The Francis Malbone House Inn

Exquisite harbor front inn offering a peaceful retreat and luxury amenities


Exquisite harbor front inn offering a peaceful retreat and luxury amenities

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bedroom with fireplace
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The Basics


Experience centuries of historic hospitality at our luxuriously appointed b&b in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport's only Five Star Diamond Award-Winning b&b, our boutique inn offers refined elegance and charm on famed Thames Street in the downtown waterfront district. Each of our 18 spacious guest rooms has a private bath, all are appointed with antiques and period furnishings, and many have working fireplaces. Each morning enjoy a bountiful, gourmet breakfast served in our colonial dining room.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Wine/Spirits
  • Fireplaces
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Turn Down Avail.
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.

In the Know

  • Don't miss the brilliant sunrise at Cliff Walk
  • Drinks on the lawn at Castle Hill is a must do
  • Check out the Servants tour at the Elms for a tour steeped in history

  • The "Snowball in Hell" dessert at Clarke Cooke House is not to be missed

Stay for the Story

Steeped in history, this property dates back to the 18th century & showcases stunning Georgian architecture & attention to detail. Located just steps away from Newport's waterfront, the inn offers a blend of seaside charm and sophistication.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try Restaurant Bouchard, a New England culinary destination
The Clarke Cooke House is an unparalleled, quintessential Newport experience
Enjoy freshly shucked oysters at midtown Oyster Bar

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Discover the gilded age of Newport Mansions
Take a drive along Newport's 10 mile Ocean Drive
Experience some of the finest sailing in Newport, Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay

Guest Reviews

We came to Newport to play tennis on the grass courts and to visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In addition, we toured many of of the Gilded Age mansions and stayed at the most lovely Bed and Breakfast. The Francis Malbone Inn has a divine breakfast and tea each day that we never missed. The rooms reflect the 1700’s when the Inn was built, with modern conveniences....See More

- Nancy Mason

Service couldn’t have been any better. Everyone was so kind and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Location in the heart of Newports restaurants and shops meant we could leave our car in the parking lot at the B&B and just walk. It was a perfect weekend!!

- Doris Noonan

We've traveled the world through my husband's military career (now a veteran) and somehow have never stayed in a B&B. We gave it a go this time and couldn't have been happier. The Francis Malbone house was everything and more we could want for an adult weekend away. To begin, the location was perfect. Right on Thames Street. Park your car and forget it. Everything was in walking distance....See More

- Joy Baker

My second visit here. Wonderfully located in downtown Newport and a short walk to shops, restaurants, and marinas. This is an historic structure with no elevator. But the rooms are all outfitted with comfortable antiques and each room has a smallish en-suite bath. Dominic at the front desk was friendly and helpful and cheerfully carried our bags up to our third floor room upon check-in. There is a lovely...See More

- Laura Dobbins

I don't know if Will and his staff ever tire of 5-star reviews, but here's another one. We stayed in a quiet room in the back (Room CS) and it was perfect--even had a semi-private courtyard. Every member of the staff from Will to Nancy to Sue and--well, everyone--went out of their way to make our stay so memorable and enjoyable. The breakfasts in the courtyard are superb and...See More

- O. Burg

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 18

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Turndown Service, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Weddings & Events Available

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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