We've been going to the Francis Malbone for the past ten years and it's always been a pleasure to return to this beautiful B&B. Our most recent visit was the second week of September. It's in a great location, across from the wharfs and near downtown shopping and restaurants. A big advantage is having on-site parking for all the guests which is important in the crowded downtown Newport area. It also gives you fast access to the mansions and other area attractions.
The beautiful restored mansion offers you many room choices from basic rooms to luxury suites, all with well-appointed colonial period furniture with a seafaring theme, and all rooms are extremely clean and well-maintained. All the common areas in the mansion (i.e. parlor, dining room, etc.) make you feel like your visiting someone's home and not a hotel. Will and staff couldn't be more cordial from the minute you arrive until you leave the premises. Will makes it a point to socialize with the guests at breakfast, and during the day he and the staff are available all day to assist you in making reservations at area restaurants and attractions.
For us, the highlight of the day is the full course breakfast that is served in either the dining area, or weather permitting in the beautiful garden courtyard. The courtyard is our favorite. It's hard to imagine that such a beautiful garden courtyard is located in busy downtown Newport. There is a fountain in the middle of the courtyard and the area is surrounded with wisteria, hydrangea plants and a colorful myrtle tree. Quite a serene setting for resting and reading. In the afternoon, the staff serves a complete afternoon tea with all kinds of goodies. It's hard to leave this place
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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