OVERVIEW of Francis Malbone Inn
Conveniently located downtown, within walking distance to everything, The Francis Malbone is our choice as the best B&B in downtown Newport. That says something because this town is filled with wonderful B&B’s. This gorgeous inn was built in 1790 for a shipping merchant and stands today as an elegant respite from the frenzy of downtown Newport.
THE ROOMS at Francis Malbone Inn
The Inn has 18 spacious rooms, decorated in antiques and period furnishings. Many have fireplaces, some have garden, others have harbor views. The public rooms are exquisitely decorated with comfortable furniture and warmed by fireplaces.
My favorite rooms are the Courtyard Garden and Courtyard Suite, large rooms with fireplaces and French doors onto the patio.
I had a delightful room, however on my last visit, Room #2 on the second floor, with wide planked floors covered in a Persian rug, a Colonial highboy, a 4 poster feather bed with luxurious lines, a fireplace, a view of the Harbor and a wonderful marble bathroom. Very, very comfortable. An incredible night’s sleep.
DINING at Francis Malbone Inn
A full gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room, or you can sit on the enclosed courtyard amidst the gardens. Their signature buffet consists of an array of croissants, muffins, fruit parfaits, granola, fruit crisps, coffee, and juices. They serve a choice of two main courses accompanied by either smoked bacon or sausage.
RATES at Francis Malbone Inn
From $595 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY About Francis Malbone Inn
The “home cooked” “breakfast is included and never disappoints” at this 1760 “elegant” B&B “right in the center of Downtown Newport”, where “charming rooms” are “well restored” to offer “modern amenities such as whirlpool tubs”; the innkeeper not only shows “attention to detail” but also has “good ideas for dining and activities”, and there’s a “lovely courtyard” where “they pull out all the stops for afternoon tea” ZAGAT
“In a town of great B&B’s, the best is The Francis Malbone House.” – Glamour Magazine
“In a city where Bed & Breakfasts set national standards, the Francis Malbone House is outstanding.” – Gourmet Magazine
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