Sometimes when you travel you are fortunate, or lucky, or blessed, or whatever you want to call it and you find a place that gets everything right. The Francis Malbone House falls into this very select category. Although this is the first review we have written for the Malbone House (and by "we" I mean my wife and I, not the royal 'we') we have stayed there on several occasions, most recently over our wedding weekend. Anyone who is married understands the stresses involved with wedding planning and execution and the importance of a space of quiet and comfort that abates, if not completely casts off, anxieties and worries. The Malbone House provided this in spades. The stunning decor of classic New England style settles guests into an era, a history preserved and embraced by Newport itself. Will, the proprietor, maintains the details of the House's long lineage, but does not ignore the need for modern creature comforts. Truly accommodating in every sense of the word, Will and his staff impart a traveling experience that cannot be matched anywhere in Newport, or many other cities for that matter. We stayed with many of our family members from all walks of life and each of them raved of their stay at Francis Malbone. Breakfast and afternoon tea are prepared by an outstanding chef everyday of the week, and the location could not be better with every destination accessible by foot. Any requests for reservations or activity information are provided by a staff member at all hours of the day and late into night. We could not have asked for anything more to make our wedding weekend perfect, but clearly it is not solely an inn for wedding parties. Anytime of year, for vacation, celebration or business, The Francis Malbone House raises the bar to almost unattainable heights. We will be returning soon, and for years to come, as it is the only inn for us.
There are no bad rooms, but rooms on the backside of the house are quieter.
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