A dazzling example of New England heritage and history, combined with ocean views and landscaped gardens, The Chanler at Cliff Walk is the grand dame of luxury hotels in Newport, Rhode Island.
Anyone who likes a heavy dose of history while on holiday should reserve a regal Chanler at Cliff Walk room in Rhode Island, where heritage and luxurious modern lifestyles gloriously collide.
The Chanler was originally a mansion built in 1873, though it has been used as a summer home, girls’ school, Navy accommodation and museum over the years.
However, it has been given a new lease of life as The Chanler hotel since 2003, providing a unique kind of accommodation for visitors to this coastal town with its distinct heritage and 20 individually designed guestrooms.
Each room or villa then epitomises a particular age, destination or architecture, exceptionally styled with antiques and materials from Europe (and beyond) for the most special of stays in Rhode Island.
Aside from its interior grandeur, The Chanler goes on to entice guests with its beautiful landscaped gardens and sweeping ocean views. There are also two restaurants to dine at – Cara and The Café – plus a handsome bar and picnic service should you wish to take lunch out in the garden. All this, plus sweeping staircases, ornate chandeliers, gilded touches and concierge services make The Chanler at Cliff Walk an outstanding hotel in Newport, Rhode Island.
1/12 - Exterior of The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island
2/12 - The Lounge at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island
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5/12 - Victorian Manor Room at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island
6/12 - Georgian Estate Room at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island
7/12 - The Dining Room at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island
8/12 - Colonial Manor Room at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Rhode Island
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The 20 individually decorated rooms and villas at The Chanler are rather special retreats indeed. Every guestroom is inspired by a particular period or place, so each colour palette, furnishing and textile is different to the next. From going back in time to the Renaissance or experiencing a slice of Morocco, there’s a room to suit every taste and luxury around each corner. Modern conveniences come aplenty too, with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines and heated floors adding more elements of comfort.
The perfect accompaniment to The Chanler’s upscale design and accommodation is Cara, an onsite restaurant specialising in European cuisine spanning France, Spain and Italy. Open for dinner only, you can opt for one of the set menus: a three-course prix fixe, or one of two six-course tastings (either from the sea or countryside), which might be laden with delights such as oysters, pork belly, lobster or scallops, to be relished while enjoying views of Easton Bay.
Also whipping up moreish dishes from Europe, The Café is much like a Mediterranean brasserie where you can feast on anything from salads to sandwiches, tapas to grilled meat or fish. You can sit either indoors while looking towards the sea, out on a terrace or up at the bar; the choice is yours.
An atmospheric haunt complete with reclaimed bar stools, rich wood panelling and mood lighting, the perfect place to imbibe cocktails or premium drinks come evening.
Activities and Entertainment
Discover the delights of Newport, from outdoor pursuits like fishing, sailing and biking (complimentary bicycles are offered at The Chanler) to cultural activities such as walking tours, or mansion and museum visits. There’s fantastic shopping to be done and many a restaurant to try; or simply stroll along Cliff Walk and take in the charms of Newport on foot.
Guests of The Chanler at Cliff Walk are given free access to the gym at a nearby International Tennis Hall of Fame, and while there is no spa or pool here, you’re sure to enjoy plenty of pampering. In-room massages are available, or why not make use of the complimentary house car service, ask for a bath butler or even enjoy a picnic prepared for you on the hotel lawns? You can also toast s’mores by the firepit while lapping up ocean views from your deck chair – taking it easy is always the order of the day here!
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