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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 837 Reviews
Breathtakingly Beautiful!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Waves crashing on the jagged rocks, golden barnacles that flow like hair, glorious mansions reminiscent of Europe, a plethora of wild roses along the trail and the air, so fresh, crisp. Take your time, refresh your soul!

Great stay at Chanler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our stay at The Chanler was everything we hoped it would be. Our daughter’s wedding went off without a hitch, and even the weather cooperated. The wine was superb, the food was delicious, and the views incomparable!

Reviewed 4 days ago

My stay and interaction with the staff could not have been any better. First class all the way. I would come back again and again. The car service was an added bonus an such a help. Thank you for your hospitality.

Reviewed 4 days ago

From the second you pass through the gates, you will feel like you've entered another world. Every attention to detail - the rooms, the grounds, the decor - has clearly been attended to with great care. The staff is some of the best you will interact with anywhere - warm, inviting, etc. The food and drink are perfect. You can literally stay on the grounds and never leave and be perfectly happy. Be sure to grab a cocktail, and park yourself in a chair on the lawn overlooking the water and just unplug.

This place deserves your stay!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tremendous people who are professionally trained from the check in to the checkout. Property immaculate and located in a perfect location on the cliff walk. It may be a little pricey but it is worth every dollar you spend for a grand experience and you will never meet better people from the valet to the maid.