Stayed at The Francis Malbone Inn again last weekend. Great time. The Tavern at the Black Pearl had great chowder. Dinner at SPARK was really good. Try the shrimp nachos. The 3 mansions decorated for xmas were great. Have never been at xmas time before. The Breakers was truly breathtaking. If you are considering going during this xmas season do yourself a favor and go. Get the winter passport which includes all 3 mansions for only 25.00. What a bargain! Thanks to all who post and give helpful advice.