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It was wonderful coming back to Berkley...the sponsor contact here, Roger, is a good friend to our circus and after taking such good care of us last year when we advanced here, he didn't disappoint this year. Roger met each vehicle last night when we pulled in with a print out of various walkable shops and restaurants in the area and welcomed us each back. He arranged for the police to drive through the lot a couple of times ...
Good Monday morning
Up early and off the dock at 7:15am, a gorgeous sunny morning! flat calm seas, blue sky, no fog ...now this is cruising! Leaving Newport with no fog is beautiful strange when we came in Through the fog we saw nothing and there was lots to see. We have a long day of cruising today.
Ill upload a few pics from this morning.
We ended ...
... s Center to take the walking tour. We found out that it was free! Nice! As you know, the Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad. It was about helping slaves who had escaped their masters to gain their freedom. You see, New Bedford was a Quaker town. The Quakers believed in the equality of all mankind, and they believed that enslaving another human being was unconscionable. So, there were numerous "safe" houses, ...
... baths do that today! You'd think the decadence would stop there but not for this mansion of platinum lined walls ( I kid you not; one wall actually had platinum panels!)!!! The bath tub was made of marble and so if a hot bath was wanted the tub would have to be filled and emptied four or five times to heat it up before the actual bath would be filled! Money to burn or money to drown, either way I couldn't get over that bath tub! It was probably just as well that I went into ...
... of the language I overheard; I will use fudge and sugar as substitutes and to give a sweeter tone! I stood ahead of a woman who bumped into her friend at the door of the station and began explaining her custody battle with her mother for her first child. She explained ' I'm through with all that sugar. I mean I smoke my weed and that's it; that's all I need. I see all that sugar and I think naaah I don't want any of that fudgein sugar!' It was the time she spent in prison that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Francis Malbone House Inn 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.