The Francis Malbone House - An Historic Inn

392 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Innkeeper(s): Will Dewey and Anne Maria Duprey
  • Introduction

    The Francis Malbone House - An Historic Inn frontThe Francis Malbone House, an award-winning bed and breakfast, is located in Newport, Rhode Island, along the city's downtown harborfront.

    The inn offers twenty luxurious guestrooms or suites, each with working firplaces and private bathrooms. Most rooms are equipped with jacuzzi tubs.

    This Rhode Island bed and breakfast is predominately decorated with Queen Anne style furniture, with oriental rugs, rare paintings, and antique prints.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Will Dewey and Anne Maria Howard for sharing thier secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    The historic nature of our downtown location is a major reason for travelers staying at our Inn as well as our world class concierge service.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea are what we are known for as well as our seasonal wood burning fireplaces and tranquil courtyard in the summer months. I love the warmth of the fireplaces in the winter months.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Amazing historic city with downtown location.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

     20 plus years of repeat customers.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    A sunset picnic at second beach.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Walk the cliff walk, drive ocean drive, sunset at Castlehill, dinner at Bouchards, visit the Breakers & the Elms, and take a tour of Rough Point.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    All shops and restaurants are on our doorstep.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?


    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    17 guestrooms and 3 Suites.

    Do you accept pets?


  • Breakfast and Afternoon Tea

    The Francis Malbone House breakfast food


    Breakfast is prepared every morning by a culinary team, which is served as a multi-course meal, near the fireplace in the fifteen-foot dome ceiling dining room or our in the courtyard. Depending on the season. Our breakfasts are prepared using the best fresh local ingredients. We offer a buffet of freshly baked pastries and breads, fruit parfaits, granola and juices, along side a choice of two main courses.

    Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon tea is served from 3:00 to 6:00 pm every day, with an assortment of freshly prepared savory and sweet treats.

  • Meetings and Retreats

    The Francis Malbone House - An Historic Inn coffee

    The Francis Malbone House is a great venue to host your corporate meeting or retreat. We offer a variety of Small Meeting Packages, Corporate Planners, and Meeting Planning services. For more information about any of the packages or custom-tailored proposal, please visit The Francis Malbone House Meetings & Retreats page on our website, or give us a call.