The Francis Malbone House, Newport
|392 Thames Street, 02840, Newport, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES.|
Description: The Francis Malbone HouseThis historic inn was built in 1760 as a private residence for Colonel Francis Malbone who made his fortune as a shipping merchant at a time when Newport Harbor was one of the busiest Harbors in the New World.
At the start of the Revolutionary War, the British occupied Newport and seized the Malbone Estate. The mansion was used to store looted gold and treasures, leading to its nickname, "the Treasure House." At the end of the war, the mansion was returned to the Malbone family who retained ownership until the early 1830's.
The Francis Malbone House has been lovingly maintained throughout the years, as evidenced by the painstaking restoration undertaken during the early 1970's. The three story brick Georgian mansion retains its architectural heritage and original colonial character to this day.
The floor plan is typical for the era and in 1989, the present owners opened the estate as an Historic Inn, offering nine guest rooms. In 1996, they embarked on building a sensitively designed addition, which has allowed the inn to expand to twenty bedrooms. All are impeccably furnished with beautiful antiques and period reproductions. You will notice the fine attention to detail throughout, as well as the personalized service you will receive from your innkeepers. Queen Anne style furnishings are featured in each bedroom along with beautiful oriental rugs and custom window coverings, rare paintings and prints. 12 bedrooms feature relaxing Jacuzzis and 15 of them (and all suites) offer working fireplaces.
Their 4 fireplaced Guest Parlors offer warm, comfortable sitting arrangements for your enjoyment and relaxation. These rooms, along with a manicured courtyard, are the perfect setting to enjoy complimentary afternoon tea and delicious homemade snacks. Their dining room features a 15-foot dome ceiling, beautiful chandelier and large fireplace.
Known as America's "First Resort", the city-by-the-sea offers something for everyone. From beautiful beaches to scenic harbor cruises. Guided tours through Guilded Age "summer cottages" to self-guided tours through the streets of historic, colonial Newport. Newport also offers some of the best dining New England has to offer. From casual New England seaport taverns to 5-Star French and Continental restaurants. Nearly all attractions, shopping and restaurants are a short walk from the House. Your knowledgeable innkeepers are always willing and able to assist when planning activities or if you are in need of restaurant suggestions and reservations.
Type of rooms: The Francis Malbone House4 Harborside rooms, located in the original mansion offer a limited view of the Newport Harbor.
4 Gardenside rooms, located in the original mansion.
5 Courtyard rooms, 4 of these rooms are located on the second floor of the new addition.
3 Courtyard rooms, with Garden located on the first floor of their new courtyard wing.
The Stillhouse Room, located on the second floor of the Benjamin Mason House, an antique filled deluxe room.
The Courtyard Suite, located on the first floor of their courtyard wing.
The Benjamin Mason Suite, located on the second floor of the Benjamin Mason House, this is an antique filled suite.
The Counting House Suite, their most spacious and luxurious suite dates back to 1850.
Additional information: The Francis Malbone House
All rooms offer working fireplaces from Nov. to Apr., four poster beds, telephones with data ports, voicemail, CD players, irons and boards.
All weekends have a 3 night minimum stay.
Number of rooms: 20
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1760/2000.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English, Bosnian, French.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, MasterCard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: Dining room for guests only. Breakfast from 8:30am. to 10:00am. and Tea in the afternoon.
GPS Coordinates: 41° 28' 57.87'' N 71° 18' 50.72'' W
Nearest airport: Providence - 30 mi.
Rates: The Francis Malbone House
|Benjamin Mason Suite||475||525||13%||incl.|
|Breakfast per person||incl.||incl.|
|Rates valid till (d/m/y)|
|Booking and cancellation policy|
|All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates and package deals, may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
One-night deposit for single night stays and a 50% deposit for multiple night reservations.
If a reservation is cancelled at least 14 days prior to arrival, they will refund deposit less a 10% cancellation fee. If a reservation is cancelled within 14 days of arrival, they retain deposit unless they are able to resell the cancelled room(s).
All Rates are for double occupancy and are not inclusive of a 7% state tax and 5% city bed tax.