The Chanler

Newport, New England, United States of America

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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Autumn 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 colourful 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.

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Insider's View

The International Tennis Hall of Fame, location of the first US Open and must for any sports enthusiast is a 5-minute stroll from the Chanler

The Renaissance room comes complete with a sunken bathtub reminiscent of a Grecian bathhouse, complete with pillars

Guests have direct access to the famous Rhode Island Cliff Walk from the Hôtel gardens

Head here in the winter time and enjoy cosy afternoons with ocean views and your own fireplace in your room or suite

Call us on 020 3993 8245 to start planning your holiday to The Chanler or take a look at our itineraries to 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.

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 Cara 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 - Cara 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.

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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 organised upon request if needed.


Cara 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.


  • Antique Motor Boat Sailing Charter

    Cruise the vibrant shoreline surround Newport aboard a vintage motor boat where your captain will chart a course alongside magnificent mansions, historic lighthouses and picturesque Jamestown, if weather permits.

  • Block Island Lighthouse Tour

    Fly by helicopter to Block Island and enjoy a private visit to a lighthouse, hike through Block Island National Wildlife Refuge and finish the trip dining in a restaurant with spectacular views.

  • Greenvale Vineyard Wine Tasting

    Just 20 minutes drive from Newport town, Greenvale Vineyards are ideally located on the Sakonnet River. They produce small quantities of estate grown wines, tasting and tours can be arranged and they have Jazz every Saturday from May through November.

  • Private Newport Mansion Estate Tour

    No trip to Newport would be complete without a private tour of the exceptional collection of historic mansions.

Location & directions

Newport, New England, United States of America

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.

How to get there

It is a 7-hour 30-minute direct international flight to Boston's Logan International Airport with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. From Boston it is a drive of about 2- hours to Newport, Rhode Island.

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