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
We stayed two nights at the Chanler and weren't disappointed! It is a beautifully decorated and maintained mansion in a prime location. Situated with an Ocean view on the Cliff Walk, the hotel served as a gorgeous hub for us to see Newport in a short stay. The option of having them drive us to town and pick us up was greatly appreciated. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
From the moment we arrived to the time we left we felt relaxed and pampered. The staff was attentive and accommodating. Amenities were wonderful, including the transportation service to and from town. The food was delicious, and the grounds and scenery were beautiful.
The property and location were amazing but I did not fell the service was. The women who greeted you at the front desk were “flat” and exhibited zero enthusiasm. For the price we paid, we expected more in terms of amenities. Overall, the staff were OK but really not top notch service to match the extortionate prices you pay to stay there. We live in Dubai and Dubai does service to a whole other level so we are quite spoiled.
I stayed this past weekend at The Chandler as I was attending a wedding in Newport. The staff and the setting could not have been better. From the front desk employees to the dining room staff to the valets to the housekeepers the service was A+ and always given with a smile. I stayed in the Martha's Vineyard Suite which has a beautiful beach and ocean view. It totally relaxed me and also served as a great place to entertain my guests before going out for dinner. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of going to Newport to stay at The Chandler.
This place is truly horrible. Checked in to a room which cost $1,600 a night. Did not have enough luggage carrying equipment to get us to our room. I carried several of my own bags
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