The Chanler at Cliff Walk
What We Love
- Sleeping in a truly elegant, restored and embellished 1873 mansion
- Twenty individually designed and antique-filled rooms
- Dramatic ocean views
What To Know
- In-room spa treatments are available
- All guest rooms are individually designed
- It's a popular wedding location
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Newport mansion built for an Astor with stately rooms, gourmet dining, and crashing Atlantic Ocean views
Newport has long been home to the gilded elite’s most extravagant summer mansions, and the Chanler is one of the most elegant. Built for an Astor and facing the crashing waves of the Atlantic, it exudes grandeur and privilege. Stately rooms, refined dining and exquisite views combine to make you feel like high society, at least for a night. Public spaces are opulently dressed with parquet floors, a huge crystal chandelier and carved marble fireplaces, while the 20 guest rooms are individually designed in different styles, with one-of-a-kind bed frames, antiques and elegant stone bathrooms—some with oversized Jacuzzi tubs. For additional privacy, there are also villa rooms in the garden and rooms overlooking the ocean. Gourmet meals are served in the grand dining room at Cara and more casual Café (which features alfresco seating), and for alternative pampering, in-room spa treatments are available on request.
In the Area
While in residence, you can check out how the Chanlers’ neighbors lived by visiting other mansions such as the Breakers, the Vanderbilts’ 70-room palace. And better yet, you’ll be escorted around: The Chanler provides SUV transportation to all Newport sights. Alternatively, stroll along Cliff Walk and stop in when a mansion strikes your interest, then come home to your own. If you stay in the winter and can’t hit the courts, visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Or go straight to the source for suds at Newport’s own Coastal Extreme Brewing Company, which offers tours and—more importantly—tastings.
How to Get There
What a find. Extremely pleasant surprise at the end of the walk. Welcoming friendly staff. Cold beers. A warm recovery spot.
This is a very worthwhile stop.
Parking and a restaurant complete the experience.
I would stay here again and again. Everyone was very nice and helpful, warm and sincere. If you're visiting the Newport mansions, it's nice to then stay in one. The place has a welcoming, warm, home-like vibe. It's right at the end of the Cliff Walk, so very convenient! It has beautiful views of the water, though my room with the blinds they used on the angled window made it hard to see. It's also quite pricey. Definitely great for a romantic getaway, weddings, or even if you just need an escape.
The Chanler is a gilded age house with beautiful artwork throughout. We stayed at the Louis XVI room that was exquisite with a superb view of the bay from the private balcony. The staff are very professional and courteous.