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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second time staying at the Francis Malbone House and it was as amazing as the first! This time we stayed in the Harborside Room No. 2 which was very spacious and comfortable. The Inn is impeccably kept with fires roaring and the afternoon tea is second to none. Will and his staff do an incredible job in...

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Stratford, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Want a home-away-from home and then some! You have to stay @ the Malbone House. By far the best in Newport. From the scrumptious breakfasts, to a high tea in the afternoon, they are over the top. That's not even including the staff who make you feel right at home. Pick any room on your visit, you won't be disappointed.

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East Lyme, CT
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been staying at B&B's whenever we can for several years now. We have stayed at the Francis Malbone House either 3 or 4 times and each time it has been excellent. They have spoiled us. We always compare the B&B we are at with the FMH. The place is excellent for a big B&B. The room we had...

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Roseland, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

All I have are wonderful things to say about the Francis Malbone House. From the warm greeting when we arrived, the beautifully appointed rooms and the genuine hospitality we experienced... I would highly recommend this lovely B and B to anyone looking to visit Newport. The breakfasts were excellent and they also catered to anyone's individual dietary needs. And the...

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Amilesrt, It was so nice to have both of you here during our snow day! You even put yourself to work moving wood and tending the fire. I'm so glad you were able to make yourself "at home". That is a huge compliment to us! Glad to hear the food was a pleasant experience for you. You appeared to...

Montgomery, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always another wonderful stay at the Francis Malbone. Annemarie is such a sweetheart. So pleasant and always makes you feel at home. The entire staff work together like a well oiled machine. They never miss a beat! Thank you for a perfect visit once again!

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Allbarstl, So glad you were able to be here for our special St. Patrick's Day celebration. We wish the weather had cooperated, but it certainly didn't stop us here at the Malbone. Anne Maria pulls out all the stops on the parade day. The Irish Coffee and her homemade scones and beef stew, have guests booking a year in...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can see why this gets such great reviews. The initial welcome was very warm and all the staff were lovely. Tea with freshly baked items was also a nice touch and the breakfast was also of a high standard. Our room was comfortable and there were also reception rooms downstairs to relax in. Its centrally located and has its...

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you for such a kind review. It was a pleasure having you at the Malbone House. We are happy that you enjoyed the tea and breakfast. Good food is important to us and we love to share! Nice to hear that you would stay again. We certainly hope our paths cross again! Warm Regards, The Malbone Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous room with fireplace, beautiful old inn (notice the floorboards) elaborate breakfasts, afternoon tea worth coming back for, lovely, helpful staff. Very convenient to waterfront, shopping, dining and the mansions. Couldn't love this place more!

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Dear KG, Thank you for such a kind review. I am thrilled with your appreciation of the house. The wide plank floorboards in the original house are my absolute favorite. I find it fascinating that those are the original floors from the 1760's. Tea is certainly worth coming back for. I think it is the high point for most guest!...

Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing time, the afternoon tea was incredible, the location is perfect for walking around town, rooms are very well appointed and the bed was super comfortable. And then there was breakfast, everything was delicious and of course homemade. Fantastic overall, can't wait to come back again!!

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Dear PKColes, It was so nice to see both of you. We really enjoyed having you here! Everyone is still talking about how much you look like your mother! We are happy your experience was what you had hope for. The beds are crazy comfy and we often get calls about the type of mattress when guests are ready to...

Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Newport for a couple days just to get away. Stayed at the malbone house again Love it. Right in the center of Newport Easy walk to just about anywhere Warm and gracious staff. Very cozy inn Love the common rooms Tea in the afternoon and breakfast in morning are delicious Highly recommend and will once again certainly return

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Thank you for the kind review. Always nice to have a Sullivan in the house! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff was so accommodating. We appreciate your loyalty to us and certainly enjoy having your company. I agree that the tea is must. Our chef is very creative. We look forward to...

Westborough, MA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Francis Malbone House Inn has it all - beautiful rooms, experienced staff who are friendly and ready to make your stay memorable, delicious gourmet breakfasts, and afternoon tea with an amazing assortment of sweet and savory treats.

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Innkeeper02840, Manager at Francis Malbone House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ajsil, Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that the staff was working their magic! The tea is the high point for many guests. Our chef is always baking and trying new recipes. It's a great job perk! We hope your travels find you back this way again. Regards, Maryellen

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Luxury Colonial Mansion in the heart of downtown Newport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Francis Malbone House Inn

Address: 392 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6604
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: $284 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Francis Malbone House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Rooms in the original inn building are charming and offer views of Newport Harbor.”
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“special occasion, try the Counting House Room!”
 of 5 bubbles miatamaur, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room at the back in the extension and it was very quiet”
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“All the rooms are great. We rented two rooms in the cottage house and had the whole house to ourselves - great for two couples.”
 of 5 bubbles RLN84, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms are quiet in the off season. Garden rooms are wonderful in the warm weather.”
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