Melville House Newport

39 Clarke Street, Newport, RI, United States, 02840show map
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FabulousBased on  39 reviews
Overview

The family 2-star Melville House Newport Hotel is set in a green area within a 25-minute walk of Easton s Beach.

The hotel is about 1100 meters from International Tennis Hall. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Newport city center.

Nearby points of interest include a theater, a synagogue and a museum.

Guests will find themselves a 10-minute walk from Old Colony Newport Railway train station. The property is 30 minutes' drive from T. F. Green airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 8 rooms equipped with a sitting area, climate control, a laptop safe, free Wi-Fi and a separate toilet. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with bathrobes and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The Conservatory at Vanderbilt Grace with American specialties is just around the corner.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   8.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
No pets allowed
Air conditioning
No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsChildren above
0 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Fort Adams FoundationFort Adams Foundation400 ft
International Tennis Hall-FameInternational Tennis Hall-Fame3300 ft
Artillery CO of NewportArtillery CO of Newport400 ft
Museum of Newport HistoryMuseum of Newport History400 ft
Newport Restoration FoundationNewport Restoration Foundation400 ft
Newport Art MuseumNewport Art Museum1700 ft
Brenton PT State ParkBrenton PT State Park400 ft
Newport Recreation DeptNewport Recreation Dept1700 ft
Jewish Community CtrJewish Community Ctr400 ft
Trinity ChurchTrinity Church500 ftQueen Anne Square
Touro SynagogueTouro Synagogue600 ft85 Touro St
St. Mary's Catholic Church St. Mary's Catholic Church 1700 ft12 Williams Street
Samuel Whitehorne HouseSamuel Whitehorne House2500 ft416 Thames St
Cliff WalkCliff Walk4500 ft117 Memorial Blvd., Newport
The ElmsThe Elms4200 ft367 Bellevue Ave
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Brick Alley PubBrick Alley Pub500 ft140 Thames st.
Muse by Jonathan CartwrightMuse by Jonathan Cartwright200 ft41 Mary Street
The Conservatory at Vanderbilt GraceThe Conservatory at Vanderbilt Grace200 ft41 Mary Street
Barking CrabBarking Crab500 ft151 Swinburne Row
Busker'sBusker's400 ft178 Thames St
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Kiddie Bumper Boat IncKiddie Bumper Boat Inc4600 ft
Newport Exploration CtrNewport Exploration Ctr1.2 mi
Preservation Society-NewportPreservation Society-Newport1.4 mi
National Museum-American IllusNational Museum-American Illus1.6 mi
Rough PointRough Point2.2 mi
Community College of RICommunity College of RI1.2 mi
Newport HospitalNewport Hospital3700 ft
Naval Station NewportNaval Station Newport2.7 mi
Salve Regina UniversitySalve Regina University1.3 mi
King ParkKing Park4900 ftWellington Ave., Newport
The Preservation Society of Newport County The Preservation Society of Newport County 1.0 mi424 Bellevue Ave
Chateau-sur-MerChateau-sur-Mer1.3 miBellevue Avenue
Easton's BeachEaston's Beach1.3 mi175 Memorial Blvd., Newport
Bellevue AvenueBellevue Avenue1.3 miBellevue Ave., Newport
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Getting around
Airports
Quonset State (OQU)9.1 mi
T. F. Green Airport (PVD)17.5 mi
Train
Old Colony Newport Railway2300 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  39  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Melville House b&b along with the other B&B's owned by this group are authentic 17th century homes. It just added to our day in historic New Port. If you are not into historic/authentic period homes, this is not the place for you. It has everything you need with a modern bathroom, just on a small scale. The home does smell a little musty, but I have stayed in hotels that smelled mustier. This one is hundreds of years old. I would stay there over and over again if I get the opportunity.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The historical house, the good enviroments

    The wifi connection is so weak that we can hardly connect

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Our trip came just hours/days before hurricane Irene. We went anyway. The owner/manager was extremely accommodating and allowed us to adjust our schedule to come, stay and go as we wished.

    The Inn was in a denselyhoused section of the city with narrow streets and close quarters.Overall, I would classify the accommodations as "humble".

