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The Vanderbilt

Newport, United States

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The Vanderbilt

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Excellent luxury hotel. Great pool. Awesome vibe. Fantastic service. Great location.

The Vanderbilt is an historic boutique hotel just minutes from the delightful waterfront of Newport, and is one of the town’s best kept secrets.

Originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, the 1909 property is a vintage Newport mansion that has been restored to its former glory and is one of the few private homes of the era to operate for guests as a fully functioning and top luxury hotel in Rhode Island.

Today, as The Vanderbilt Grace, the mansion comprises a luxurious hotel with 33 rooms and luxury suites in Newport Rhode Island, a sumptuous spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel features two restaurants including Muse, a fine dining restaurant created by renowned New England chef, Jonathan Cartwright, where the best local ingredients are on offer in imaginative menus which change throughout the year.

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Inspired by the insatiable wanderlust and rebellious spirit of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, the historic downtown mansion once owned by the businessman and scion has been reinterpreted for the modern era as a lively and stylish social destination.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Breakfast Daily
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Full breakfast is provided for each guest daily in The Dining Room or through room service. A $100 resort credit is provided once per room, per stay. Upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure and upon request.

Hotel Address:
  • The Vanderbilt
  • 41 Mary Street
  • Newport, RI 02804
  • United States

Location Summary
Like so much of New England, Rhode Island is famed for its abundance of natural beauty and a culture rich with art and history as well as a vibrant social and sporting life. The island is a haven for sporting aficionados, with lawn and all-weather tennis, golf, polo and, of course, sailing, given Newport's long association with the America's Cup. Newport is famous for its Gilded Age mansions, the legacy of 12-meter yachting and its many music festivals, from jazz and folk to classical music. With its chic restaurants, boutiques, artist's galleries and markets, Newport is an excellent holiday destination. The dramatic coastline is punctuated by long sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, and vineyards. The island's capital, Providence, is home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. It offers a vast array of performance art, exhibitions, and galleries. From Vanderbilts to the Astors, and the Dukes to theKennedys, Newport has remained a magnet for high society for over a hundred years.

Directions to Hotel
From TF Green Airport [PVD] to The Vanderbilt Grace: -Start out going NORTHWEST. 0.3 miles. -Turn SLIGHT LEFT. 0.1 miles. -Turn SLIGHT RIGHT toward I-95. 0.1 miles -Stay STRAIGHT to go onto AIRPORT CONNECTOR RD W. 0.9 miles. -Merge onto I-95 S toward NEW YORK. 5.2 miles. -Keep LEFT to take RI-4 S via EXIT 9 toward NORTH KINGSTOWN. 9.9 miles. -Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto TOWER HILL RD / US-1 S. 0.7 miles. -Merge onto RI-138 E toward JAMESTOWN / NEWPORT / BRIDGES (Portions toll). 9.2 miles. -Take the RI-238 S ramp toward SCENIC NEWPORT. 0.1 miles. -Turn RIGHT onto JT CONNELL HWY / RI-138A / RI-238. Continue to follow RI-138A / RI-238. 0.3 miles. -Stay STRAIGHT to go onto FAREWELL ST. <0.1 miles. -Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto THAMES ST. 0.3 miles. -Turn LEFT onto MARY ST. <0.1 miles. End at 41 Mary St Newport, RI 02840-3027, US. Total Est. Time: 40 minutes. Total Est. Distance: 27.80 miles.
Note Bene
Records indicate that a Colonial House existed as far back as 1720 on the 41 Mary Street plot. Built by David Chesebrough, the home featured many architectural elements ahead of its time. In 1795 the property passed to Christopher Grant Champlin, former US Representative and Senator from Rhode Island, before becoming the home to C. G. Perry in 1850. In 1876 it was owned by Duncan C. Pell, former Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island (1865-1866) and then passed to his wife, Anna Pell, where it remained until 1893.
Banquets & Meetings
Victory Meeting room (35 people), Monty's Bar and Dining Room (34 people).
Fine Dining On Site
The outstanding fine dining restaurant, Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, has won many awards and accolades since it opened in 2011. With a focus on what it takes to be a top restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island, it also has a loyal following among gourmet guests.
Fitness Center
The gym offers free weights as well as state of the art fitness equipment with built in cable televisions and computerized workout programs.
Pets Allowed
Yes, under 25 pounds.
Pool Indoor
Heated indoor pool.
Spa Facility
Alongside the stunning indoor swimming pool and fully equipped fitness center lie the exquisite treatment rooms, sauna and steam showers of The Spa.
Recommended Rooms
The two-story, contemporary loft suites are truly unique and measure 500+ square feet. Bringing a new idea to levels of comfort and the VIP style, these private suites are among the most interesting of any top luxury hotel in Rhode Island. On the lower level, you’ll find a kitchenette, living room, and bathroom. On the upper level is a bedroom with king-size bed and master bathroom. Each room comes with a fla tscreen TV, free WiFi, CD/DVD player and Penhaligon's bath products. Overlooking Newport's Historic Hill neighborhood, Thames Street and Newport Harbor, the high views are popular with guests who enjoy the VIP space and private position.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Indoor
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums

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