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“As Always "The Best"” 5 of 5 stars
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Francis Malbone House Inn
Ranked #1 of 102 Newport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“As Always "The Best"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Once again, a recent visit to Newport and of course a stay at The Francis Malbone House.
Not only the weather was great after a devastating week on Long Island with the Sandy storm but the hospitality and warmth of the people at The Malbone House was as always top notch.
With friendly greetings from everyone and personal care to make sure it was as comfortable as possible, we couldn't ask for anything better. This is one place I highly reccomend for anyone who wants to feel like a family type enviroment. I will be returning soon and when I do, it will always be the Great Francis Malbone Bed and Breakfast House which there is no other to compare. Thank you all there and it was a most fantastic visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Broad Brook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This is the perfect place to visit!!!! The Inn is always pristine, the rooms are lovely, the beds are so comfortable and the breakfast is yummy!!!! Tea time is a real treat also! Will and his team do a wonderful job making everything special!! The location is perfect too, with complementary parking. Looking forward to our next visit!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Newport, this is it. There is nothing missing. It is charming, immaculate, walking distance to everywhere,friendly personnel,delicious breakfasts &
great tea time! Whether you visit in the summer or winter, Newport has plenty to get you busy.

Room Tip: The suites are absolutely beautiful, with 3 tv's & 2 fireplaces.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We love the Francis Malbone. We came here when we were dating, engaged and after we were married. Will and the staff are just the best! The breakfast is to die for! We came here in January 2012 during a snowstorm. It was just beautiful and welcoming. We love it!

Mike and Marilyn Hughes

Room Tip: All f fthe rooms are special in their own unique way.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

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.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms, but rooms on the backside of the house are quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed here during our first trip to Newport. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were very good with plenty of food. Our room was beautifully decorated but a bit tight due to the large king size bed. The bed had an extremely hard mattress and was one of the only true negatives of our stay. Would stay here again but request a softer mattress :). All in all, a wonderful place!

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We have stayed at several Bed and Breakfast locals across the US and the Francis Malbone House was by far the best. The rooms, location, service, food, the way everything was decorated could not have been better. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. It was our first trip to Newport and staying at the Francis Melbone was the topper!

Room Tip: Every room we looked at was perfect.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Innkeeper02840, Owner at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thanks,Ron, for the kind remarks. It was so nice to meet you both. I'm glad you enjoyed Newport!

Will
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Property: Francis Malbone House Inn
Address: 392 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6604
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Malbone House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Luxury Colonial Mansion in the heart of downtown Newport. ... more   less 
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