple years previously, so I knew my way around and wanted to find somewhere with in close walking distance of restaurants and bars. While there we many options to meet this need, I was glad that we chose the Malbone House. First, the innkeepers were exceptionally responsive to my request to accommodate a gluten-free diet. They had gluten-free peanut butter cookies out when we arrived with the afternoon tea along with plenty of other goodies and fruit. At breakfast the next morning, the chef came out and specifically asked what kind of gluten-free meal we wanted, either pancakes, eggs or a very nice fruit bowl. This service was most appreciated as often traveling and finding gluten-free food is somewhat challenging. Best of all is that i simply needed to write this on the reservation page of the bed and breakfast's website. Typically to ensure our dietary needs are met I have to call ahead, but the Malbone house contacted us first to ensure the pancake mix would be alright.
The grounds of the house are wondful as well. The innkeepers have done a great job of creating a warm and welcoming aura while maintaining the historic look which is characteristic of Newport. This is true even in the new wing of the house. The room was no less enjoyable with a deep, comfortable bed, relaxing and large jacuzzi and best of all a working fireplace, prepared for use. Having the fire going as we fell asleep was most romantic and enjoyable.
I would highly recommend staying here for anyone year round. It is in a great spot for harbor side summer activies, in close walking distance to the harbor, parks, mansions, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. It is no less wonderful in the winter as both my girl and I left wishing we could have spent a few more days there.
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- Luxury Colonial Mansion in the heart of downtown Newport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Francis Malbone House Hotel Newport