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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 918 Reviews
Elegant, Accommodating, and amazing
Reviewed 1 day ago

My boyfriend and I spent a night at this hotel recently and even though it was in the off season, our stay was nothing short of amazing. We stayed in one of the garden Villas, that had everything we could possibly need to make our night perfect. The accommodations were exquisite and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. If you are staying in Newport and looking to stay in luxury, this is the place to stay! Highly recommend!

Cream de la Cream
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is no comparison to The Chanler. This hotel sets the bar high for the perfect combination of luxury and quaint. The staff is proud of this reputation too and from their demeanor, they intend on keeping the crown. This is truly a gem in Newport!

Solo escape
Reviewed 4 days ago

Staff is very accommodating and helpful. Everyone knows your name on day one. Room was beautiful and clean, a little small. A bit of noise from the street would be my only complaint.Location was perfect!

Great hotel and location
Reviewed 5 days ago

The room was beautiful with great attention to detail. It creates a very romantic experience. The front desk was knowledgeable about the area, gave helpful information about restaurants and found convenient reservations for me on a busy night. The valets also knew the area very well.

Perfect Location and Service
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chanler is in the perfect location: a historical building, set in lovely gardens away from the bustle of downtown, directly connected to the cliff walk. The view from many rooms and the restaurant and bar includes panoramas of beach, rolling breakers, and an ever-changing sea. The staff are intelligent, attentive, and kind, without being obsequious. I recommend having a cocktail and Lani's deviled eggs in the bar, as well as lolling in the jacuzzi, reading in the sun on the porch, or strolling the Cliff Walk.