The Chanler at Cliff Walk
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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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
I’m not certain if it’s the hotel, with its majesty and charm - or the nearby ‘Gilded Era mansions’, with their majesty and charm - but we have loved our stay here in Newport. The hotel staff have been so courteous without being over bearing at all. The location is great, an easy walk in any direction.
We haven’t enjoyed enough of the hotel as there is too much to see elsewhere, but the rooms, bar and restaurant are great!
After enjoying the Cliffwalk, we were welcomed to check in early. Room was gorgeous and we enjoyed the macaroons. We had fun in the hot tub in our private courtyard, one of us later enjoyed the bubbles in the jacuzzi, and we had a fabulous 3-course meal in Cara Restaurant with several complimentary offerings, and we were not disappointed by leaving the drapes open to wake up to a spectacular sunrise. We had a lovely breakfast in the cafe and another walk along the Cliffwalk before checking out.
Recently celebrated our wedding anniversary in Newport and stayed at the Chanler. A former mansion from the Gilded Age, this 20-room hotel provides an incredible overall experience. The food is exceptional from 5-star dining at Cara (the best chocolate soufflé I have ever had) to the casual breakfast to the room service. Our room provided a breathtaking view of the Atlantic along with a four-poster bed, fireplace, giant shower and bath area and private hot tub and sauna. What was best of all was the service -- attentive but not intrusive, anticipating every need (including needs we didn't know we had). A travel experience that will be hard to ever match.
It was my 20th anniversary so I wanted to stay somewhere romantic. Our stay was perfect in every way from the moment we drove up the driveway to the time we left. By far the cleanest, classiest and most accommodating hotel I’ve ever been to.
Wonderful Sunday brunch at The Chandler at Cliff Walk in Newport.
Great service accompanied the food and drinks in this stylish and relaxed restaurant in a hotel with a gorgeous view. A Rhode Island treasure.