We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Melville House

View Deal
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Melville House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 41: English reviews
Start your review of Melville House
 Click to rate
New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The location can't be beat! It's a two minute walk to the harbor, bars and restaurants. The room was clean and cozy. Unfortunately the AC wasn't working but they accommodated the guests by providing everyone with a fan. The wi-fi was also very weak but otherwise I really enjoyed my stay. I would recommend Melville House and I would stay...

Thank LettieCM
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about the inn at Melville House. The minute you walk in you feel like you're at home. You are greeted by a very sweet staff and given an option of several rooms to look at and then you get to choose your room! We stayed in the Clarkeston which is right across the street...

Thank Mage M
Rumford, Rhode Island
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I came to check in at 12:30 and they accommodated me right away. They gave me a room without an issue. They first gave me a room without a private bath and so I asked for one and they gave me another room right away and helped me move my luggage. This place is great!!! I would definitely stay here...

Thank Missy445
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 30 May 2015

The innkeeper graciously accommodated me and my adult son with a room with two beds. He was personable and helpful. Young man who helped had great people skills. Delicious breakfast with choices. Close to shopping area.

Thank KCallahanH
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We traveled from New York, Oregon and Seattle. We had 2 rooms and both were very comfortable and charming. We loved the old world feeling and history of the Melville as well as the area. Free parking was an extra bonus. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was perfect and tasty with a nice selection. Within walking...

Thank TammeraLee
North Bellmore, New York
Reviewed 18 September 2014

. The location of this Inn is great and parking is included but the little street was closed for repaving (nowhere to park in order to check in) and it would have been helpful and respectful on the part of the man who greeted us had we been forewarned (this was a shock after a long car trip -- and...

1Thank Camille S
Reviewed 19 August 2014

My room in this historic building was traditionallysmall but good enough with a clean comfortable bed. I had a private bathroom but not all rooms do. Ask first. Walking distance to everything in Newport. Great location. Free parking all day and night which is rare in this town. Upon arrival the hotel managers were very accommodating BUT the other staff...

1Thank wizelliott
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Calling this a B&B is incorrect. The Melville House is more like a Hostel with Cornflakes for Breakfast.We booked online and found it a hassle when we went to check in - they didn't have our reservations and then didn't know if we paid or not.. Melville House has very few amenities and the room was run down. The best...

3Thank victoriahobbs
Middle Village, New York
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed here out of desperation, as a folk festival was in town for the weekend and this was one of the last suitable accomodations available. Let's just say there Saturday fee is very steep for a small room with minimal ammenities. It was like paying a five star hotel price for bed and breakfast. Speaking of, the breakfast was nothing...

1Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I want to reiterate what "ShoreStops" reviewer has written in that this is NOT a place that we could suggest to anyone! You are paying top dollar for a minimally adequate hotel/suite accommodation. 1 Q bed and 2 very old poorly supportive fold up cots were in the 2 rooms when we arrived. We had been told we would have...

3Thank NightingaleMichigan

4 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (4)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (1)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Newport hotels
0.0 km away
Cleveland House
Cleveland House
#44 of 95 in Newport
147 reviews
0.0 km away
The Clarkeston
The Clarkeston
#39 of 95 in Newport
85 reviews
0.1 km away
America's Cup Inn
America's Cup Inn
#24 of 95 in Newport
202 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Admiral Farragut Inn
Admiral Farragut Inn
#74 of 95 in Newport
60 reviews
0.4 km away
Inn on Bellevue
Inn on Bellevue
#14 of 95 in Newport
471 reviews
0.1 km away
Pilgrim House Inn
Pilgrim House Inn
#27 of 95 in Newport
100 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Melville House

Address: 39 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Price Range: RM537 - RM1,721 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Melville House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Melville House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Melville House Hotel Newport
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Melville House staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Melville House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“For wifi stay closer to the office”
KCallahanH, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Go elsewhere!”
NightingaleMichigan, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Bathrooms are very very small. Not what is shown on website. Might want to consider one of their other properties if you are more then average in size. We stayed in room 1 (which was on the second floor). The first floor room was nicer - but booked. Would not stay on the third floor.”
384traceyl, 21 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If you are planning to share the bedroom with someone else, make sure that you ask for two double beds or a king size bed if you are a family traveling with children. The bedrooms are somwehat small if staying in a double.”
Manchester_CTCarmen, 28 May 2012 | Read review
“Room 6 had a double bed and looked over the house next door not a parking lot or anything.”
carolT667, 25 Aug 2011 | Read review
5 of 5
US$129* /night
View Deal
View all 8 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates