Rhode Island, New England
Get a taste of Newport high society during the glamorous Gilded Age by staying at the Chanler. One of the original historic mansions, the Chanler has sumptuous interiors and a fabulous location overlooking the ocean at the start of Cliff Walk.
At a Glance
A hotel for romantics looking for a one-off experience
The Spiced Pear offers some of Newport's best food
An ideal location overlooking the ocean at the start of the Cliff Walk
Complimentary car service within Newport
Gives you an insight into life during the glamorous Gilded Age for which Newport is renowned
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Newport, Rhode Island is the East Coast resort famed or its fabulous summer mansions, commissioned in the early 20th Century by some of Americas elite families such as the Astors and Vanderbilts. A stay at the Chanler, which is one of the original Gilded Age mansions, transports guests back to this bygone era where glamour and opulence were de rigueur.
The journey starts as you drive past the beautiful manicured lawns and spectacular houses that typify Newport and through the wrought iron gates to the grand entrance of the Chanler. Much care has been taken to retain the historic feel of the mansion with lots of wooden panelling, antiques and fine art, however this is mixed with 21st Century mod-cons to ensure a relaxing and luxurious stay.
Each of the 20 rooms has its own individual style with no expense spared on the sumptuous fabrics, wallpapers and furniture. The Chanler is more a hotel for romantics less for minimalists!
Food at the Chanler is very much present day prepared by chefs from the open kitchen of the Spiced Pear restaurant. Start the day with a relaxed breakfast in the Veranda or on the breezy Cliff Walk terrace - also a good spot for a casual lunch. Dinner is more formal - the Spiced Pear is well known for its signature ‘New England Tasting Menu’ of six or nine courses in addition to an a la carte menu featuring Continental cuisine.
Walk off breakfast or lunch with a stroll along the Cliff Walk comparing the extravagance of the mansions, charter a boat for the day or pack a picnic and head to the beach.
The Chanler features 20 uniquely appointed rooms. Each one focuses on a particular time in the past to give it plenty of personality such as 'Renaissance' or 'English Tudor'. The rooms have fireplaces, wet bars and stone bathrooms. Some rooms have outdoor private hot tubs and saunas in addition. The Ocean Villas and Garden Villas have private entrances, are more spacious and have fabulous views.
Children are welcome to come and stay at The Chanler. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel other than a babysitting service which can be organized upon request if needed.
The Spiced Pear is The Chanler's fine dining restaurant. It has a wonderful open air kitchen, majestic fireplace and overlooks the staggering Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant offers a delicious six or nine course menu of local New England cuisine. Cliff Walk Terrace serves tempting lunches daily on an outdoor patio with sea views. The Veranda is a casual dining room with floor to ceiling windows so you can soak up the breathtaking scenery whilst enjoying a signature dish.
The Chanler is within a mile of the historic town of Newport and the hotel provides a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service. Newport is renowned for its mansions, beaches, museums, shopping, dining and marinas. The 3.5 mile cliff walk takes you around the natural beauty of Newport and gives you an insight into its architectural history. At the downtown waterfront you will find the majority of the shops, museums and wonderful dining.
The hotel provides beach sun loungers and umbrellas so that you can enjoy some time at the beach in comfort. You can rent bikes to go an explore the local area or run along one of the running trails.
Throughout the summer there are outdoor concerts and movie screenings, polo matches and local baseball matches and the hotel can arrange boat rentals to explore the coast. Tennis fans will love the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and art lovers, the National Museum of American Illustration and the Newport Art Museum.
Location & Directions
Rhode Island, New England
The Chanler enjoys a fantastic location right at the beginning of Newport's Cliff Walk with its opulent Gilded-Age Mansions and views over the ocean. Downtown Newport is 20 minutes walk and the International Tennis Hall of fame is just 5 minutes away.
When to go
Fall is Rhode Island's most glorious season, though spring and summer are pleasant as well. These times bring in healthy-sized crowds due to favourable weather and special events. Weather usually remains warm throughout September, while cooler temperatures in October bring out the colorful foliage. Winter lasts too long for most people's tastes, stretching from December to April. During this period, visitors can expect temperatures below freezing and plenty of snow.