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Melville House

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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room (Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed) | Bathroom | Shower
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Overview of Melville House

Melville House

2.5 star property
Convenient for Thames Street
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

253 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
39 Clarke Street, Newport, RI, 02840
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Thames Street - 4 min walk
  • Newport Mansions - 22 min walk
  • Bowen's Wharf - 1 min drive
  • Newport Harbour - 2 min drive
  • Cliff Walk - 3 min drive
  • Easton's Beach - 4 min drive
  • Salve Regina University - 4 min drive
  • The Breakers - 5 min drive
  • Fort Adams State Park - 11 min drive
  • Narragansett Beach - 24 min drive
  • University of Rhode Island - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State) - 14 min drive
  • North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State) - 27 min drive
  • Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green) - 36 min drive
  • New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional) - 43 min drive
  • Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State) - 53 min drive
  • Block Island, RI (BID-Block Island State) - 108 min drive
  • Kingston Station - 31 min drive


  • Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Fastnet Pub - 2 min walk
  • Pour Judgement - 4 min walk
  • Starbucks - 4 min walk
  • Bar 'Cino - 2 min walk

About this property

Melville House

Located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the airport, Melville House puts you 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Thames Street and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Newport Mansions. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails and kayaking. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive after hours must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Built in 1750

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Melville House Newport
Melville Newport
Melville House Hotel Newport
Melville House Guesthouse Newport
Melville House Newport
Melville House Guesthouse
Melville House Guesthouse Newport

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Melville House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Melville House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Melville House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Melville House?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Melville House and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and kayaking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.
What's the area around Melville House like?
Melville House is a short 4-minute walk from Thames Street and 5 minutes' walk from Bowen's Wharf. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.



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10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Natasha, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location , and friendly staff!
Brie, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Giorgio, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

There are 5 Newport Inn properties managed as one. We stayed at 15 Clark St, 3rd floor.
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean, friendly staff, small but cute room, great location.
angela, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

We were originally booked into the Melville which is part of a group of Inns on Clarke St. We moved to a larger room in the Farragut House. The room was large and comfortable, Rick the owner was attentive and pointed us to some awesome places to dine that were all in walking distance. Continental Breakfast was included and good if a light breakfast is your thing. A larger breakfast is available for a small fee. Overall, a lovely visit, especially if, like me, you are a history buff. I would book here again.
Patricia, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

It was my first stay at an inn it wasn’t what I expected but I don’t say that in a negative way it served the purpose of our stay
Lisa, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very cute place, nice staff, close to everything
Amelia, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Daniel C, 1-night business trip
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