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
- READ MORE: 72 Hours in Block Island, RI
- 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 tried to make reservations to stay at this hotel during a recent vacation but there unfortunately were no rooms available.
But while on the cliff walk one afternoon we stopped in for lunch and sat outside at a great seat with an amazing view across the bay.
Service was fantastic.
Food and wine were just perfect.
I wish we could have stayed but we will on our next trip, but if looking for a high quality meal at the start or end of your cliff walk this is just the perfect place.
The staff went out of their way to assure we had a memorable experience. Truly great people, and a beautiful mansion. Rooms are warm and inviting. Patio has amazing views. No reason to stay anywhere else. Would highly recommend!
We had the best weekend staying at The Chanler. Every single staff member we met was so kind and helpful. The grounds were beautiful and our room was stunning. We stayed in the Martha’s Vineyard room and the views were surreal. I never had such a difficult time leaving a trip to return home! We highly, highly recommend The Chanler because it is an experience that will leave you with lasting memories.