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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


The absolute best!

I loved every minute of being here and I cant wait to go back! Every inch of the property is beautiful and relaxing. The food is amazing. The service is above and beyond! I almost dont want to tell other people how great it is but I have to! If you get the chance at least go for a drink on the lawn!

Elegant but Restful

We took our Son and Daughter-inLaw who was pregnant with their first child for a relaxing getaway before the baby was born. What a lovely place for our family to relax and enjoy the gorgeous view. And wonderful food before our GrandDaughter was born.
What a lovely memory! We’ll be back !
Linda and Ernie

Beautiful Seaside Property

Beautiful property. Would avoid the Tudor room due to the proximity of the stairwell which is one of the joining walls and results in a lot of noise throughout the night with people going up and down. The other aspect of the Tudor room is that the bed is raised on a 6 inch platform so in stepping out at night you take two or three steps and then it drops 6 inches. The first night or two can be fairly risky since it is not well lit and if you’re getting up to use the restroom, it can be risky! That said every other aspect of this property was great, and if it had been explained to us the issues about this particular room on reservation we would have simply made sure we booked another room at this property instead.