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Twenty days ago my last blog entry spoke about the break is well needed before the 10 day guest trip. Well it turned out to be a 17 day trip, and how things have changed. The trip started off smoothly, I had everything under control and my routine was finally in place. Auto-pilot you could say. The 4 guests that Harvey and Dee brought onboard were once again very friendly. Nobody could predict what would happen a few days down the ...
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... iron gates and the 30-foot high walkway gates are part of a 12-foot-high limestone and iron fence that borders the property on all but the ocean side. Part of a 13-acre estate on the cliffs of Newport, it faces east overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
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... was a plus. The room included a queen bed downstairs with a living room suite and small refrigerator. The upstairs loft had a king size bed. The view from the first level small porch overlooking the parking lot towards the water was great.
We strolled the streets and find that remarkably, there is a sidewalk statue - a permanent wave with ...
... photos inside, but the website does have interior shots. These mansions are over the top, by a lot.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Francis Malbone House Newport
After trying to get reservations in other locations on super short notice (less than five days) I happen to hit on the Francis Malbone via the Newport, RI website. I've become a little (a lot) jadded about picking hotels via the web because I've been burned a number of times, but honestly - this was an awesome surprise.
The Francis Malbone is a lovely, comfortable place. We just returned from a Labor Day/birthday celebration weekend stay, and everything exceeded our expectations.
Didn't like the Malbone House!!!!
WE stayed at the Malbone House and thought it was quaint but the owners were not very polite or very accomodating. The location is ok but it is very noisy and a bit dangerous with all the young kids at night out in front hanging around. The price was a bit outrageous as well. I dont think I would spend my money at this establishment again!!
Home Away From Home
My wife and I first stayed here when we got married and we have been coming back ever since. The inn is well appointed and romantic. The staff is super friendly and helpfull. Breakfast is beyond description and sitting in the courtyard is so relaxing and peaceful. The inn is located in the heart of Newport within walking distance of many restaurants, the harbor, shopping and attractions. We have stayed in both the summer and winter and we shall return again. If you have an opportunity to stay here don't pass it up.
I had high expectations and they were surpassed! Make it a point to stay here if you're visiting Newport. Note: it's actually across the street from the harbor. My room was described as having a "harbor view", but all I could see was the tops of some masts. But the rooms are so beautiful and romantic you won't even miss the water. I will definitely stay here every time I visit Newport! (And I'm pretty picky).
The perfect romantic getaway
We've stayed in Newport in all seasons, and our favorite place to stay is the Francis Malbone House. It is a warm and friendly atmosphere, with beautiful and comfortable Colonial furnishings, working fireplace in the guest rooms, great breakfasts and lovely afternoon teas plus a great downtown location. You can step out the door onto Thames Street and walk to a great restaurant, shopping or the waterfront. This is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. The staff was especially helpful with restaurant suggestions and fun things to do. We're hooked!
Nice weekend retreat!
My boyfriend and I went there a year ago for a long weekend. The first night we stayed in one of their newly opened cottages. It was spacious and very clean. Highly recommended for a family. The next two nights we stayed in the main house. Our room had a fireplace, jacuzzi and canopy bed. Absolutely wonderful! Food was delicious, 5 stars! Beautiful sitting room in main house. Overall, wonderful place to stay in Newport. Only drawback, didn't find the innkeepers to be the friendliest.
We very much enjoyed our stay here--the service was excellent.
Wonderful breakfast in a charming setting. Very comfortable beds--we requested kingsize. Afternoon tea was fabulous--lots of sweets, cakes, cheese, etc. Great location for walking and tours. We'd stay here again.
Rude and arrogant best describe the manager here.For the money they charge, which is extremely pricey, you can do fathoms better at just about any other B&B in the neighborhood.
Lovely Rooms, Great Service
This inn offers a wonderful location, great service, terrific breakfasts, and lovely rooms. We stayed in a very large room in the original part of the inn. The room was tastefully decorated and really comfortable. The bathroom was updated and thoughtfully designed. The road is noisy, so keep that in mind when selecting a room (we were kept up till 2 a.m. on a Saturday night by car alarms and festivities outside our first story room windows). Breakfast in the exterior courtyard is delightful and offers healthy choices as well as indulgences.