The Melville House

39 Clarke StreetNewport02840USA
Bed & Breakfast
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About The Melville House

The Melville House is located in the heart of Newport and offers comfortable, simple accommodation. Trinity Church is less than 200 yards away from the inn.

Despite the origins of the building dating back to the 1700’s, the guestrooms are equipped with modern facilities while retaining that old-world charm. Rooms at the Melville House feature air conditioning and a television. Some rooms have a private bathroom.

Free on-site parking is available to all guests. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided and is accessible in all areas of the inn.

A varied breakfast option is served each morning in the inn’s dining room. For other dining choices, the accommodation is close to many popular places such as Restaurant Bouchard, Corner Cafe and Brick Alley Pub.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a ten-minute walk from the inn. The Elms is approximately 20 minutes away on foot.


39 Clarke Street, Newport, RI, 02840, USA
Telephone: +1(401)8470640 |

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Delightful central location

Essentially every previous guest that has stayed at the Melville House has been thrilled with its central location in Newport. In close proximity to major attractions such as the Elms, Easton's Beach and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the inn is also within walking distance from an assortment of shops, restaurants and bars.

Personable and accommodating staff

When it comes to customer service, the inn excels - according to the overall opinion of previous visitors. Along with a warm and friendly approach, the staff will reportedly do all that they can to enhance your stay for the better.

Free parking is a bonus

Although it is somewhat limited in terms of size and the amount of vehicles it can facilitate, the complimentary on-site parking provided by the Melville House has been a plus point for many.

Negative Reviews

No-thrills accommodation

From the lack of in-room amenities to the non-existent recreational facilities, many former guests that have stayed at the Melville House have bemoaned the no-thrills approach of the accommodation. This negative aspect has caused some to question the value for money provided by the inn.

Compact rooms and bathrooms

The small size of the rooms at the inn has been problematic for a number of previous visitors. In particular, the private bathrooms were evaluated as being very cramped and difficult to use effectively.

Wi-Fi not reliable

While it has not been an issue with some past visitors of the Melville House, a few vocal complaints about the inn relates to the Wi-Fi. The wireless Internet is supposedly slow and temperamental.

Rating Overview

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8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 252 reviews