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What We Love

  • A glass of spiced pear sparkling wine upon arrival, turndown chocolates each evening and free transportation service by Buick to local Newport attractions are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • 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 guestrooms are individually designed
  • It's a popular wedding location
  • The Cliff Walk Terrace is a seasonal restaurant
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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Newport mansion built for an Astor, with stately rooms, gourmet dining and crashing Atlantic Ocean views

The Lowdown

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 guestrooms are individually designed in different styles, with one-of-a-kind bedframes, 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, more casual Veranda or alfresco Terrace during warmer months, 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. Or 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 important — tastings.

How to Get There

The Chanler at Cliff Walk
117 Memorial Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840 United States


4.5 Very Good 892 Reviews
Don't Miss the Chanler Inn!!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous property with outstanding service. The front desk, valet and restaurant staff are all very friendly and anticipate your every need before you can even ask. Don't miss the in-room massages.

The best of the best!
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service in all departments go above and beyond your desires without even knowing that you desired something Impeccable! I highly recommend everything about my stay from the private chauffeur service, The amazing food and amazing martinis,to The personalized hand written welcome letter from the proprietress. Every thought is put into every detail and it shows!

Special Property
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew from the pictures on line that this was going to be a special property, but it was beyond my expectations!! From the friendly valet, to the attentive and personal front desk, our 3 night stay at the Chanler was perfect!! WE enjoyed dinner in Cara on arrival and it was the best ever!! Our room was the Empire. Beautiful, spacious and very romantic! Looking forward to a return stay!!

A relaxing getaway...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When life's got you down, you're feeling stressed, or just need to getaway and relax; The Chanler at Cliff Walk is a perfect spot to recharge your battery. This gem offers outstanding views, period styled rooms with modern amenities, gigantic bathrooms with 2-person tubs and Fresh beauty products, an outstanding onsite restaurant and bar, car service, in-room Nespresso and much more.
For areas of improvement, they are few and small. I do think that the rooms and bathrooms could benefit from the addition of a bluetooth enabled music system so you can enjoy some tunes while you soak away your stress.

Spectacular Inn in Newport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chanler is absolute perfection... From the room and the view to the location and the amenities. Beautifully appointed rooms, fabulous restaurant and cozy bar, lovely location on the water, and a staff that is cordial and genuinely happy to have you, it's a wonderful place to visit. I cannot recommend it more highly.