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New Bedford, United States
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Historic Melville House in New Bedford, MA, has closed as a Bed & Breakfast. It is now a private residence and currently being restored. This is one of New Bedford's historic houses and one which belonged to Herman Melville's sister. It was on one of his visits to see his sister that Mr. Melville was inspired to write his novel... More 

Thank Leo J S
Perth, Australia
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135 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I didn't like this place. I'm not exactly sure what it was because service was good, breakfast excellent, the rooms were clean but smelt old and dusty. Loved the bathroom. The main bed was soft and comfortable. We were also given a sofa bed that should have been thrown away many years ago and should never have been offered. It... More 

Thank dip69
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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209 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

My wife and I had a splendid time staying in this house. It is wonderful building that has been beautifully restored. The bedroom ( the Melville Room ) was delightful and comfortable. The host was welcoming and helpful and the breakfasts served were very tasty. We'd strongly recommend this to all our friends.

Thank Mark Benjamin L
Pownal, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We were treated very personally, the room was wonderful, breakfast was delicious, and we'd recommend this B&B to anyone wanting a nice place to stay in New Bedford. There are three rooms in this Bed and Breakfast, so the owners can treat everyone individually. It is only a few blocks from the museums, the Seamen's Bethel, and the New Bedford... More 

Thank Dunwalke2013
Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012 via mobile

The house is alright. It's nothing special but clean and somewhat comfortable. Not really any desk or much sitting room to speak of in the room. The man running it was kind even though he was a little awkward. He made sure to have a great breakfast every morning at 8 for us and would try to chat with us... More 

1 Thank Vincenz541
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

New Bedford is an odd town. We were here for a wedding in nearby Dartmouth and made the trip into a Melville pilgrimage. We got here from the Berkshires where we'd visited Arrowhead the place HM wrote Moby Dick. New Bedford is spooky, run down and ultimately fascinating. The old whaling captain's houses of which this is one are quirky,... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2012

My wife and I have stayed several times in the Douglass room, a perfect accommodation in every detail. Ron and Stan are wonderful hosts, kind, friendly and attentive. Breakfast is incredible, prepared with the best local fresh organic ingredients. Their B&B has obviously been decorated with great care to preserve the historical elegance while providing every comfort. They are also... More 

1 Thank James O
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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290 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

The Melville House is located in a quiet corner of New Bedford, but still in walking distance from nice bars and restaurants such as Freestones. The rooms are beautiful and spacious but be aware that in early spring there're not really anywhere to stay except in your room since the patio is closed. And then there's the breakfast. This is... More 

3 Thank JeJeWe
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here August 2011 for one night to attend a wedding near New Bedford. I describe it as awkward because when we arrived at our predetermined time, we rang the bell and no one answered. We called the number for the b&b as we stood at the door and we were told Stan would be sent... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2011

I recently enjoyed a stay at the Melville House B&B. The owner was accommodating knowing my late arrival. I stayed in the Douglas room. A comfortable and spacious room. The touch of a homemade chocolate chip cookie is one of the small things that set this B&B out from others. A great part of the stay is breakfast. As a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Once owned by Herman Melville's sister Katherine Hoadley, and close to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Historic Seaman's Bethel, New Bedford's Whaling National Park, and the newly renovated Zoo in Buttonwood Park, the Melville House Bed & Breakfast Inn is a restored 1855 Italianate house featuring spacious, well appointed, and comfortable guest rooms, organic breakfasts, and gracious hospitality. We invite you to choose our home as your base during your visit to New Bedford, MA. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melville House Bed And Breakfast

Address: 100 Madison Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Region: United States > Massachusetts > New Bedford
Price Range: €141 - €155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“House is no longer a B & B”
 of 5 bubbles le0js, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Dunwalke2013, 9 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All of the rooms are elegant and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesO808, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
“You could always ask for a discount if they have available rooms and you can come on short notice.”
 of 5 bubbles JeJeWe, 6 May 2012 | Read review
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