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Newport..the Charm of Ocean State | Where to Stay

The quintessential Newport experience includes seafood, historic mansions, and shopping on Thames. This charming costal city is the place where well renowend Gilded Age mansions sit oh so proudly and is one of those places that I keep coming back too.

I could easily spend a week in Newport sightseeing and shopping. There are so many things to do that it was hard to plan only 24 hours in the beautiful seaside city.

We first visited Newport four years ago,and we’ve made it a tradition to return anually ever since. This time around we came together with Andy and since we already seen all the mansions, we decided to take it chill and just enjoy exploring by foot.In my opinion, Newport, RI is one of the best walking shopping experiences in New England. From boutiques to chain stores to eclectic shops, there is something for every consumer. Of course we had to do the Cliff walk together with Andy, the views are spectacuar and the waves are the perfect baby soother (and you can take your stroller too since its wheelchair accesable).

Bringing Andy along, we imidietly knew we had to stay at the best hotel in Newport.

Our B&B was the 1760’s Francis Malbone House, coviniently located right on Thames street; this gorgeouse piece of property carries so much history that you really feel like you’ve traveled through time. Starting with the entry way where a perfectly manicured front yard welcomes you to the charming hallway, with a staircase that screems for you to do an impromtu photoshoot.
The lounge areas lead to the rooms, and each one is prettier than the other ( ours was the prettiest tho 😛 ).
Counting House Room was the most luxurious rooms in the property with state of the art amenities and a spa bathroom.
My favorite part during our stay was the complimentary breakfast. To call it a feast is an understatment, freshly brewed coffee followed by varietis of baked goods are just the start to a culinary experience like no other. The breakfast menu changes depending on the market sourcing only the freshest local goods, for a meal you won’t forget that quick (currently drooling and wishing I had those waffles again 🙁 ).

Lastly the courtyard .. oh the courtyard, this is what dreams are made off. I took my breakfast here and caught up on my emails (free high speed wifi for all my bloggler friends out there) and enjoyed my cup off coffee in the most charming setting in all of Thames street.

Staying at Francis Malbone House in Newport is truly an experience. From the amazing concierge (ask anything!) to the luxury decor, to the delicious breakfast to the ideal location, Francis Malbone is the perfect hotel in Newport, RI to spend a night or two. I’m looking forward to another visit( note to Mary Jane, I’m stopping by to say hi hopefully very soon).
Special thanks to Will the owner who went above and beyond to acomodate me and my family making this experience the most memorable to date.



Thank you Francis Malbone House for hosting us. All opinions are my own.


  1. This is such a rad post. Your photos are gorgeous! I’d love to visit Newport, RI…it’ve heard great things! Thanks for sharing.

    • Aww thank u for the kind words babe, Newport sure is charming you should definitely add it to your list of places. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed my post ;))

  2. My husband’s family visits Newport every year and couple years ago, we all finally tagged along! What a charming place – I can see why it’s one of those places that you want to return to every year! I wanted to buy a home and LIVE there all year long! Love this hotel – we will have to look into this place next time we head over!

    • That’s right..I would totally consider moving there if it wasn’t so cold in the winter 😅. The Hotel was just magical, make sure u check it out

  3. Newport looks lovely and I do like your choice of accommodation. That bed looks so comfy! I also love the vintage look of the hotel.

    • Thank u Joanna, Francis Malbone was the highlight of our trip, these pictures don’t do it justice. Absolutely jaw dropping beautiful)) definitely check it out when in Newport

  4. Sounds like you had an incredible time! Your pictures are beautiful. Now I definitely want to visit Newport, RI.

    • Jessica thank you so much, I’m really happy to hear that u enjoyed this blog post..and yes Newport is a place that should not be missed if u find yourself on the east coast

  5. Dorin Dorin

    Taking a look on your beautiful pictures, I wanna go on RI ❤️

    • Ahhh I feel you babe, just got back and I’m ready to go again 😭😭

    • Awww thats so sweet..definitely let me know if u have any questions when u plan ur trip

  6. I haven’t been there before but your pictures look enticing! I might need to make a trip!

  7. Your pictures are gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to go here for a long time, hopefully it’ll happen in the near future 🙂

    • Yaaaaay rooting for you doll ..can’t wait too see how ur visit goes

  8. Wow. This sure seems like a fun stay. Loved that there are so many things that one can do here! Especially loved the amazingly rustic interiors! Stunning! Nice pics BTW

    • Isn’t it just perfect..wish I could decorate my apt like that 😭😭

  9. Ruth I Ruth I

    All the photos are beautiful! I think this place is gorgeous and lovely. Would love to stay here too.

    • Aww thank you was certainly a memorable stay

  10. maria maria

    Growing up in RI visting Newport beach was a great summer adventure. Newport has so much history which makes it great to visit and great for sightseeing. I attended college not far from there. Glad you had an amazing stay the hotel looked beautiful!

  11. Stunning pictures. The stay looks warm, cozy and earthy while the view outside are something else. Such a picturesque surrounding!

  12. Newport looks like a beautiful place to visit! I really like the courtyard and would enjoy relaxing there with a cup of coffee. I love drinking my coffee outside in the fresh air.

  13. Lovely place! I like your photos you look beautiful.

  14. Rosey Rosey

    Those are such great photos. And that painting on the wall!!! Love, Love, Love (and I rarely say that about such large paintings in the room).

  15. LavandaMichelle LavandaMichelle

    My Aunt lives in Newport and I love love love to visit. It’s been nearly 3 years now you have just reminded me of why I need to plan a trip soon.

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