  • 6.2
    Good

    Melville house was close to the action in downtown Newport. The breakfast was very good.

    I did not like that my room did not have its own bathroom. We had to use a bathroom down the hall. This was very inconvenient. The parking in the hotel was also very tight. My new car was dented as a hotel employee and another guest were trying to maneuver back there and got in an accident.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location is absolutely perfect for a visit to Newport. We could walk everywhere easily especially to the many restaurants and pubs. The room was comfy and nicely decorated. The bed was great! The bathroom was tiny but not an issue. The price was fair for high tourist season in Newport. The made to order breakfast was very good.

    It was a bit confusing figuring out the "process". The Melville House is actually one of a number of properties (I think it is called the "Inns of Newport"). Once we understood it was more of a "chain" vice a private Inn, it was fine. You have to sign up for breakfast (not served at Melville) and if the seating is full you go to another house. Not a huge issue, just not clear when we checked in. We were given an upgrade when we arrived (not at Melville House) and the room was small and a bit shabby (the bathroom was bigger). I ask to see where I was originally booked and it was a much nicer room. We took that. (I think the upgrade was for a tv... Not something needed if you are going to see Newport).

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    GREAT location to walk to anyplace in old Newport, RI. Parking available. Located in the perfect place in town - quiet, yet one block from harbor, shopping, dining. Incredibly OLD, historic area. The Melville House is from the 1750s, so it is "creaky" but very comfortable. Nice staff. WELL worth the money for the whole experience.

    Owner has multiple B&Bs on same street. Melville House has no WIFI or TVs yet, but others do. Not sure that it should get them either. It was a very quiet place and TVs would change the atmosphere. WIFI available at Starbucks down the street or in the other B&Bs across the street.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Beautiful rooms, loved the location - very close to shopping, pier, beach. Will stay at Melville House again.

    At registration it was not made clear what the breakfast plan was - I was veryk confused, did not know I was supposed to sign up for a time and place for breakfast - however one of the morning staff took care of it for us, and it was not a problem at all

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very friendly staff, great cook. Also accommodating in respect to room choice.

    The soap should be new every day and same for the shampoo, and set should include conditioner.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff were tremendously pleasant and helpful. The bed was extremely comfortable

    Room service never cleaned our room. No heat was operating in the room.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Breakfast & stag were great

    No TV

  • 6.2
    Good

    The location is the best thing about this inn. Once we parked the car, we didn't get in again until we left b/c everything was within walking distance, which is good because there is a lot of paid parking in Newport.

    The list of dislikes is long......no maid service (at least this was the case for us), no information about the full breakfast that is included....it's in another building, but we weren't told, so we had no idea, once we arrived at the full breakfast, there was no menu or food displayed, so we had no idea of our options. The young kid asked us what we wanted but we had no idea of the choices. The owner of this establishment also owns three or four other inns, and it appears he's in over his head, as basics are left out.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Breakfast si great: bread, fruits salad and a choice of omelette , pancakes or french toast. Rooms are clean and free parking. Location is perfect near the most popular wharfes.

    Parking lots are sooo small. No internet access.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Upon arrival, the owner (Rick) offered to switch us into more comfortable accommodations to suit our family of four. The staff was friendly and couteous, and quick to offer assistance with information on the local eateries. We enjoyed breakfast very much - particularly by my daughters, who can be pretty selective eaters. Rooms were quaint, nicely decorated, and comfortable. Location was excellent, well within walking distance to the "main drag" and the popular wharves. All-in- all, I would highly recommend the Melville house as an excellent bed and breakfast choice.

    Although parking in the lot is a bit tight, I never had a problem coming or going.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    location-5 minutes, to main area

    Bathroom is very small in our room

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    None of the above words describe somewhere like Melville House. Old traditional b and b in 1700's style in old seaport town, so very niche. Not everyones chocie, but if you like atmospheric and unique style then very good.

    Slightly expensive, but then it is Newport in high season

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  39 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsChildren above
0 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Quonset State (OQU)9.1 mi
T. F. Green Airport (PVD)17.5 mi
Train
Old Colony Newport Railway2300 ft
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