Melville House

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Overview of Melville House

Melville House

2.5 star property
No-frills guesthouse in Newport

8.2/10 Very good

230 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
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 - 1 min drive
  • Newport Mansions - 3 min drive
  • The Breakers - 10 min drive
  • Narragansett Beach - 25 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
  • T.F. Green Airport (PVD) - 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


  • The Fastnet Pub - 2 min walk
  • Buskers - 3 min walk
  • Perro Salado - 3 min walk
  • Pour Judgement - 3 min walk
  • Lucia Italian Restaurant - 3 min walk

About this property

Melville House

Guesthouse near the airport
Melville House provides everything you need. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Tour/ticket assistance and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Melville House feature perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers


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 - 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

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


  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Built in 1750


  • English
  • French

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

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
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Melville House?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Melville House on 26 Oct 2022 start from AU$190, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Melville House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lucia Italian Restaurant (3-min walk), White Horse Tavern (3-min walk), and Mission (4-min walk).
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.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Very Pleasing Stay
I stayed at one of the Inns that I was not supposed to stay in, but I was pleasantly surprised by the room. Comfy bed, great TV, nice shower, and the air conditioning unit in the window was quiet & worked perfectly!
Ronald, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will stay here again!
Melville House is walkable to every place we wanted to go in Newport! Continental breakfast was great, parking was free and manager very helpful!
Maureen, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Stephen, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

We were not told about amenities- such as availability of beach chairs. We didn’t know where breakfast was served. I didn’t realize the hotel was multiple houses and lastly that they would not clean the room daily, especially to empty the garage.
Donna, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Katherine, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Historic Inn surrounded by Historic Location and
Historic Revolutionary War Era lodging. Window a/c unit. 2 blocks to Washington Square and Newport Wharves
Christine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location and historic
Second summer stay. Great location and comfortable room in historic house for good price. Omelette, bread and coffee breakfast extra and overpriced. Friendly and helpful innkeeper.
John, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Anne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff. Clean. Convenient location.
Alex, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel in Newport
Beautiful quiet bed & breakfast and great location. Very short walk to Thames Street. Love the room decor with floral wallpaper and chandelier. This was our second time staying here, and plan to come back next year. I recommend rooms #9, #6 and #3, (9 &3 have great wallpaper)but 3 can be noisy …next to the kitchen. The French toast at breakfast is fantastic.
Shannon, 1-night trip
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