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Francis Malbone House Inn
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Francis Malbone House is perfect for a romatic getaway. This is the second time that my wife and i have stayed at the inn while our kids were away. The Inn is centrally located to downtown shopping, dining, and marina activities. The house and guest rooms are beautifully decorated. Breakfast is thoughtfully prepared with lots of options, served in a lovely dining room or in the garden when the weather is nice. When you need a break from your afternoon activities, the afternoon tea is a treat with savory and sweet items. The owner operator has long stranding ties to the community and has wonderful suggestions for dinner and recreation. Overall, the service is delightful.

The Francis Malbone is a quintessential Newport experience. I cant wait to return next summer.

Room Tip: Rooms in the Newport building are newer than the main house.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was my first time at this wonderful Inn. It is right in the middle of Newport, but given how the rooms are set up and maintained, you would think you were in the middle of the country. The owners and their family were appropriately friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: I was in 3 C and it was terrific!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Don,

Thank you so much for the great review of our Inn, we were sorry that you had to head out so early it is a shame to have to miss out on our wonderful gourmet breakfast.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn.

Kind Regards
Anne Maria

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was my second stay in the inn in the past few weeks, once on a business trip and another with my husband, staying in first floor rooms each time. They had started us out in a third floor room that was small and didn't have anywhere near the ambiance of the other rooms, so we requested a switch which they were thankfully able to accommodate. Breakfast was included and we ate outside in the courtyard beside the fountain. They have a continental buffet or you can order from two menu choices that changed each time we were there. One is sweet and the other savory. We opted for the latter, a Benedict variation of poached eggs on a bed of fresh spinach on toasted English muffins, with a delicious Hollandaise. This is not a B and B where the owners live there, which my husband appreciated. A staff member is at the reception desk until 10 or 11 pm. Although we carry our own luggage, be aware there is no one to help with this and there is no elevator. With a first floor room this is not a problem. The inn is ideally located. There is a multi night minimum on weekends, but we were able to get a one night stay each time.

Room Tip: Carefully select your room in advance, they vary widely. We liked the first floor rooms with a shared courtyard.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mel21403
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our historic Inn.

As an historic home we work very hard to accommodate our business clients as well as our leisure guests, I am so glad that it worked out well for you. We are very fortunate to host many executive corporate offsite meetings here at the Inn and have done a top class job of blending Historic charm with modern amenities.

Looking forward to your return to the Inn.

Kind Regards
Anne Maria

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

If their we're six stars this inn would earn them
Great price
In the heart of Thames St
Close to everything
Afternoon coffee, tea, lemonade, And iced tea
Freshly baked breads cookies and fruit
Gourmet breakfast
Fresh fruit
Hot fruit with crumble
Crossiants
Your choice of three for entree
I had the best waffles from home right here
Please don't walk, run and make a reservation
You will be happy that you stayed at The Francis Malbone
Enjoy
Deborah
Pennsylvania

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Deborah P
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Deborah,

It was so lovely to get to meet you, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Inn and were able to add an additional night and relax.

Looking forward to meeting you again.

Kind Regards
Anne Maria

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We decided to go to Newport for part of the long Fourth of July weekend with our son. The Francis Malbone House was a find! It has a great location, free parking and an unbelievable good breakfast. Will, the owner, showed us to our room and his accommodating friendly staff continued this hospitality for the rest of our stay. I highly recommend it and will definitely return.

Room Tip: The newer rooms have quieter air conditioners, but the rooms in the old part of the house have water views.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Inn, our gourmet breakfast menu is really fun and exciting to develop each week - I am glad that you enjoyed our offerings.
Of course the courtyard setting doesn't hurt either!

Hopefully we will see you again while your son is studying in Providence - it is a great reason to visit the area.

Thank you for the wonderful review and it was lovely to meet you all.

Kind Regards
Anne Maria & Will

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